Cleartune - Chromatic Tuner
By Bitcount ltd.
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"My most indispensable app is my guitar tuner, Cleartune. None of the old visual or analog tuners are as precise. I've even taken it on stage with me!" - Rosanne Cash
"Cleartune and Clockwork are my most used apps." - Ezra Oklan (Nicole Atkins, Norah Jones, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Matt Beck (Matchbox 20), Chico Hamilton, Arnie Lawrence)
"I've been having trouble with interference on stage with other tuners for the iPhone. Used Cleartune last night before a gig and had no problems with stage noise. Excellent tuner for bass." - Rob Calder (Kanye West, Angus and Julia Stone, The Break and Repair Method, Ghostface Killah)
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Cleartune is a chromatic instrument tuner and pitch pipe that allows you to quickly and accurately tune your instrument using the built-in mic in your iPhone or using an external mic on your 2nd or 3rd generation iPod Touch.
Cleartune features a unique "note wheel" interface allowing you to quickly find your pitch, paired with a highly responsive fine-tuning meter for the perfect tune.
With support for custom temperaments, transposition, notations such as solfège, adjustable calibration and more, Cleartune packs more power than most pro tuners, yet is simple enough for everyone to use.
Cleartune can tune acoustic or electric guitar, bass, bowed strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, tympani, tablas and any other instrument that can sustain a tone.
Most electronic tuners cannot properly tune a violin. With a built in temperament for violin family instruments, Cleartune will have the 5ths singing perfectly.
- Note Wheel Display
- Ultra responsive 25 cent range fine tuning display
- Needle Damping option
- Accuracy ±0.01 semitone (±1 cent)
- Selectable Temperaments
- Selectable Notations (such as Solfège)
- User-defined temperament and notations
- Support for transposing instruments
- Automatic reference note calibration
- Adjustable A4 calibration in 0.1 Hz increment
- Pitch Pipe/Tone generator
- Selectable tone waveform
- Automatic or manual note selection
Note: iPod Touch 3G (2009-2010) requires a compatible external microphone
What's New in Version 2.1.3
Updated for 4" Retina display
I don't normally write reviews, but this app is amazing - so much better than my hardware tuner. I've never found it easier to tune my guitars and dulcimer etc and it's much more responsive, accurate and easier to read than my hardware one (which is quite good). I actually bought it as a pitch pipe, but it's become my 'go to' tuner. I write to picture and am recording guitars etc over samples that are very in tune, so it's really important to get the real instruments bang on. Really impressive app.
Piano Tuner says YES!
I have worked as a piano tuner for many years and always tune by ear. As an experiment, I tuned a piano using this app to set the temperament and was VERY impressed with the results! I still tuned treble and bass ends of the piano by ear (to ‘stretch the scale’) but the overall result was truly excellent. I’ll use the app again if I’m in a hurry - or my ears are shot!
NB: Don’t try this at home, by the way. Moving the tuning pins in a piano with accuracy and stability takes a LONG while to learn!
Like all apps of this type it is distracted by background noise and useless if other instruments are being tuned at the same time. So don't use it if you're in a band onstage.
Otherwise it's pleasant to use, although a bit expensive compared to others. I just tuned my six string acoustic with it and it worked although the needle did fly around a lot once it showed the note.
I've tuned my flute with it and it was useful and the needle held against the note afterwards. I found it useful in getting the pitch right for other flute notes.
With an electric guitar you would have to plug it into an amp as well, probably, to get the volume but I haven't tried that yet as that equipt is packed away.
Ultimately you're limited by the device itself -ipad, iphone etc.
Take it for what it is, something you'd use in the house or other quiet area.
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- Category: Music
- Updated: 29 October 2012
- Version: 2.1.3
- Size: 11.4 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
- Developer: Bitcount ltd.
- © 2008 Bitcount ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.