eMedia Guitar Toolkit
By eMedia Music
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The complete guitar accessory package includes an automatic tuner, recorder, metronome and chord dictionary with audio playback. eMedia's Guitar Toolkit provides a great value to consumers who would normally purchase accessories separately at a much higher combined cost.
Tune your guitar quickly and easily! Play into your computer microphone and tune interactively with this highly sensitive tuner. Reference tones are also included. eMedia Guitar Toolkit includes both guitar and bass tuners.
Includes fingering charts and audio playback for over 250 chords to make learning new songs easy.
Set your own speed and keep a steady beat with audio and visual feedback.
Record and play yourself back for friends and family to hear!
This is a good app, and I really do like the tuner and chord chart layouts. Now I could be wrong, but I was looking around in the settings and I could not find any sort of option for alternate tunings. And because the tunrer just tells you how close you are to the note (say, on the E string, it only shows E - not D or F) it seems useless for non-standard tunings.
But if you absolutely only use standard tuning the layout looks good and is easy to read. The chord chart is also laid out very well, and the chord-playing function sounds almost exactly the same as on my acoustic (a lot of internet programs which serve the same function sound completely unlike a guitar).
Hiding behavior is irritating
I use a pdf reader for sheet music on my computer. I open the eMedia's metronome as well so I can follow the metronome while reading the music. Unfortunately, the eMedia windows are visible only when eMedia is the foreground application on the computer. In other words, when I click on the pdf, the metronome disappears until I click on eMedia again. Although I like the eMedia application's functions, the hiding behavior needs to be changed.
If I could return it I would...
A good idea, badly done…
- The tuner isn't accurate as any guitar player with some experience could need.
- Chord Dictionary its very limited, it only shows 1 way to play each chord, sad.
- The metronome its just awful…why would I would want reverb in the beats?...also you CAN'T add click per beat/beats per bar. DOESN'T has tap tempo. And CAN'T turn on/off the emphasize first beat.
Don't waste your money here, there are many apps better, even free.