UltraTuner - Ultra Precise Chromatic Tuner for Guitar, Bass, Strings, Brass and More
By IK Multimedia
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ULTRATUNER - THE MOST PRECISE iOS TUNER EVER
UltraTuner features one of the fastest, smoothest and most responsive tuning engines of all the tuner apps on the market.
UltraTuner is precise to a 1/100th of a cent, far beyond human perception of pitch. In fact, it’s 10 times more accurate than a mechanical strobe tuner (considered the “gold standard” of tuners). UltraTuner’s accurate pitch detection is achieved through a proprietary dual-analysis processing engine, which allows it to get a much more accurate reading of the frequency from the incoming note than most other tuners. UltraTuner’s fast response makes tuning a mechanical instrument a breeze. Its extreme precision also makes it the perfect app tuner for intonating stringed instruments like guitar or bass, as well as for calibrating electronic instruments like vintage synths.
UltraTuner’s speed and precision provides players and engineers with a pocket-sized professional instrument tuner that’s always with them. It offers two basic modes of operation: Stage and Studio.
When in Stage mode, UltraTuner is a straightforward, ultra-accurate instrument tuner featuring a unique, simple interface that’s easy to see in low-light conditions. It features a graduated flat and sharp display to indicate degrees from pitch. When the note is in tune, the display turns green. UltraTuner utilizes the entire device screen for tuning, so it is easily visible from a distance on dimly lit stages.
In Studio mode, UltraTuner provides wave visualization that gives a qualitative feedback of the pitch deviation as a simple right/left motion of the real waveform of your instrument. A flat note will move the waveform to the left, while a sharp note will move it to the right. A note whose pitch is dead center is represented by a still waveform. Additionally, by simply tapping on the main studio display, it’s possible to switch to the pitch-tracking visualisation.
The pitch tracking visualisation allows players to monitor pitch over time. This is especially useful in the studio for monitoring pitch of non-chromatic instruments like vocals, violin and brass etc., on recordings over time, and very useful for vocal and instrument pitch training.
In the settings window, players can quickly calibrate the “A” note, set the temperament type, set the root key for tracking and adjust the audio sensitivity. UltraTuner can use the device’s built-in microphone for audio input, and works with all analog or digital audio interfaces for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, like IK’s iRig HD, iRig PRO, iRig STOMP, iRig and iRig MIC.
• Innovative engine that allows responsiveness and high accuracy (+/- 0.01 cent)
• Dual modes: Stage and Studio
• Large tuning indication visible at a distance (Stage mode)
• Tuning history to see tuning variations over time (Studio mode)
• Useful not only for tuning, but also for non-chromatic instrument training
• Audiobus and Inter-app audio compatible
What's New in Version 1.0.2
- General reliability improvements
This will replace nothing for me.
This is far from what I'd consider to be a 'good' tuner. Tracking is erratic, it doesn't identify the note being tracked correctly, it's a mess and I'd have rated it lower if I had paid for it. Otherwise, nice graphics.
The in app pop ups seem to work great though. They're as annoying as I'm sure they were meant to be. Just like they do in the Blueboard app. Stop the spamming IK Multimedia - it's not eliciting the kind of attention or reaction you want.
Looks functional. Has problems
Adjustable sensitivity doesn't matter. Gets stuck on notes, doesn't read notes accurately, doesn't respond. I'm not asking it to help me dial in esoteric drop tunings- I got the app for my nephew and it drives both of us nuts.
That said, it's a clean well thought out app - that needs improvement.
Paid for Adverts?
The tuner works great! It's been very helpful and very convenient.
However, my qualm is this.
I paid money for this app, and every time I open it I get a little pop-up add for another one of their products. Not cool.
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- Category: Music
- Updated: Jan 11, 2014
- Version: 1.0.2
- Size: 9.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: IK Multimedia US, LLC
- ©2013-2014 IK Multimedia Production Srl
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.