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---iStroboSoft for iOS---
Peterson Strobe Tuners' popular StroboSoft tuning application for the iPod touch® and iPhone™. iStroboSoft™ offers the unmatched accuracy of a mechanical strobe tuner for the highest degree of precision available in a software tuning application.

Plug in and tune your electrics and acoustics quickly and easily with 1/10th cent accuracy.

Peterson Tuners has offered tuning solutions for over 65 years and is the only company specializing in hardware and software tuning products for all levels of musicians.

• Stand-by mode to reduce battery usage or freeze the display.
• Guided Mode Tuning offers an alternate strobe display that slows the strobe bands one-by-one as you come closer to tune.
• Speed control for strobe display; dampen the response for a longer note display.
• 12 Temperaments with adjustable root control.
• Display all sharps note display.
• Assisted Low Note Detection (ALND) helps capture very low frequencies.
• Mains hum filter option reduces the chances of the tuner latching on to 50 or 60Hz cycle hum when using a direct line-in connection or while using the app during device charging.
• Smooth, real-time strobe display allows you to achieve an unmatched level of accuracy.
• Note/Octave window displays the correct note and octave for the note being tuned.
• Cents display allows you to see how far out of tune your note is in cent values.
• Tune in auto or manual mode.
• Toggle the display to show: cents, Hz, MIDI note value for the note being tuned.
• Glowing flat/sharp indicators assist when tuning a note very far from the target position.
• Noise filter: Use the noise filter when utilizing an external mic or clip-on tuning device to help reduce the effect of extraneous environmental noise during tuning.
• Input boost: The input boost will raise all input frequencies by +24dB.
• Calibration mode: iStroboSoft can be calibrated to an external source guaranteeing 1/10th cent accuracy.
• Drop/Capo mode: iStroboSoft will auto-transpose notes up or down to one full octave.
• Adjustable Concert A: Change the Concert A reference of the tuner to accommodate tuning to a fixed instrument, such as a piano, or tune instruments that do not utilize the typical Western A440 reference.
• Full screen mode permits the strobe display to be maximized on screen to allow better viewing from a distance.
• Change strobe display colors to accommodate different lighting environments or set a preferred user color for those with limited color palette recognition.

Use the built-in mic on your device for tuning or connect directly via the headphone jack using an approved adaptor cable or interface.

Devices without a headphone jack can connect a pickup or mic using the lightning-to-audio adaptor.

Optional adaptor cable for direct line-in access as well as mini capsule microphone available from Peterson.

Support via email at: or call 708.388.3311 M-F 8am-5pm (CST)

What's New

Version 2.98

fix a bug introduced in last release that broke access to some settings items.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

32 Ratings

32 Ratings

I use it to intonate my guitars.


This app is the best tuner I’ve ever used! The strobe interface is what makes this tuner easier to use compared to my other ones. Yes, it is very accurate and sensitive just like how they claim.

I was unsure about it because I didn’t have an interface, so I’m just using my phone’s onboard mic. Everything works with the built in mics, and you get the option on boosting the signal with some type of noise reduction option.

The only downside for me is not being able to directly plug into the tuner, but that is just my own fault. I highly recommend this app!

The. Best. App. Ever.


I have pedal tuners on my big and small boards. They are the ok but was frustrated that often had trouble dialing in-tune that pleases the ear despite what the dial says. Discovered this app and ten minutes later tuning nirvana and discovered one guitar needs a serious set up. Easy to use and so accurate. Best $10 spent ever. Just get it!

Love it, but...


Veteran band director and orchestral musician here. This is a great tuner. I find it very accurate and reliable. Put it up side-by-side next to my Peterson strobe tuner and they match perfectly. The $10 price is a bargain! HOWEVER, the app throws adds up over the app preventing you from using it once in a while. Why? I already paid for the app. Get rid of the adds, please.

Developer Response

Hello, thank you for your review. Our app is not part of the ad network and ads are not embedded in it either. Upon installation, the app does post a version history the first time the app is launched but it disappears permanently after that page is closed. Please send any screenshots of the ads you are seeing to


Peterson Strobe Tuners
7.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Peterson Electro-Musical Products, Inc
In-App Purchases
  1. Guitar & Bass Sweeteners $5.99
  2. Tuning Tools $9.99
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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