By GreenGar Studios
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This handy application provides pitch references for musicians and singers.
It's a chromatic pitch pipe, ideal for a cappella singers and timpanists. With thirteen pitches, each a half step above the previous, Pitch Pipe provides all of the notes of a single octave, so a singer can start in any key required by Western music. To use, play the initial key note or tonic of the piece to be sung. You can also play the first sung note of the song, particularly when the song begins in unison or with a solo.
Having a Pitch Pipe in your iPhone is useful because you always have it with you. Normal pitch pipes can gradually change pitch as the material hardens with use; and since they are often carried in a pocket, lint can work its way into the device and affect the sound. Pitch Pipe for iPhone has none of these problems.
You play a pitch by tapping the letter of the note itself, which functions as a button. This app uses real pitch pipe samples, recorded from a pitch pipe.
Developed by GreenGar Studios
Formerly Gengar Studios
What's New in Version 1.2
- Added space to name "Pitch Pipe"
- Minor improvements
Very Helpful App
I was re-stringing my guitar and my tuner was at the studio so I had no reference to tune from. Low and behold I discovered this nifty little app and it saved the day! This is perfect for guitarists, like myself who are obsessed with keeping in tune all the time. I don't see what the big deal is with the fact that there are no octaves. If your a decent musician finding an octave shouldn't be that hard. Anyway I downloaded this app and it got my guitar in tune!!! Which is awesome. Buy this app!
Functional but lacking...
I bought this via the App Store on the phone because I had a pitch pipe emergency. My barbershop group was outside a restaurant at some odd hour and we needed a pitch. I wish I had read the reviews first. There is one, in particular, that voices my same issues: - I need the higher octave. - The repeating pitch is somewhat annoying, perhaps a setting to indicate how long the pitch should be and make repeating an option. (Here's where the looping would come in handy.) - The treble cleff on the image is somewhat misleading... I wasn't expecting to hear the base clef notes. So it works, but it is in need of more options and a bit of smarting up.
Not as bad as everyone says!
Works very well for me. Yes it doesn't have octaves but if you want octaves buy a real pitch pipe or get some talent and learn how to go up the next octave with your ear. I've used this for a month now and it has helped me find pitches during several auditions and I did it on my phone! A few years ago that would have only been possible if you phoned a friend and had them play a pitch pipe through the phone!! Come on people...it's 2.99...and I think accurately priced and works well.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Sep 15, 2008
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 0.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: GreenGar Studios
- © 2011 Greengar Studios
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.