Hands-free tuning for guitar, ukulele and other musical instruments. Designed for novices and pros, fully featured, easy to use. Pro features are split into low cost upgrades so you can build your own tuning experience and buy only what you need.

Unique features help you work out the chords to new tunes, visualize the pitch and consistency of the human voice, violin or other instrument, or answer the questions "what notes am I humming", "what are those chords", "am I hitting all the notes in tune", "is my vibrato consistent" etc.

Multiple visualization modes:

Instrument: Combination chromatic ribbon tuner and string/note display for easy instrument tuning. Includes standard Guitar tuning for free with a custom tuning editor and database of common tunings for Guitar, Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Ukulele, Banjo, Bouzouki and Pedal Steel available as an upgrade.

Stage Tuner: A large, clear tuning display, optimized for hands-free operation at a distance and incorporating a true radial and waterfall strobe for unbeatable fine-tuning accuracy and responsiveness. Tap the display to change modes.

Chord Matrix (upgrade): Grid-based estimation display of common chord types (maj/min, maj7/min7, dom7/dim7), ideal for quickly determining the 'strum along' chords for a tune where the chords are reasonably clear.

Pitch Spectrogram (upgrade): Scrolling display of live sound analysis, showing the perceived pitch of a wide range of sound types (including human voices and singing).

Tone Generator (upgrade): An 8-octave, polyphonic keyboard display that enables you to play reference notes in the musical scale. Includes a selection of tone waveform types and the ability to quickly switch between single-note or multi-note mode.

Strobe Tuner (upgrade): A true 6-band, multi-mode strobe display combined with a chromatic ribbon tuner for rapid and extremely accurate hands-free instrument tuning. Tap the display to change modes.

Split Screen (upgrade): Split the screen and use any two tuning views at the same time (e.g. Pitch Spectrogram plus Chord Matrix for transcription work). Please note, this upgrade is only recommended for tablets or devices with large screens and only for users who have purchased one or more tuner view upgrades.

These visualization modes are easily accessed by swiping the screen left/right (or up/down, depending on the screen orientation). When available, split-screen mode is enabled/disabled by pressing a toggle button on the main display.

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Example instrument tunings:

Guitar, Standard
Guitar, C Tuning
Guitar, Half/Full Step Down
Guitar, Drop A,A#,B,C,C#,D,D#,E,F,F#,G,G#
Guitar, Open Major A,B,C,D,G
Guitar, Open Minor A,C,D,E,F,G
Guitar, Lute
Guitar, Irish
Guitar, Tenor
Guitar, 12 String Standard

Bass Guitar, (4 String), Standard
Bass Guitar, (5 String), Low B, Low E
Bass Guitar, (6 String), Standard

Violin: Standard, Tenor

Viola: Standard

Fiddle: Standard, Cajun, Open G, Sawmill, Gee-dad, Open D, High bass, Cross tuning, Calico

Mandolin: Standard, Octave

Ukulele: Tenor (Standard/High G), Tenor (Low-G), D6/Soprano, Baritone, Bass

Banjo (5 string): Standard/Open G, C tuning, Double C, Sawmill, Open D, Guitar, Willie Moore, Dock Boggs (Low C), Dock Boggs (Low D), Cumberland Gap, G Minor, Open C

Banjo: Plectrum, Tenor Standard, Tenor Irish, Long neck

Dulcimer: DAA and DAD for 3, 4 & 5-string instruments.

Bouzouki: 8 string, 6 string

Pedal Steel: Standard/E9th, C6th, A7th, C Diatonic

What's New

Version 1.0.21

Fixed startup crash on iPhone 6s.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
48 Ratings
48 Ratings

Best tuner! But getting old...

Don't let the "guitar" in the subtitle fool you: this is an awesome tuner for any sort of string player, keyboardist, or wind player. I use it to tune harpsichords and organs in all sorts of temperaments. It's extremely fast and accurate (see below for caveat).

The only issue is that on newer iPhones the dial marks "in tune" as being 1.5 cents sharp. (It even reads its own produced sound as sharp.) Otherwise an awesome, awesome app.

My favorite feature WAS that you could plug in headphones and play a reference tone while it also listens through the microphone. BUT PitchLab does not support headphones through lightning adapter or Bluetooth (like AirPods) so this feature no longer works on newer phones.

I wish wish wish the developer would modernize headphone support, fix the 1.5 cents sharp offset, and for good measure add the clock back into the upper corner. But I still haven’t found a better app around. I’m looking...



The real reason I’m writing this review is because the apps age is starting to show and it needs an update for it to display properly on the iPhone X. However that is the only issue this app has never let me down and all of the other instruments and tunings available I bought and also all work perfect. Dated or not this is still the best tuning app hands down and I recommend unlocking the whole app

Patti A O

Awesome! But i want one for my mac...

I had this app on a tablet that got stolen last year… and i really, really loved it… but i don’t have a tablet or a functional iPod now, so I can’t use it. This was my favorite app, and I had so much fun with it. I’d buy a mac version if there was one… (...pretty, pretty please...? )


Karl Morton
13.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012/2015 Karl Morton
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock Everything $2.99
  2. Instrument Tuning Pack $0.99
  3. Pitch Spectrogram $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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