Test the RPM and wow/flutter accuracy of your turntable, whether 16, 33 1/3, 45, or 78.
RPM is proud to be recommended by Rega Research Ltd, makers of some of the best turntables in the world.
See the speed variations, wow/flutter, of your turntable in real time graphics like you've never seen before.
See the wow/flutter accuracy as the max % deviation from the average rpm of the turntable, as well as graphically in the chart.
Save all your rpm tests in the history log for reviewing or sharing later.
RPM uses the gyroscope in your iPhone to determine the rotation speed of your turntable, automatically determines which speed setting you're on, and reports how accurate it is.
RPM is the ONLY app which shows your turntable's wow/flutter variations.
Simply place your iPhone on your turntable, close to the centre but doesn't have to be over the centre spindle. As the iPhone rotates the display will remain stationary from your perspective for easy reading.
The UNIQUE feature of RPM is that it shows a scrolling graph of the rpm accuracy variation over time, this shows wow/flutter effects, especially those associated with the turntable not being level, belt wear, etc. You can even detect the small drag caused by the stylus resting in the grooves of the record.
And now with the release of V2 there is the amazing new innovative feature to visualise wow and flutter variations plotted actually around the vinyl centre to show a heat map of exactly where in the turntable rotation the inaccuracies occur.
There are many ways of testing the average RPM of your turntable, many turntables even have this built in, however there is no other practical way of showing the wow/flutter variation over time than RPM.
For Upgraders the history graph parameters can be customised to:
- Set the moving average sample size.
- Accuracy at which to turn the rpm circle sold green.
- Set a duration after which the display updates will freeze so they can continue to be read after the turntable is stopped.
- detect and graph 16, 45, & 78 records.
The graphs kicks in when the rpm accuracy is better than +/- 5% then autoscales to show maximum detail.
Calibration Mode is here! (Upgraders only)
The RPM realtime display is reliant on the iPhones gyroscope accuracy, if you suspect yours isn't quite right then you can now use Calibration Mode to auto test and then apply any necessary correction in real time.
This auto calibration uses the compass to count the turntable revolutions, if you have an older iPhone (not iPhone 6S or newer) then this may be unreliable, in this case you can still add your own multiplier if you have done an independent calibration.
Extensive testing means we're now confident that using RPM can help you setup your turntable to be within 0.1% of its target RPM, assuming your turntable can be adjusted and is itself stable within that tolerance of course.
Use 33 1/3 rpm for auto-calibration as at 45 and 78 rpm the compass simply won't be able to keep up.
Show continuous rpm display even if turntable is very inaccurate.
Ratings and Reviews
I have several turntables of varying age, and some of them are not in working order. I’ve been repairing them but testing the RPM was kinda hard - until I got this app. Much easier to use than my old jerryrigged RPM meter: place the phone down and it does the rest. I would also suggest upgrading to the paid version, for more detail, if you’re doing something similar to me; if you’re just checking your turntable then I think the ad-supported version is fine. Would recommend.
Essential App For Record Enthusiasts
I have multiple turntables and am always repairing and upgrading my players. I needed to verify my turntable speed and buying a laser system was too expensive. I used this app and found it fulfills all my needs. Easy to use and data can even be stabilized while spinning for easy reading. My advice is to get the upgrade to unlock all the features. My tip: place a cup on the center of your turntable and put the phone on top. Love this app!
Helped me fix my AT-LP60
Note: I did go straight to upgrading the app for $3
I know it's a bargain player, but I was quite bummed when I noticed my records were playing a bit too fast at 45rpm. RPM confirmed my suspicions, showing me that is was playing 5% too fast. Took me about two minutes to tweak the motor speed and now it's back to working perfectly.
- Philip Broder
- 46.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 Philip Broder
- In-App Purchases
- Enable Continuous History Graph $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.