By Agile Partners
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Introducing SteadyTune, the menu bar tuner for your Mac. Beautiful, accurate, stable, intuitive: you have to see it to believe it.
A POWERFUL TUNER RIGHT WHERE YOU NEED IT
Guitar players and musicians are some of the heaviest Mac users around. SteadyTune, the Mac menu bar tuner from the makers of GuitarToolkit and AmpKit, is beautifully implemented, amazingly lightweight, and always available when you need it. Now you can add tuning to the list of musical tasks your Mac is great at!
ACCURATE AND STABLE
SteadyTune's tuning algorithm is completely new, developed based on our 5 years of experience with the award-winning GuitarToolkit app. SteadyTune improves upon earlier-generation tuners in two ways: better tuning accuracy, and vastly improved needle stability when tuning. The difference is dramatic.
EASY ON THE EYES
A great tuning algorithm deserves a great tuning visualization, and SteadyTune introduces an altogether new visualization, with a high-precision log-ruled tuning strip that smoothly animates from out-of-tune dark red to in-tune bright green. The combination of this highly-intuitive visualization with SteadyTune's stability and precise note detection results in a fast, accurate and enjoyable tuning experience.
MORE THAN JUST GUITAR
Whatever instrument you're tuning, SteadyTune has you covered. And the list extends well beyond guitar:
◼ 6 String Guitar
◼ 7 String Guitar
◼ 12 String Guitar
◼ 4 String Bass
◼ 5 String Bass
◼ 6 String Bass
◼ Double Bass
In fact, with SteadyTune's "All Instruments" setting, you can tune just about anything—woodwinds, brass, you name it. Note: bagpipes are prohibited.
◼ 13 identified instruments plus "All Instruments" mode
◼ Over 200 alternate tunings
◼ Adjustable reference pitch
◼ "Always on top" mode
◼ "Start at login" option
◼ Mappable keyboard shortcuts
◼ Tune using the built-in mic or select an audio interface
◼ Works with AmpKit LiNK HD and other USB guitar interfaces
◼ Level meter shows signal strength
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What's New in Version 1.1
Miscellaneous bug fixes
I have several guitars, a Dobro, a mandolin, a banjo and an upright bass in my studio. My brother plays the fiddle. (I have some other instruments, too, but these are the only ones that constantly need tuning. I set this tuner to use the input from Duet 2. And now I can tune up in seconds and record a track. Switching back and forth between instruments with only a slight delay for tuning back up.
Purely amazing! I also notice that if I’m off slightly in my finger placement when playing a fretless instrument, this tuner lets me know so I can be a little more careful of that note on the next take. This is worth every cent I paid for it. Should have bought it long ago.
For those of you who have trouble finding it after you buy it, go to the application folder (blue folder with the A on it) and look for Steady Tune. After that first use, you can launch it from the bar near the time and date.
App does open, just a little confusing how...
Edited my review --- I thought the program was not running, but it just doesn't open a new window when opened. Look in the upper right corner of your desktop (by the sound and wireless icons). The tuning fork shows the propram is working - just click on the icon. Tech support responded to my concerns in a matter of hours. Once this was explained I found the app very easy to use. I was all tuned up in moments. Thanks for the help and the great little program!
Absolutely Worth the Money if You Play Banjo!
That summary is not an attempt at sarcasim. I am a ex-pro guitarist, who is now trying to master the banjo, which its true that you spend more time tuning a banjo than playing one.
Well I forked out the 8 bucks a couple of days ago for this app and I'm completely overwhelmed with how much less I spend tuning and and retuning this banjo and how much more time I'm actually playing the darn thing!
I can see that this investiment in SteadyTune will most definitely pay off....and then some.
Another great app from Agile! Thanks again for the quality products! You guys are still batting a thousand with me!