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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Miscellaneous bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
The great houdini of tuners
At first I thought I got ripped off because it wouldnt open. It does open, but i use a dark heme on my mac, so I didnt see the icon at top at first (duh me). So far it is working great. I havent tried to use it to intonate yet, but it has many options and was well worth the $7. Im giving it 4 stars for now but if it works well for intonating my gear, i will give it a five. If you're having issues, make sure and select your instrument. It seems they have an algo that takes some slight buzz into account (both hiss and fret). Great job on this though - thanks guys!
One feature I'd recommend for guitar is 6 string in drop C tuning as its being used widely in metalcore - I do love all the options you have for 7 string (those are useful to me as well), but only standard tuning for 6 string is a bummer, although the 'Every Note' option is very useful.
How to fix the problems with SteadyTune
UPDATE: With 3 monitors, it turns out SteadyTune will only load and work from the primary monitor, and that was why I couldn't invoke it from the other monitors. Plus, the app is 5 years old. Come on, Devs! This is a great tuner, so update it.
Like many people, I too had problems getting SteadyTune to work correctly. I’m using macOS Mojave, running 3 monitors each with multiple screens. There are two problems that I and other people have encountered: 1) can’t see the menubar icon, and 2) the tuner window doesn’t load.
Problem 1: apparently SteadyTune issn’t compatible with Mojave’s dark mode. Look closely and you’ll see it. It become visible when you click it.
Problem 2: I solved the tuner window not showing up problem by simply closing and reopening the app until it loaded.
Hopefully this information will be helpful to others. I contacted tech support three times and never received a reply, which is a shame because SteadyTune is really a fantastic tuner. I’ll give 5 stars when the app becomes compatible with dark mode and is more consistent when loading.
Good design, simple, and it works
This tuner looks great and it works as advertised. I own also own a Korg Sledgehammer Pro and a few Snarks. The Korg is more accurate than the Snarks. I did a quick test tuning my acoustic and SteadyTune is as accurate as the Korg, a pleasant surprise. My only complaints are also suggestions. First, In dark mode, the menu bar icon is barely visible. To the developers, please fix soon…I’m pretty sure a lot of us are using Dark Mode on our Macs. Second, it would nice to be able to detach the app window so I can move it to another screen while using a dual monitor setup.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.