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TuneLab Piano Tuner

By Real-Time Specialties

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Do not buy this app unless you are a professional piano technician. This is a professional tool that produces a custom piano tuning for any piano. It is part of our popular TuneLab line of piano tuning programs for Smartphones, tablet computers, and laptops, which piano technicians have been using for more than 15 years.

Notable features:

* Capable of an accuracy of 0.02 cents.
* Measures and uses inharmonicity of the piano to construct the tuning.
* Provides an over-pull mode for pitch-raises.
* Can store hundreds of tuning files for individual pianos.
* Tuning files can be stored locally or in the Cloud on Dropbox.
* Provides many historical temperaments for period music.
* Switches notes automatically when you play the next note.
* Provides a strobe-like phase display for fine-tuning.
* Provides a versatile frequency spectrum display based on a Fourier Transform.

TuneLab lets you customize a tuning by sampling the inharmonicity for a few notes of the particular piano. Then you choose the kind of tuning stretch you want, based on octaves, double-octaves, or other intervals. Then you start tuning.

After a custom tuning has been created from inharmonicity measurements, you can store this tuning by name. The next time you need to tune that piano, or one very much like it, you simply can load that same tuning file and start tuning. There is essentially no limit to the number of tuning files that you can save. TuneLab comes with some sample tuning files and an "Average" tuning file so you can start tuning right away.

TuneLab covers the normal piano range from A0 to C8 (88 notes). The automatic note-switching feature makes it possible to enjoy hands-free operation. TuneLab switches up to 3 notes up or down from the current note. There is also easy one-touch manual note switching.

TuneLab has two different displays that are visible at once. One is the phase display. This is a band where black squares move left or right. You tune to make the squares stop moving. The other is a spectrum display. This is a graph that shows a peak for every pitch present in the sound. You tune to make a peak in the graph move to a central red line. The spectrum display makes it possible to do rough tuning without mutes, since each string of a unison produces its own peak in the graph. Having both the phase display and the spectrum display visible at once gives you a more complete picture of the tuning than any single spinner-type or needle-type display.

What's New in Version 4.2

1. Over-pull pre-measure displays results of each note as it is measured.
2. Added option to download all Dropbox tuning files to local files.
3. Phase Display turns yellow while offset adjustment is enabled.
4. Added option to display a smooth tuning curve graph for "all fundamentals".
5. Fixed initial Dropbox linkage bug on iPads.
6. Display warning when New Tuning would discard fresh inharmonicity readings.
7. Replace warning about changing partials with flashing partial display when partials change.
8. Load Tuning scrolls list display to include current tuning, if current tuning is in displayed folder.


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Customer Reviews

Amazing - but a few requests

This app is great. It sets a beautiful temperament, stretches the piano quite nicely, and you get smooth progressions of all intervals of increasing beat rates as you go up the piano. The over pull feature works well. I had been using the free Entropy Piano Tuner app for awhile, and it got to the point where my ear could set a better temperament than it did, so I invested in TuneLab. I have been happy ever since. Very good for the price. Be sure to read the user manual before using, though.

Just a few requests:
Better UI. The app works beautifully, but it doesen't look very beautiful. A little prettier please!
Other cloud support. Dropbox works well, but I would love to be able to save my tuning files to OneDrive, my primary cloud storage source. Google drive, iCloud Drive, OneDrive support needed for greater flexibility.

Great App

The best there is for tuning pianos in iOS.

TuneLab Piano Tuner
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $299.99
  • Category: Music
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  • Version: 4.2
  • Size: 4.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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