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Oct 24, 2022 - 5:13:11 PM

DougD

USA

11811 posts since 12/2/2007

For years I had the Windows version of AP tuner on my computers, even though neither of them had built in mics. When I got my first tablet I bought the app, but it was poorly implemented and the settings where you select different tunings was inaccessible. I contacted the developer, and he didn't seem inclined
to fix the problem and I don't think its offerred for Android anymore. I've been using DaTuner, but it seems a little cluttered, and too many ads.
I recently got a smartphone, and found an app called Tuner - gStrings, which looks OK. Its really chromatic but with presets for various instruments, including violin in several tunings.
Just wondering - Do you have a favorite tuner app?

Edited by - DougD on 10/24/2022 18:00:40

Oct 24, 2022 - 6:21:06 PM
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11455 posts since 3/19/2009

My favorite is insTuner

Oct 24, 2022 - 8:16:20 PM
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422 posts since 6/3/2016

I mostly use gStrings as a phone app. I'm not sure what you mean by saying that it is "chromatic". Note that in addition to choosing the violin instrument you can choose one of 32 different temperaments. I always use Perfect 5th. But you can choose equal tempered, Pythagorean-C, Neidthardt III, , etc.

It's generally been well behaved for me, but I do remember that when I got a phone upgrade a few years ago now that this app behaved weirdly for a while to the point that I switched to the Universal Tuner app. But then later it behaved normally again.

I still prefer a clip-on tuner or a pedal board tuner, but the phone apps are nice.

Oct 24, 2022 - 10:45:49 PM
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1412 posts since 3/1/2020

I have insTuner on my phone. There may be better apps (I've never bothered to look after having found it), but that one is free and offers chromatic tuning or a tone generator.

Edited by - The Violin Beautiful on 10/24/2022 22:47:29

Oct 25, 2022 - 6:06:08 AM

35 posts since 5/17/2013

I use TE Tuner.
Tuner, metronome, reads decibels, records practice history, has updates when necessary, no ads, stays with you from phone to phone.
It cost a couple of dollars from the app store four or five years ago and does things I still don't know how to use. Transpositions, temperament, different instruments.
This app will display the note being played which for me is sometimes a mystery.
The app will display how many cents off you are with each note depending on your need for precise tuning. Easy to use for basic tuning needs.
Does not display ads.

Oct 25, 2022 - 6:13:14 AM

2585 posts since 10/1/2008

Cleartune..... R/

Oct 25, 2022 - 6:14:17 AM

3321 posts since 10/22/2007

Both Boss tuner, and proguitar tuner.
Gone back to intelitouch clip on. I don't have to balance it on my knee.
Plus, less influence from background noise.

Oct 25, 2022 - 6:14:43 AM

210 posts since 12/30/2008

I think it's called TunerLite.

Oct 25, 2022 - 6:17:21 AM

Erockin

USA

886 posts since 9/3/2022

I use GuitarTuna on Iphone.

You can chose whatever instrument you're tuning and the fiddle tuner is SUPER!
Guitar, Bass, Mando etc...Very accurate

Oct 25, 2022 - 6:25:13 AM

Swing

USA

2342 posts since 6/26/2007

A free app called Tunerlite on my iPhone

Play Happy

Swing

Edited by - Swing on 10/25/2022 06:26:03

Oct 25, 2022 - 8:04:51 AM
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6480 posts since 8/7/2009

Pano Tuner on Android

Oct 25, 2022 - 2:18:28 PM
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1144 posts since 7/30/2021

I'm a Neanderthal...
I usually use a tuning fork!

But I also liked GuitarTuna because it could tune both guitar and violin in one handy app. ( And I couldn't resist the name :-)

Oct 26, 2022 - 2:34:21 AM

3567 posts since 9/13/2009

Of most basic tuners, visually, I like Cleartune. But find most others work fine.

For more detailed tuning, and ability to alter and refine settings, I like strobe tuners visual, and use Strobe Tuner. The Peterson one also looks like it has lot's of good features. (similar to their clip-on version I have).

Related to last, I hardly ever use a clip on any more, mostly due to battery being dead (or forgetting where I put it)...  just reach for my phone. I do see that Snark makes rechargeable (via USB).

Edited by - alaskafiddler on 10/26/2022 02:40:24

Oct 26, 2022 - 4:42:30 AM

Erockin

USA

886 posts since 9/3/2022

quote:
Originally posted by NCnotes

I'm a Neanderthal...
I usually use a tuning fork!

But I also liked GuitarTuna because it could tune both guitar and violin in one handy app. ( And I couldn't resist the name :-)


Same

Oct 26, 2022 - 8:18:46 AM

1144 posts since 7/30/2021

quote:
Originally posted by alaskafiddler

Related to last, I hardly ever use a clip on any more, mostly due to battery being dead (or forgetting where I put it)...  just reach for my phone. I do see that Snark makes rechargeable (via USB).


Yea, I always had that problem of my Snark battery being dead (due to my forgetting to turn the tuner off every time after using it!). That's probably the main reason I started using the tuning fork...it was my "backup" that never needed batteries :-) and surprisingly, could be heard well with all the noise around. Sometimes the Snark didn't work well if somebody was quietly picking guitar nearby, etc. The phone app tuner has a bit of the issue too...gotta wait for a gap in the noise...but my good ole tuning fork just carries on. 

Oct 26, 2022 - 9:02:25 AM
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DougD

USA

11811 posts since 12/2/2007

I think I read recently that we all have some Neanderthal DNA! In any case I have a small tuning fork in one of my cases - if I can find A I can usually blunder my way to the other strings, but having to catch an A from a passing bluebird or something makes me nervous.
I came up long before small electronic tuners, and the first thing you had to learn was how to tune your instrument. There was a thread awhile back about tuning up a few instruments and I meant to describe our procedure but never got around to it.
I bought my first handheld tuner when I started working in theater in 1997 - a Korg which I still use. Then the "real" Intellitouch, which I believe was the first clip on tuner, and were all the rage for awhile (again to use in the pit), then a little clip on that fits in an old fashioned violin case, and changes color when you're close.
What I like about the apps is that with some you can choose the temperament, instead of having to "fudge" it. As Ernie said, the gStrings app has an amazing array of temperaments available, including perfect fifths, so I think I'll stick with it for awhile.
For historical reference, I also have the original (tube model) Strobotuner, which I think still works. We've come a long way since then!
Thanks to everybody for your responses.
BTW, the Strobotuner I have is not really the "original" model. Its like this: americanhistory.si.edu/es/coll...h_1203692

Edited by - DougD on 10/26/2022 09:16:22

Oct 26, 2022 - 10:15:54 AM
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DougD

USA

11811 posts since 12/2/2007

PS - Those who use clip on tuners might be interested in this story of how the first one was developed: reverb.com/news/how-the-clip-o...ame-to-be
When they first came out some people would leave them clipped to the headstock of their instrument, I think to show how up-to-date they were (and to touch up tuning during a show). I think mine is in my banjo case - I should check and make sure the batteries aren't leaking.

Edited by - DougD on 10/26/2022 10:18:19

Mar 20, 2023 - 11:00:16 AM

227 posts since 4/2/2019

I’m a big fan of Peterson tuners and have several hardware models. I have Peterson’s iStroboSoft apps on my iPhone and iPads for when I don’t have a physical tuner handy.

(I use Just intonation mode for perfect fifths when I’m tuning a violin, viola or cello)

Mar 20, 2023 - 11:11:01 AM
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2446 posts since 4/6/2014

Don't let tech come between you and your wooden box with strings on, keep things real and tangible!... It's your fiddle, tune it how you Like it !

Edited by - pete_fiddle on 03/20/2023 11:11:29

Mar 20, 2023 - 11:20:41 AM
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2571 posts since 8/27/2008

Have a program called Tuner Ninja on my desktop. Love my D'Addario clip on on my fiddle. Refuse to own a smart phone.

Mar 23, 2023 - 5:02:45 AM

3567 posts since 9/13/2009

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That's why my tuner app doesn't work... the brake pads and cable laugh

Not sure why a bestsidebysiderefridgerators gets into brake pads?

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