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Lumiappaday #293: Accurate Tuner (Free) demoed on the Nokia Lumia 900

| September 4, 2012 | 4 Replies

Accurate tuner is a really good app for tuning your musical instruments. A free version is available though the paid one does come with plenty of worth while added benefits.

It works really well. The developer of this app contacted us ages ago about it but I’ve only gotten time and an instrument now to test it out.

#293) Accurate Tuner (Free) 

Price:  Free (paid version at $2.99)

Link: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/eaf8a5de-87b8-4aa7-a062-795787e840e4

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi5a0wW1jG4

Developer Blurb:

 

Needle and stroboscope chromatic instrument tuner.

The needle enables fast and comfortable rough tuning, while two optional stroboscopic animations facilitate fine tuning. Both methods are used at the same time, so it’s not necessary to choose one of them.

Detected notes are shown on a musical staff. Adjustable sensitivity will help in not so quiet environments.

 

FREE VERSION FEATURES

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- Fully working needle and strobe tuner with no time limit, supported by ads
- Strobe accuracy: +/- 0.5 cent
- Needle accuracy: 5th octave: +/- 0.2 cent, 6th octave: +/- 1 cent, 0th octave: +/- 6 cents
- Range: A0 – B6

The tuner is able to measure tones in the 0th and 1st octaves for some harmonically very rich instruments only, as common phone microphones are not able to detect these low frequencies. Still the tuner tries to compute these tones from higher harmonics, sometimes successfully. Even a human ear works this way.

- 126 instruments + “Any instrument” mode
- Transposition: +/- 4 octaves, two transposition modes
- Adjustable sensitivity
- US (CDEFGAB), German (CDEFGAH), scientific (C2, C3, C4) and Helmholtz (C, c, c’) notations

PAID VERSION FEATURES

- Tone Generator able to play notes from A0 to C8 (88-key piano range) or any frequency from 27.5 Hz to 4186.01 Hz. You need solid external speakers or headphones for the two lowest octaves.

You can set the frequency directly and also set the levels of harmonics and form the wave shape this way (not the wave envelope).

- Screen Lock Blocking
- Adjustable base frequency (note A4) in the range of 300 – 500 Hz
- 32 temperaments
- Many alternate instrument tunings, including 70 guitar, 25 banjo and 19 mandolin tunings
- Unlimited number of custom instruments and tunings
- No ads (on rare occasions it may recommend another app in a non-intrusive way)
- Bigger stroboscopic part

FUTURE PLANS

- Metro design

www.accuratetuner.com

Rating:

Design: 8.5

Usability: 8

Performance: 8 (9 for paid version) 

Price: 10 (9 for paid version)


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Category: Applications, Lumiappaday, Nokia, Windows Phone

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  • twig

    I use that app all the time, especially in summer heat. It works great.

  • http://stubborndev.wordpress.com Oslík

    MArketplace link working in other countries than US directly from a phone:

    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=eaf8a5de-87b8-4aa7-a062-795787e840e4

  • Svenkka

    This was the first paid app (the paid version) I purchased from Marketplace for my Lumia 800. I used the free version for a while, the free version is already very useful, and the paid version adds on top anything I would hope for.

    I recommend!

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