iPod Touch/iPhone guitar/mandolin tuner app recommendations.
August 26, 2011 8:05 AM   Subscribe

iPod Touch/iPhone guitar/mandolin tuner app recommendations, please.

I like the looks of these two, but am leaning towards the former due to price and my dislike of needle meters.
posted by Alvy Ampersand to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
iStroboSoft. Hands-down. Made by Peterson (well, sort of; it has their name attached), the same people who make this, so it has some weight behind it. It actually compares favorably to a strobe tuner, especially for an iPhone app.
posted by supercres at 8:16 AM on August 26, 2011 [2 favorites]

I cam also to recommend iStroboSoft. It is easily the best, most responsive, and most flexible.

But, yeah. Pulling the trigger on a ten dollar APP was hard for me to do. Worth it, but still hard to do.
posted by dirtdirt at 9:08 AM on August 26, 2011

Response by poster: Watching some demos on YouTube, I'm not sure I like the interface. It actually makes me a little queasy. The $10 is a bit of a block, too, yeah. :)
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:55 AM on August 26, 2011

I've really loved Cleartune. It is very flexible - you can select various temperaments, or create custom ones. You can set what you want concert pitch to be, change the notation etc etc.

To be honest, the only thing I ever did with it was change the temperament to Stretch Tuned Guitar, and it's been perfect. Far better than any hardware tuner I've used so far.
posted by Magnakai at 9:58 AM on August 26, 2011

Best answer: I really like inTuna. I use it frequently.
posted by MonsieurBon at 10:03 AM on August 26, 2011

I use Cleartune for guitar and bass and it is AMAZING. I know what this is going to sound like but I've been playing guitar for 20 years and I have thrown away all my other tuning devices (well, except for the pedal mounted tuner). Nothing has ever been as accurate and useful as this little app.
posted by spicynuts at 10:44 AM on August 26, 2011 [1 favorite]

Another vote for Cleartune. I use it for guitar, wind instruments, and my voice. It's awesome.
posted by phoebus at 5:01 PM on August 26, 2011

Thanks to the comment by spicynuts, I bought the Cleartune app. Keeping your guitar well-tuned is definitely worth $4 unless you're on such a limited budget that you have no money to spend on anything guitar-related.
posted by John Cohen at 10:06 AM on August 29, 2011

Response by poster: I went with the inTuna; right now, it's exactly what I want in terms of ease of use and understandability (And yes, was the cheapest suggestion). The Cleartune looks pretty neat, too.

Apologies for the belated response, and thanks for all of your suggestions!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:07 AM on September 7, 2011

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