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Almandin
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November 30, 2013 - 5:37 pm
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Hi guys,

Does anyone know of a good iPhone app for tuning the violin? I don't have a good enough pitch to tune with the Violin Tuner on this site, so I've been using the app n-Track Tuner since day one. However, the other day I got my piano tuned (I have my piano in my new flat now after decades of it living at my parents' place!) and the bloke who did it had a proper tuner. So I compared the readings on his and mine and found that the app claims the notes to be between 5 and 10 hZ too low! So that's bad for everything, but especially for our projects!

I could buy a proper tuner myself, I suppose, but money's a bit tight and I thought there might be a better alternative for my phone. Grateful for any suggestions! doublekiss

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TerryT
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Hi Alma, i think I downkoaded mine from an online violin lesson page

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November 30, 2013 - 6:30 pm
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Hi Alma

what type of phone. iPhone, Android?

i use iPhone and there are many available for it

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Fiddlerman
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November 30, 2013 - 11:16 pm
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insTuner Lite
iTuna
They both work great and are free. :-)

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I use "gStrings" for android. it's free, you can set it to automatically tune, or play a pitch, or listen for a specific pitch/frequency.

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Almandin
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Thank you, everyone! I ended up getting insTuner Lite. Not only does it seem to work well, it's also got a much prettier and clearer look than my old app. banana

 

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Fiddlerman
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December 2, 2013 - 9:09 am
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Cool. That's all that matters. Glad you like it. The tone generator is pretty cool too right?

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Just to mention there is a free app called "lingot" which works quite well. Don't know if they have a version for iPhone or Android. 

 

For portable tuning I use a Snark  clip on tuner. Since it clips on and picks up the vibrations from my instrument it makes it easy to tune in a noisy environment, like in a crowded orchestra room where everyone else is practicing, tuning up, etc. It's also quite inexpensive yet very accurate.

 

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For what it's worth, I use Violin MT (multi tuner) on my iPad. Works great, and I like the interface, but it's the only one I've used.

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