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Old Jun 30, 2010, 02:17 AM   #1
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What is the best Guitar tuner app??

i lost my tuner and i rather pay like $5 for an a tuner app then going to the store and buying a tuner.

Anyone know what a good guitar tuner or tuner at all that is free or a low price?? thanks!
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Old Jun 30, 2010, 07:21 AM   #2
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The Gibson Learn and Master Guitar app has a good tuner. That's what I use.
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Old Jun 30, 2010, 11:30 PM   #3
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It's a bit pricey at $10, but I have had guitar toolkit since it came out and it is invaluable. It has a tuner (can be set for any of dozens of tunings, including many I've never heard of), chord charts, a metronome, a "fretboard" which basically allows you to play each string of the instrument in your selected tuning so you can tune to a pitch by ear. It also has support for 6, 7, and 12 string guitars, 4, 5, and 6 string Bass' as well as ukeleles and mandolins

Its incredible

I also purchased Tab Toolkit (same dev) which is a great guitarpro and powertab reader that can be used on iPhone and iPad

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Old Jul 1, 2010, 01:37 AM   #4
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I personally recommend Cleartune. It's not a guitar-specific tuner, so if you don't know the name of each string (EADGBE), you will have a hard time. It's VERY accurate (within 1 cent, which is pretty much as good as it gets). It displays results in real time, which is AMAZING for a tuner.

I used it pretty much every day in university (I am a music student). It can detect notes from virtually any instrument. I used it for tuba (most tuners wont work for a tuba, but this one did).

It's only $3.99, which is a steal, considering actual tuners cost upwards of $20. It's the most accurate tuner my tuba professor has ever seen (and he's owned many expensive tuners. He loves how it displays results in realtime.

There is another app I had seen about a week back on the app store, called Guitar Machine. If you're looking for a guitar-specific tuner, this might be your best bet. I don't own this app, so I can't vouch for what the developer claims, but they speak highly of it. It's on sale for $0.99, and is accurate within the sub-cent range (they claim it's the most accurate tuner on the app store). It also has guitar features like chord diagrams and a metronome. Great UI too.

Best of luck choosing an app that suits your needs. Let us know what you choose
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Old Jul 1, 2010, 03:01 AM   #5
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I have Cleartune, iStroboSoft, and Polytune and IMO iStroboSoft is easily the best and most accurate.
If only it had 'sweetened' tunings like the pedal version it would be perfect.
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Old Jul 1, 2010, 07:58 AM   #6
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The TC Electronic PolyTune is by far my favorite tuner app. This is coming from someone that spent 10 bucks on the Peterson iStrobosoft.
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Old Jul 1, 2010, 11:57 PM   #7
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The TC Electronic PolyTune is by far my favorite tuner app. This is coming from someone that spent 10 bucks on the Peterson iStrobosoft.
What do you like better about it, just curious?
In my experience it is simply not as accurate as iStrobosoft.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 08:22 AM   #8
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Guitar Tuner

Optima guitar tuner.. it's great read the reviews
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 07:04 AM   #9
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Smart Tuner

I recommend you Smart Tuner App, it's new cool and awesome! My guitar sounds great now, and it's free!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smar...l=ru&ls=1&mt=8
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:24 AM   #10
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I use this app for tune and overdrive http://agilepartners.com/apps/ampkit/
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:33 AM   #11
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i lost my tuner and i rather pay like $5 for an a tuner app then going to the store and buying a tuner.

Anyone know what a good guitar tuner or tuner at all that is free or a low price?? thanks!
http://www.petersontuners.com/index.cfm?category=150

This is the best, and good value when you consider that its nearly identical to their several hundred dollar physical tuners that are found in every high end studio
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:47 AM   #12
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AmpKit got a mention, but not http://agilepartners.com/apps/guitartoolkit/
(same developers)

I've tried several others, but I keep coming back to this one. The tuner is spot on, but the uber-worth comes from the reference materials that shift according to instrument/tuning.
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Old Nov 16, 2013, 04:31 PM   #13
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Pro Guitar Tuner

Try the free Pro Guitar Tuner app for iphone.

http://www.appstore.com/jrinnovation...uitartunerlite


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Old Nov 16, 2013, 04:40 PM   #14
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So...I guess nobody uses their ear and harmonics any more...
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Old Nov 16, 2013, 04:49 PM   #15
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I use Cleartune and it does the job for me.
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Old Dec 1, 2013, 12:36 PM   #16
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I mostly use Cleartune too which is great (specially with the iRig adapter). Just discovered an interesting one though called the strobalizer, not quite sure how it works but it doesn't use sound just light apparently?! Kinda freaky but seems to work...
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Old Dec 1, 2013, 01:39 PM   #17
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So...I guess nobody uses their ear and harmonics any more...
Without absolute pitch ability, you'll still need a reference, and while I used to have certain songs that were great for that (King Diamond - The Eye - some nice long D power chords!!1!!1) and then go with harmonics, I prefer using a tuner for a Floyd Rose equipped guitar, at least when re-stringing, for minor adjustments (which rarely are necessary with good guitars) the harmonics are what I use most of the time.

On topic: guitar toolkit , love it.
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Old Dec 2, 2013, 09:08 AM   #18
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found the link - http://strobalizer.com they got a vid of it. still don't get how it works though
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Old Feb 19, 2014, 12:27 PM   #19
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Online guitar tuner

You could also try a free tuner online. Like this one http://www.freetuner.co
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Old Apr 7, 2014, 04:06 AM   #20
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Highly accurate tuner

I had a lot of tuners, but finally found one that is highly accurate and easy to use. It has a nice design and high quality sounds.

For just $1.99 you can buy it:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guit...528277054?mt=8
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Old Apr 8, 2014, 01:49 AM   #21
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i lost my tuner and i rather pay like $5 for an a tuner app then going to the store and buying a tuner.

Anyone know what a good guitar tuner or tuner at all that is free or a low price?? thanks!
If you want to tune your guitar within seconds then the answer is: LP Tuner

LP Tuner is the fastest and most accurate guitar tuner available, optimized for iOS 7 and 64-bit devices!
Made for acoustic and electric guitars, in Lite and Pro versions. Works with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with iOS 5.1.1 or later.

Proudly developed by Daikyouju Labs. All feedback is welcome.

Please visit our website for more info. Also, remember to check our other tuners, too!
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