What is the best Guitar tuner app??

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by lordking65, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2009
    San Diego, California, USA
    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!
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    The Gibson Learn and Master Guitar app has a good tuner. That's what I use.
  3. macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    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
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    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 :)
  5. macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2007
    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.
  6. M87
    macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    The TC Electronic PolyTune is by far my favorite tuner app. This is coming from someone that spent 10 bucks on the Peterson iStrobosoft.
  7. macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2007
    What do you like better about it, just curious?
    In my experience it is simply not as accurate as iStrobosoft.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2012
    Guitar Tuner

    Optima guitar tuner.. it's great read the reviews
  9. macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2012
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    Oct 24, 2012
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011

    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
  12. macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    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.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2013
  14. macrumors demi-god


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    So...I guess nobody uses their ear and harmonics any more...:p
  15. macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2013
  16. macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2013
    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...
  17. macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2012
    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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    Dec 1, 2013
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    Apr 7, 2014
  21. Daikyouju, Apr 7, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2014

    macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2010
    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.

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