Stroboscopic Tuner

Stroboscopic Tuner

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A free strobe tuner (or stroboscopic tuner - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strobe_tuner#Strobe_tuner ) is a musical instrument tuner that works differently to other type of electronic tuners.

To use the strobe tuner, select the desired note and observe the pattern created when playing. Rotation indicates that the note is sharp (clockwise) or flat (anticlockwise). The faster the rotation, the more out-of-tune. This rotation is very precise and gives a much more accurate result when compared to ordinary electronic tuners. Each ring on the disc corresponds to a partial above the fundamental (the two inner rings are below the fundamental) and can be used to tune instruments with many partials.

Configuration options
* Note and octave selection
* A4 = 440Hz (adjustable in fractions of a Hz)
* Mask aperture size (to adjust the pattern clarity)
* Noise threshold (to block out background noise)
* Frequency Calibration (adjusts in 0.1c increments to a specific device or instrument)
* Auto-detect note

This strobe tuner is not like some others around that "emulate" a "strobe display". This tuner has an internal model of virtual wheels and flash lamps that actually perform the same process that a real strobe tuner would do.

This free app is ad supported, so internet access is required. An unlock key is available on the market to remove ads, enable colour picking, and enable selecting of temperament (e.g. Equal, Just, Kirnberger, Werckmeister, Young). The free version must also be installed. Get it at http://market.android.com/details?id=net.adamfoster.android.strobe.key

Please contact me at strobe@adamfoster.net if you have any questions or find any bugs.

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Recently changed in this version

1.4
Added temperaments "Bach/Lehman" and "Vallotti" by request
Added "keyboards" for guitar and bass guitar users.

1.3
Bug fix for crashes

1.2
Added temperaments for paid users.
Allowed swipe up/down and left/right gestures for free users.
Compiled with 4.1 ADK

1.11
Fixed bug with error message creation.
Fixed move to SD permissions.

1.1
Added colour picker and swipe up/down to change octave and left/right to change note for paid users.
Allowed auto-detect for free users.


Comments and ratings for Stroboscopic Tuner
  • (67 stars)

    by Lucien Gaydos on 18/04/2014

    D! No... A... Wait... F No... B

  • (67 stars)

    by Matthew Price on 31/03/2014

    Three things make this the best tuner app: Its very accurate, works well in noisy environments and can be used with any instrument. Whether you are tuning a guitar, bass or piano strobe tuner works very well.

  • (67 stars)

    by Tom Nunley on 11/02/2014

    There is no other tuner better than this. Support!!! Or be eliminated.

  • (67 stars)

    by Mehmet Ali Anıl on 10/02/2014

    It is helpful in tuning in noisy environments (and well. phone mics are not great.) and tuning instruments with relatively high harmonics. Horizontal mode would be a plus.

  • (67 stars)

    by Eyvore Knox on 08/02/2014

    I dont think its a good app AT ALL!!!:-(

  • (67 stars)

    by Faith Glasford on 02/02/2014

    It sort of works but if doesn't then I don't know what to say but if does have fun with it ! Hope your instrument is tuned right !

  • (67 stars)

    by Mehmet Ali Anıl on 26/01/2014

    It is helpful in tuning in noisy environments (and well. phone mics are not great.) and tuning instruments with relatively high harmonics.