Tuner - gStrings

Tuner - gStrings

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

Pros
  • Great amount of settings to achieve accuracy
  • Ease of use
  • Works properly
  • English, Central European and South European note naming
Cons
  • It could play real instrument sounds instead of a "dial tune"
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"Check the tune out before playing"

Reviewed by / Jun 08, 2011

Tuner - gStrings is an app that let you tune any musical instrument by measuring sound pitch and intensity

This is the paid version (€1) of Tuner - gStrings with no ads.

This is one of those app that add a new functionality to your Android. The "physical tuner" era is over, you can do it from your mobile phone with Tuner - gStrings. There's a chromatic tuner that let you choose the string on the top bar, and play the sound or catch it from external instrument.

What's more, it includes a wide range of features to adjust it to your needs: frequency for different instrument, microphone sensitive, temperaments, playback octave, scale range, pitch pipe... among many many other. You can set even the details.

If you don't like the default appearance of the tuner, you can change it from the menu, tapping on "skins". We don't really understand the need to change the skin to this tool, since the important thing is to have lots of settings to achieve accuracy in tuning. But anyway, it doesn't disturb, it's just an extra feature. What we are missing is that the real instrument sounds for the option "play sound". The current sound is a neutral "dial tune".

Tuner - gStrings has been developed by cohortor.org, a promising developer who has launched, besides that, two other apps in the market: Metronome Widget and DCSwitch (to enable/disable data channel - APN).

Tuner - gStrings is a great app. It works properly, does what it says, it has a wide range of settings to customize it to your taste and add a new functionality to your Android (and that implies saving some money). High recommendable.

Tags: gstrings, tuner gstrings, x10 sampling bug, g strings, tuner gstrings descargar, gstrings version 1.0.5, descragar prueba tuner string free cohortor.org, gstrings 1.0.5, gstrings temperament, gstrings 1.0.6.

Developer's original description available here
gStrings (www.cohortor.org/gstrings) is a chromatic tuner application measuring sound pitch and intensity.

It will let you tune any musical instrument (violin, viola, violoncello, bass, guitar, piano, wind instruments).

Features include:
1. orchestra tuning (shifting/redefining tone frequencies),
2. different temperaments (just, pythagorean, meantone, comma, etc.),
3. a variable range nonlinear scale,
4. microphone sensitivity setup,
5. pitch pipe,
and many more.

If you were looking for a guitar tuner, try it!

[NOTE]: the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission is used to save a stack trace in case an unexpected error occurs.

Recently changed in this version

1. added workaround for devices affected by 16kHz sampling bugs (e.g. Samsung Galaxy Y),

2. updated native libraries,

3. bugfixes.


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Comments and ratings for Tuner - gStrings
  • (56)

    by Paul Herrera on 11/06/2014

    Works for me. I liked the free version so much, i purchased the pro variation. Thanks!

  • (56)

    by Paul Clark on 10/06/2014

    I paid for an ad-free version, yet half the time I open the app I am forced to suffer thru an ad for the "upgraded" waves version. I tried it, it sucks. Regular g-strings resolves to the note in a much less jumpy manner than waves does. Since I did pay for an ad-free version, where is the option to stop seeing the ads for your cute, but annoying waves version?

  • (56)

    by Joseph Spadavecchia on 31/05/2014

    Turn your phone into an guitar tuner. Very nice interface and functionality.

  • (56)

    by Bill Hanson on 26/05/2014

    Paid for and enjoyed this app for many years, but now, pop-up tells me that it has been "deprecated", which is programmer-speak for "no longer stable". It appears to still work, but I no longer trust it. Uninstalling and dropping even more $ for a REAL tuner.

  • (56)

    by Misael Madrigal on 24/05/2014

    still getting ads after purchase.

  • (56)

    by Dane Kelly on 12/05/2014

    Great tuner

  • (56)

    by Jeremiah Dunne on 03/05/2014

    I've been using g strings free for a loooong while... Time to pay up I guess :) Thanks for the great app. It saved me when I lost my tuner before playing at my friends wedding.