Tuner - gStrings
50,000 - 100,000 downloads
- Great amount of settings to achieve accuracy
- Ease of use
- Works properly
- English, Central European and South European note naming
- It could play real instrument sounds instead of a "dial tune"
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.
It will let you tune any musical instrument (violin, viola, violoncello, bass, guitar, piano, wind instruments).
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.
1. added workaround for devices affected by 16kHz sampling bugs (e.g. Samsung Galaxy Y),
2. updated native libraries,
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.
But if you update, sneaky surprise. App is discontinued, download a separate app and validate it with an in-app purchase. I Don't like in-app purchases and DON'T like finding out about only AFTER I update. Why is this not mentioned in 'what's new'?!!!
Works as good as any tuner I've ever had!
One of the best tuner ever
Best on the market, hands down.
The last update put an ad on this application so every 10th use you have to tell it you don't want to try the new app.
I have been playing a long time, & I am really snotty about how well my guitar is tuned. This app does better than any of the physical tuners on the market. Best three bucks I ever spent. Even on my 12 string...it is actually in tune now :)