Stroboscopic Tuner

Stroboscopic Tuner


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 [email protected] if you have any questions or find any bugs.

Recent changes:
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.
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About Stroboscopic Tuner
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 [email protected] if you have any questions or find any bugs.

Recent changes:
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.

User reviews of Stroboscopic Tuner
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jan 23, 2015
Impressed I tried this app on a guitar then checked with my actual Peterson Strobe. This app was almost dead on. I have to say impressive! Especially since it's free.
A Google User
Jan 13, 2015
SHOCKED I was VERY skeptical about an app on my phone even coming close to being as accurate as the latest, greatest digital tuners for my guitars. I was SHOCKED after tuning with the strobe, then clamping on my spendy digital tuners, and my guitar was tuned PRECISELY, according to both my Sabine and Korg tuners. I could even HEAR the difference. I've been playing for 45yrs and as I said, I was shocked, but also very pleased. Great app man. Great app. I'm still shaking my head in disbelief. Thanks
A Google User
Jan 7, 2015
Not bad I play the French horn and I'm always playing out of tune and it's not perfect but works pretty darn well for what it is.
A Google User
Jan 6, 2015
Good, not great. Pretty good considering it's s free app. Gets the job done, and it seems accurate compared to other tuners. Unfortunately, the animation is not too clear, and it's tough to read...I prefer other strobe tuner apps (Peterson, PitchLab).
A Google User
Jan 4, 2015
Great for setting up the intonation on my guitar. Works wonderfully for my 12 string.