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.

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Nov 5, 2014
Marvelous tool Terrifically useful! Also used it to check turntable speed using a test record with a 1khz tone by resetting A to 1khz. One request.. make the type at the center of the disc a bit larger- very hard to read. Thanks for a great app though!!
A Google User
Oct 14, 2014
Awesome definition on my LG G3 screen. Needs an option in settings to make the letters (note/octave in center, "sharp/flat" on circumference) large enough to read at quadHD resolution for 5 stars.
A Google User
Oct 12, 2014
Good app! Sure beats my old tuner I bought at music store 20 yes ago! Lol.
A Google User
Oct 4, 2014
Stroboscopic I use this on my martin guitar and it can get the strings more in tune 1 by 1 than I can by ear. Well worth the convenience, it tries to be alot more accurate than my guitar can even tune. If there was more options for simpler display that is not less accurate just less lines as it tends to be glitchy the way it is, but in no way does it hinder the app at all. Imagine it would be perfect for piano or harp etc.
A Google User
Oct 2, 2014
This is just like the strobo-tuners I grew up with, but a lot cheaper and a lot better. I play multiple woodwinds and it works great for all of them.