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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A Google User
Sep 4, 2014
Very nice I have tuned pianos proffessionally for over 25 years. My Peterson 490ST strobe tuner conked out on me and I decided to try this one. It worked very well on all but the highest octave. I agree that a tone would be very useful. Also would like to see several stretch presets like peterson has.
A Google User
Aug 30, 2014
Perfect I play a half stack and just prop it up on top of my amp head. It works superbly. Totally accurate. I use it on auto detect and it is perfect. No brainer. The one thing you need to remember is the app does not "time out", so you need to remember to turn it off if you don't want it on. Very pleased. Get it. You will love it.
A Google User
Aug 26, 2014
Works great! Blah blah blah, great blah blah great, blah blah
A Google User
Jun 21, 2014
Simple, Good and Free It does the job
A Google User
May 25, 2014
Better than the expensive Peterson app. Still not as feature rich as, say, gStrings, but probably the best strobe tuner app. No tuner app can change your mic and phone's high pass filter to magically hear low frequencies, but have to rely on harmonic overtones. A strobe tuner can make it easier to compensate manually, as you see the harmonics.