Tuner – DaTuner
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Rating: 4.7 (8,510) Cost: Free Downloads: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
DaTuner (Lite) is an all-purpose, precise and responsive chromatic tuner app for android with a simple interface.
DaTuner Pro was recently reviewed by Android Central:
"For the Android-loving musician, I think DaTuner Pro is easily the best tuner you can have on your device. I used to give that title to *see review!*, but DaTuner has proven to be so powerful, easy to use, and accurate, it'd be foolish to not use it."
DaTuner converts the fundamental frequency to the nearest note and error in cents for quick and easy tuning of your guitar, ukelele, violin, bass, cello, mandolin, piano, harp, saxophone, Ducati timing belt, harmonica, kazoo, you name it.
DaTuner's display is easy to read; nearest note and octave is displayed in a giant, easy to read font in the center of the screen, and frequency in hertz plus error in cents is displayed at the bottom of the screen. Sensitivity is auto-adjusted, but can also be adjusted by touch via a bar on the left-hand side of the screen, and the speed/accuracy of the algorithm and the relative frequency (if other than 440Hz) can be adjusted via the configuration menu.
There is no "dead zone" with this tuner app as is the case with many other apps. Instead, the whole display turns green when the incoming frequency is within a configurable range of the target frequency and you can still see small changes in pitch even within the "in-range" area. Both the "in-tune" range and the colours shown for sharp and flat can be configured in this version.
Screen and filter lock allow you to select the note that you would like to tune to, with filter lock ignoring anything outside of the range of the note you wish to tune, which is useful for tuning in noisy environs.
1.) No dead zone - screen changes to green when tuning is good.
2.) Auto-Sensitivity - no configuration required.
3.) Bright, easy-to-read display.
4.) Quick, accurate and precise. < 0.3 cents @ E3 (329.62Hz), <0.1 cents @ C5(1046.5Hz), < 1 cent @ A2 (110Hz)
5.) Screen lock: Lock to the note you want to tune, even if extremely out of tune and make your way up/down to it.
6.) Filter lock: Lock and filter to a specific note and filter out everything outside that note's range.
8.) Reference frequency adjustment for orchestra tuning.
9.) Choice of colours for sharp/flat
Features in the PRO version [not in this free version]
10.) [PRO] Transposition.
11.) [PRO] Temperaments. You can modify the ones that exist or add your own using a text editor. The temperaments are saved on your external memory under the /DaTuner directory.
12.) [PRO] Notation (ie Solfége, English, English sharp, English flat, Northern European.) Customization of these will be possible in a future upgrade.
13.) [PRO] Emulated strobe tuner display
14.) [PRO] Digital readout of error in cents
15.) [PRO] Pitch pipe (triangle, sine, sawtooth, square)
16.) [PRO] Pitch pipe auto mode (no touch!)
17.) [PRO] Accelerated tuning algorithm.
18.) [PRO] Sample rate range 8kHz - 48kHz.
I have tried my best to eliminate bugs from this software, and I apologize in advance for any problems you might find. Getting feedback via email, negative and positive, is very appreciated, so please email me all of the problems that occur so I can fix them!
Not worth five stars? Please email me and let me know why! I can not improve it if I don't know what to improve! Thanks!
Translators wanted! Contact me if you can help me to translate to your native language! Thank you!
Rapier - 2011-09-06
After the installation tested it with my Ovation Elite TX. It has a built in tuner. Accuracy of the app. is dead on. Next test was my mandolin. I tuned it with the application than checked the accuracy with zoom A2.1u. Dead on again. On Samsung galaxy gio the default sensitivity is too much I guess (gauge was wobbling too much compared to the authors video) but it is not disturbing. Never looked at the settings or attempted to change them. It works like this. No ad's, simple and fast. Thank you!
Chris - 2011-09-08
DaTuner Here's a tip. Try using it to tune an instrument and not to just see how fast it is. It's a tuner not a note transcriber.
Graham - 2011-09-07
Here's a tip. Test this app on a piano, or online tuning website. Change notes and you will see it is very slow to register the change in tones.
Bear - 2011-09-03
Really like it; works as well as my dedicated tuner.
Daniel - 2011-09-03
I use this to tune my 12 string guitar. Makes it so much easier!! Great app!
AG - 2011-09-04
This let's me tune almost anything wherever I am. Absolutely love it.
Matthew - 2011-09-05
Uses way to much battery
kimi - 2011-09-05
Thanks a lot sir. It's people like you who make earth a better place. This app is perfect.
Mike - 2011-09-08
This version fixed my samsung sensitivity issue. I think its better than my Korg tuner.
Aceh - 2011-09-05
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