insTuner and How Best To Use It

Since adding the Historical Tuning Unit in our last update, insTuner now boasts a roster of six separate Tuning Units. Two questions arise; why did we design so many tuning interfaces and which are the best for certain situations? Let's take a look in a little detail.

Fine-Tuning Unit

For those more savvy users who won't be fraught by terms like frequency or temperaments. The Fine-Tuning Unit provides an interface accurate to 0.1 cent and is geared for those wanting to optimise their tuning parameters. An octave for example, can be divided into 1200 cents.

Instant-Tuning Unit

A no-nonsense system to get in tune quickly. The interface turns green when you've reached the correct tuning. Simple. Efficient. Precise.

Strobe-Tuning Unit

Our take on the oldest form of mechanical tuning devices. Our Unit simulates the classic Strobe tuning interface for those who have more traditional tastes.

Historical-Tuning Unit

The most recent of our additions. Due to the nature of the instrument itself, a string never 'settles' over a certain frequency. Instead, a pitch is produced by a rapid oscillation back and forwards over a certain tone.

The Historical-Tuning Unit generates a curve depicting the change in the note over a 3-second period, allowing you an exceptional insight into the nature and dynamic of frequencies.

Spectrum Unit

We've long known that DFT (Digital Fourier Transform) is a useful tool for frequency domain analysis. insTuner helps to analyze and display the characteristic of a certain sound. By tapping the 'log', 'lin' and 'st' icons in the top right corner, you can easily switch between different co-ordinates.

Spectrogram Unit

As you may already know, Fourier Analysis is used to analyze sounds in terms of frequency. A spectogram however, analyzes sounds at both frequency and time, which allows us to better understand trends in certain tones and sounds.

insTuner's Spectogram Unit interface displays information about time on a Y-axis, and information about frequency on an X-axis, helping you to dimensionally understand the sounds you are hearing.

Want to learn more about spectrograms?

Cat Spectrogram 1 Cat Spectrogram 2

The Latest Version

In the latest version, we've worked on intercompatibility between Pro Metronome and insTuner. We've made switching between the two apps much easier and more intuitive!


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