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SteadyTune: A Look at the Tuning App for Mac
Apps

SteadyTune: A Look at the Tuning App for Mac

While I typically stick to iOS apps here, I realize many of you iOS users are likely also Mac users. So I thought I’d deviate from the norm a little here and focus on a handy app I’ve discovered for the Mac. SteadyTune is as simple as it gets. When opened (I set mine to open when I start the...

TC Electronic Announces Polytune 2
Accessories & Strings

TC Electronic Announces Polytune 2

TC Electronic has upgraded its flagship tuner with the Polytune 2. The polyphonic tuner, which displays the pitches of all your strings when you strum them simultaneously, now offers a bigger, brighter display as well as chromatic strobe tuner. The Polytune 2 features much brighter LEDs than its predecessor and the brightness of the display is adjusted automatically with an...

Tunable: A Look at the All-in-One Tuning, Recording and Metronome App for Android and iOS
Apps

Tunable: A Look at the All-in-One Tuning, Recording and Metronome App for Android and iOS

While there is no shortage of good tuner apps out there, I did stumble upon one more which stood out this week. Tunable, by AffinityBlue, is a little bit of a does-it-all tuner app, providing more features than others on the market. Let’s get to the most important part first: ease of use. Tunable has it. The app performs wonderfully,...

insTuner: A Look at the Chromatic Tuner for iOS
Apps

insTuner: A Look at the Chromatic Tuner for iOS

For quite some time, my go-to tuner app for iOS has been ClearTune (see my earlier review). So when I was asked to check out insTuner, I figured that if nothing else, I would be able to write a review about it. As it turns out, I’m switching iOS tuners. insTuner is a fantastically pleasing tuner to use. Not only...

Zoom Announces MultiStomp MS-60B Bass Pedal at NAMM
Pedals & Effects

Zoom Announces MultiStomp MS-60B Bass Pedal at NAMM

Zoom unveiled the MultiStomp MS-60B at NAMM this year. The stompbox features over fifty types of effects and six amp models in a standard-sized pedal. The MS-60B comes with 30 preset patches with room to create up to 50 original patches, and players can switch through different patches using a unique toggle footswitch and cursor keys. It allows for using...

Snark Introduces SN10 Pedal Tuner
Accessories & Strings

Snark Introduces SN10 Pedal Tuner

Snark has introduced the SN10, the company’s first pedal tuner. The new stompbox features a large LCD display to show which pitch you’re tuning and red, yellow, and green bars to determine whether you’re flat, sharp, or in tune. It also offers pitch calibration from 415Hz to 466Hz. The pedal is powered by either a 9-volt battery or a 9-volt...

Intellitouch Releases Freedom One Digital Wireless System
Accessories & Strings

Intellitouch Releases Freedom One Digital Wireless System

Intellitouch has introduced the Freedom One, a digital wireless system for bass and guitar that provides a 24-bit digital wireless link between your axe and your rig. The system is comprised of two components: a wireless transmitter that plugs into your instrument and a pedal tuner that also acts as the receiver. The pedal can be plugged into an amplifier...

Korg Releases TM-50 Combo Tuner Metronome
Accessories & Strings

Korg Releases TM-50 Combo Tuner Metronome

Korg has introduced the TM-50 combo tuner/metronome. The latest edition of the their TM series allows for using both the tuning and metronome functions simultaneously while including a newly designed LCD needle-type meter. The TM-50’s pitch detection ranges from C1 to C8 with a tempo range of 30 to 252 beats per minute. Other features include reference tone generation, 15...

PocketLabworks Releases PocketHz Tuning and Song Training App
Apps

PocketLabworks Releases PocketHz Tuning and Song Training App

PocketLabworks has launched the PocketHz for iOS, an app that brings together a tuner and a song trainer. The tuner utilizes the company’s WarpSpeed pitch detection technology, which engineer Kevin Robertson explains warps the frequencies for even measurement across all octaves. It covers 8-octaves to reach down to a low B-string, high C-string and beyond. The song training half of...

TonalEnergy: A Look at the Tuning App (and More) for iOS
Apps

TonalEnergy: A Look at the Tuning App (and More) for iOS

While there is no shortage of good tuners out there in the App Store, there are few that are quite as informative (and pretty) as TonalEnergy. This app is specifically designed for individuals or large ensembles in an attempt to help musicians improve their intonation and tone. Most functions of TonalEnergy’s tuner are designed to visually reward the user for...