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HotPaw Talking Tuner is a hands-off, sound-activated, talking musical instrument tuner. It talks to tell you if you are in tune or not, so you don't even have to look at it. Talking Tuner uses built-in speech synthesis, and thus does not require that VoiceOver be enabled.
I received a request to develop an iPhone app which could help a vision-challenged individual tune their musical instrument. This is the result. Talking Tuner can assist someone to tune a musical instrument without having to look at or touch their iPhone's display.
With the Auto-Speak switch turned on, Talking Tuner will listen for a note to be played, and then, after waiting for the end of the sound (so as not to talk over it), will speak the note name, and how many cents sharp or flat the end of the note is estimated to be.
Using headphones may help make it easier to hear what this app is saying while tuning. Make sure to turn the volume up high enough to hear it.
The pitch estimation algorithm works best for notes between 2 octaves below Middle-C to 2 octaves above Middle-C. It may not work as well for very low notes, very high notes, or with any background noise, harmony, or accompaniment present. The accuracy is about +- 3 cents (3/100ths of the pitch difference between semitones).
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Has anyone had success using this App with something like I-rig? I'd like to be able to plug an electric guitar into my phone to tune in loud places.
I'll have to take another look at the app.
I had it a few years back, but always had a hard time with the voice not even speaking. I'd usually have to turn on VO, and swipe to check what it said.
I've not used it in quite some time. So whether or not any updates has been made I'm not sure.
I'm also not too sure if me usually tuning my guitar in a dropped tuning like dropped C had any problem with the app. I do remember the app did say that certain octaves lo or high will not do too well.
I've connected my electric guitar to my class compliant USB recording interface and then connected the interface to my iPhone with a USB to lightning adapter. I know my phone recognizes the audio interface because all phone sounds are coming from the speakers connected to the interface. However, when I play a note on my guitar, talking tun er doesn't seem to see any signal. I assumed it would look at the audio coming through the interface instead of the phone mic, but perhaps this isn't the case. There is no option in talking tuner's settings to tell it to use the external interface, either. Is this not possible?