Accurate Tuner Pro with Guitar:
Accurate Tuner Pro is a chromatic instrument tuner, which combines two classical pitch tuning methods: Needle and stroboscope.
The needle enables fast and comfortable rough tuning, while two optional stroboscopic animations facilitate fine tuning. Both methods are used at the same time, so it’s not necessary to choose one of them. Detected notes are shown on a musical staff. Adjustable sensitivity will help in not so quiet environments.
You can set the frequency directly and also set the levels of harmonics and form the wave shape this way (not the wave envelope).
Tamara Volskaia domra, Iskrina Matveeva piano: Tchaikovsky Danse russe:
Accurate Tuner Pro has been finally submitted to the Marketplace certification process! It should be available for download in a few days.
Can you tell 10 differences? 😉
As you can see, on the surface almost nothing has changed. So sorry folks, still no Metro design. (But don’t worry too much as I plan a major design overhaul for the next major update.) This update was about improving the internals. And they have been much improved!
Another source for concern may be the apparently missing ad banner. Is the Pro version paid? Yes, it is. But don’t panic, there is a free ad-supported trial with no time limit.
Free trial version has all the features of the Beta with just one exception – it doesn’t support adjustable base frequency and has A4 fixed at 440 Hz. On the other hand, it has some additional features and even this free trial benefits from the improved algorithm with better accuracy, stability of results, sensitivity and range! The paid version has many new features.
Robert de Visée: Suite en la mineur, Prélude et Allemande, Jonas Nordberg, theorbo:
I’ve docummented the issues my Accurate Tuner Beta 1.0.0. has with Mango. Put simply, it does not work at all. After quite a lot of hours, I’ve finally managed to repair it!
Yes, it was more demanding than I expected, but all’s well that ends well. After some final testing I will publish the update, so it will be available in the marketplace in a few days. Also, I will publish my findings about the changed Microphone object behaviour in Mango on this blog.
Let’s comment on the video:
Top: NoDo OS version (WP 7.0 – emulator from SDK 7.0, spring 2011 update)
Bottom: Mango (WP 7.1/7.5 RTM, Samsung Omnia 7)
When in tune, the Wave above the Needle must stand still.
This beta has better than 0.1 Hz accuracy on NoDo, but doesn’t work at all on Mango. Microsoft has changed the Microphone XNA object behavior. The FFT part (Needle) of the Tuner is less accurate and unstable now, results are completely wrong for lower frequencies. The strobo part doesn’t work at all. And the sound wave has very different shape, it seems to be flipped on both axes…
The app had average rating of 4.88 in the Marketplace before Mango. It will go down fast now, of course. It will take at last a week before the update will be published. I should have test it on Mango before the Mango public release, I know. 😉 But I honestly hadn’t expected this kind of change… I’m trying to figure these changes in the XNA sound processing and to fix it ASAP, but it doesn’t seem to be trivial at first. Does anybody know what has exactly changed with Microphone, XNA events dispatching in Silverlight etc. in Mango?
I hope I’ve already localized the issue – and yes, there is a real change of the Microphone behavior, although it probably still is in accordance with the documentation.
Unfortunately, it’ll take some work to adapt my tuner to that change, but it should be possible. I plan to describe it in my blog later this week.
My new app has found its way into the Windows Phone Marketplace. Accurate Tuner is a chromatic instrument tuner, which combines two classical pitch tuning methods: Needle and stroboscope.
The needle enables fast and comfortable rough tuning, while two optional stroboscopic animations facilitate fine tuning. Both methods are used at the same time, so you are not forced to choose just one of them.
Detected notes are shown on a musical staff with highlighted positions used by a selected musical instrument. Adjustable sensitivity may help in not so quiet environments.
With an integrated help system you won’t end up lost. Advanced settings take care of specific needs. It is simply worth a try. Download this free beta now!
I sent my new WP7 app to the Marketplace today. This is its splash screen. Can you guess the purpose of the app from it? (Of course you can! :-))
For comparison, this is the splash screen of my previous app – Agile Metronome:
Agile Metronome is still in a beta stage and during its six weeks in the Marketplace it received 35 reviews with average rating of 4.29. Thanks to all who rated it!
But I feel that my new app won’t be so appraised, because this kind of apps traditionally receives quite low average ratings. It has its reasons – these apps are usually hard to develop and hard to use. I know all the reasons, but it does not mean I know the remedies. I am trying to change the trend and make this app really usable. This new beta is not exactly there yet, but I hope it’s the step in the right direction.
It is going to be available in several days for your kind testing!