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Best Piano Tuning App for Android Smart Phones?
#2996899 06/30/20 01:13 AM
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I've been tuning with Tunelab on the same laptop for 7 years,
and I have never had a problem with the software or the
computer. However, knowing my laptop might fail one day,
I am looking for an excellent backup app to put on my
Android smart phone.

Which ones do you all recommend? Both Free versions, and
version you must pay for?

Apologies in advance, if this question has been discussed
in another thread!

grin


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Best Piano Tuning App or backup app? Unclear.

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I have TuneLab on my Android tablet. It’s the free trial version so it forces me to take a break every so often, but it’s good enough for me at the moment.

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If we are still talking about an application for tuning the piano, then, in my opinion, the best candidates (at an affordable price) are TuneLab and PianoMeter.

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Just stick with Tunelab since you're already familiar with it. Sounds like you have an older version. I had the paid version 2.0 and my phone deleted it for some reason. I emailed Robert and he took care of it immediately with no charge, plus i got the new version 2.4. The new version seems much more sensitive, and he has added some new features. Which i am still learning. Great software backed up by great customer service.

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Verituner still is tops (in my experience) for the quality of tuning calculation from the data collected if you are going to pay full price.

PianoMeter runs a pretty close second - but boils down each note's data to a single number - potentially losing some ability to be responsive to string differences.

PiaTune also gathers a lot of data, but I haven't tried it yet (and not sure if the data gets boiled down to a single number for each string) - maybe someone else can offer a comparison?

Tunelab shouldn't require much of a learning curve because it is what you know already! (But shares the smooth-curve tuning of a single partial approach with RCT and Accutuner - no matter how many data points are measured)

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I vote for PianoMeter. Since it's on the Google Play store you can have it on as many devices as you want including a Chromebook. If you're thinking of replacing your laptop I'd recommend you consider a Chromebook. Most are inexpensive, fast and secure.


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Correction from above:

I was 'behind the times' with what Tunelab is able to do - it seems that with the new 3-part tuning, (available since last fall) it is much more responsive to the piano and calculates on a note by note basis and can end up with a non-smooth curve for a single partial.

Good news!
Thanks to Robert Scott for continuing to develop the software!


Now I'll have to go out and experiment some more....

Ron Koval

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Originally Posted by RonTuner
Correction from above:

I was 'behind the times' with what Tunelab is able to do - it seems that with the new 3-part tuning, (available since last fall) it is much more responsive to the piano and calculates on a note by note basis and can end up with a non-smooth curve for a single partial.

Good news!
Thanks to Robert Scott for continuing to develop the software!


Now I'll have to go out and experiment some more....

Ron Koval

Thanks Ron, your posts are always very informative. I will be curious to read what you have to say about the new update. I have Tunelab which I believe is the best for pitch raises. I also have verituner for discerning customers that keep their pianos well maintained and I also have pianometer that I like to use to show customers the different partials and the tuning curve.


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Originally Posted by RonTuner
Correction from above:

I was 'behind the times' with what Tunelab is able to do - it seems that with the new 3-part tuning, (available since last fall) it is much more responsive to the piano and calculates on a note by note basis and can end up with a non-smooth curve for a single partial.

Good news!

Hi Ron. As we know, Tunelab users usually do NOT measure all the notes of
a piano, like users of Entropy or Dirk's Piano tuning software do. Tunelab
usually measures most of the C and F notes, and then extrapolates a
smooth curve from that.

So with the newer version of Tunelab, are they recommending to sample
ALL the notes of the piano, to get the most accurate tuning solution?

I was reading that the Minimum-Entropy algorithms, like Dirk's and Entropy,
create tuning solutions that could possibly be better than what a human
can do? If so, that would be a triumph of technology, although from a
practical point of view, it would make field tuning of different pianos, a
longer process. In other words, entropy software is better for pianos
you will tune more than once, because you can store the solution for
each piano, and not have to sample all the notes twice.


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