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#3072242 01/21/21 09:57 AM
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Hello. I have a question about electronic tuners. I am looking at tuning pianos. Is there a tuner that is beginner friendly. Looking at tune lab and cyber tuner etc. Although tune lab is price range I am looking at. I have been around pianos my whole life as my Dad is has been tech for 50 yrs +. I am not in same city, so help is only ph call away. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Kevin,

I've used both Tune Lab and Pianometer. They are both great.

I can also recommend finding your local chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild. That will connect you with all sorts of resources that will help you on your way. Most importantly, you will meet people who are genuinely interested in helping you learn.


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All of the apps have come a long way - making the displays easier to read and user input and saving files so much easier than the original "tuning boxes".

Each has plenty of happy techs using them, and operate pretty well in "default mode". Some have forums for support and onscreen help if you decide to move beyond just using those defaults.

That being said, I lean towards those that gather the most information from the piano to make the calculation. I use the Verituner daily, but have tried PianoMeter and have downloaded PiaTune to give that a try sometime as well.

I like having a needle-type indicator in addition to a spinner.

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I've also used Tune Lab and Pianometer as a DIYer. The plus version of Piano Meter is an affordable version if you want to give it a try.The trial version allows you to tune the middle octaves only.

There is also a trial version of Tune Lab, which gives a nag screen every x notes. The android version of Tune Lab can be downloaded from their website, as it is not on Google Play the last time I checked.

I prefer the interface of Piano Meter, but only slightly. Both are very good.

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I have used PianoMeter since it was originally launched (and before that under its earlier name) and have found it to meet all my requirement.
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If you want an app that is beginner friendly, I'd highly recommend PianoMeter. The learning curve is small and it's very capable software. Also, since it's on the Google Play Store, you can have it on many devices including a Chromebook. It's also available for iOS on the Apple App Store.

I also have TuneLab, and while it is also great software, the learning curve is a little steeper. But if that's the way you decide to go it will serve you well.


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