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Can I tune a Conn home organ using the piano version of TuneLab?

Do transistor organs have inharmonicity, like piano do?

Can the piano version of TuneLab, be put into a chromatic tuning
mode, where the stretch in the bass and treble, is removed? Would
it be better to just use a chromatic tuner, to tune a home organ?

Here is the organ version of TuneLab:

https://www.tunelab-world.com/organtuner.html

Is there an Android version for the organ? Is there a free trial version?

Thanks for any feedback. smile

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Organs do not have inharmonicity. A chromatic tuner should do just fine.


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It would be a waste of money to buy TuneLab just to tune a home organ. Just about any free musical tuner app would do just as well. But if you already have TuneLab for piano tuning, you can use it to tune a zero-inharmonicity instrument like a home organ. Just select "New Tuning" from the files menu, and then do not take any inharmonicity readings. You will get a no-stretch zero-inharmonicity tuning.

As for the Organ Tuner app, it is also more than you need. Its pricey features are only useful to a professional pipe organ tuner - things like temperature compensation, celeste tuning, tube cutoff calculations for organ builders, and multi-pitch displays for tuning mixtures. None of these things are needed for tuning a home organ, which is normally tuned by tuning just one octave. All the other octaves are generated by frequency division.

If you really do want to get into professional organ tuning, the Organ Tuner app is now available for both iPhone (through the Apple App Store) and Android (through the Google Play Store). Unlike TuneLab, the Organ Tuner app is not available in a free-trial mode because it is handled by the Google Play Store.


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Originally Posted by Robert Scott
It would be a waste of money to buy TuneLab just to tune a home organ. Just about any free musical tuner app would do just as well. But if you already have TuneLab for piano tuning, you can use it to tune a zero-inharmonicity instrument like a home organ. Just select "New Tuning" from the files menu, and then do not take any inharmonicity readings. You will get a no-stretch zero-inharmonicity tuning.

As for the Organ Tuner app, it is also more than you need. Its pricey features are only useful to a professional pipe organ tuner - things like temperature compensation, celeste tuning, tube cutoff calculations for organ builders, and multi-pitch displays for tuning mixtures. None of these things are needed for tuning a home organ, which is normally tuned by tuning just one octave. All the other octaves are generated by frequency division.

If you really do want to get into professional organ tuning, the Organ Tuner app is now available for both iPhone (through the Apple App Store) and Android (through the Google Play Store). Unlike TuneLab, the Organ Tuner app is not available in a free-trial mode because it is handled by the Google Play Store.

Ok, I downloaded Pano Tuner to my Android phone, and it works great for my guitar. Should work fine on my organ too.

Thanks for the info, Robert.

Your software is excellent! grin

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