Anyone know a free Note Detection / Tuner Vst or AU (Mac)?

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Anyone know a free Note Detection / Tuner Vst or AU (Mac)?

Post by contakt321 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:33 pm

Hey guys,

Does anyone know a free guitar tuner-like VST or AU for Mac?

I have been creating samplers/simplers with found sounds, stuff from the web, etc and I am trying to build my library but I am trying to make sure they are all tuned correctly (aka a C on C, etc). So far I have just been holding my guitar tuner up to my monitor, but I just wanted to see if anyone knew of an AU or VST solution because it would obviously be easier.

Thanks in advance.

PS: I did google, only found Tuneit - which isn't what I need.
PPS: I would prefer an AU or VST to a dashboard widget or iPhone app, I know about those.

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Re: Anyone know a free Note Detection / Tuner Vst or AU (Mac)?

Post by Angstrom » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:35 pm

this is slightly off-base, but Live's Spectrum device has a 'note' mode where you can see where the dominant harmonic falls on the note scale.

it's certainly free, and very available ;)

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Re: Anyone know a free Note Detection / Tuner Vst or AU (Mac)?

Post by contakt321 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:53 pm

Oh, really? Wow. Will try that shortly.

Thanks mate!

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Re: Anyone know a free Note Detection / Tuner Vst or AU (Mac)?

Post by contakt321 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:55 pm

Aha. It works! I don't know if I love the interface (you have to hold your mouse over the peak to see the note) but it certainly does the job.

Thanks Angstrom!

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Re: Anyone know a free Note Detection / Tuner Vst or AU (Mac)?

Post by Angstrom » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:56 pm

it's not very well labeled, it's the bit that says "scale X : Lin Log ST "

ST = 'note names' ! 8O
I'm assuming that contraction actually makes some sense in German

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yeah , it's not perfect .. but it is free and available

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Re: Anyone know a free Note Detection / Tuner Vst or AU (Mac)?

Post by contakt321 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:58 pm

Yeah, I just used the "notes" preset because I am a preset kinda guy :)

I guess I should have RTFM (past tense), this is rad.

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Re: Anyone know a free Note Detection / Tuner Vst or AU (Mac)?

Post by SMonk » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:01 pm

I think ST stands for semitones. But what do I know. Anyway, while it's a nice function and all, it's still pretty useless as a tuner - nowhere near enough precision.

So, I'm still looking for a free tuner plugin for OSX (au or vst).

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Re: Anyone know a free Note Detection / Tuner Vst or AU (Mac)?

Post by bosonHavoc » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:47 pm

i havnt found anything that works as a tuner yet for OSX 10.5.x free or paid.
repost a link if you find something.

what i have been doing is fire off a tunnimg clip when i set up and just tune in my headphones to the clip.

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Re: Anyone know a free Note Detection / Tuner Vst or AU (Mac)?

Post by contakt321 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:49 pm

SMonk wrote:I think ST stands for semitones. But what do I know. Anyway, while it's a nice function and all, it's still pretty useless as a tuner - nowhere near enough precision.

So, I'm still looking for a free tuner plugin for OSX (au or vst).
You know what, I have just made about 100 different Simplers in the last hour and I like it, I have it working and it's totally speeding this process of retuning basses up. It's precise enough for me - for the music I do, slightly (as in a few cents) out of tune adds a little tension I like. I urge you all looking for a tuner to spends some time with this.

My only wish: ZOOM

I don't think that's asking too much.

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