Archive for the ‘mobile’ Category

Instrument Tuner – updated versions

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Tune them all with audio tunerThere have been a number of updates, improvements and even a new version of Audio Tuner over the last fortnight.

If you haven’t already, consider upgrading. Here are the main changes:

PC Version
A pitch analysis component has been added to simplify the tuning process. This quickly indicates if the note is to too high or too low.
Instrument Tuning - pitch analysis
The performance of the software has also been improved.

Android Tuner
An Instrument Tuner for Android has been released.

This version of the software can only play the required note, rather than doing the full spectrum analysis. Although not as cool, it is surprisingly easy to use.

Hopefully in future Android versions it will possible to implement the spectrum analysis as well.

Windows Mobile, Pocket PC Tuner
The tone generator functionality has been added to the Windows Mobile Tuner, providing an alternate tuning method – verify the string is tuned correctly by hearing the correct note.

Warning: If you are in a meeting (tuning your guitar!), check your mobile volume before you hit “Hear Note”.

Java based tuner – Nokia, Sony, etc
A tone generator has been added to the Mobile Java Audio Tuner – hear the correct note on your mobile for verification, as well as getting the spectrum analysis.

If your handset doesn’t support the spectrum analysis, you may now be able to use the tone generator to keep your musical instrument in tune! Yeah!

A lot of work has been put in to getting the software to work properly on more mobile handsets, with a number of performance improvements, so that the spectrum analysis is more usable on less capable mobiles. If you’ve had problems in the past, this version might be just the ticket.

Where to get your version

As always, any feedback is appreciated.

BlackBerry Musical Instrument Tuner 0.1

Friday, November 14th, 2008

BlackBerry Instrument Tuner

BlackBerry owners rejoice! Supernifty is pleased to announce the release of Audio Tuner for the BlackBerry.

This release brings Supernifty’s super accurate tuning technology to the BlackBerry for the first time.

Why buy a tuner, when your BlackBerry can tune your guitar to pitch perfect accuracy?

And it’s not just a guitar tuner. You can also tune your autoharp, banjo, bass guitar, cello, mandolin, piano, ukulele and violin.

As this is our first release of the software, there may be glitches. If you try out the software, any feedback (good or bad) is appreciated.

Further details are available at the main BlackBerry page.

Get Audio Tuner for your BlackBerry.

Mobile Guitar Tuner – version 0.6 released

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Mobile Instrument Tuner

I’m pleased to announce the release of version 0.6 of Audio Tuner for Java enabled mobiles.

If you have a Java enabled mobile, e.g. Nokia or Sony, or most other recent mobiles, this means you. Now you can tune your guitar wherever you are.

And not just guitars. You can also tune your autoharp, banjo, bass guitar, cello, mandolin, piano, ukulele and violin.

This version fixes a few annoying issues, such as the exit button not working. And we’ve added an audio signal strength indicator. If you try it out, please provide feedback.

Unfortunately, the issue with older Sony mobiles is still present – many of them only provide audio data in the AMR format, which the Supernifty software currently doesn’t support. Anyone with expertise with the AMR audio format, it’s your turn in the sun. Get in touch if you think you can help.

We are paying people to test the software on certain cellphone models. If you have one of the models listed, please try it out, and earn some cash in the process.

Get Audio Tuner Mobile.

Musical Instrument Tuner for Java Enabled Mobiles

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Mobile Instrument Tuner

I’m pleased to announce the release of Audio Tuner for Java enabled mobiles, version 0.3. If you have a Java enabled mobile, e.g. Nokia or Sony, or most other recent mobiles, this means you. Now you can tune your musical instrument wherever you are.

OK, so this is an alpha release. And unfortunately, Supernifty doesn’t have a Java enabled phone to test against. If you try it out, please provide feedback.

Alternatively, if anyone has a mobile they’d like to donate or sell to Supernifty for testing purposes, please get in touch. There are apparently zillions of unused mobiles lying useless in drawers, awaiting such an opportunity.

If you like the idea of testing for money, check out Test Army. It’s a new Supernifty project, and it’s nearing beta. There’ll be tests available, and money to be earnt, in the near future.

But, in the meantime, try out the new audio tuner, and let Supernifty know if it works.

Audio Tuner Mobile 0.8 released

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Windows mobile instrument tuner
I’m pleased to announce the release of Audio Tuner Mobile 0.8.

Audio Tuner Mobile is a musical instrument tuner that runs on most Windows Mobile devices, including Pocket PCs and Smartphones.

The software actively tunes your instrument by providing feedback as you play the notes, and many instruments are covered: guitar, ukulele, violin, piano, bass guitar, banjo, mandolin, cello and autoharp.

This release fixes a number of important issues related to landscape mobile phones, and adds a number of new tunings for the ukulele.

A summary of the main changes:

The new ukulele tunings:

  • D tuning: A D F# B
  • D tuning with low A
  • G tuning: D G B E

Feedback is welcomed.

For further details, including downloads, phone compatibility and tutorials, visit the Audio Tuner Mobile Homepage

Audio Tuner Mobile 0.7 – crashes for Europeans and South Americans – eliminated!

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Your mobile instrument tuner

Supernifty has released version 0.7 of Audio Tuner Mobile.

Audio Tuner Mobile enables you to tune your musical instrument to pitch perfection using your Windows Mobile or Pocket PC.

If you live in a country that uses “,” as its decimal separator… i.e. most of Europe, South America and a bunch of other countries, you may have encountered a problem with Audio Tuner Mobile crashing for specific notes.

This has been fixed. Hurrah!

Turns out decimal points were not being properly dealt with and this was causing the program to crash for specific notes.

I’m so glad to have finally gotten to the bottom of this issue. I hadn’t been able to replicate this in my own “.” based world.

If you have problems, suggestions, feedback or unrelenting praise, please contact me.

For further details, including downloads, phone compatibility and tutorials, visit the Audio Tuner Mobile Homepage.

Audio Tuner Mobile 0.6 released

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Tune your instrument, while mobile

Supernifty has released a new version of Audio Tuner Mobile.

Audio Tuner Mobile enables you to tune your musical instrument to pitch perfection using your Windows Mobile or Pocket PC.

Changes in this update:

Better support for crash diagnostics – in the past, a crash resulted in the application instantly disappearing without a trace. Somewhat unhelpful.

In most circumstances, this should no longer happen. You should now get a readable crash report. It would cause me no end of joy if you would forward this to me.

The crash report is also saved to “error.log” under “Program Files/Audio Tuner”, if you miss the message box.

Remember the last tuned note – saves you from having to select the first note every time.

Feel free to pass on any feedback about the software. Problems, suggestions and comments are welcomed.

For further details, including downloads, phone compatibility and tutorials, visit the Audio Tuner Mobile Homepage.

Audio Tuner 0.8 released

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Baritone Ukulele
I’m pleased to announce the release of Audio Tuner version 0.8. Main changes in this version are:

  • automatically pick the note being tuned
  • remember the last note tuned
  • baritone ukulele tuning added

Automatically pick the note being tuned
A number of people have requested this, so now you can try it out.

When the software detects a pitch for more than a couple of seconds, it will move to the nearest note in the selected instrument. So if your instrument isn’t way out of tune then this should save you the time of having to manually change notes each time.

The software also gives a quick beep when it changes notes, so this provides you with a truly hands free instrument tuner.

This turned out to require a bit of tweaking to get working, main factors being

  • ignoring signals considered too soft, and
  • ignoring harmonics,

so if it doesn’t work properly for you, or you have suggestions for improving the algorithm, please let me know

Any other feedback is of course welcomed.

Audio Tuner Mobile Users
If you’re using Audio Tuner Mobile, then you’ll be thinking that these hands-free improvements would be especially handy (or should that be unhandy?)

Once any problems have been ironed out of the PC version, expect these to be implemented on the mobile version.

More Information
All details about the software, including download links, are available here.

Tutorial: Tuning with Audio Tuner Mobile

Friday, February 29th, 2008

A tutorial on how to use Audio Tuner Mobile to tune your musical instrument is now available.

If you can’t see the embedded video, watch it at YouTube

Tune your guitar or other musical instrument on your Pocket PC or Smartphone

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Mobile Tuner

I’m pleased to announce the release of
Audio Tuner Mobile.

Audio Tuner Mobile enables you to tune your guitar, ukulele, mandolin or other musical instrument using your Windows Mobile device. Why buy a portable tuner when your mobile can do a better job?

With the mass of mobile devices out there it is impossible to test for them all. If you try it out, please provide feedback on how well it works on your particular mobile.

Musical instrument or mobile device not supported? Let me know.

Currently, Audio Tuner Mobile is free to use, so give it a go! Now no matter where you are, you can keep your musical instrument tuned to pitch perfect accuracy.