Archive for the ‘music’ Category

Playalong for iPad is here!

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Supernifty is pleased to announce that Playalong for iPad is now available on the app store!

Here’s a screenshot:
Playalong iPad screenshot

Playalong helps you learn new songs on your guitar, ukulele or banjo with chords, lyrics, a beat and strumming sounds. Each song’s timing matches that of the original song.

It’s the easiest way to learn a new song, or play along to an old favourite.

There’s over 50 songs to choose from, with new songs regularly being added.

More cool features:

  • Easily transpose the song into any key
  • Speed up or slow down the song to suit
  • Easy to use chord finder for guitar, ukulele and banjo

Wanna learn more? Check it out on the app store.

Playalong on the app store

Don’t have an iPad or iPhone? Have a look at Playalong Online. It’s pretty fun, too.

Unchained Melody – the best song of all time?

Monday, March 19th, 2012

The radio station Magic recently announced the top 500 songs of all time, as voted by its listeners.

Supernifty has generated a handy visualization so you can easily see the entire list, along with the movers and shakers compared to the last time the survey was held in 2010.

There are unsurprising movers – e.g. Whitney Houston.

There are songs that should have been there all along e.g. Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley and Hotel California by The Eagles.

Finally, there are the inexplicables – e.g. Mascara, by John Stephan (?!)

Check out which singer has the most entries, and which decade has produced the most hits.

Although the results are very much a reflection of who listens to Magic, it’s pretty fun and interesting to play with – check out Magic’s top 500 songs of all time.

Audio Tuner for Windows 1.6 released

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Supernifty is pleased to announce that version 1.6 of Audio Tuner (Windows) has been released.

Tune your musical instrument

Lots of cool new things, including:

  • New alternate bass guitar tunings (Drop D, Drop C, Low B, 5-string)
  • Proper tone generation on lower frequencies
  • Tunings for the tahitian ukulele and the 8 course renaissance lute (!!)
  • Improved accuracy on the spectrum analysis
  • Nice color coding for at-a-glance tuning
  • Price Cut on life time updates to the software!


Audio Tuner is a free download – get it or learn more about Audio Tuner.

If you have feedback or suggestions for improving Audio Tuner, please contact Supernifty.

Audio Tuner for iPad

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Supernifty is pleased to announce that Audio Tuner is now iPad compatible.

Audio Tuner iPad

Quickly and easily tune just about any musical instrument with your iPad, including your guitar, ukulele, violin, piano, banjo, mandolin… and many more!

This new version features a revamped user interface and extra instrument tunings, including tunings for the lute and viola.

Read more about Audio Tuner or get in touch if you require further information.

Audio Tuner 2.0 for Android

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Android UpdateAudio Tuner for Android is a mobile application that enables you to tune a wide range of musical instruments, using spectrum analysis and pitch generation.

Audio Tuner for Android has, at last, been updated to version 2.0. Some major updates in this new release:

  • Spectrum Analysis! This is the big one. Play your musical instrument into your Android handset, and it will tell you the pitch that it’s at.
  • More instruments – a number of new instruments, and alternate tunings have been added. Alternate guitar, banjo and ukulele tunings have been added, along with a number of new instruments, such as Viola, Autoharp and Dulcimer.
  • Better power management – this version takes advantage of Android’s power management and backgrounding capabilities to ensure that Android can properly optimize battery life.
  • More accurate tone generation – the app generates tones at the most accurate possible pitch, using the full capabilities of your handset.

Audio Tuner 2.0 Screenshot

The list of available instruments now includes the autoharp, banjo, bass guitar, cello, Chapman stick, guitar, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, piano, ukulele, viola and the violin! Phew!

To try out Audio Tuner, find it on Android Market. For further information, contact us!

Audio Tuner on Android Market

Tune your banjo with alternate tunings

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Good news, Banjo players!

A number of new Banjo tunings have been added to
Audio Tuner and Audio Tuner mobile.

To quickly and easily tune your Banjo to any of the common tunings, check out the latest version of Audio Tuner.

We’ve added the following new Banjo tunings:

  • Standard
  • A tuning
  • G modal
  • A modal
  • C tuning
  • Double C
  • Double D
  • Open C

All versions of Audio Tuner will be updated with these changes over the coming weeks. To comment on these updates, or to request a particular version be prioritized, please contact us.

Note that Audio Tuner is not only available for PC and Mac, but most mobile platforms as well, including iPhone, Android and BlackBerry – keep your Banjo in tune no matter where you are.

To learn more, check out Audio Tuner home.

Top 500 songs of all time – visualized

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

A radio station recently ran a survey asking listeners vote for their favourite songs, the result being a 500 song countdown of the “greatest songs of all time”.

Supernifty has produced a handy tool for you to play with the results, with a simple search function, charts of the most popular artists, and a breakdown by decade of the greatest songs.

Top songs categorized by decade

Can you guess who the most popular artist is? Wondering if your favourite made it? Check it out.

Although the results are in many ways a reflection of the listeners’ demographic, it’s still pretty fun to play with.

See the top 500 songs of all time.

Announcing Supernifty Playalong

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Supernifty is excited to announce that Supernifty PlayAlong is now available.

Playalong plays the song for you, while dynamically displaying chords and lyrics as the song progresses. It’s a combination of YouTube and the Supernifty chord finder.

It’s the easiest way to learn or practice a new song, or play along to an old favourite, with either your guitar or ukulele.

Easily move around the song with the video controls, and you can quickly transpose the song to any key.

Create your own playalong song for the Supernifty song database with the song authoring tools. Import either existing ChoPro files, or previously saved playalong files.

A number of enhancements are coming to Supernifty Playalong, including versions for the PC and Mac, and mobile versions, so you can play along to your favourite songs wherever you are. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, try it out! Feedback or questions are welcomed, especially if you are adding a new song.

Audio Tuner for the iPhone – 1.0

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

iPhone Tuner

Keep your musical instrument in tune with your iPhone.

Unlike other tuners on the market, Supernifty’s tuner provides the following goodness:

  • Full spectrum analysis – get as much detail as you need on your audio environment
  • Pitch pipe tone generation – confirm that you’ve tuned up correctly with a reference note
  • Tunings for many different musical instruments – new ones frequently added.

Download, screenshots and further details are

If you’d rather not open iTunes, read more online.

If you require further information, or wish to review this product, please contact Supernifty.

Chord Finder now has guitar chords

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Can you identify these somewhat uncommon guitar chords?

Good news, guitar players.

Supernifty’s Chord Finder now includes guitar chords.

Use the online guitar chord finder, or download version 0.2 of the PC version, for free offline guitar chord finding.

If you need to quickly look up the fingering for that pesky guitar chord, you can do it quickly and painlessly with the online guitar chord finder.

Feel free to check it out – any feedback is welcomed.