Introducing SteadyTune, the menu bar tuner for your Mac. Beautiful, accurate, stable, intuitive: you have to see it to believe it.
A POWERFUL TUNER RIGHT WHERE YOU NEED IT
Guitar players and musicians are some of the heaviest Mac users around. SteadyTune, the Mac menu bar tuner from the makers of GuitarToolkit and AmpKit, is beautifully implemented, amazingly lightweight, and always available when you need it. Now you can add tuning to the list of musical tasks your Mac is great at!
ACCURATE AND STABLE
SteadyTune's tuning algorithm is completely new, developed based on our 5 years of experience with the award-winning GuitarToolkit app. SteadyTune improves upon earlier-generation tuners in two ways: better tuning accuracy, and vastly improved needle stability when tuning. The difference is dramatic.
EASY ON THE EYES
A great tuning algorithm deserves a great tuning visualization, and SteadyTune introduces an altogether new visualization, with a high-precision log-ruled tuning strip that smoothly animates from out-of-tune dark red to in-tune bright green. The combination of this highly-intuitive visualization with SteadyTune's stability and precise note detection results in a fast, accurate and enjoyable tuning experience.
MORE THAN JUST GUITAR
Whatever instrument you're tuning, SteadyTune has you covered. And the list extends well beyond guitar:
◼ 6 String Guitar
◼ 7 String Guitar
◼ 12 String Guitar
◼ 4 String Bass
◼ 5 String Bass
◼ 6 String Bass
◼ Double Bass
In fact, with SteadyTune's "All Instruments" setting, you can tune just about anything—woodwinds, brass, you name it. Note: bagpipes are prohibited.
◼ 13 identified instruments plus "All Instruments" mode
◼ Over 200 alternate tunings
◼ Adjustable reference pitch
◼ "Always on top" mode
◼ "Start at login" option
◼ Mappable keyboard shortcuts
◼ Tune using the built-in mic or select an audio interface
◼ Works with AmpKit LiNK HD and other USB guitar interfaces
◼ Level meter shows signal strength
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Miscellaneous bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Simple and easy to use
It’s my go to for tuning my unstruments before I record on my DAW / Home Studio. You can also set a hot key in the preferences for when you’re ready to tune. I find that very useful. Example: My hot key = CTL T - when I press that, it pops up waiting to tune my instrument(s).
Nice app. For the price it needs some love.
It works well but for an $8 app it could and should be more robust. Agile’s Guitar Toolkit for iOS shows the developer certainly knows how to make a GREAT app.
For example, unlike Guitar Toolkit, Steadytune comes with a limited selection of tunings and *users cannot add custom tunings or rename tunings*. Fingerstyle guitar players use all sorts of alternate tunings and the included selection is by no means complete. For example CGDGAD (“Low C”) isn’t included.
In addition, in Yosemite’s new dark mode, Steadytune’s menubar icon is reduced to about 3 white pixels. Invisible.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.