iDrumTune Pro is the world’s most advanced, accurate and intelligent system for assisting and educating on drum tuning – used by thousands of drummers all over the world!
IT’S LIKE A GUITAR TUNER - BUT FOR DRUMS !
Featured in Modern Drummer 'New and Notable' - July 2018
"an invaluable aid not only for drummers but also studio engineers and producers" - Sound on Sound Magazine
"I can’t recommend this app highly enough ... for the money, it is indispensable. It's simple, accurate, looks good, and the tuning information is worth the cost of the app alone." - www.mikedolbear.com
“***** I never knew I could have this much fun tuning drums!” – Adamrod (App Store review)
“***** Just tuned my first drum and this app is awesome!” – bburt85 (App Store review)
“***** Buy this app if you are a drummer!!!” Lildrummerboy (App Store review)
The original and most innovative electronic drum tuning app - iDrumTune Pro brings unrivalled accuracy and features that have never been possible before for assisting with drum tuning.
iDrumTune Pro includes the following features:
* Pitch Tuning – to make your drums sing and allow you to play musical phrases around the kit
* Lug Tuning – to ensure that the drumhead is evenly tuned and gives a smooth and warm tone
* Resonant Head Tuning – to allow you to be sure that the two heads are working together and giving rich overtones
* Spectrum Analyzer – so you can really start to understand what frequencies are excited and heard when playing the drums
* Drum Kit Presets – so you can save and load your favorite tunings and share them with the world
* The Science of Drum Tuning – and extensive manual on the science and art of drum tuning and getting the best out of iDrumTune Pro
iDrumTune is the first and by far the most intelligent and accurate system for analyzing drum sounds and assisting tuning – developed by drummers, music producers and acoustics research Professors. iDrumTune provides you with a measurement of the drumhead vibration frequency, much in the same way to an acoustic guitar tuner which measures the vibration frequency of a guitar string. In Pitch Tuning mode, you simply hold the iPhone over the center of a drum, about 2-4 inches away, and strike the drum in the center.
The iDrumTune readout shows the recorded sound waveform and gives the strongest frequency recorded. There is also a tuning indicator bar which shows the drumhead tuning relative to musical notes, so iDrumTune can be used to ensure that your drums are in key with each other or the song you are playing. A frequency spectrum view also allows more detailed analysis and helps with tuning the drum at the lug positions.
IDrumTune Pro provides advanced tuning features including an intelligent filter function, Lug Tuning mode and Resonant Head Tuning mode. The filter allows unwanted frequencies to be ignored by the analysis algorithm, whilst Lug Tuning mode offers the simplest and most innovative method for tuning an even frequency response at the lug positions on the drumhead.
The new Preset Manager allows you to save all your favorite drum tunings and call them up when you are in the middle of the process. Drum kits can also be exported and imported, so you can share your favorite tuning setups and load new ones in from other drummers.
Drum Tuning isn’t easy, and drums don’t respond exactly the same way every time you hit them. For that reason, it's valuable to know a little about the science of drum tuning. iDrumTune includes a comprehensive text on the science of drums and drum tuning in order to help you get the best of iDrumTune and to become an expert drum tuner!
Watch the iDrumTune tutorial videos and read reviews on iDrumTune at www.idrumtune.com
Minor updates for iOS 12.1.4
Ratings and Reviews
Better than I could have imagined
Never written a review before, but this worked so well I had to give credit where it’s due. I was seconds away from buying a drum dial when I had a thought to check the App Store first. I am so glad I did because this app saved me $50+ and it actually tells you if your drum is in tune as apposed to the drum dial which only tells you the amount of tension on the drum head. Which can be two completely different things, depending on the shape of your kit. So stoked with the product and price! You guys knocked it outa the park!
Disappointing, not useful for me
Three recommendations for future revisions: First, consider focusing more on pitches and less on frequencies. I’ve never met a drummer who tunes using frequencies. And while we can Google the conversions, it’s an extra step. Second, incorporate a pitch/tone generator (unless it’s there somewhere and I can’t find it). As it is, the app seems to be geared toward checking the existing pitch/tension of the head, but it would be more useful if it helped the user actually arrive at the desired pitch in the first place. Third, the lug tuning seems to check each lug clockwise, but many of us go from one lug to the one across from it. Maybe there’s an option in there that I can’t find to change the order of the lugs, but if not, there should be.
Developer Response ,
Hi schmargle. Thanks for posting those suggestions, which we’ll consider for the next version of the app. The concept has been to create a tool as close as possible to an electronic guitar tuner - but for drums. This has worked out great for many users, though we appreciate it challenges some of the conventional ideas and offers a subtly new approach for drum tuning.
Good when it works
Like this app and has enough usable features to make it worth the small price.
However it constantly crashes or takes forever to get a reading. Seems to work for about 2-3 minutes then hangs up. I can close the app, open another then go back and reopen and it’s still stuck where it crashed before. Sometimes have to delete then reinstall to get back to a starting point.
So nice app WHEN it works.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, thanks for the positive review and sorry for the frustrations. The app is usually extremely reliable on iPhone, so this is uncommon. Be sure you don’t have lots of other background apps running at the same time, using up phone memory. If the problem persists pls email email@example.com and we will make sure it is resolved ASAP. Happy tuning!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.