The Bagpipe Tuner App allows precision tuning of Highland bagpipes. Simply sound a note and start tuning. It's easy and accurate.

Bagpipe Tuner App for Highland Bagpipes accurately detects your pipe chanter notes, drones and displays the note, frequency and pitch position. Detection is via the inbuilt microphone, or in noisy environments an external microphone like the HBT clip mic can be attached.

Bagpipe Tuner features both digital and analog style meters, waveform input monitor and auto gain limiter. Simply press the Learn button and start tuning, or turn horizontal to access a larger meter display.

Using a Bagpipe Tuner can really make tuning less stressful, listening more pleasant and playing more enjoyable. You can quickly check your pipes at anytime to maintain good tone– before a gig, practising or competition. And, non-pipers can easily use it to help out with tuning.

Why a Bagpipe Tuner? Highland bagpipes are incredibly hard to tune and unlike standard chromatic instruments, the intervals between each note continue to vary. Bagpipe Tuner correctly displays the scale and takes the guesswork out of using a chromatic tuner.

Bagpipe Tuner compliments the standalone BLAIR tuners and Bluetooth clip.

• Auto detection and display of notes and drones
• Analog style meter
• Large horizontal display
• Frequency display meter
• Input waveform meter
• Frequency position bar
• Learn function for calibration setting
• Auto input limiter
• Internal microphone
• External microphone support (HBT clip mic)
• Large frequency detection range
• Special Bluetooth mic/ sensor for Bagpipes supported

What’s New

Version 1.4.4

Fixed crash problem when pairing with Bluetooth Clip sensor.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

rochpiper ,

Good App

It’s a good and accurate tuner. I really like the fact that you can pair it with a Bluetooth microphone.

However, I would give it five stars if you could manually calibrate it. It tends to learn too quickly and often not to the steady frequency that you need it tuned to, especially when self-calibrating to your own pipes.

Please update the app with that capability to make this app top notch.

Cliffroberts ,

An amazing app for the money

An amazing app for the money Easy to calibrate You can tune a whole band in no time It’s so easy anyone can use it to tune or learn to tune themselves Overall the best app for the money I just wish it did not use so much battery Other than that - a great app for a Piper or band at any level

bagpiper ,

Excellent, well done app

The best and only dedicated bagpipe tuner in the store. Well worth the purchase price, it provides positive feed back on tuning each drone and chanter. It really takes the guess work out of tuning when compared other non bagpipe dedicated tuners, which I have many of.

SUGGESTIONS - The app needs a screen lock button to prevent accidental exits from the app when handling the iPhone, i.e.: raising phone to top of drones.

Also, when pressing the learn button, the font in the help window is hard to read because it is script and in a small font size. I also would prefer to see the "learn" button renamed to "calibrate" and also offer a reset option instead. But thats my preferences.


Murray Blair
24.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Murray Blair 2013 (C)


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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