IMPORTANT NOTE : this version of iDrumTune is for iPhone 4 users and those devices running iOS 9 or lower. If you have iPhone 5, 6 or 7 and iOS 10.2 then please install the brand new and improved iDrumTune Pro version from:
iDrumTune is the worlds most accurate and intelligent system for assisting and educating on drum tuning. LIKE A GUITAR TUNER - BUT FOR DRUMS !
"an invaluable aid not only for drummers but also studio engineers and producers"
Sound on Sound Magazine
"I cant 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."
iDrumTune is the first and most intelligent system for analyzing drum sounds and assisting tuning. 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, simply hold the iPhone over the center of a drum, about 4-6 inches away, and strike the drum in the center.
The iDrumTune readout shows you 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 V02 now includes advanced tuning features including an intelligent filter function and Lug 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.
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 at www.idrumtune.com
Read reviews of iDrumTune here:
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IMPORTANT NOTE : this version of iDrumTune is for iPhone 4 users and those devices running iOS 9 or lower. If you have iPhone 5, 6 or 7 and iOS 10.2 or greater, then please install the brand new and improved iDrumTune Pro version from: http://bit.ly/iDrumTunePro
- Extended the calculated analysis frequency range to cover 40-500 Hz
- Improved the sound triggering and background noise removal algorithms
- Updated for iOS7 SDKs
Ratings and Reviews
INTERESTING DRUM APP
First of all this is no replacement for a Tune-bot, it's much slower to react and the results are not nearly as consistent or useful. If you're getting serious about drum tuning and don't want to spend very much this app might be helpful.
I have four rack toms and two floor toms, I tune them in major thirds. I can get them to exact frequencies with Tune-bot but not using iTuneDrums which allows me to get in the ballpark but not right on the target note.
I like that this drum tuning app lives on my iPhone so I have it with me all the time. iTuneDrums has an interesting readout of information about the sound drums make. It is unlike torque wrenches because it is based on sound not measurement of physical tension or pressure, it measures the sonic results of these physical measurments which is what your ears do to when listening to drums.
At $5 it's worth the investment to have another viewpoint of the sound and pitch your drums are actually making. If you tune your drums by ear iTuneDrums can tell you how well your ears guided you to the end result, like Q.C. for your ears and pitch.
It is fascinating to see on the app how a harmonic can be louder than the fundamental tone of a drum and how the smallest turn of the drum key can change the overall timbre produced.
WORKS AS PROMISED
First off, I have never reviewed an app in my life, however I was compelled to review this one. I have been playing and tuning drums for the better part of 20 years. I have a good ear and usually don't have much trouble getting a great drum sound. However, after purchasing a new kit (my sixth) I could not get the floor tom to sound good. And for what I paid for the drums it should sound great. After messing with it for about an hour, I started googling solutions. Which brought me to the tune bot. Further googling lead me to iDrumTune. 10 minutes after using this App my floor tom SINGS. I used the multi lug tuning option and was able to quickly get all the lugs relative to the pitch of the head. I couldn't be happier and I'm excited to try it on all my other drums!!! Buy this app if your a drummer!!!
Good drum tuner
Just downloaded the full version of this app. Overall, I'd say it's worth the price. It does what it says, especially with the filter mode on. The app is useless without that.
A few suggestions:
- Make a way to save favorite turnings/create a "kit setup"
- Add suggested tuning setups from the site to the app.
- Change the interface. It works, but honestly it's just kind of ugly. If you want more people to buy the app, make it look nicer.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.