Nova Tuner 4+

Professional Chromatic Tuner

Thomas J Foster

    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings
    • $7.99



Written for professionals, especially those in the field of Early Music, Nova Tuner is a fully featured, accurate, chromatic tuner with extensive temperament support.

Nova Tuner was written by professional fortepianist and harpsichordist, Thomas Foster.

- Sound Mode (reference pitch) and Auto Mode (detect pitch)
- Clean and simple interface
- About 30 built-in temperaments (see for full list)
- Add/Create new temperaments.
- Duplicate and edit built-in temperaments
- Create profiles to quickly set pitch and temperament for frequently used settings.
- A4 pitch detector to quickly determine an instrument's pitch level.
- Quick selection of common pitch levels: 392, 415, 430, and 440 Hz (these are customizable).
- Four waveforms for audible note: Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, Sine.
- No data is collected, no internet connection is required.

- All tuner information (pitch level, temperament, etc) clearly visible on main screen.
- Standard, simple iOS appearance and controls.
- Large and intuitive adjustment buttons (no fussy scroll wheels).
- Light and dark mode.
- Supports portrait and landscape orientations.
- Note names in English, German, and Neo-Latin (do, re, mi)

- Temperaments can be transposed
- Add, duplicate and edit temperaments
- Favorite frequently used temperaments
- Filter by favorited and custom
- Search entire list of temperaments by name or information (creator, type, year, etc.)
- Hide unwanted temperaments so they don't appear in the list or search

Transposition range: -11 to +11 semitones
Detection range: A0 to C8
Reference tone: C2 to B7
Tuning modes: Sound, Auto, Auto with Sound Back
Calibration range: A4=300-500 Hz, 0.1 Hz increments

What’s New

Version 1.11

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed a problem where text fields lost focus.
- Fixed an issue where the temperament details screen would come up blank.
- Deleting temperaments or profiles by swiping on a row now works correctly.
- Fixed a problem where the audio engine did not always restart after closing and opening the app.
- Fixed a problem where the 'in tune' bar did not appear for pitches lower than ~C2

- Pitches are now detected as fast as possible.
- The 'Speed' setting has been replaced with 'Sensitivity': high sensitivity can now detect much quieter pitches.
- The A4 Detector has been improved, and uses a running average to provide a more accurate reading.
- Added the A4 presets picker to the profile edit screen.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

trent-0110 ,

Great app

Very feature filled and well designed interface. 🎹

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