“I’ve never been inspired by a tuner before.” – The Guitar Journal

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, VITALtuner is simply the best way to tune your instrument. Why? Keep reading and we promise to not disappoint!

“The guitar settings options will get you excited...superior design” – Guitar Adventures

“Incredibly accurate, very easy to use, and super reliable…the best I’ve ever used” – Award-winning guitarist John Huldt

“Honestly, the BEST tuner I have ever seen. Incredible technology!”
“This app blows everything else out of the water”
“There is no other tuning app which has the breadth of options that VITALtuner has. This will be the only tuner anyone needs” - App Store reviews

• Just bought your first mandolin and don’t have the slightest idea how to tune it?
• Want to down-tune your guitar and play along with Jimi?
• About to go onstage and perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto?
• In the studio and the producer is asking for an alternate banjo tuning?
• Interested in exploring an obscure temperament for your harpsichord?

With VITALtuner the above scenarios are covered with ease. And there is so much more you can do.

VITALtuner is designed for unsurpassed professional tuning accuracy that you can use seamlessly in any musical setting. A truly universal tuner for all instruments with a state-of-the-art Tuning Engine designed from the ground up to cover the widest range of pitches. From a low C extension on a double bass to a high C on a piccolo, you’re covered!

4 unique modes designed to cover any musical settings you may find yourself in, regardless of your skill level.
• Advanced Mode - Unmatched tuning accuracy with a virtual needle that has been perfected for fluid movement and intuitive tuning.
• Easy Mode - Great for beginners, it offers extra help tuning. Virtual LEDs provide steadier movement for effortless and quick tuning.
• Stage Mode - Same feel and accuracy as Advanced Mode, but designed to be viewed from a distance. Always clearly visible, on a music stand or across the stage.
• Bright Mode - Designed for outdoor use when direct sunlight makes screens hard to see.

• Tuning Engine – State-of-the-art digital signal processing available only with VITALtuner. Accuracy and pitch detection on par with piano technician tuners worth thousands for dollars.
• Instrument Tunings - 130 standard and alternate tunings spanning 40 instruments. Choose your instrument and target tuning, and Guide Notes will help you tune.
• Transposition - Tune down or with a capo.
• Concert A Calibration - Set concert pitch with 3 decimal point accuracy.
• Sweeter Tunings - Tuning offsets that are tailored for specific instruments to produce a more balanced intonation.
• Temperaments - The largest number of thoroughly researched historical and contemporary temperaments.
• Custom Offsets - Save custom tuning offsets. Add your own Temperaments and Sweeter Tunings.
• Pitch Generator - Play highly accurate reference pitches using a familiar keyboard layout. Reflects A4 calibration & offsets.
• Concert Pitch Notation - See detected pitch displayed in standard music notation.
• SPL (Decibel) Meter
• Peak Meter

What’s New

Version 1.1.4

• Fixed bug affecting user settings in regions that use a different decimal mark

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

drum365 ,

Historical Temperaments

One of the reasons I bought this app is that it has many historical temperaments built-in. I play the lute whose moveable frets allow one to adjust the tempering for individual pieces. I usually play in 1/6 comma meantone temperament, in which some of the enharmonic equivalents - for example G# and Ab - are VERY different notes. Unfortunately, VITALTuner only shows one of these and I have to tune the other by ear. It’s a good tool for those of us exploring early music, but not quite there yet. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, everything else is worth 5 stars.)

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review and the feedback, much appreciated! 🙏 This is definitely on our radar for features we'd like to add. It's useful for different octaves as well, if you'd like e.g. your high G string to be at a slightly different offset from your low G course. We'd love to email you when we have news if you reach out to us at

prc292 ,

Great tuner!

I really like this tuner. It seems very accurate, and the features and versatility are great! The main reason I wanted this app was to explore sweeter tunings and specifically use it for “James Taylor” tuning. But I can’t figure out how to set up the custom offsets correctly. How can I have a different offset for the high and low “E” strings on a guitar? Is that even possible or would I have to just do it manually for one of the “e” strings.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback, 🙏 and for writing to us as where we were able to give a more detailed answer. The ability to assign offsets to individual pitches is on our list of feature considerations, and your request has been added. We'll follow up with you when we have news, stay tuned! 👀

Grained Salt ,

To be taken with a grain of salt

Looking at it from my perspective, I’m not an avid players of my guitar, but I enjoy it and want to learn it more than my basic knowledge. But reading through reviews of other tuning apps was like mini-horror stories. So I dropped the one time purchase for this app and after just finishing using it must say I am happy with the seeming effectiveness of it as well as it’s simplicity to use

Developer Response ,

That's so great to hear and has made our day! 💯

App Privacy

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