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    Rilink is absolutely right. Nothing else needs to be said.
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    Cleartune is a really nice tuning app

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUpDave View Post
    I use the app "Da Tuner" on my Android and love it. Before the smart phone there was the Korg Chromatic tuner that did the same thing. The advantage with the app is that it tells me what octive I am in and exactly how many cents flat or sharp I am. I find it much more accurate than a clip on tuner, I have all kinds of those as well. Clip on tuners do a good job and are indispensable in a noisy environment. They both have there place.
    Just today, I was hunting for a good tuning app as wasn't happy with the one I was using - "Da Tuner" - just what I was looking for - Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by JesterBlod View Post
    Just today, I was hunting for a good tuning app as wasn't happy with the one I was using - "Da Tuner" - just what I was looking for - Thanks
    Yes, DaTuner is a class act Android tuner. I seldom use it as it is easier to put a clip-on tuner to my instruments headstock than open the mobile's pin code.
    Not sure what is wrong with my Boss TU-01, but sometimes it does not show correct notes high up the neck. Could be the clip-on mechanism or some other note resonating more strongly in the head :P

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    I tried tuning one of my ukes in a room of our house where the TV was on in the background - it wasn't overly loud was audible enough to hear what was being said on it. I first tuned my uke with the built-in tuner, then with a clip-on tuner, and finally with a smart phone app (Smart Chord). The built-in tuner and clip-on tuners were (no surprise) both very accurate, but the app tuner not quite as much and tended to pick up background noise from the TV as certain pitches which interfered with my tuning.

    Using a smart phone app to tune is grand if there is very little to no noise, but probably best to use if you're stuck for a proper tuner (or can tune by ear!).

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    I use gStrings (Android) on my phone if I need to check tuning. Whichever instrument has had its strings changed most recently gets the clip on tuner as it needs a lot more tuning.

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    The GuitarTuna app on Android works well, with a uke setting, does +/- cents too. As others have stated, phone is not as accurate as a clip-on when there is other noise in the background.
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