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"My most indispensable app is my guitar tuner, Cleartune. None of the old visual or analog tuners are as precise. I've even taken it on stage with me!" - Rosanne Cash

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Cleartune is a chromatic instrument tuner and pitch pipe that allows you to quickly and accurately tune your instrument using the built-in mic in your device.

Cleartune features a unique "note wheel" interface allowing you to quickly find your pitch, paired with a highly responsive fine-tuning meter for the perfect tune.

With support for custom temperaments, transposition, notations such as solfège, and adjustable calibration, Cleartune packs more power than most pro tuners, yet is simple enough for everyone to use.

Cleartune can tune acoustic or electric guitar, bass, bowed strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, tympani and any other instrument that can sustain a tone.

Most electronic tuners cannot properly tune a violin. With a built in temperament for violin family instruments, Cleartune will have the 5ths singing perfectly.


- Note Wheel Display
- Ultra responsive 25 cent range fine tuning display
- Needle Damping option
- Accuracy ±0.01 semitone (±1 cent)
- Selectable Temperaments
- Selectable Notations (such as Solfège)
- User-defined temperament and notations
- Support for transposing instruments
- Automatic reference note calibration
- Adjustable A4 calibration in 0.1 Hz increment
- Pitch Pipe/Tone generator
- Selectable tone waveform
- Automatic or manual note selection

Cleartune App Description & Overview

The applications Cleartune was published in the category Music on 2008-08-11 and was developed by Bitcount ltd.. The file size is 9.38 MB. The current version is 2.2 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

Update for iOS 11

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Cleartune Reviews


It use to work  jjplaysguitar  4 star

App crashes every time I open it.


Best tuner app for pipe organs  booyah5  1 star

Update!!!!!! This app is now HORRIBLE!!! Before you could adjust a4 (or any other reference note) and have the microphone adjust to the played pitch. This is essential for pipe organ tuning. However cleartune has decided that the iPad version of cleartune does not get this calibration feature anymore making cleartune about as useful as all the other crappy garbage tuning apps in the store. Really, just pass this pathetic excuse for an app, that once was great but now is just like all the other crappy terrible guitar apps in the App Store. Congratulations cleartune on exterminating your good app and transforming it into this pile of feces. Next up, you will be tossing your entire development kit into a vat of acid as your next smart business move. I'm really disgusted with you guys... End update about this horrible terrible worthless excuse for an app!!!! Old review when cleartune was useful, before they killed it: My partner and I maintain pipe organs and tune many dozen instruments a year. Most organs cannot be tuned to A=440, but rather need to be tuned onto itself. Before when we needed to use a tuner (if the temperament wasn't good), we'd lug out our Conn. strobe tuner because that would enable us to calibrate the tuner to the organ, then organ to tuner, and finally organ to organ. But we tried app after app on the app store to replace the Conn.. But app after app failed to be able to calibrate itself to another instrument. But after we found this app, problem solved! This is the only tuner you need to tune a pipe organ! As a bonus, I tune up my strumstick very easily with it as well. Good work devs!


Tuning app  ohsh..t  3 star

It works better than my battery operated little tuner


Used to be great. Now it’s super jumpy.  ThomasGardnerJr  2 star

Not sure what happened. This app used to work great for me, somehwere along the way an update, or an update to my phone, has made the responsiveness slow and glitchy/jumpy. It doesn’t pick up the low strings on my guitar as well as the high strings either. Hope they give it a positive update soon.


Needs to keep the screen on  Backmaster11  1 star

It’s not practical to change the screen sleep time to adjust to this. Needs an option not to turn off the screen otherwise it keeps turning off in the middle of tuning.


Was expecting much better app!  😍😍🎶🎵😊😊  3 star

This app was highly recommended to by a Grammy awarded musician who said that this is the best tuner, but it does not have good functionality for me. The tuning fork won’t work! That is basically a 50% dysfunctional app! Not cool! The tuner itself is great, I was expecting much better!!


Phone goes to sleep while tuning  Marwin.Jacinto  1 star

1 star to maybe get the developers attention. I think this app just needs an update. Everything is perfect but the app shouldnt go to sleep while I’m tuning. Also maybe utilize the bigger screens on the iPhone X and up


Great app  tingham  5 star

This might have been the first thing I bought on the App Store. So happy it still works.

Jonathan Meyers 528A

E guitar tuning is not working. It’s tuned to C which I never tried to use. Thanks  Jonathan Meyers 528A  1 star

I am unable to set up the standard E tuning for guitar. The app suddenly shows a C tuning. Tried correcting this problem


Fix or refund, please?  K.P.G.  1 star

I just purchased this on a recommendation from a fellow violinist. I’m on iOS 12 on my iPhone 5s. The pitch pipe feature does not work at all. I checked settings, restarted my phone, and even removed the app and reloaded it. Nothing. Can you please tell me how to remedy this problem or give me a refund? Follow up: After 3 days of waiting for a response here in the App Store, I decided to try to contact the developer via their website, but all I got after typing in my message and hitting "send" was an "internal server error" message. so I called Apple support, and Apple issued a refund. Thank you Apple for rectifying the issue.

Zoe+Pom pom

Useful  Zoe+Pom pom  5 star

Very helpful👍👍👍

phoebe caulfield

No sound  phoebe caulfield  1 star

I just purchased this app a minute ago and there is no sound coming out it. Is anyone else having this issue? Could someone advise me if I need to click on some button in addition to the power button?

Piano man '84

Used to be great  Piano man '84  2 star

But definitely disappointed the pitch generator has not been included in this update. Definitely won’t be ranking five stars until this is brought back.

The Hapless Romantic

Extremely useful - a must have  The Hapless Romantic  5 star

I use this app everyday. It just does what it says it does and well. This is probably one of the most used apps on my phone. Thanks!

swami of swank

Update has ruined app  swami of swank  1 star

I've used this app to tune my guitars for years and have recommended it to hundreds of students and fellow musicians. Since the update, it has become useless. It has lost its smooth glide and has become jumpy. I can no longer tune my guitars with confidence. Unless the app is returned to its original functionality I won't be using it anymore. Please fix ASAP!


Great app  Thisisthirtycharacteraters3030  5 star

Love this app. Very straight-forward to use. I can always rely on this app. I installed this other tuner but it was never as accurate as this app.


A great app now totally useless!!  Sheoke  1 star

I can never understand this.. I had this amazing paid app which worked beautifully and now an update (which annoyingly removed the Unlock feature) has ruined it. It is now completely useless - regardless of sensitivity setting and with the phone right next to my violin, the pointer just seems to arbitrarily flick backwards and forwards indicating nothing! Very annoyed that a fully paid-for app is no longer fit for purpose. It should either be fixed or removed from the app store.


Great app really accurate!!  [email protected]😀😋  5 star

Great app it tunes really accurately and is far better than the other free ones! Go ahead, pay for it. It’s worth it!!!


Back on iOS 11  bryce__bubbles  4 star

Fantastic, simple tuning app. I’m glad it’s updated for iOS 11 as it’s a great app that offers a convenient substitute to a chromatic tuner.


Bring back the old version  Sallyjunping  2 star

The new update is not as good as the old one, needle response is lagging


Excellent tuner, just two small things I would fix  Nathan#11  5 star

This tuner is excellent. For the money, you won’t find a better tuner for your iPhone. It’s easy to use, accurate and customizable. It had a pitch pipe setting so you can easily listen to any reference tone you like. That being said, I noticed two small differences from the older version versus the new iOS 11 version: 1. The green needle used to turn green when you were +/- 5 cents from the center of the pitch. Now it’s perpetually green. Please change it back to how it was. 2. The pitch pipe used to have a lock setting so that you could set it to any pitch and listen to what it sounds like in or out of tune. Please bring that lock setting back so the pitch pipe works exactly as it did before. No big deal, just hoping the developers see this review and make those changes if they feel the need to. I hope they do.

Alex from the North

So glad this was updated...  Alex from the North  5 star

I didn’t value Cleartune until I couldn’t use it for awhile. I tried several alternatives and I learned that some are better than others. Somehow I’m able to tune both more quickly and accurately.


Unhappy with update  Bsncase  3 star

I bought this app years ago and have used it every day for tuning my students. The wheel is too big now and the graphics more cartoonish looking (more 2-dimensional if I’m correct in saying?). The tuning needle stays green all the time now. It used to turn green only when you had the correct pitch which was visually helpful for my students. A step backwards from the older version so very disappointed. I NEVER write reviews so this shows how very disappointed I am.

Guy fantaine

Simply the best  Guy fantaine  3 star

Absolutely awesome. I've used this professionally for years to intonate and tune most of my MANY instruments! Update: lowering my rating because the got rid of the lock button that allowed you to use it as a frequency generator. I loved that function and would love it back!!


Love this app; Thanks for Updating!  Xeronaut  5 star

For people using this app - I really do love it and it's been great for tuning my guitar and bass guitar. As a full time IT professional I appreciate this App being updated so I can use it and update to iOS 11 to get the security patches. As a musician I'm glad I can keep my guitars and bass in tune. Rock on!


What Happened?  Speidelexpress  2 star

I used to LOVE this tuning app. It was my all time favorite. I just updated it and now it’s all jerky. The continuous tuning wheel and needle used to move fluidly but now when a string is plucked, it jerks around and one can’t seem to settle in on the correct tone until it stops jumping and settles down. I am totally disappointed in the upgrade.


Good, but latest version has problems  Jazzshow  3 star

Calibration by sound feature removed. This is very important to how I use it.


Used to be 5 stars  xsoundgardenx  2 star

The update made this app substantially less good. The tuner used to show a yellow icon that turned green when you found the correct pitch. Not essential but sometimes useful and now it’s gone. The speed and accuracy of the tuning seems to have taken a hit with the new iOS update. The biggest gripe however, is that the screen now dims after a minute or two while I am tuning with students and this is wholly unacceptable. I hope they can make the app like it used to be, but I’m going to look elsewhere.


Finally it works again !!!  Raffman1987  5 star

I been using this app since the very start I’m so glad it works on iOS 11.keep up the great work!!


Terrible tuner!  Trombonava  1 star

The earlier version was better, towards the end of earlier version and just before the upgrade problems started.. since the recent upgrade, completely unusable even after deleting and reinstalling.


Favourite Tuner App  Hat-trick  5 star

Using this a few years and my favourite tuner app. Thanks for updating it for iOS 11 😁🎶


Perfect  Giz316  5 star

Works perfect. , have just tuned up an acoustic banjo then a bass guitar using this app , highly recommend


Best app ever  Minions😜xx  5 star

This app the best app ever.Well worth the money.


Amazing  LalaXOox  5 star

This app is so easy to use.i would definitely recommend it😃


Tune up.. Tune in !!!!  J.B.Goode  5 star

Most apps on the iTunes store are just there to take your cash... This app however is one of the best tuners ever... It's far from a toy... No gimmicks here... I've been recording music for 25 years.. I use protools , neve pre amps and valve mics.. And I use this cleartune app.... It's as good as any studio strobe tuner without doubt... It's a rarity on this app store.... If you play music at any level , I recommend downloading this and then perhaps removing your credit card details from the AppStore, tuning your instrument , and play play play ...forget the programming apps that play music for you.. Get this app , and get into life.... Rock on , rap on, folk on , hip hop on , whatever you're into... Tune up... Tune in... Get real !!!!!! Five stars ... Top of the line tuner... Theres nothing else here to compare..and Theres no hardware tuner under 200 euros that's in the ballpark either .. That's for sure.... After that all I can say is the money you save from buying the other crap on here, will contribute to saving for a better instrument....WORK HARD AND BE NICE TO PEOPLE !!!!!... B.Goode

Colm C

Beginner Guitarist  Colm C  5 star

This app is great.I tried a load of the free apps and they were confusing and ultimately useless. I'd never tuned a guitar before I bought this app, is straightforward and accurate.

Star dudette

Tuner  Star dudette  5 star

Great tuner and really easy to use really good for tuning violin


Perfection  Chewtaggeer  5 star

Great app


Great App  Diarmuidb  5 star

Does what it says on the tin - works equally well on bass and guitars


Flawless  Smyth's  5 star

This app is amazing! Can't find anything wrong with it. It tuned my electric and acoustic guitars perfectly!

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