The main screen consists of a
horizontally scrollable tone selector on the top, an
analog measuring gadget and control buttons.
Press Sound 'target' to listen to a
reference tone of your selection from the list of
tones on the top. The microphone is turned off and
no input is analyzed in this mode.
Press Tune 'target' to tune the
selected tone of the tone list on top. At this point
your microphone is activated and the sampled sound
is analyzed to determine the most dominant
frequency/pitch. The measurement continues until the
intensity of the input sound remains above a
threshold value. Input intensity, as well as the
measured frequency are displayed on the gadget
Pressing Tune auto will result in
the input being analyzed similarly to 'Tune target',
with one exception: in this mode, the selected tone
of the tone list will update dynamically as well, so
that the selection is always as close to the
measured value as possible.
ATTENTION: Please set the microphone
sensitivity before attempting to tune using either
'Tune target' or 'Tune auto'. More information about
the microphone sensitivity can be found in the
SETTINGS section below.
NOTE: To make the use of gStrings
'musically educational' as well, it is recommended
that you first attempt to tune your string on your
own. Once you are done, use 'Sound target' to listen
to the note you should have tuned your string to.
Now make adjustments until you believe your string
is in tune with the target tone played back.
Finally, use 'Tune target' or 'Tune auto' to
validate/correct your results.
New in v1.0.9
- accessibility support with audible feedback
for blind musicians
- Dell Streak 8kHz sampling bug workaround