Top 9 Android Tuning Apps For Guitar And Bass Guitar

Top 9 Android Tuning Apps For Guitar And Bass Guitar featured imageWhat Are The 9 Best Tuner Apps For Android Smartphones?

Did you know that one of the first uses for smartphones was using the microphone to tune your guitar?

Although it was not great, it worked in a pinch.

The smartphones we have today have much better microphones and the guitar tuner apps are far better than they once were. Much improvement has been made in recent years.

Any guitarist or stringed-instrument player will tell you that it is a good idea to always have a tuner available.

You have your smartphone with you, so with the many choices of tuner apps out there, you also have your tuner with you at all times.

What are the 10 best tuner apps for Android smartphones?

Many great free tuners are available. Here are 1he 9 best tuner apps for Android smartphones as listed by Android Authority:

Pano Tuner

This is a simple guitar tuner app that has consistently high ratings. It features a nice design and an old-fashioned style dial tuner. It looks beautiful but its function does not match its form. It is not extravagantly full of extras. This app for tuning your guitar includes microphone sensitivity settings, frequency adjustments and support for non-standard tunings. It works well with most popular stringed instruments including guitars. The free version contains advertising but the low-cost pro version does not.

gStrings

It was one of the first good guitar tuner apps and is still excellent today. It has a dial-style tuner and many options that you can customize. These include themes and microphone sensitivity settings and several others as well. It supports most stringed instruments as well as some non-stringed instruments, like the piano. It is simple and of good quality. There is a free version and the pro version goes for $3.99.

GuitarTuna: Tuner, Metronome and Game

Get it, “GuitarTuna”? It’s fun and it is one of the most popular tuner apps for guitars. It is very versatile and works well with many stringed instruments including some unusual ones, like the balalaika for example. It has auto-tune, advanced tuning options and some opportunities for customization. Interestingly, it has a basic chart set and some exercises for beginning players. It is a super app for beginners and intermediates as well as seasoned players.

Pitchlab

This tuner app is very accurate and has sensitivity in a wide frequency range. It has several different display modes for analyzing pitch, harmonies, and waveforms. It works with IOS and Android smartphones.

Fender Guitar Tuner

This one is one of the best basic guitar tuner apps available today. It works well with all guitar types, including bass guitars. It’s a Fender, so you know it will perform up to and beyond the standard. It boasts 22 different tunings, an auto-tune mode and separate tuners for acoustic and electric guitars. If you prefer to play freestyle, there is also a Chromatic mode for this. It is otherwise a basic tuner, and it does it all. It is free and has no in-app purchase offers or advertisements.

Chromatic Guitar Tuner

It is among the most popular guitar tuner apps. A simple tuner with a good interface, it has decent functionality. It works for tuning guitars, bass guitars, banjos, ukuleles, violins, and many others. It includes a digital tuning fork, should you prefer having one. It does have advertisements and you can’t get rid of them. Otherwise, it works quite well.

aTuner

Want to keep things simple? This, the aTuner, does it well. However, it will do it all if you need it to. This tuner contains some nice features such as auto-sensitivity settings and simple visuals. Some of the tuning capabilities of the pro version are super specific. It works well with guitars, bass guitars, ukuleles, violins, cellos, mandolins, piano, harp, and others. The free version has the basic features and it does have advertising. However, for only $1.99 and you can get the pro version which has it all.

Pro Guitar Tuner

This is another popular guitar tuning app. You can use it on your computer as well because it has a website. It is a chromatic tuner and therefore it supports most stringed instruments and several non-stringed instruments.  Its accuracy is average, and it has a nice-looking interface. The app is simple to use. The version that is free has advertising, but the pro version does not. The free version only allows for standard tuning so you can test it for free to determine if you want to go with the pro version.

Cifra Club Tuner

It is a good one and it is super for beginners. It works with all the standard stringed instruments but also with some off-the-wall ones, like the cavaquinho (somewhat like a ukulele). It will tell you to loosen or tighten your strings to get the best tuning and that is very helpful for beginning players. It has a sleek, simple interface and smartwatch support. As usual, the free version has ads. The pro version is free to download with in-app purchases up to $9.99.

image of an android smartphoneConclusion:

With the variety of free apps, you can try them out and then decide which ones you like best. The 10 best tuner apps for Android smartphones as listed by Android Authority are as follows:

  1. Pano Tuner
  2. gStrings
  3. GuitarTuna: Tuner, Metronome and Game
  4. Pitchlab
  5. Fender Guitar Tuner
  6. Chromatic Guitar Tuner
  7. aTuner
  8. Pro Guitar Tuner
  9. Citra Club Tuner

Try them out and you will decide which ones are your favorites. Simple or complex, any one of these is an excellent choice and will keep your guitar nicely tuned.

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