Get TC Electronic's PolyTune For Free

Download Polyphonic Tuner For Free For A Limited Time      04/06/10
Get TC Electronic's PolyTune For Free

TC Electronic has released PolyTune - their polyphonic tuning application - as a free download for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, for a limited time. 

Here's what they have to say about PolyTune:

The PolyTune iPhone app is a 1:1 port of the award-winning PolyTune pedal tuner, and PolyTune for iPhone delivers exactly the same features and tuning technology as the pedal version. However, you probably don’t want to mount your iPhone to your pedal board, so that’s what the PolyTune pedal is for.

PolyTune for iPhone, on the other hand, is the fastest and easiest way to tune at home, in the band bus or backstage before the gig.

You can set the reference pitch anywhere from 435Hz to 445Hz, so you can play with anyone, with any instrument and in any situation. And if you like to drop tunings, you can go from E-flat all the way down to B.  

PolyTune is also a chromatic tuner with an amazing 0.5 cent accuracy, and it has two chromatic tuning modes: Needle and Stream. Needle Mode is the classic tuner view, and if you want a little more real-time information, the Stream Mode visualizes even the slightest pitch as a rotating motion.

If you've used TC Electronics' PolyTune, leave a comment with your thoughts!

Pricing and Availability

PolyTune is available for a limited time as a free download.




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7 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
tonejunkee    Said...

not free anymore, on the store at €7.99, that was short lived!

04-Jun-10 06:21 AM

The Guvnor    Said...

The app was supposed to be free for the first 25,000 downloads.

It was only released a couple of days back and I grabbed it the day it came out. Maybe TC Electronics pulled it as a freebie when they realized sufficient hype had been generated and didnt want to potentially lose $250,000 in revenue...

Nice app though...

04-Jun-10 09:52 AM

rentit    Said...

Not free Sonic, $9.99 us

04-Jun-10 03:35 PM

ChucK    Said... is it that it's free when it's priced at $9.99?

05-Jun-10 01:38 PM

Nick B    Said...

I think it WAS free for a limited time. Looks like that time was pretty limited.

05-Jun-10 02:13 PM

The Guvnor    Said...

Like I said in an earlier post, it WAS free for the first 25,000 downloads. Whether or not TC Electronics passed that number before they started charging is questionable.

However, the app works great. Just strum a guitar and adjust the out of tune strings accordingly. Seems too good to be true but it isn't. If you want to go back to the Jurassic Era and tune individual strings you can even use the way-cool strobe tuner (I like this better than the needle tuner - both are included).

Having used it a few times, I've quickly come to accept it as the norm for tuning guitars and don't even bother to use a single note tuner anymore.

In fact I wonder how I ever wasted my time doing so, or spent time retuning the other strings after tuning one of them knocked the others ever so slightly out of whack occasionally (which is a bugger when tuning a MIDI guitar). Scary....

Would I spend 10 bucks on the thing if it wasn't free... absolutely.

05-Jun-10 10:07 PM

Redhatredhat    Said...

I got it free, as did my co-guitarist in Sunday School Beatdown, and we both agree it's the best tuner we've ever had. I'm currently adding a dock and cradle to my rack so I can just plug in my iphone when playing, that's how awesome this thing is. For that matter, I can honestly say I've never been disappointed in any TC gear, and I've used a bunch.

06-Jun-10 02:31 PM

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