Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Friday, August 07, 2009
Thursday, August 06, 2009
This is an absolutely amazing demostration of the intuitiveness of the pentatonic scale by Bobby McFarrin, during session of the World Science Festival 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
I was looking for a digital tuner application to add to my iphone, so that I am never without a digital tuner. There are so many times that I am in a vendors booth at festival, looking at purchasing a new instrument, or even checking the tuning of my 'toys' at the beginning of a jam session. I thought that it would be useful to have a digital tuner app on my iphone.
After some research and looking at reviews for all of the digital tuner applications in the iTunes app store, I decided to purchase the Cleartune app from bitcount.
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. See the screenshot above for what it looks like. Some of the other features that I like include:
- You can change the sensitivity of the needle, so that it doesn't bounce around so much.
- You can select: "Pitchpipe" to have it generate a tone
- You can select up to 23 temperaments out of the box, and you can enter in your own.
- Cleartune supports A4 calibration in increments of 0.1Hz.
All in all, I really like the design and function of this application.