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IC Piano Tuner v4.0.1

IC Piano Tuner (v4.0.1):
Turn your computer into a tuner -- View Pitch & Beating Real Time!


Whether you are a professional or amateur piano tuner, or just want to check if your piano is out-of-tune or how well your piano was just tuned, IC Piano Tuner can help. IC Piano Tuner revolutionizes the approach in traditional tuning software by focusing on beating, the key task for tuners. 

It covers all keys from A0 to C8 for a standard piano keyboard. (Most other tuners & software have difficulties in identifying lowest keys such as A0).

  • Beating counting is a major task in tuning. Did you ever have problem with it? IC Piano Tuner transforms the beating into visual result, no need for a metronome.

  • In "Continuous" Running Mode, it can provide real time pitch and beating information continuously, and allow user to perform stretch tuning with visible results. This mode facilitates the fast tuning process.

  • In "Interval" Running Mode, it runs in fixed intervals repeatedly (record-display-pause in each cycle with user adjustable delay) to provide more details of the partials for pitch and beatings for single or two strings played (e.g., 4:3 & 8:6 beatings for F3 & A#4). This mode provides in-depth study of individual strings.

  • In a noisy background while working with your piano? IC Piano Tuner allows you to set the cutoff level for the noise.       

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What's new !   The latest version 4.0.1 includes several new exciting features such as,

  • In Continuous mode, pitch data are provided continuously. A new C4->B4 stretch tuning function is added to allow user to stretch tuning the middle octave quickly by strike single string at a time (without playing two strings together).
  • User can save preferred default parameters such as A4 frequency, noise level cutoff, and the duration of the beating curve (beating history), as well as the stretch tuning results of C4->B4 which provides one kind of "fingerprint" associated with the piano quality.
  • In Continuous mode an automatic higher partials beating enhancement is provided to automatically suppress impact from the lowest partial(s).
  • Noise cutoff range is increased to accommodate low sensitivity of some computer microphones.

What's old new:  The older version 3.0.1 includes several old exciting features such as,

  • In Pitch mode (Interval mode), user can play two strings at once for a quick checkup of partial beatings for, e.g., perfect fifth.
  • In Beat Viewing mode (continuous mode), higher partial beatings (such as 3:2 of perfect fifth) which are usually obscured by the first (or lower) partials can be enhanced by a  simple click.
  • User is provided with an option to reduce the impact of the piano hammer knocking noise to achieve better tuning accuracy.
  • User can choose different keys for higher pitch or higher partials beating enhancement.
  • Reference marks of equal temperament beatings are provided real time on the beating graph in Pitch mode to assist tuning practice so one does not have to memorize the equal temperament beating values, e.g., 0.89 Hz (Narrow) 3:2 of perfect fifth beating between C4 and G4.


If you have any questions or suggestions, please email us at,

cast_llc@yahoo.com


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You should carefully read the following terms and conditions before using this software.  Your use of this software indicates your acceptance of this license agreement.


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One licensed copy of IC Piano Tuner may be used by any member of the residential household of the original purchaser as long as the member resides with the original purchaser. A business Owner is required to purchase one licensed copy for each user who does not reside in his/her household.


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To begin use of IC Piano Tuner (for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 only), place your order (each license for single user only) by clicking "Add to Cart" on the left. Placing your order indicates you have read and agree to the IC Piano Tuner licence agreement* stated below. We accept major credit cards payment through Paypal. You do not need to have a Paypal account to use your credit card (please provide your email if so). You will receive a link to download the setup software and a serial number by email to activate IC Piano Tuner when you run the application for the first time. Please allow up to one day to receive your link and serial number due to possible transaction delays. If you bought earlier versions and wish to upgrade, you are eligible to receive free upgrade if you purchased before February 7 2014, or to receive a discount of your original purchased price before December 31, 2016. In either case, please email us from your original email address and provide your original serial number. Do not use unauthorized copy as it may cause unpredicted problems.


About IC Piano Tuner : Some professional tuning software cost hundreds of dollars, considered expensive by many tuners. The cost of the developer's software and the small market are two main reasons behind it. Yet most of the software focus on the pitch of the string, neglecting the most important tuning task - beating between strings. Tuning relying on pitch alone will use considerably much more time, and is not practical in the regular daily practice for professional tuners. It is also unlikely to achieve optimal results due to the complexity of the tuning process.


IC Piano Tuner was developed to meet the special need of tuners, by focusing on the beating of the strings. It can also provide the full pitch spectrum of the partials for each string. Advanced signal processing technologies, which go far beyond simple Fourier transform technique used in most (if not all) of other tuning software, are applied to extract the most useful information for piano tuners. IC Piano Tuner is especially useful for beginners to understand the tuning and perfect their skills.


Versions for Apple's and Android's operating systems may be available in the future. The license fee for each user, used to support and promote IC Piano Tuner, is aimed to provide an affordable solution for the piano tuners' community.

 

Q&A:

Q:  Why can I see sound waveform but no partials?

A: If all radio buttons are unchecked ("C4->B4 stretch tuning", "high pitch only", higher partial beating enhance"), you should see partials displayed on the smaller graphs at the top-left unless the noise cutoff level is set too high (the blue slide at the bottom-right).  Make sure your microphone is enabled: clap your hands and you should see clapping sound peaks shown up in the sound graph. 

Q: My  sound level appears to be too high, is there any way to reduce the level?

A: Some computer's built-in microphones may be too sensitive, and the saturation may occur from time to time (the "Sound Saturation Level" bar indicator will show full or close to full level), which will distort the results. An external microphone, such as one in a headphone with Mic (which may also helpful in reducing the environmental noise since it typically only picks up nearby sound), may do well in effectively reducing the sound level and eliminating the saturation. You will need to restart your IC Piano Tuner if you switch your microphone.

Q: What do the notes on the partials windows mean?

A: The (key)notes shown up in the partials windows at the upper-left are used to represent the first partials of the keynotes, e.g., when A4 key is played, you may see A4, A5, E6, A6, ...shown up on the little partial windows, representing the A4 key string's 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th partials having frequencies closest to the first partials of those keys respectively, with A4 also shown up in the "KEY ID" window.