App of the Day: Tunable – Instrument Tuner


How many of our readers out there are musicians? Well if you are one, you'll want to check out this app. Tunable is created by the same developers behind NodeBeat. Tunable is the most intuitive visual toolkit for musicians. It's a chromatic tuner, tone/chord generator, metronome, and recorder which allows you to play steadily, in tune and on beat. It' also features a "tuning history" which is unique and displays visualizing pitch over time, Tunable is the perfect toolkit for every musician out there.

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Here are some more features of Tunable:

– Large, colorful tuning indicator clearly shows when in tune (green fills the screen)
– Clear, visual tuner with note, octave, cents (+\-), and frequency (hz) display
– Tuning history to see how well you're sustaining notes over time
– Especially suited for wind instruments and strings with note detection from Tuba to Piccolo (24hz to 15khz+)
– Horizontal and vertical tuning displays
– Adjustable A=440 reference tone
– Change between equal, just, pythagorean, and 18 other tuning temperaments

Tone and Chord Generator
– Chromatic Tone Generator with multiple tone options and sustain
– Play and sustain chords
– Auto Octave rounding for easy note access


– Large number display with visual flash to see the downbeat, subdivision, and pulse
– Adjust tempo, beats per measure, and subdivision
– See tempo markings to quickly jump between standard tempos
– Tempo Tap (tap metronome center to set a tempo)
– Continues to play when screen is locked or in the background

– Record and save unlimited recordings
– Share recordings through e-mail, SoundCloud, DropBox, and more

– Highly accurate (1/100 of a cent) and responsive
– Transpose notes to any instrument
– Dark and light themes


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Tunable is available on Google Play for $1.95, and is available for Android 2.3 – Gingerbread and above. It weighs in at about 7.9MB as well.