Looking for a tuner VST

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Skorpius
KVRist
492 posts since 6 Mar, 2012

Post Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:00 pm

Hi everyone,

Is there anything like a (free) tuning VST which does nothing but show the tune of an instrument on a DAW track? I need such a VST to, for example, fine tune old cassette recordings that are slightly out of pitch.

At the moment, I'm still using an age-old VST called "Tune It", which basically does what I want. However, this VST dates from 2004 and is only 32 bit.

I know there's usually a tuner in guitar sims, but I'm explicitly looking for a pure tuning VST. Maybe someone knows of one I haven't noticed yet.

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ere2learn
KVRAF
1620 posts since 3 May, 2014

Re: Looking for a tuner VST

Post Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:12 pm


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ChamomileShark
KVRian
1419 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Re: Looking for a tuner VST

Post Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:32 pm


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Teksonik
KVRAF
12194 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Re: Looking for a tuner VST

Post Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:34 pm

I use G Tune:

http://www.kvraudio.com/product/gtune-by-gvst

Free, 64 Bit, and it doesn't install a ton of other plugins..............
None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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mutantdog
KVRAF
1954 posts since 21 Sep, 2007 from The Infinite Void

Re: Looking for a tuner VST

Post Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:15 am

I have both GTune and MTuner. Each has their advantage over the other, GTune is usually my first choice as i find it more reliable but it struggles with more complex sounds, MTuner will basically have a go at anything you run through it but it can jump around a lot.

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U-o
KVRian
1090 posts since 16 Nov, 2011 from Czechia

Re: Looking for a tuner VST

Post Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:02 am

Teksonik wrote:I use G Tune:

http://www.kvraudio.com/product/gtune-by-gvst

Free, 64 Bit, and it doesn't install a ton of other plugins..............
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chroma
KVRian
787 posts since 10 Jan, 2010

Re: Looking for a tuner VST

Post Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:13 pm

try photosounder spiral.... not exactly a tuner but it makes a great one..
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Djnro1
KVRer
18 posts since 11 Sep, 2014

Re: Looking for a tuner VST

Post Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:10 pm

If you work on Ableton Live, there's a free tuner that comes with the update. It's a great tuner!

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H-man
KVRian
638 posts since 26 Dec, 2007 from Australia

Re: Looking for a tuner VST

Post Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:44 pm

U-o wrote:
Teksonik wrote:I use G Tune:

http://www.kvraudio.com/product/gtune-by-gvst

Free, 64 Bit, and it doesn't install a ton of other plugins..............
+1

The best for many many years... :tu:
My fav too. Assuming though that your tape material is a solo instrument (monophonic)?

d-s-m
KVRist
330 posts since 1 Nov, 2012 from England

Re: Looking for a tuner VST

Post Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:22 am

I've found that these tuner plugins often show different results from the same source :(

And Abletons tuner plugin only seems to work on kickdrums, nothing happens when I run snares through it?

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mutantdog
KVRAF
1954 posts since 21 Sep, 2007 from The Infinite Void

Re: Looking for a tuner VST

Post Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:32 am

I find the best way to tune a snare is actually to layer it with another tuned sound like a tom.

Sometimes tuners work better if you run a lowpass filter beforehand thus removing as much of the harmonic content of the sound as possible.

fischkopf
KVRist
253 posts since 18 Oct, 2008

Re: Looking for a tuner VST

Post Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:14 pm

I use GTune. Free, simple to use and accurate.

chroma
KVRian
787 posts since 10 Jan, 2010

Re: Looking for a tuner VST

Post Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:05 pm

mutantdog wrote:I find the best way to tune a snare is actually to layer it with another tuned sound like a tom.

Sometimes tuners work better if you run a lowpass filter beforehand thus removing as much of the harmonic content of the sound as possible.
seriously... try spiral. because of the way it shows the spectrum, you can tune to any harmonic or any part of the signal...

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Teksonik
KVRAF
12194 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Re: Looking for a tuner VST

Post Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:48 pm

chroma wrote:seriously... try spiral.
Skorpius wrote:Is there anything like a (free) tuning VST
"You can buy the full version of Spiral with a full commercial license for $99" :shrug:
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karl off
KVRer
3 posts since 22 Sep, 2015

Re: Looking for a tuner VST

Post Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:29 pm

Reaper's reatune

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