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GTune by GVST is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS, Windows and Linux. It functions as a VST Plugin.
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GTune is a chromatic instrument tuner which operates much like its hardware counterparts. It will automatically detect the pitch of a note being played, and display the Western scale note that it is closest to.

The main part of the display mimics a typical electronic tuner. When a pitch is detected, the nearest note is displayed along with an LED-style indication of flatness/sharpness.

There is also a text display providing more accuracy, should it be needed. It gives the detected frequency in Hertz and its position in the Western scale. The latter is shown as a note-name and an offset in cents. For example, "E -13" indicates that the detected pitch is 13 cents below E.

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Average user rating of 4.75 from 4 reviews

Reviewed By Mark Wilkins [all]
January 5th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

though I have a few tuners I seem to use this one more than all of the rest combined. I like the bold face.

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Reviewed By Trader One [all]
December 11th, 2021
Version reviewed: 2021.01 on Windows

Nothing fancy, just basic Tuner.

Its very consistent across entire sound range but its max +0.2 HZ ~ +1 cent off. Sometimes less but never goes more up then +0.2 HZ. I think its good for free tuner.

It displays frequency with 2 decimal points while another free tuner from Melda just 1 decimal point.

You can definitely use it. It will do the work.

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Reviewed By HHUKRadio [all]
June 23rd, 2021
Version reviewed: 2 on Windows

An excellent free plug-in which I use on every project as Cubase doesn't include this feature.

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Reviewed By WimW [all]
September 29th, 2007
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

Very simple and very effective tuner. Doesn't look fancy, but there are nicer skins for the download... I didn't bother. The standard look is completely to the point.

Accuracy tested against my preferred hardware tuner: Korg CA-40. Spot on. The Korg can show just a little bit more detail visually with its LCD needle display. In GTune you have to look at one of the numerical values for that last bit of detail. Not that I think you'll need it though.

I wish more software were like this: just what you need, no more and no less. Makes life a lot easier. I very much prefer to work with separate simple but quality VSTs than with a big beast containing multiple effects etc.

Thanks a lot to the author, Graham Yeadon.

Just ramblin' on to fill the 1000 characters. Sorry for the messed-up ratings too. I gave a 10 to everything that simply doesn't apply in this case, such as sound, features, presets, support etc. Not available, not tested but definately not needed in this case. Enjoy a simple little useful tool.
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Comments & Discussion for GVST GTune

Discussion: Active
16 September 2019 at 7:22pm

is the GUI resizable/stretchable?

i'm looking for alternative to built-in Ableton Live tuner that I can visualize full screen.


P.S. been meaning to ask this for a long time... does anyone still have LMC-1 by SSL? You can't download it anymore, and, although I had the original (free) exe pack, the DAW refuses to scan it...

16 September 2019 at 10:25pm

The biggest that I know is MTuner from MeldaProduction.

It is resizable as big as you want.

It is an element of the free effects bundle.

You just have to download the full bundle here (choose the last version and mirror 1) and install the bundle. When installing, you will choose "MFreeFXBundle" to avoid to install the payware plugins. Hence only the free plugins will be installed, including the MTuner. That's all. There is gang screen when you open it (simply to suggest a donation) but all these tools from the MFreeFXBundle are totally free and fully functional forever.

This MTuner is certainly the best tuner you will find.

17 January 2021 at 7:32pm

Do you still require the SSL LMC-1, as I've just recovered it from an old external HD? If so, let me know and I'll get it to you somehow.

19 January 2021 at 4:31am

As I've stated, I have the installation and the DLL. The DAW ignores it. It's not that much big of a deal, but thanks anyway. I was simply intriguied by this quirk. It's a proper vst, it's in the right folder, and it is the only plug-in not loading. As it is removed from the SSL website, I suspect something weird going on.

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