DaTuner Roadmap

Here is a quick list of things that I want to add to DaTuner, either because I think they’d be good ideas, or because they have been specifically requested.  Some of these may only be in a paid or ad-supported version (base version would stay free and ad free)

  1. Pitch pipe.  I have had lots of requests for this and I have my own ideas for how to implement it that I don’t think anyone else has done.
  2. Update color scheme: make the point at which you are “close enough” for color change configurable via the menu.  Also give sharp and flat different colors, if set in the menu.
  3. Add +/- cents to the “error” display.
  4. Configurable bandwidth on min/max detected frequency.  The algorithm I am using ends up with heavier “likely” ratings on lower frequencies so to avoid always detecting 50/60Hz hum I have added a “minimum” in the algorithm that cuts out some calculations that would produce frequency measurements less than 70Hz.  If you are a bass guitar player, you probably would want a bit more hum detection as long as you can also detect the fundamental note on your bass guitar.
  5. Alternate tunings / Updated “note” display.  I have had requests for many changes to the note display. Taken individually, they would be relatively simple.  However, I have a job and family, and programming them all into DaTuner, which is supposed to be generic would take me a lifetime of working a few minutes a day, I figure I can perhaps do it via community supported spreadsheets that can be imported into DaTuner.
    1. Alternate tunings (ie drop-D tuning or allowing certain notes to be set at +/- a few cents)
    2. Display of “do, me, ri” instead of “c,d,e”
    3. Display flat symbol instead of sharp symbol
    4. etc…

If you are reading this and are using DaTuner and would like to suggest an improvement or vote on a change above, let me know!

2 thoughts on “DaTuner Roadmap

  1. Matthew

    Great app! Tested it on a Richter-tuned hohner harmonica (C key).
    Shows all the notes in the middle octave perfectly. Using it to practice
    my bending to get the missing notes in the low octave. I am not familiar with
    music theory, maybe you can set templates for different instruments e.g.
    guitar, harmonica …. I do not know how to set the setting in the app it
    looks too complicated ….

    1. Chris Post author

      Hi Matthew!

      Thanks for your comment… Sorry I haven’t replied faster… Got lost in all of the spam I had received.

      Right now, the only setting for DaTuner is the reference frequency… Options for custom notes are a work in progress!

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