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Introducing inTone

inTone − tuner and practice companion − The iPad, iPhone and iPod touch music companion for beginners as well as professional musicians with features such as real-time tone/note identification usable for instrument tuning, intonation accuracy, history of played notes with note sheet generation. inTone can also be used to identify vocal accuracy and is an excellent companion for vocal training.

inTone − Your music practice dashboard
View up to four companions on the iPad dashboard (up to two on iPhone and iPod touch)

The companion dashboard enables the iPad users to have up to four different companions simultaneously on screen (iPhone and iPod touch users can have up to two), all showing the automatically identified tone/note.

Since inTone presents the played tone in different ways depending on the selected companion(s), it is an excellent tool for beginners to learn more about musical theory, musical notation, played accuracy for fret-less instruments (such as the Violin) as well as for singing.

A list of all the companions can be found here: inTone − List of companions

Using inTone for stringed instruments
Helps you to better understand the fingerboard of your instrument

When practicing your stringed instrument, the above combination of inTone companions where the presentation of the instrument fingerboard (with scale presentation) together with the flowing note sheet, give you a better connection between played tone on your instrument and the same note on the note sheet.

Using inTone for scale training
Master your fingerboard

Based on the selected key, inTone can present all tones of the scale on the instrument fingerboard/fretboard.

You are able to see the played tone immediately on a representation of your fingerboard at the location(s) of the played tone.

A tone matching selected scale is presented in green while a tone not matching is presented in red. This feature is very usable for beginners to learn where the tones are on your fingerboard and helps to find the best positions for playing a piece (since all locations of a tone on any string is presented simultaneously).

Using inTone when singing
Vocal training using the intonation feedback

For vocal training, the accuracy presentation in the note sheet helps you with your intonation (to hit the notes). The flowing note sheet presentation helps you to read notes by subjecting you to the notes you are actually singing. The singing range finder helps the novice singer to understand the extents of his/her own voice range compared to the expected range for different voice types

inTone − your free intuitive tuning wizard
Easily tune you stringed instrument (or Piano) with inTone

inTone knows a variety of tuning set-ups for 14 stringed instruments (as well as for the Piano) which means that you can easily try different tuning set-ups without having to remember the tone and octave of each string (inTone presents it in the free of charge intuitive tuning wizard).

This enables the beginner to quickly and easily tune the instrument by just plucking/bowing strings (the companion tells you if the string is tuned too low or high and how much it is off). For the more experienced musician, the tuning schemes, A4-frequency setting and different temperaments (like Pythagorean, Quarter-comma meantone or any of the other temperaments) are useful.

inTone − Instruments, voices and keys

Guitar (Default, Drop D, Open D, Open G, Open A, Lute, Irish, Niibori (Japan))Bass GuitarViolinViolaCelloContra Bass/Double bassBalalaika (Prima − Default, Prima − Folk, Prima − Russian Guitar, Piccolo, Secundo, Alto, Bass, Contrabass)Banjo (4-stringed) (Tenor − Default, Tenor − Irish, Plectrum, Banjo-Cello, Banjo-Bass)Banjo (5-stringed) (Open G − Default, C, Double C, Sawmill, Open D, Guitar, Willie Moore, Doc Bog's D, Cumberland Gap, G Minor, Open C, Banjo-Cello, Long Neck)Banjo (6-stringed)Mandolin (Default, Octave, Piccolo, Mandocello, Mandola)Ukulele (Soprano − Default, Soprano − C6, Concert, Concert − D6, Tenor, Baritone, Bass)
Keyboard instruments:
Piano (all octaves in the musical range, i.e. from -1 to 9)
Vocal ranges:
Female (Soprano, Mezzosoprano, Alto)Male (Tenor − Choral, Tenor − Musical, Baritone − Operatic, Baritone − Choral, Bass)
You can select from any of the 12 major and 12 minor keys and additionally select any of the additional 36 minor scales (Harmonic, Melodic ascending and Melodic descending).

inTone − Temperaments and instrument tuning
More advanced settings

Select A4-frequency
You can select the frequency of A4 (A above middle C)
Select temperament
Equal temperament
Pythagorean tuning
Quarter-comma meantone
5-limit (symmetric N.1, symmetric N.2, asymmetric standard, asymmetric extended)
7-limit tuning
17-limit tuning
  Wolf interval selected based on tritone of key (user decides if Augmented fourth or Diminished fifth definition is used).

Supported platforms and languages

inTone is a universal iOS application that works for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (companions purchased in the in-app store can be used on all of your devices).

inTone requires iOS 6 or later.

inTone is available in the following languages:
   Application: English, German and Swedish
   Web manual and other information: English

inTone − What's new
Changes in version 1.2.3

Added handling of transposing instruments.
   There is now a setting where an offset can be set by the user. This offset is applied to identified tones (inTone treats it as it was the tone and frequency of the offset tone).
Eg. with an offset of +2 semi-tones, if inTone identifies a C, it will show it as a Bb (the frequency shown will also be lowered to the frequency corresponding to the Bb with the same accuracy).

Changes in version 1.2.2

Bug fixes and corrections.
   Fixed crash bug occurring when no network was available. Corrected presentation of identified tone in diagram. Corrected presentation of tone with negative octave in text tuner companion.

Changes in version 1.2

New companion: Fingerboard Interval Trainer
   Presents identified tone on fingerboard as well as selected intervals from played tone.
   More information on the List of companions page.

Fixed problem with display dimming.

Changes in version 1.1.1

Improvements to the tone identification algorithms
   Better tone identification for singing and for some instruments that have a less stable sound.

Added AppStore text for German version

Changes in version 1.1

Improvements to the tone identification algorithms
   More stable tuner

New companion: Scale trainer in note sheet
   Presents notes of the current scale in the note sheet and indicates if identified note is part of the scale

New companion: Circle of fifths/Intervals
   Presents the last two identified tones in the circle of fifths as well as on a note sheet. The interval between the two tones is named and actual as well as target interval size is presented. Also learn more about how the intervals change between e.g. equal temperament and Pythagorean temperament in F-minor

...and other small improvements and fixes.