TapNTune
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Full-featured combination Metronome and Tuner.   Free
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TapNTune brings to your desktop something that was until now only available in hardware form: namely, a combination tuner and metronome that runs from a single window. TapNTune's easy-to-use interface includes the best features of both a metronome and a tuner, but feature bloating is avoided in favor of simplicity. Nonetheless, TapNTune possesses a powerful feature set.

Features:
  • Choice of 3 sound sets
  • Real-time tempo tapping
  • Global muting
  • Beat and division capability
  • Fully chromatic 10-plus octave range for built-in synthesizer
What's New
Version 1.3:
  • New metronome click sounds from samples by Jon Stubbs
  • Refined input part of tuner
  • Fixed default icon error
  • Added clickable area inside application icon, thanks to Jesse Jackson
  • Fixed incorrect keyboard shortcut behavior for metronome sound
  • Fixed sound selector in metronome so it doesn't pop if user changes sound while metronome is off
  • Fixed Tap button so it outputs on mouse down
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, built-in or external sound interface.



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Yoxi tipped on 04 Feb 2010
As an aside - if you install Onscreen Help for a Canon Lide scanner on your mac, instead of launching help, it launches TapnTune! Very weird. Investigating...
[Version 1.3]

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Yoxi replied on 04 Feb 2010
Resolved - I had to delete TapNTune and then reinstall it in order to be able to use both. Probably something to do with Canon's own installation method.
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Aargl reviewed on 10 Oct 2009
Like most computer based metronomes, its time precision is sensitive to the overall activity of the computer (just try to switch apps while playing and you notice it slows down!).
Even if it has some good features, I must say that for this matter "Metronome 1.8.2a" (as for the present version) is more reliable (but it doesn't start directly when you press the space bar, which TapNTune does, and that could be an issue in some situation).
Apart from that, it's fully featured as a metronome.
About the tuner, I'd say that using the integrated mic of my iMac G5 is useless, just like any other competitors I've tried: the needle wriggles in a spastic way. (I suppose it's the mic that gets various rumours and can't deliver an analysable sound)
I haven't tried it with other mics.
[Version 1.3]

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Jnote.org (developer) replied on 19 Oct 2009
Thanks for the review. I'd be interested to hear if you can help the built-in on the iMac through the Mic sensitivity and speed settings.
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Mar 2009
Your little app got me out of a bind today, and I just wanted to say thank you. I needed a tuning fork, was setting up a new Stratocaster and needed the correct pitches to get the neck tensioning rod adjusted exactly for the string gauges that I use. But today was a Saturday, and all the music shops had closed early. Out of options, I checked for a shareware or freeware application that would give me the fundamental tones by which to tune the instrument, and I found TapNTune.

As as a guitar mechanic, I now have a tool far better than a pitch pipe or tuning fork. As a musician, I now have also a metronome to help with the most troublesome issue for any solo performer -- timing and tempo. For me, TapNTune would be greater still it you added just one more metronome sound that was deep bass, like the heartbeat of a blue whale or the sound of Zakir Hussein's left hand on the bayan. Just a pulse that the musician could hear/feel in the headphones as he is playing. For this already excellent, simple tool, thank you.
[Version 1.1]


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+11
Dhess01 commented on 15 Feb 2009
Anybody else have problems with this app crashing? OSX 10.5.6 Intel. Past two versions have crashed repeatedly on open whether run Native or under Rosetta.
[Version 1.1]

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Jnote.org (developer) replied on 15 Feb 2009
Hi DHESS01. I am not sure if you got version 1.1 because the link from this page was incorrect when you wrote your comment. The new version should be 9.9 Mb and can be downloaded from this page now. Other than that, I haven't heard from any others who couldn't start the app. One option is to erase the preferences and let TapNTune rebuild them on open. Also, another strange bug is that if you rename the app, it might not open at all. I'll be addressing that in the next update. Are you running any external audio interfaces?
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+2

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tedthetrumpet commented on 03 Feb 2009
Nice simple little app which does just enough and does it well; better than other similar free apps I've tried.
[Version 1.0]


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+2

+140
Ean commented on 28 Jan 2009
Excellent MaxMSP standalone app. Very responsive tuner. Nice work.
[Version 1.0]


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+3

+84

Dajonel reviewed on 27 Jan 2009
There are very few metronome applications/widgets for Mac, and most have been disappointing. TapNTune is different: it works well, does what you want, and does it well.

I highly recommend using this over all others. And hey, it's free!
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:6,197
Version Downloads:4,169
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:25 Apr 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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TapNTune brings to your desktop something that was until now only available in hardware form: namely, a combination tuner and metronome that runs from a single window. TapNTune's easy-to-use interface includes the best features of both a metronome and a tuner, but feature bloating is avoided in favor of simplicity. Nonetheless, TapNTune possesses a powerful feature set.

Features:
  • Choice of 3 sound sets
  • Real-time tempo tapping
  • Global muting
  • Beat and division capability
  • Fully chromatic 10-plus octave range for built-in synthesizer
  • Calibration for from 380 to 480 Hz for A above middle C
  • Switchable microphone and sound modes
  • Live entry of pitches - including note name and octave number
  • Piano keyboard note entry, as well as Midi note name
  • Comprehensive keyboard shortcuts


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