Bagpipe Tuner

Bagpipe Tuner

By Murray Blair

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2011-11-22
  • Current Version: 1.4.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 23.02 MB
  • Developer: Murray Blair
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 26 Ratings


The Bagpipe Tuner App allows precision tuning of Highland bagpipes. Simply sound a note and start tuning. It's easy and accurate. Bagpipe Tuner App for Highland Bagpipes accurately detects your pipe chanter notes, drones and displays the note, frequency and pitch position. Detection is via the inbuilt microphone, or in noisy environments an external microphone like the HBT clip mic can be attached. Bagpipe Tuner features both digital and analog style meters, waveform input monitor and auto gain limiter. Simply press the Learn button and start tuning, or turn horizontal to access a larger meter display. Using a Bagpipe Tuner can really make tuning less stressful, listening more pleasant and playing more enjoyable. You can quickly check your pipes at anytime to maintain good tone– before a gig, practising or competition. And, non-pipers can easily use it to help out with tuning. Why a Bagpipe Tuner? Highland bagpipes are incredibly hard to tune and unlike standard chromatic instruments, the intervals between each note continue to vary. Bagpipe Tuner correctly displays the scale and takes the guesswork out of using a chromatic tuner. Bagpipe Tuner compliments the standalone BLAIR tuners and Bluetooth clip. Features: • Auto detection and display of notes and drones • Analog style meter • Large horizontal display • Frequency display meter • Input waveform meter • Frequency position bar • Learn function for calibration setting • Auto input limiter • Internal microphone • External microphone support (HBT clip mic) • Large frequency detection range • Special Bluetooth mic/ sensor for Bagpipes supported



  • Good App

    By rochpiper
    It’s a good and accurate tuner. I really like the fact that you can pair it with a Bluetooth microphone. However, I would give it five stars if you could manually calibrate it. It tends to learn too quickly and often not to the steady frequency that you need it tuned to, especially when self-calibrating to your own pipes. Please update the app with that capability to make this app top notch.
  • Makes playing a well tuned bagpipe painless

    By TJT123_
    When combined with the bluetooth clip microphone this tuner makes tuning the drones really easy and accurate. I constantly switch between my band and solo chanters, and this makes that painless.
  • Great tuner -- needs watch app!

    By JLN__
    I love this, especially when used with the Bluetooth mic. Setting the target pitch is currently done in the iPhone settings, which is a little clumsy (it should be easily set with ing the app). Also,an accompanying watch app would be awesome (I could tune without having to balance my phone somewhere). Worth the money.
  • What, no help file?

    By Unrpentant Fenian Piper
    So I purchased and install Bagpipe Tuner and the only operational button I see is "learn" and still haven't figured how to make it work. Perhaps I am not using it correctly but without a FAQ or Help file, I will continue to struggle. Wish there was a "refund" option.
  • Wow!!! Fantastic Tuner

    By Franklin S Werren
    I have been piping for 40 years and this tuner on my iPhone is the best tuner to date!! I have used many different tuners and none of the old big bulky things have even come close, oh yea, it work on the iPad just fine if you do not have an iPhone or iPod touch!!! Franklin S Werren, N2JYG, also a geek and piper!!!
  • Excellent tuner with one issue.

    By Tarheel4ever
    This is an excellent tuner that takes into account slight variations of each note and makes it quite easy to accurately tune the chanter. My only issue is that before, the app would crash occasionally when using a plug in tuning clip. With this current update, it always crashes every time I plug in my tuning clip. Can something be done to fix that please??
  • Perfect app until...

    By mr5cent
    This tuner works excellent. I have no complaints about its accuracy. I have never had a problem with this app up until recently. I now have the iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8.2 and it's constantly crashing as soon as I open it. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is due to the recent instability. Please do an update for iOS 8 to stop the crashing! I love and rely on this app for daily practice and performances. Thanks!
  • Great

    By TDestremps
    This is a great bagpipe tuner that works well for its price. It is a well working, easy to use quick replacement for a very expensive bagpipe tuner.(certainly not a permanent substitute though). Overall, this is an AWESOME app!
  • Works great!

    By Fingerpaintfun
    Love this App!! Works very well. If you switch to or upgrade your phone, make sure to go to your settings and allow your mic access to this app.
  • Works well

    By HDeRosa
    Favorite app on my phone