This handy little app is a chromatic tuner which enables you to tune your instrument to any pitch, making it ideal for guitarists, bassists, violinists, and players of any other string or brass instrument. It's also great for singers.
I’m pretty impressed with the functionality this app offers, especially considering it’s free, and it enables you to adjust the pitch so that you have complete freedom over how you tune your instrument. This app definitely offers a lot more functionality than others of its kind.
In the case of Pano Tuner, I’d have to say I really like what I see and it’s quite clear that the developer has put some thought into its development.
I’ve used other chromatic tuner apps which only enable you to tune to a single pitch, and frankly, I don’t think this is of much use to many musicians. This app, on the other hand, provides a clear display set in a great wooden-themed user interface which shows you the note currently ringing out as well as the frequency of the pitch in Hz.
If you tap the i in the bottom right-hand corner, you’ll access the settings menu which I think really brings this app into a league of its own.
I’m really struggling to find something negative to say about this app, so I’ll say this instead: Pano Tuner is well worth getting for any musician. I like to think my ears are pretty nicely tuned after years of musicianship but strings slip, intonation deteriorates, and over days and weeks, you’re going to need a tuner to get your instrument perfectly to concert pitch.
With this in mind, I see no sense in carrying around an actual physical tuner for your instrument if you own an iPhone because you can just keep this app handy and quickly dig it out whenever your instrument starts to sound a little off.
There are some additional features available via in-app purchase but at the very least I would recommend downloading the free version of this app to see what you think.