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TonalEnergy Chromatic Tuner and Metronome app review: much more than just a basic tuner 2021



What we have here is a chromatic tuner and metronome on steroids, providing some of the most comprehensive functionality found in an iPhone and iPad app of this kind. Whether you’re a rank beginner or a professional musician, this Toner Energy app is an absolute must-have utility.

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I really can’t sing the praises of this Toner Energy tuner app enough, and would like to commend the developer for doing an absolutely fantastic job of compiling a ton of awesome features in a very attractive interface that makes navigation a real pleasure.

As a musician I can really appreciate the attention to detail that has gone into the Tonal Energy tuner, and I’m particularly pleased to see that there are separate tuner features for guitars and orchestral strings. This makes a fairly big difference in my mind. Keep reading our Tonal Energy review for more details about this app.

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Enjoy a Truly Comprehensive Tuner and Metronome

TonalEnergy Chromatic Tuner and Metronome features a tone generator which you can use to tune the following instruments:

  • Piccolo, Flute
  • Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon
  • Eb, Bb/A Soprano Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
  • Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Tenor and Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium and Tuba
  • Square and Sawtooth Waveforms
  • Organ
  • Plucked Strings
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Of course, you can also use this app to tune just about any pitch-producing musical instrument.

This app also features one of the largest pitch ranges that I’ve seen in a chromatic tuner, ranging from C0 all the way up to C8. You can also very easily generate a pitch reference note using the built-in TonalEnergy instruments or waveforms.

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Record and Export With Ease

The developer has even pulled out all of the stops with the metronome, allowing a tempo of up to 300bpm and featuring 23 simple, compound, duple, and triple meters. You’ll also find a choice of six different subdivisions.

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There are a host of great recording features offered up in TonalEnergy Chromatic Tuner and Metronome and you can export all of your audio via iTunes file sharing, AudioCopy, SoundCloud, and email. You can also move your recordings to other apps thanks to the Open In... feature.

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Pros and Cons


  • Separate orchestral string and guitar tuning modes
  • Recognizes a very large pitch range, extending to lower registers than many competing tuners
  • Features frequency and Harmonic energy overtone graphs
  • Features a multi-function waveform display with recording and playback facilities
  • Utilize a recording feature to create exercises using the TonalEnergy instruments or your own
  • Export your recordings via iTunes file sharing, AudioCopy, SoundCloud, and email
  • Export your recordings to other apps via the Open In… feature
  • Metronome tempo controls up to 300bpm, with tap-tempo, six subdivision choices, 23 simple, compound, and duple/triple meters, and visual flash
  • Various notation options including standard English, Solfege, and Northern European variants
  • Compatible with external microphones and clip-on vibration sensor using an interface adaptor cable
  • Audiobus support to allow analyzing of output from other apps


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

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Final Words

TonalEnergy Chromatic Tuner and Metronome is nothing short of being a spectacular iPhone and iPad app, the musicians amongst you are definitely going to want to check it out!

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Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.