Developer: Agile Partners

Current Version: 1.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 2.9 MB - Download


Introducing SteadyTune, the menu bar tuner for your Mac. Beautiful, accurate, stable, intuitive: you have to see it to believe it.

Guitar players and musicians are some of the heaviest Mac users around. SteadyTune, the Mac menu bar tuner from the makers of GuitarToolkit and AmpKit, is beautifully implemented, amazingly lightweight, and always available when you need it. Now you can add tuning to the list of musical tasks your Mac is great at!

SteadyTune's tuning algorithm is completely new, developed based on our 5 years of experience with the award-winning GuitarToolkit app. SteadyTune improves upon earlier-generation tuners in two ways: better tuning accuracy, and vastly improved needle stability when tuning. The difference is dramatic.

A great tuning algorithm deserves a great tuning visualization, and SteadyTune introduces an altogether new visualization, with a high-precision log-ruled tuning strip that smoothly animates from out-of-tune dark red to in-tune bright green. The combination of this highly-intuitive visualization with SteadyTune's stability and precise note detection results in a fast, accurate and enjoyable tuning experience.

Whatever instrument you're tuning, SteadyTune has you covered. And the list extends well beyond guitar:

◼ 6 String Guitar
◼ 7 String Guitar
◼ 12 String Guitar
◼ 4 String Bass
◼ 5 String Bass
◼ 6 String Bass
◼ Banjo
◼ Mandolin
◼ Ukulele
◼ Violin
◼ Cello
◼ Viola
◼ Double Bass

In fact, with SteadyTune's "All Instruments" setting, you can tune just about anything—woodwinds, brass, you name it. Note: bagpipes are prohibited.


◼ 13 identified instruments plus "All Instruments" mode
◼ Over 200 alternate tunings
◼ Adjustable reference pitch
◼ "Always on top" mode
◼ "Start at login" option
◼ Mappable keyboard shortcuts
◼ Tune using the built-in mic or select an audio interface
◼ Works with AmpKit LiNK HD and other USB guitar interfaces
◼ Level meter shows signal strength

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Release Notes:

Miscellaneous bug fixes


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1
Review by Collin Donnell

Ignore the Negative Reviews - Works great and exactly how it appears to. I'm pretty sure the reviewers saying the app doesn't open don't understand what a menu bar app is. Click the little tuning fork and it opens every time.

Found helpful by 11 out of 12 people
Version 1.1
Review by htomh

Fraud - Won't open. What is the point of a Walled Garden when there is no quality control or accountability? I have been defrauded and I want a refund and legal consequences for the criminals behind this scam.

Found helpful by 6 out of 47 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1
Review by jimdefied

Absolutely Worth the Money if You Play Banjo! - That summary is not an attempt at sarcasim. I am a ex-pro guitarist, who is now trying to master the banjo, which its true that you spend more time tuning a banjo than playing one. Well I forked out the 8 bucks a couple of days ago for this app and I'm completely overwhelmed with how much less I spend tuning and and retuning this banjo and how much more time I'm actually playing the darn thing! I can see that this investiment in SteadyTune will most definitely pay off....and then some. Another great app from Agile! Thanks again for the quality products! You guys are still batting a thousand with me!

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 1.1
Review by Tier1La2

Now it won’t open - Just downloaded it. Opened the first time. But now won’t open at all. Please make a fix.

Found helpful by 6 out of 25 people
Version 1.1
Review by a28882

SWEET! - I have several guitars, a Dobro, a mandolin, a banjo and an upright bass in my studio. My brother plays the fiddle. (I have some other instruments, too, but these are the only ones that constantly need tuning. I set this tuner to use the input from Duet 2. And now I can tune up in seconds and record a track. Switching back and forth between instruments with only a slight delay for tuning back up. Purely amazing! I also notice that if I’m off slightly in my finger placement when playing a fretless instrument, this tuner lets me know so I can be a little more careful of that note on the next take. This is worth every cent I paid for it. Should have bought it long ago. For those of you who have trouble finding it after you buy it, go to the application folder (blue folder with the A on it) and look for Steady Tune. After that first use, you can launch it from the bar near the time and date. Sweet!

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.1
Review by fiddle'nfrog

bad - This app does tune and project a 440 a note. however in order to change a projected note you must look up the frequency, (for example b flat is 3729.31) then this program sometimes will randomly play a different frequency, ( I tried to play b flat and got a sortof c#) For thoes of you who like to play along with a steady tone. this app is not for you. for thoes of you who need to tune an A string.. then this 7 dollar investment is for you. now I'm having trouble opening this app… dropping rating from 4 to 2 running OS X 10.8.4 going to ask for refund

Found helpful by 5 out of 13 people
Version 1.1
Review by stroller2

best in class tuner - i’ve downloaded *lots* of tuners, including the tc electronics stuff for iPhone etc. this tuner is best in class for your native mac. visualization is great, accurate (of course) and not twitchy displays. you won’t be disappointed with this app

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people