In order to tune your instrument the first step would be
to plug your guitar or bass into your preferred audio interface
or an available input on your soundcard.
Then open the relevant Strobosoft version, and proceed as
you would with a normal tuner going through each string lowest
The note indicator will show the incoming note and the strobe
display will scroll, once it comes to a stop the note is tuned
correctly. This is accurate to 0.1 per cent. Notes can also
be selected manually if tuning in a noisy environment.
I would also recommend using the neck pickup on your instrument
and rolling the treble all the way off this usually gives
better tuning results with normal tuners. Getting a good level
into the PC is also important; as if this is too low the tuner
will have trouble adjusting.
Aside from basic tuning duties the software also provides
a selection of "Peterson Sweeteners" which provide
alternate tunings for different styles of music.
The Strobosoft is also very useful for setting up and intonation
of instruments due to its accuracy.
I tested the software, with acoustic and electric guitars
and also fretted and fretless basses and achieved excellent
results each time.
An excellent alternative to hardware based tuners within
your computer environment.
By Ernest H Slade
For more details visit http://www.strobosoft.com/
Many thanks to Peterson Tuners for the Demo Product.