Automatic Hands-Off Tuning
Start tuning right away! Just start with A, and the AutoNote identification follows
you along to any note and octave for completely automatic operation. The
Verituner determines the required stretch by measuring inharmonicity as
you tune, so there is no need for a separate measurement step.
The Fine Tuning function gives you a super accurate tuning display for every
note. Large pitch deviations are show by the direction of the needle, and
small deviations are shown by the spinning blades. Simply play the note
and adjust the string to slow the blades as much as possible. Then move
on to other notes and the AutoNote identification follows your tuning sequence
to any note and octave. The display is fast and responsive; it moves right
with you for instant feedback. All partials are tuned and displayed simultaneously
in a combined spinner that includes a continuous numerical reading of your cents offset
from target pitch.
Aural Quality Tunings
Technicians say that the Verituner is giving them better sounding tunings
than they ever thought possible in a short amount of time. That's because,
as in traditional aural tuning, the Verituner listens to all the partials
on all the notes. The Verituner is the only electronic tuning technology
that measures the inharmonicity of every note while you are tuning, accumulating
a detailed picture of the entire scaling of the piano. Then it calculates
tuning targets for all the partials of each note to produce a well balanced
tuning custom fit to the piano. The Verituner is the first tuning technology
that can accurately compensate for scaling inconsistencies, especially in
Quick and Accurate Pitch Raises
When a pitch raise or pitch lowering is necessary, the Coarse Tuning function
gets the job done quickly. The Verituner automatically calculates an individual
overpull for each note in order to compensate for the effects of changing
the overall tension of the piano. The Coarse Tuning function displays a
cents gauge which quickly shows you a wide range of pitch surrounding the
target note. When you first play the note, the starting pitch is indicated
by the line marker, and the overpull pitch by the triangle marker. Simply
tune the string until the two arrows line up. You can adjust the Zoom level
of the gauge to accommodate either small or large (100+ cents) adjustments.
If time is short, you can perform a one-pass pitch raise with fine tuning!
The Verituner's default temperament is Equal. You can also tune with
90+ unequal temperaments that are stored in its Temperament Directory. If
you select an unequal temperament, it will be saved in the current tuning
file, and it will be in effect the next time you load the file.
You can also design, store, and tune with your own unequal temperaments
or other historical temperaments you add to the directory. Simply enter
the offsets for the twelve notes of the scale.
The Verituner allows you to set your own preferences for the amount of octave
stretch in your tuning through its Style option. Each style sets the widths
for various octave types and where they are to be used. There are 3 built-in
||Moderate stretch. This is the most generic style and
is probably the best choice for the majority of tunings.
||The least stretch. It may be a better choice for spinets
and very small grands.
||The greatest amount of stretch. Use it on concert grands
when wider octaves are desired.
For advanced users who want to go beyond the built-in Styles, one of
the more powerful features of the Verituner is creating Custom Styles with
its Style Designer. You specify exactly the type of octaves you want to
hear in each section of the piano. Just as with built-in styles, the Verituner
applies aural tuning principles and calculates tuning frequencies using
the beat rates of coincident partials from these intervals. These calculations
are made with an advanced algorithm that finds the best compromises for
all intervals and achieves a tuning of your preferred stretch. You can choose
among different types of single, double and triple octaves, and the beat
rates for each. Weightings are used so that compromises can be made among
different interval types. The Verituner blends your preferences to make
a perfectly smooth tuning. Once a Custom Style is created, it can be saved
for use over and over again on different pianos.
Alternate Standard Pitch
The Pitch option allows you to tune to a pitch other than the default standard
of A440. You can set a deviation from this standard, expressed in either
Hz (Hertz, cycles per second) or cents (1/100th of a semitone). A deviation
from A440 can be set from A392 to A466 (-200c to +100c). If you set a deviation
from the A440 standard pitch, the offset is saved in the tuning file. When
you load the file later, you will be asked whether you still want to use
Saved Tuning Files
When you start a new tuning, the Verituner automatically saves a complete
record of the tuning in a file. If you do not assign a name to the tuning,
it is stored with a temporary name and will be deleted automatically after
15 tunings. If you want to save a tuning file indefinitely for future use,
it can be given a name and stored in a folder. A file contains the tuning's
Pitch, Style and Temperament options, the target pitches for each note,
and the inharmonicity information measured from the piano. File names can
be used to identify the piano brand, model, location, owner name or location.