What's New

- Added Siri Shortcut support for several operations. See Prefs->Siri Shortcuts for setting them up.

- Added additional single 16th note subdivisions
- Added count-in option for X/8 meters to use a quarter note as the beat during the count-in
- Added AirTurn background operation support
- Fixed issue with quarter note triplets

App Description

For musicians from pros to beginners, whether you sing, play a brass, woodwind or stringed instrument or any type of guitar, this app provides a set of feature-rich practice tools that gives fun and rewarding feedback. It’s much more than just a tuner!

So what makes the TonalEnergy the best selling music practice app?

• It's an all-in-one app, with a state-of-the-art tuner, an advanced metronome, dedicated orchestral strings and guitar tuning page, a piano keyboard, sound analysis pages, and audio/visual recording capabilities.

• It’s easy to use. Options like the Target Tuner or Pitch Tracker are on all the main pages. TonalEnergy helps users create rewarding and attainable goals during a rehearsal or when working alone. Colorful analysis data pages and audio/video recording features enhance the experience of practice.

• The metronome is cutting edge. It offers unmatched flexibility in sound choices, tempo settings, meters, subdivision patterns and visual displays. Voice count-ins, the ability to create and edit preset groups and Ableton link for syncing multiple devices make this a superior tool for performers.

• Ear training possibilities are endless. The high quality multi-sampled instrument sounds for symphonic instruments are unique among all other tuning applications. Listening skills can be developed through the use of the eight-octave keyboard, chromatic wheel and tone generator. There are no other sounds like these.

• Learning is a social activity. Using features unique to the TonalEnergy Tuner, data can be collected, reviewed, edited and shared with others. Feedback is essential for growing and developing great performers. It’s all about connectivity.

Chris Coletti, member of The Canadian Brass, sums up TonalEnergy by saying,

“TonalEnergy is a must-have for any serious musician. It's a full suite of tools in one app; the tuner, tone generator, recorder, metronome and beautiful interface make it one of the best tools for musicians out there, period.”


• Recognizes a large pitch range, extending to lower registers than many competing tuners (C0 - C8) that is highly responsive to wind instruments, as well as acoustic and electric string instruments
• Adjustable A=440 Hz reference
• Automatic or manual transposing options
• Instantly changes between equal, just and other custom temperaments, including user-defined ones
• Auto or instant pitch reference note feature using the TonalEnergy sounds
• Extensive tuning list for all orchestral string and fretted string instruments including many more features than most other string-only tuner apps
• An expandable eight octave piano keyboard enhancing many of the key aspects of the tuner’s functions
• Chromatic wheel tone generator, with optional auto-vibrato feature
• Frequency and Harmonic energy overtone graphs, along with a multi-function waveform
• Dedicated metronome page that matches or exceeds the features available on all other stand alone metronome apps
• Notation options including standard English, Solfege, Northern European, and Indian variants
• Bluetooth output/input support
• Audio and Video recording capabilities including, editing, looping, timestretch that are all exportable via iTunes sharing, AirDrop, email, AudioCopy, SoundCloud, etc
• Import music from iTunes Library or email attachments
• Compatible with external microphones and clip-on vibration sensor devices
• Supports external video output to an external display for use in rehearsal halls
• External MIDI keyboard control support
• Apple Watch app acts as remote control for the phone app
• Audiobus and inter-app audio support
• VoiceOver support for the blind or visually impaired

• Piccolo, Flute
• Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon
• Eb, Bb/A Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
• Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Saxophone
• Trumpet
• French Horn
• Tenor and Bass Trombone
• Euphonium and Tuba
• Square, sawtooth, and sine waveforms
• Organ
• Plucked Strings

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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Apple Watch Screenshots

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App Changes

  • February 21, 2012 Initial release
  • March 09, 2012 New version 1.1
  • March 21, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • March 07, 2013 New version 1.2
  • July 12, 2013 New version 1.3
  • December 03, 2013 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • December 08, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $3.99
  • May 23, 2014 New version 1.4
  • September 15, 2014 New version 1.4.1
  • October 08, 2014 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • October 19, 2014 New version 1.4.2
  • October 19, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • February 07, 2017 New version 1.5
  • February 14, 2017 New version 1.5.1
  • April 26, 2017 New version 1.5.2
  • May 02, 2017 New version 1.5.3
  • January 19, 2018 New version 1.5.4
  • July 20, 2018 New version 1.6
  • August 05, 2018 New version 1.6.1
  • April 24, 2019 New version 1.7
  • May 19, 2019 New version 1.7.1
  • August 15, 2019 New version 1.7.2