StroboSoft 2.0

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BECAUSE YOU CREATE - StroboSoft uses the power of your computer and its high resolution to accurately display the pitch of your instrument with razor-sharp 0.1 cent accuracy. Consistent tuning results can be effortlessly achieved each and every time. With StroboSoft 2.0, there is no reason why any element in your session should sound out of tune with itself or the mix.

HOW STROBOSOFT WORKS - As a stand-alone, just use your notebook's built-in mic or plug in a microphone and start tuning! StroboSoft is simple to use in its chromatic tune mode and also has an exclusive instrument mode that allows you to define your instrument to StroboSoft and store those settings in presets to be quickly recalled at any time. After storing your presets, tuning multiple instruments with StroboSoft is quick and easy.

Add professional tuning power to your DAW with StroboSoft's sLINK™ Technology. sLINK allows you to add a VST/AU tuner to you favorite recording host application. Plug StroboSoft in your recording sessions to have an accurate Peterson strobe tuner at your disposal any time!

VST/AU READY

Add the legendary accuracy of a strobe tuner to your favorite DAW.

Equip your recording application of choice with StroboSoft when you're ready to add the ultimate in tuning accuracy to your recording setup.

Exclusive Peterson Sweetened Tunings, unlimited user inspired presets, and over 50 factory loaded instrument tunings will be at your fingertips.

Use it as a VST/AU plug-in or run side-by-side with your DAW of choice. (Deluxe feature only.)

TUNING TO GO

"Redundancy" is a golden rule with stage acts as "the show must go on".

Add StroboSoft to your aresenal as a backup tuner or a main unit when tuning off-stage. Touch-up tunings can be done quickly and easily.

With unlimited user-presets, you can create a setting for every instrument in your rig or create a tunnig playlist to help speed up changes between songs. (Deluxe feature only.)

Default

EQU
Standard tuning temperament suitable for regular or alternate tuning, 100 cent intervals - no Sweetening.

Guitar & Bass

GTR
Peterson Exclusive Sweetened tuning for guitar, especially good for guitars with three saddle bridges and short-scale electric guitars.
ACU
Peterson Sweetened tuning for acoustic guitar in standard tuning. Compensates for string deflection caused by fretting and capo use.
BAS4
Peterson Sweetened Tuning for 4-string bass guitar.
BAS5
Peterson Sweetened Tuning for 5-string bass guitar.
PDG
Peterson Sweetened tuning for acoustic guitar in modal DADGAD tuning with optimized fifths.
12A
Peterson Sweetened tuning for 12 string acoustic guitars.
12E
Peterson Sweetened tuning for 12 string electric guitars.
NSH
Peterson Sweetener for Nashville Tuned Guitar.

Buzz Feiten

BF12
Tuning offsets for 12 string guitars equipped with the Buzz Feiten Tuning System*. (Buzz Feiten Tuning System is a registered trademark of Buzz Feiten Design).
BFE
Tuning and intonation offsets for electric guitars equipped with the Buzz Feiten Tuning System. (Buzz Feiten Tuning System is a registered trademark of Buzz Feiten Design).
BFA
Tuning offsets for acoustic steel stringed guitars equipped with the Buzz Feiten Tuning System. (Buzz Feiten Tuning System is a registered trademark of Buzz Feiten Design).
BFB4
Tuning offsets for 4-string electric bass guitars equipped with the Buzz Feiten Tuning System. (Buzz Feiten Tuning System is a registered trademark of Buzz Feiten Design).
BF7S
Tuning offsets for 7-string electric guitars equipped with the Buzz Feiten Tuning System. (Buzz Feiten Tuning System is a registered trademark of Buzz Feiten Design).
BFB5
Tuning offsets for 5-string electric bass guitars equipped with the Buzz Feiten Tuning System. (Buzz Feiten Tuning System is a registered trademark of Buzz Feiten Design).
BFC
Tuning offsets for classical nylon stringed guitars equipped with the Buzz Feiten Tuning System. (Buzz Feiten Tuning System is a registered trademark of Buzz Feiten Design).

Steel Guitar

SE9
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for 10 string pedal steel in E9 tuning. This is based on Jeff Newman's later system where the E strings are sharp of concert pitch.
NE6
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for 10 string pedal steel in C6 tuning. This is based on Jeff Newman's system (www.jeffran.com)
OE9
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for 10 String pedal steel in E9 tuning. This is based on Jeff Newman's earlier system where the E strings are at concert pitch.
PC6
Peterson Sweetener for 6-String C6 Steel Neck.
PC6E
Peterson Sweetener for 6-String C6 Steel EQU Root.
PA6
Peterson Sweetener for 6-String A6 Steel Neck.
PA6E
Peterson Sweetener for 6-String A6 Steel EQU Root.
C13
Peterson Sweetener for 6-String C13 Steel Neck.
C13E
Peterson Sweetener for 6-String C13 Steel EQU Root.
PE6
Peterson Sweetener for 6-String E6 Steel Neck.
PE6E
Peterson Sweetener for 6-String E6 Steel EQU Root.

Bluegrass

PBGS
Peterson Sweetened tuning for 5 string banjo in G tuning, sweetens the major third B string.
DOB
Pure tuning for open A, D and G tunings for Dobro**/Resonator guitars. The major thirds in each tuning will be beatless perfect intervals. (**Dobro is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corp.
DBDH
Peterson Sweetener for Dobro Half-Tempered Open D.
DBDP
Peterson Sweetener for Dobro Open D Perfect 3rds.
DBAH
Peterson Sweetener for Dobro Half-Tempered Open A.
DBAP
Peterson Sweetener for Dobro Open A Perfect 3rds.
DBGH
Peterson Sweetener for Dobro Half-Tempered Open G.
DBGP
Peterson Sweetener for Dobro Open G Perfect 3rds.

Orchestral

VIO
Peterson Sweetener for 4-string violin.
VIO5
Peterson Sweetener for 5-string violin.
CEL
Perfect 5th intervals for cello.
VLA
Perfect 5th intervals for viola.
VDG
Peterson Sweetener for viola da gamba.

Historic Temperaments

JSTM
Just Major Intonation
PYT
Pythagorean Temperament
4MNT
Quarter Comma Meantone Temperament
6MNT
One Sixth Comma Meantone Temperament
KRN
Kirnberger III Temperament
WRK3
Werckmeister III Temperament
YNG
Young Temperament
KLN
Kellner Temperament
VAL
Vallotti Temperament
RAM
Rameau Temperament

Compare to Sweetened Tunings offered in other products.

EASY INTONATION

Use StroboSoft to adjust more than just your tuning. Save time and money by intonating your instruments at home!

Intonate your electrics quickly and easily using StroboSoft's Visual Intonation Guide that employs a 2-step visual indicator system to help you achieve the ultimate in accuracy when setting up your instruments.

The built-in INTONATE function will visually assist you while intonating your instrument. The LED on the selected string will fill with color when you are in the proper octave-just isolate the strobe display and you're done! (Deluxe feature only.)

SIMPLE INTERFACE

Large, illuminated arrows indicate whether your tuning is flat or sharp to assist in tuning direction and make large adjustments easier to discern.

Target Tune switches the NOTE/OCTAVE window functionality over to allow user viewing of what note they are trying to achieve rather than what note they are currently at.

For example, INPUT will allows display the chromatic input signal but switching it to TARGET and engaging the manual note select option will hone StroboSoft to only look for the selected value and ignore any other frequencies.

This is a great feature for tuning to an exact frequency or cent offset.

EXCLUSIVE SWEETENED TUNINGS

Sweetened Tunings™ compensate for the inherent inadequacies of string, brass and woodwind instruments by making minute adjustments in pitch for each instruments standard tuning. Sweetened presets can optimize an instruments playability and tone.

Almost 40 preset Sweetened Tunings™ are available in StroboSoft Deluxe for a variety of instruments. Built-in support for Buzz Feiten (BFTS) equipped instruments is included. (Deluxe feature only.)

LARGE DISPLAY

The large display provides all the traditional tuning information including the note and octave location for the note being tuned.

The multi-view window allows the user to control whether relating note/octave details are displayed as cents (away from target note/octave), Hertz or MIDI note number equivalents.

You can use this window to view offset values in when creating your own stretch tunings or analyzing other preferred tunings.

PLUG AND PLAY

StroboSoft provides everything you need to accurately tune and even set-up your guitar or bass without the need for any expensive additional sound cards!

You can successfully use StroboSoft with your stock hardware by plugging your instrument into the computer's sound card input.

StroboSoft's selectable sampling rate will support all sound cards up to 96kHz.

Use the stereo/mono selectors to tune two instruments at once! Have an electric guitar on the "L" channel while an acoustic can be hooked into the "R", each with individual settings.

SPECTRUM ANALYZER

The spectrum analyzer offers a real-time view of the spectral components on the input signal.

The red 'X' indicates the fundamental note being identified by StroboSoft.

The analyzer can be extremely useful in finding noise present in the incoming signal helping to identify reading difficulties. Harmonic detections and visual recognition of fundamental frequencies can also be seen in the analyzer view.

LINEAR PITCH GRAPH

The Linear Pitch Graph can be very useful when practicing intonation training or trying to measure performance with an instrument.

The graph will display your performance instantly and provide visual feedback that can help isolate problem areas.

Ideal for use practicing chords, embouchure, or vocal training.

Harmonic viewing can also be enabled for a complete linear representation of the incoming audio spectrum. (G3, D3, and A2 shown.)

OSCILLOSCOPE

An oscilloscope is a useful instrument for testing signals because it allows you to see the signals at different points.

The oscilloscope allows the user to view the actual shape of the signal coming into StroboSoft.

Use it to help isolate noise issues such as pick-up noise that could cause tuning problems. Tuning issues due to old strings or new strings that haven't been stretched properly can be quickly viewed and identified.

TAP TUNING UTILITY

For instrument builders, tap tuning is used to adjust the tunings of the various parts of their instruments - soundboards, backboards, air chambers, and apertures - to make instruments that not only sound good, but sound good consistently - instrument to instrument. Tap tuning ensures that the parts of the instruments are tuned to each other as well as to concert pitch, imparting a timbre that is not attainable by merely assembling an instrument.

Adjustable threshold triggering allows complete control of the tuner in any set-up or tuning environment. Average Taps function employs statistical techniques to reject bad "measures" such that a single poor measurement won't affect the results. (Deluxe feature only.)

"If you want to get into serious tuning, investigate Sweetened Tunings, and have presets available for all kinds of instruments and playing options, there's nothing like StroboSoft's extreme degree of accuracy, convenience, and depth."

- Craig Anderton

"With it's pinpoint accuracy, loads of helpful features, and user-friendly interface, the StroboSoft tuner has become my first line of defense in attaining, and preserving sonic uniformity in my sessions."

- Matt Harper, Associate Editor, EQ Magazine

"My first tuning was of my Warwick Thumb bass. I used a sweetened preset and easily tuned the bass. It was very stable compared to other tuners that I have used. I then played with the intonate function on the tuner and discovered that my harmonics were in tune.

I can see that this tuner would be very useful to people setting up their own intonation on stringed instruments. This is a tuner that I will be using for a long time!"

- Spence and UberPro at UberProAudio

"Best tuner I've ever used, bar none. I know it sounds crazy to get excited over a tuner but it's exciting in a really weird way to take an "in tune" guitar (with a different tuner) and fix the tuning so that it's REALLY in tune.

Great for tuning, great for intonation, simply the best tuner I've ever used (I know I said that already, but it's true)!"

- Stephen Amazon Customer

"It's honestly the only software tuning system I've found that works and, as I mentioned. It is endowed with scads more accuracy than any hardware unit I've come across."

- Brad Watts, Review Contributor, Audio Technology Magazine

StroboSoft 2.0
StroboSoft Deluxe/Suite 2.0
64-bit Compatible
32-bit (OS/Programs require 32-bit comp.)
32-bit (OS/Programs require 32-bit comp.)
Note Range
Eb0 (MIDI note 15) to Eb8 (MIDI note 111)
Eb0 (MIDI note 15) to Eb8 (MIDI note 111)
Note Selection
Automatic Or Manual
Automatic Or Manual
Operating System (OS X)
10.7+
10.7+
Operating System (Windows)
XP / Vista / Win 7/8
XP / Vista / Win 7/8
Peterson Connect Compatible
No
No
Sample Rate
Up To 96kHz
Up To 96kHz
Sound Card
Mic or Line Input Req'd
Mic or Line Input Req'd
Stretch Tuning Tables
No
No
Accuracy
0.1 Cents
0.1 Cents
Metronome
No
No
Tone Generator
No
No
Concert A Range
340Hz - 540Hz
340Hz - 540Hz
Global Cent Offset Range
+/- 50 Cents
+/- 50 Cents
Transposition Range
+/- 12 semitones in 1 semitone steps
+/- 12 semitones in 1 semitone steps
Frequency Response Range
20Hz - 5000Hz
20Hz - 5000Hz
Sweetened Tunings
Yes
Tuning Scopes
Yes
Buzz Feiten Support
Yes
User Presets
Unlimited
Alternate Skins
Yes
Built-In Tunings
59 Preset Instruments
Compact Mode
Yes
Historic Temperaments
Yes
Intonate Function
Yes
Pitch Graph
Yes
Plug-In Capability
sLINK® VST/AU
Tap Tuning Capability
Yes
Tuning Export/Import
Yes
Available on CD-rom
Suite Version Only
Lifetime Free Upgrades
Suite Version Only

Is the accuracy the same for all Peterson tuners?

Yes, the accuracy is within 0.1 cents (1/1000 of one semitone) as with all Peterson Strobe Tuners. An important thing to note is that Peterson Strobe Tuners have ultra high definition displays, so not only are they highly accurate in detecting a note but they have the ability to display that accuracy. Other products claim accuracy but do not have the high definition screen to display the level of accuracy in which they claim. If you cannot see the accuracy, it is of little value. Only Peterson provides High Definition Strobe Tuning.

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How do I read a strobe display?

Basically, the strobe image appears to travel to the left if your instrument is flat of the desired pitch and to the right if it is sharp. On earlier models such as the StroboStomp 1, StroboStomp 2, VS-1, VS-II and V-SAM, the strobe image travels upward if your instrument is sharp and downward if your instrument is flat of the desired pitch.

Adjust your instrument until the pattern is as close to still as possible. Strobe displays are 'real-time' and extremely high definition. They require very precise tuning adjustments to stop the display because the frequency/pitch of any instrument is never totally stable.

You'll quickly learn to read the display, make the most precise adjustments and appreciate the high resolution that only a Peterson provides.

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I am trying to upgrade but lost my serial number.

Please open a HelpDesk ticket and complete all required information.

For your protection, information used during registration will need to be verified before a serial number can be released.

After your serial number has been provided, you can upgrade your software at: www.strobosoft.com.

Click the 2.0 Upgrade link and enter your serial number. Upgrade options will be provided for you at that time.

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Can I use StroboSoft for Tap Tuning?

StroboSoft™ for Tap Tuning The 2.0 version of StroboSoft adds a tap tuning utility that facilitates the measurement of notes with short sustains and quick attacks.

Previously, an external compressor was required in order to lengthen the sustain of the given note for accurate reading. Peterson Strobe Tuners - StroboSoft Tap Tune Function StroboSoft 2.0 removes the need for additional, external hardware and simplifies the setup in a tap tuning situation.

When a note is tapped, the tap tuner will automatically capture and infinitely loop the reading until the next measurement is made.

This functionality makes it easier for the tap tuner to read the notes that instantly disappear during the tuning process.

StroboSoft 2.0 will automatically determine what the note is and display it in the note window along with the cents offset. There is also an "Average Taps" option that will allow StroboSoft to provide an average measured value for a given amount of taps set by the user to increase accuracy and remove any tapped outliers.

The spectrum analyzer window inside StroboSoft will display the intensity of each tap and allow the user to see, in real-time, the partials of the note being tuned. Peterson Strobe Tuners - Visit www.siminoff.net for the Art of Tap Tuning

The Art of Tap Tuning is authored by Mr. Roger Siminoff, who has over 45 years experience as a luthier and is author to various books on musical instrument construction.

The Art of Tap Tuning is an excellent resource for those looking to get into tap tuning or those who have questions about it. Complete with an included reference DVD, The Art of Tap Tuning is an essential book for those looking to master this art!

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How do I register the software if my computer is not online?

IF YOUR COMPUTER DOES NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS

If you are installing StroboSoft™ on a computer that does not have Internet access, like a dedicated studio computer, you will need to use a second computer with access to register the software. You will need to register the software before it will unlock itself and complete the installation.

After installation of StroboSoft, you will be presented with a dialog box the first time you run the software. In this box, you will see a 16-character code in the following format: xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx. This is your MACHINE CODE.

You will need to copy the machine code from the registration dialog box by using the copy-and-paste function and saving to a text file or Word document. This code is also short enough to copy it by hand if you prefer.

On a computer that does have internet access, go to www.strobosoft.com/register to enter your serial number, machine code, and basic user data.

After you have confirmed your details, you will be presented with an UNLOCKING CODE. Copy-and-paste this to a text or Word document and save it to a removable media storage device, such as a CD-ROM or UBB drive for transferring it to the target computer.

Open the unlocking code on the computer you want StroboSoft installed on and copy-and-paste the code from the text/Word document into the UNLOCK window.

Click OK to unlock.

Version 2.0: Need to download the installer again.

Version 2.0 can only be accessed one time from our website currently.

If you have not saved these files from your original installation and require them again, please open a HelpDesk ticket with your request.

Links will be emailed where you can re-download the files required.

Please state Mac or PC.

PLEASE STORE THE FILE(S) IN A FOLDER, MOVE IT TO CD, OR USB DRIVE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

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Mini-Jack Adapter

$3.99

Use this adaptor to plug your instrument or microphone into your computer's sound card when using StroboSoft™. This will convert from 1/4" (F) to 3.5mm (M)

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StroboSoft 2.0 (DEMO VERSION)

$49.99

StroboSoft 2.0 Demo REFUND POLICY: You can demo StroboSoft 2.0 for a 15-day trial. A paid purchase must be made to receive the installation files and a serial. This is a fully-working demo without limited functionality. Should you not be happy with your purchase at any time during the trial period, a refund will be provided up to 15 days from registration (not from the purchase date). A REFUND MUST BE REQUESTED NO LATER THAN 3 DAYS AFTER THE TRIAL HAS EXPIRED. The demo will display how many days are left in the trial period. After the trial is completed, it will not launch and request a new unlocking code. If you choose to keep the software, please register for a new unlocking code after the demo expires. Please note: If the software is authorized past the 15-day trial period, you will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds can be requested by emailing info@strobosoft.com with a copy of your online order. To purchase: 1. Please select the desired StroboSoft 2.0 platform: Mac or PC. 2. Select the version of StroboSoft 2.0 you would like to purchase: Standard or Deluxe. 3. Add the quantity you would like to purchase to your cart and proceed to our secure checkout. Warranty: One purchase warrants two installation permissions every 120 days for a maximum of six unlocking codes per year. If more than two installations will be required immediately, please purchase a second copy of StroboSoft.

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StroboSoft Suite

$129.99

Prefer a Boxed Version? This product is eligible for free lifetime upgrades. StroboSoft Suite is the boxed retail version of our popular tuning software. StroboSoft Suite ships with the adapter required for converting standard guitar cables to the "mini-jack" input of most standard computer sound card inputs. A quick start guide is included for fast and easy installation and configuration. (the owner’s manual is located on the disc as a PDF.) This item is NOT eligible for download. A serial number or download link will not be provided upon purchase. Appropriate shipping costs will be added to your invoice total during checkout. Warranty: One purchase warrants two installation permissions every 120 days for a maximum of six unlocking codes per year. If more than two installations will be required immediately, please purchase a second copy of StroboSoft. Multi-platform version: Mac & Windows Due to digital copyright laws, software is not returnable. Please read all specifications and requirements before purchase on the product page. Pre-purchase inquiries may be directed to info@strobosoft.com or by calling us directly at 708-388-3311.

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