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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How do I find out how far out of tune my guitar is in cents?

Pluck a string and adjust the cent value by simply adjusting the cent control until the strobe image is stationary (only fluctuating around a fixed position and not shifting in one direction over time). In this case, you are tuning the tuner to the instrument. When the image comes to rest, the accompanying numeric cent display indicates the distance from 00.0 cents.

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I often tune my acoustic instrument in a loud environment. What's available to help with that?

When tuning an acoustic instrument in an environment where you cannot control the background noise, like at a gig or loud band hall, a vibration pickup is a very nice alternative to using the built-in microphone.

For instruments with a flat resonating surface, you can use a suction cup tuning pickup to reduce ambient noise interference.

A Peterson TP-3 clip-on tuning pickup is a very versatile device that can be clipped onto any portion of the instrument that vibrates, such as the headstock of a guitar or the bell or lead pipe of a horn.

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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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Will StroboSoft work on a computer that is below the posted minimum requirements?

We have a minimum recommendation specified for StroboSoft™:

Windows: Processor: 1GHz Pentium or equivalent RAM: 256MB of RAM (512 MB Recommended) Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Mac: Processor: G4 running Mac OSX 10.4 + (Universal Binary supported) RAM: 256MB of RAM (512 MB Recommended)

We cannot guarantee the performance or stability of StroboSoft for any system running with less than what is outlined above.

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