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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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners


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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners


"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.)

The Art of Tap Tuning | by Roger Siminoff | Peterson Strobe Tuners

The Art of Tap Tuning

by Roger Siminoff

With more than six decades of luthierie experience, renowned author Roger H. Siminoff has been instrumental in the design and testing of the tap tuning utility in StroboSoft Deluxe.

If you are considering StroboSoft for tap tuning, please make sure to visit his website for additional materials and details regarding using StroboSoft for tap tuning.

EASY INTONATION | Peterson Strobe Tuners


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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners


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.



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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners


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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners


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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners


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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners


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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners


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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners


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.)

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"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

 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

"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

 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

"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

 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

"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

 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

"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


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

Guitar & Bass

Designed for use with guitars tuned to standard EADGBE.
Designed for use with acoustic guitars tuned to standard EADGBE.
Peterson Sweetened tuning for acoustic guitar
Peterson Sweetened Tuning for 4-string bass guitar.
Peterson Sweetened Tuning for 5-string bass guitar.
Peterson Sweetened tuning for 12 string acoustic guitars.
Peterson Sweetened tuning for 12 string electric guitars.
Peterson Sweetener for Nashville Tuned Guitar.

Buzz Feiten

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).
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for 4-string electric bass guitar
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for 7-string electric guitar.
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for 5-string electric bass guitar
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for classical nylon stringed guitar
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for electric guitar
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for 12 String Guitar

Steel Guitar

Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for 10 string pedal steel in E9 tuning.
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for 10 string pedal steel in C6 tuning.
Peterson E9 Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for the Open Strings
Peterson C6 Sweetener for Lap Steel Guitar.
Peterson C6 Sweetener for Lap Steel Guitar
Peterson A6 Sweetener for Lap Steel Guitar.
Peterson A6 Sweetener for Lap Steel Guitar.
Peterson Sweetener for 6-String Lap Steel
Peterson C13 Sweetener for 6-String Lap Steel
Peterson E6 Sweetener for Lap Steel Guitar.
Peterson E6 Sweetener for Lap Steel Guitar


Peterson Open D Sweetener for Dobro
Peterson Open D Sweetener for Dobro
Peterson Open A Sweetener for Dobro.
Peterson Open A Sweetener for Dobro
Peterson Open G Sweetener for Dobro
Peterson Open G Sweetener for Dobro
Peterson Combination Sweetened Tuning for Dobro
Peterson Sweetened Tuning for 5 String Banjo


Peterson Viola Sweetener
Peterson Cello Sweetener
Peterson Sweetener for 4-string violin.
Peterson Sweetener for 5-string violin.
Peterson Sweetener for viola da gamba.

Historic Temperaments

Just Major Intonation
Pythagorean Intonation with A base
1/4 Comma Meantone
1/6th Comma Meantone - A-based
Kirnberger III Temperament
Werckmeister III
Young Temperament with A base
Vallotti Temperament with an A base.
Rameau Temperament

Compare to Sweetened Tunings offered in other products.

StroboSoft 2.0
StroboSoft Deluxe/Suite 2.0
64-bit Compatible
Windows 32-bit (will run on 64-bit Windows)/macOS 64-bit
Windows 32-bit (will run on 64-bit Windows)/macOS 64-bit
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)
Operating System (Windows)
Win 10/11
Win 10/11
Peterson Connect Compatible
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
0.1 Cents
0.1 Cents
Tone Generator
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
Tuning Scopes
Buzz Feiten Support
User Presets
Alternate Skins
Built-In Tunings
59 Preset Instruments
Compact Mode
Historic Temperaments
Intonate Function
Pitch Graph
Plug-In Capability
Tap Tuning Capability
Tuning Export/Import
Available on CD-rom
Suite Version Only
Lifetime Free Upgrades
Suite Version Only
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By Bill Thompson on Friday, May 31, 2024
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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass, 10 String Pedal Steel Guitar, Mandolin, Dobro® / Resonator Guitar, Upright Bass, 6 String Lap Steel, Double Bass
This would be a five start project if they would only build the VST capability into the software, better yet update to VST3.

That said, I could not live without it! It is accurate, it is responsive, it is flexible, and it is reliable, which is all I ask for in a tuner.

I've been using strobe tuners since I picked up a used Conn strobe tuner a LONG time ago. I later purchased the original Strobostomp (you know, the Blue, rather strangely shaped version) not long after they were introduced, and it has lived on my pedal board ever since. For studio use I picked up StroboSoft, and I have never been disappointed with either one.

I will eventually upgrade the pedal to something that takes up less space (and has a few new features), not sure when.

The products are fantastic, the company is fantastic!

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By Joe Millo on Friday, March 8, 2024

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Bought this years ago and still waiting for the DAW version. Lame, lame, so very lame.

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By Eric Rinehart on Sunday, February 25, 2024

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Plays Mandolin, 6-String Acoustic Guitar

Anonymous on Wednesday, December 27, 2023

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Plays 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 6-String Electric Guitar, Viola D’Amore
64Bit version of this after 5 years of waiting!
It works... but I can't adjust which inputs to use. I can only use it via a microphone on the computer... really?
Hey! What's another 5 years wait, maybe we'll get to choose the input from an interface to the tuner. Oh and maybe an update on the UI? I can only wait!!
Peterson rocks otherwise.
My first use of a strobe tuner was the Model 700 and it was so great after using Korg and other junky wobbly needle tuners. I went straight to the strobostomp and finally StroboClip-HD.
So hopefully this is the only product that got overlooked. Thanks for all the great work otherwise!

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By Michael Briski on Saturday, December 23, 2023

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Plays Ukulele, Tenor Ukulele, Baritone Ukulele, 4-String Tenor Banjo
This works great and even catches fast transients like a banjo uke with a 12" scale, and a xylophone. I wish the spectral analyzer screen captured the frequency response of a sound and then froze, so you could actually look at it closely. Also wish the spectral analyzer screen was larger. But this software works for me. All the negative reviews are from Apple people or people who want to embed this software. I just want to tune instruments in real time. I use a Shure M57 mic, a Scarlett 2i2 USB audio interface, and a Windows PC. Install was easy.

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By Taeyoung Koh on Sunday, November 12, 2023

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I've always used only the Peterson tuner, but the desktop software is very slow to respond. And you can't just load it from Pro Tools, and you have to install it every time you use it as a standalone.

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Anonymous on Friday, November 10, 2023
Edited on Saturday, November 11, 2023

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Plays 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 6-String Electric Guitar, Buzz Feiten Acoustic Guitar, Buzz Feiten 12-String Guitar
.The software locked up repeatedly while tuning my 6 string acoustic. I broke a new string :(

3 people found this review helpful.
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By Brad Whitlow on Wednesday, August 9, 2023

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar
ive wanted this software for years ive had two strobo clip hd but only paid for one.the first one i bought stoped working but it was still under warranty and their customer service was the best,i had a new tuner in just a few days..anyway I recently purchased the Strobosoft 2.0 Deluxe software guitar tuner, and I am absolutely blown away by its performance. This tuner is truly top-notch and deserves every single one of its 5 stars.

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By Sean Keene on Wednesday, June 28, 2023

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass, 5 String Bass

By Raymond P Knox on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass
I am happy with the STROBOSOFT 2.0 but I gave it four stars because it doesn’t scale very well on 4K screens. That was disappointing because I really wanted an experience similar to the tablet tuner product from the past. So, if it could be tweaked with a option to scale it up, that would be sweet. But, in the meantime, it is a go-to tuner for sure.

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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 precise. They require very fine 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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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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What is my StroboSoft 2.0’s Sweetened Tunings feature all about?

A Sweetener is a set of cent offsets or a deviation from generic Equal Temperament interval spacing traditionally used in tuning. Tuners made by Peterson, including the StroboSoft 2.0, contain many choices of Sweeteners, in other words, several presets with differing interval spacing relevant to the instrument being tuned. If you’ve never been happy with how your instrument tunes up with your present tuner, a Sweetener could be just the thing to change that without any modifications whatsoever. The StroboSoft 2.0 offers unique and very accurate tweaks which often make all the difference.

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How accurate is my StroboSoft 2.0?

Your StroboSoft 2.0 is accurate to 0.1 cent (1/1000th of a semitone). It’s important to note, that unlike other tuners which list the detection accuracy as the main specification, the StroboSoft 2.0 detection AND display accuracy is 0.1 cent due to its high definition display.

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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.

A Peterson TP-3 clip-on tuning pickup is a very versatile device with a 1/4" connector 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.

A Peterson Pitch Grabber Mobile Tuning Clip utilizes a 1/8" connector for use in mobile phones or tablets with software tuners.

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

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 Use this adaptor to plug your instrument or microphone into your computer's sound card when using StroboSoft™. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

Mini-Jack Adapter


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 - $99.99

Evaluate StroboSoft 2.0 on your system without time limits or feature restricitons. 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 with a copy of your online order. 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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