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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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.)

EASY INTONATION | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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 | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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.)

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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

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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

Default

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

Guitar & Bass

GTR
Designed for use with guitars tuned to standard EADGBE.
ACU
Designed for use with acoustic guitars tuned to standard EADGBE.
PDG
Peterson Sweetened tuning for acoustic guitar
BAS4
Peterson Sweetened Tuning for 4-string bass guitar.
BAS5
Peterson Sweetened Tuning for 5-string bass guitar.
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

bFE
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for electric guitar
BF12
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for 12 String Guitar
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
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for 4-string electric bass guitar
BF7S
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for 7-string electric guitar.
BFB5
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for 5-string electric bass guitar
BFC
Buzz Feiten Tuning System for classical nylon stringed guitar

Steel Guitar

SE9
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for 10 string pedal steel in E9 tuning.
NE6
Peterson Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for 10 string pedal steel in C6 tuning.
OE9
Peterson E9 Pedal Steel Guitar Sweetened Tuning for the Open Strings
PC6
Peterson C6 Sweetener for Lap Steel Guitar.
PC6E
Peterson C6 Sweetener for Lap Steel Guitar
PA6
Peterson A6 Sweetener for Lap Steel Guitar.
PA6E
Peterson A6 Sweetener for Lap Steel Guitar.
C13
Peterson Sweetener for 6-String Lap Steel
C13E
Peterson C13 Sweetener for 6-String Lap Steel
PE6
Peterson E6 Sweetener for Lap Steel Guitar.
PE6E
Peterson E6 Sweetener for Lap Steel Guitar

Bluegrass

DOB
Peterson Combination Sweetened Tuning for Dobro
PBGS
Peterson Sweetened Tuning for 5 String Banjo
DBDH
Peterson Open D Sweetener for Dobro
DBDP
Peterson Open D Sweetener for Dobro
DBAH
Peterson Open A Sweetener for Dobro.
DBAP
Peterson Open A Sweetener for Dobro
DBGH
Peterson Open G Sweetener for Dobro
DBGP
Peterson Open G Sweetener for Dobro

Orchestral

VLA
Peterson Viola Sweetener
CEL
Peterson Cello Sweetener
VIO
Peterson Sweetener for 4-string violin.
VIO5
Peterson Sweetener for 5-string violin.
VDG
Peterson Sweetener for viola da gamba.

Historic Temperaments

JSTM
Just Major Intonation
PYT
Pythagorean Intonation with A base
4MNT
1/4 Comma Meantone
6MNT
One Sixth Comma Meantone Temperament
KRN
Kirnberger III Temperament
WRK3
Werckmeister III
YNG
Young Temperament with A base
KLN
Kellner
VAL
Vallotti Temperament with an A base.
RAM
Rameau Temperament

Compare to Sweetened Tunings offered in other products.

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 7/8/10
XP, Vista, Win 7/8/10
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
43 Reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars.
5 stars
49%
4 stars
12%
3 stars
9%
2 stars
5%
1 star
26%
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By Gordon Kinney on Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass, Ukulele, 5-String Banjo

By Vic Lesniak on Saturday, April 3, 2021

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bought this twice now and can't get a unlcok key that works .. so wasted money.
Bought the andriod version as well and never got a key.
Bad stuff

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By George Myers on Monday, March 29, 2021

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Plays 6 String Lap Steel
After a box full of clip ones I finally found a tuner that tells me the truth. Wish I had bought it sooner.

Found I can tune my steel faster and far more accurately than anything I have used before.

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By Mark Horning on Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 4 String Bass, Classical Violin

By Mike Moreau on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 5 String Bass

By David Tomlinson on Monday, January 25, 2021

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Plays 6-String Acoustic Guitar, 6-String Electric Guitar
Indespensable.

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By JEDIDIAH J SILVERTOOTH on Sunday, January 17, 2021
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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar
this was an awesome app when it worked. Im on big sur now and its worthless

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By James Reed on Monday, December 28, 2020

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar
Quite simply the best Strobe tuner available. Support is amazing. This software has made tuning a doddle. Thank you Peterson!

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By Herman Arendsen on Saturday, December 26, 2020
Edited on Saturday, December 26, 2020

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Plays 6-String Electric Guitar, 6-String Acoustic Guitar
I use the windows version for 12 years now. Mainly for intonation on the guitars I build.
Once you found out how it works, it is accurate and simple.

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By Bora Öksüz on Thursday, July 23, 2020

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Waste of money. NO CATALINA SUPPORT!!!

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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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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 tuner’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 , contain many choices of “Sweetness“, 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 offers unique and very accurate “tweaks” which often make all the difference, try it!

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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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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 which is the highest of any tuner on the market.

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 Prefer a Boxed Version? This product is eligible for free lifetime upgrades. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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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StroboSoft 2.0 (DEMO VERSION)

$49.99 - $99.99

NOTE: NOT 64-BIT APPROVED. PLEASE TAKE THIS INTO ACCOUNT BEFORE PURCHASE. STROBOSOFT IS A 32-BIT APPLICATION CURRENTLY. 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 info@strobosoft.com 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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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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