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FR : Upgrade Tuner To Polyphonic

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asked Mar 13, 2016 in Studio One Feature Requests by Skip Jones (164,450 points)
How about modernizing the Tuner to Polyphonic? Seems to be the way of the future for Tuners.

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+1 vote
answered Mar 13, 2016 by benreaves (10,450 points)
To be honest, I couldn't care less about polyphony in a tuner. It's nice on-stage (I use a TC PolyTune), but in the studio it doesn't matter to me.

If any change were made to the tuner, I would rather it be made easier to read, with lines for cent increments, more precise, faster and more stable tracking, and, like my own FR, updated to match Studio One 3's look.

As it stands, the tuner does not track very well, so it's extraordinarily hard to determine whether the tuner is displaying the actual pitch or tracking the wrong harmonic. The bar is too thick, with no segmentation or scale divisions to indicate where it is, and the strobe mode refreshes so slowly that it doesn't actually work as a strobe tuner, because at times it's near impossible to tell if it is stable and losing tracking some or if the note is that far off of pitch.

I hardly ever use the tuner plugin over the trouble of wiring in a hardware tuner, and for all of these reasons. Not that it's not polyphonic. It's just not usable.