Braw Bagpipe Tuner

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About this app

Tune your chanter and drones on your pipes. Free and fully functional, with the in-application option to purchase an unlock for advanced features.

Braw Bagpipe Tuner (Formally Accord Bagpipe Tuner) has been written specifically for the tonal and tuning requirements of the Bagpipes, and uses highly advanced pitch detection algorithms which have been further customized for the pipes.

Thanks to our new QuantumNote technology, the Braw Bagpipe Tuner revolutionizes tuning with it's ability to quickly and accurately analyse the tuning of all notes on your chanter while you are playing a tune. This is far superior to all other tuning methods, which rely on holding a single note, as even the best players will adjust their blowing slightly when holding a single note.

Our QuantumNote technology allows you to analyse the tuning when it matters the most - when you are playing! Using QuantumNote, the app is aware of bagpipe ornamentation, and even uses this knowledge to help build an accurate tuning result.

* Tune chanter while playing - great for going round the members of a band and checking the tuning without stopping the practice!
* More accurate tuning - get the tuning as it actually sounds when playing
* Easy drone tuning - keeps separate results for Bass and Tenor drones

The tuner is responsive, accurate and precise. It it also written to be efficient, so you don't need and expensive phone or tablet to be able to run it. The efficiency also means it has relatively low battery consumption.

The tuner lets you tune your chanter and drones based on a reference Low A calibrated to your chanter.

The tuner automatically detects which chanter note or drone note you are playing, based on what is the loudest/closest to your devices microphone. The gauge will then indicate how sharp or flat your chanter note or drones are, allowing you to tune them to achieve sweet sounding pipes.

To suit your preference, different chanter tuning schemes can be chosen.

An optional high contrast theme can be set for outdoor use.

We genuinely welcome feedback, and in particular if you have any problems please don't hesitate to get in touch, either through the app, or via our website.
Updated on
Feb 9, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

219 reviews
A Google user
October 28, 2018
Great app. 1 small point - When trying to set the reference pitch manually in outdoor mode, the font background colour choice makes it completely unreadable (black on purple?) and then it doesn't display the decimal points when typing it in. Would be nice if that could be fixed.
15 people found this review helpful
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Avoir Technology
November 15, 2018
Hi Malcolm - thanks for letting us know about this. We've checked and this is indeed an issue in the Android version of the App. We will get it fixed. [UPDATE 15th Nov 2018]: We have now fixed this and released an update.
Nathan Wahlgren
April 9, 2023
This is an excellent tuner. That's all there is to say about it. I'm always hesitant to actually pay money for an app, but this is absolutely worth it. It has all the features you need to tune pipes, none of the features you don't need, and the interface is straightforward and easy to use. Simply put, this is the best tuner on the market.
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Nat Stahl
May 27, 2024
It's really good for a beginner tuning the chanter, but the drones are way off and inconsistent. For the price I'd expect better.
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What's new

* Updated the help to add more information
* The tuner now defaults to using the raw audio setting for new installs, which gives better results for most phones
* Updated the Just and Seamus MacNeil tuning schemes to adjust the Low G slightly (Thanks to George Hannah for help with this)