Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
Who's Online
55 registered (Anne H, AZNpiano, Anticlock, 16 invisible), 1016 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#610887 - 07/25/01 05:16 PM Lap Top Tuning Softwear
Big Steve Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/25/01
Posts: 3
Loc: CAL
I have been told that a lot of people are using their lap tops and softwear to tune pianos. This seems like a very cost effective way of doing it (compared to a Petereson tuner)but I can't find the softwear (I already have the laptop)has anyone seen the softwear in action? does it perform as well as a stand alone tuner? can it do stretch tuning? Where can I find it?

Top
(ad PTG 757) The Value of PTG Membership
The Value of a PTG Membership
#610888 - 07/26/01 02:40 PM Re: Lap Top Tuning Softwear
Chris W Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/04/01
Posts: 29
Loc: Boston
Steve,

Yes, I believe there are a couple. If I'm not mistaken the Reyburn software does and I know Tunelabs runs on laptops because I use it on my IBM.

Evaluation copies of Tunelabs are available free, 300kb, on the internet and possibly through Robert Scott, its creator:

Robert Scotts Page

At $35, if you like it and are honest, its the cheapest way to go. It will construct a stretch curve based on your sampling a number of notes and doing some interpolation, or you can just get a hold of David Porritt's add-in for another $10, which will do it automatically.

The program is not teaching software. It assumes you understand the basics of hammer technique, stretch, setting unisons and that you can navigate your way around the windows environment. That said, its quite impressive at nailing the right stretch and giving you a piano that rings the way it ought to, when finished. IMO, it is to the majority of aural tuners what ABS brakes are to the majority of racing drivers. That is to say better. The sample and registered version are functionally the same.

There are some RPTs using it, so I imagine it is competitive with Reyburn and the others. My advice to anyone working with it is to turn off the other programs that you may not know are running in the background by hitting and selecting end-task for everything, but explorer. This way your hard drive will shut down letting the microphone, which is standard on most portables, hear better.

Good luck,
Chris W

Top
#610889 - 07/26/01 03:43 PM Re: Lap Top Tuning Softwear
Big Steve Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/25/01
Posts: 3
Loc: CAL
Thanks I will download it and take a look. I am a novice piano tuner (still going to school)and all advise is greatly appreciated

Top
#610890 - 07/28/01 02:53 AM Re: Lap Top Tuning Softwear
Bob Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 3896
I just got a pamplet from Reyburn in the mail re: a tuning program that runs on "Compac" brand palm type organizers. The size is right, fits in a shirt pocket.
_________________________
www.PianoTunerOrlando.com






Top
#610891 - 07/28/01 12:33 PM Re: Lap Top Tuning Softwear
Big Steve Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/25/01
Posts: 3
Loc: CAL
Thanks Bob. I loaded The Tune Lab sofwear in the lap top but I have not been able to get it to see the built in mic but it works fine on the desk top (a bit large to lug around). The palm comp. softwear sounds great for when I do my guitar tec stuff. On stage i use a Sabine 1100 close enough for rock and roll.

Top
#610892 - 07/29/01 08:51 AM Re: Lap Top Tuning Softwear
Rich Galassini Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 9398
Loc: Philadelphia/South Jersey
Just curious, Bob (or anyone),

Does the Compaq run on a Palm OS, Windows, or a proprietary program?
_________________________
Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
Dir. Line (215) 991-0834
rich@cunninghampiano.com
www.cunninghampiano.com

Top
#610893 - 07/29/01 07:46 PM Re: Lap Top Tuning Softwear
Bob Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 3896
Sorry, Rich, I don't know. I tossed the flyer on it because I tune by ear.
_________________________
www.PianoTunerOrlando.com






Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Christmas Header
Christmas Lights at Piano World Headquarters in Maine 2014
-------------------
The December Free Piano Newsletter
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Is Yelp reliable for evaluating piano stores?
by Le Chiffre
Today at 02:08 AM
Guide to Teaching
by Arghhh
Today at 12:39 AM
Making a New York Steinway sound like a Hamburg Steinway
by nphase
Yesterday at 10:24 PM
Merry Christmas from Brazil! Feliz Natal!!
by Piano_Brazil
Yesterday at 09:19 PM
Rzewski: De Profundis
by pianoloverus
Yesterday at 09:17 PM
Forum Stats
77375 Members
42 Forums
160031 Topics
2350041 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission