[Edit: The developer’s at Karang let us know that support for multiple/alternate tunings is on their ‘wishlist’ for development. If you’re interested in that feature make sure to let them know.]
There’s no shortage of tuner apps in the iOS app store. But the Karang app brings something new to the table.
The Karang app is a “multi-string tuner”. This means, simply, that you strum all the strings on your guitar at once and the display shows you tuning for all strings at once. You can also tune one by one (and even press each string in the app display to play a tuning pitch).
The other unique quality is that it is extremely simple. Many guitar apps try to pack in as many functions as possible – metronome, chord library, play-along tracks…not the Karang app. There is only one screen, no menus, and no settings – just a display for tuning. (This simplicity is actually a double-edged sword, but more on that in the Pros and Cons sections below…)
What is Karang
Just to make sure we cover the basics: Karang is a tuner app for guitar. You can tune your guitar in just one strum. This superfast tuning app has the world’s first free to download multi-string tuner.
The design is clean, easy to use and accurate. World’s best sound recognition algorithms included.
Karang is available only on iOS (at the time of writing).
Karang Main Features
- Tune all strings at once.
- Next to multi- also solo-string mode.
- Clean design, easy to use.
- Professional accuracy.
- Fastest tuner in the world.
- Perfected for acoustic guitars.
- Works in noisy areas.
- Created by the world’s leading audio engineers.
- Pitch-perfect playing in no time.
- Tune all strings at once… and it actually works.
- Easy to use and incredibly clean design.
- Works in noisy areas.
- Single-string tuning and pitch playback work great.
- This only works in standard tuning (E – A – D – G – B – E). No ability to change settings for alternate tunings, up- or down-tuning, or different instruments. While the simplicity of the app is great, this is the resulting downside.
Karang is an excellent app for doing a very particular job – tuning your guitar in standard tuning. For that purpose, I don’t know of any app that is faster, or easier to deal with.
For more complex tuning requirements, you may need to look elsewhere (perhaps to tuning apps like this one).GET IOS APP