BeeFlat is a new bagpipe tuner for the iPhone!

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Accurate, Simple, Innovative


Accurate

Readings down to .1 of a cent, twenty-five times a second!

Simple

Calibrate to current pitch with one button press.

Innovative

Running history of pitch to help monitor fluctuations.

How to use BeeFlat


Read

Read.

The red line shows the current pitch at the right-hand side and the pitch history on the tail to the left.

Calibrate

Calibrate.

Tap the main button to calibrate the tuner to the current pitch. The current calibration is displayed in yellow above the main button.

Tweak

Tweak.

Tap the + and - buttons to tweak the current calibration up or down. Press and hold the buttons to move faster.

Lock

Lock.

Press and hold the main button to lock the current calibration.

Auto Read

Auto.

Double tap the main button to take a reading from the next Low A (great for tuning solo).

Reverse Scale

Reverse.

Press the arrows to reverse the scale. The reversed scale is helpful when tuning drones as the pitch indicator will move in the same direction as the drone slide.

Zoom

Zoom.

Ajust the scale range in the settings screen to suit the level of player you are tuning. A higher range suits a more novice, unsteady piper. A lower range suits a more advanced player, and will allow the drones and chanter to be tuned to a greater level of accuracy.

450s or 480s

Concert.

Select "Number relative to 440" in settings if you would prefer to see the calibration number displayed relative to a concert pitch A instead of the actual frequency.

Solo Mode

Solo.

Some solo players prefer to tune their High A and B slightly flat.

Created by Matt Fraser


BeeFlat was designed and developed by Matt Fraser in Melbourne, Australia. Matt lived in Scotland for five years where he played for the Inveraray and District Pipe Band and competed in solo competitions around the games, including the Silver Medal piobaireachd competitions at Oban and Inverness. In addition to Matt's piping credentials, he has been a professional software developer for over 10 years, developing software for some of the world's largest and well known enterprises.

Matt Fraser.

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