Waves GTR Tuner
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Waves GTR Tuner

GTR Tuner, Software tuner from Waves in the GTR series.

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moosers 16/10/2010

Waves GTR Tuner : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The Waves Ltd. GTR Tuner is a plug-in that part of Waves' GTR series of guitar based plug-ins. I've got the full Waves Complete bundle, so this is included in that as well. I installed it along with the rest of the plug-ins in the bundle as you install everything at once. This is a really basic tuner for guitar or bass, but it will definitely get the job done. It gives you the ability to choose what note you want to tune to in the chromatic scale, but you can also set it for different tunings with the mode parameter and a different reference frequency if you want to tune to something other than A 440. It also has a wavering graph that shows you how far away you are from the pitch in terms of cents. That's everything that's in the interface, so a manual shouldn't be necessary to use this plug-in.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I've got the Waves Ltd. GTR Tuner plug-in running on my home system without any performance issues at all. I run it in Pro Tools LE 8 that I run with a Digi 002R audio interface. I've also got a Mac Book Pro that has a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM to run it all on. I've only ever needed to use the GTR Tuner for brief instances in between takes, so I've never actually had it running while I was recording.

OVERALL OPINION

The Waves Ltd. GTR Tuner is definitely an adequate inside the box tuner for guitar and bass guitar. I'll really only use this if I don't have a hardware tuner handy, which is somewhat rare. While this plug-in does the job just fine, I do like the tracking on my hardware tuners better and in general find them easier to use. Having said this, I don't think you'd be able to find too many software tuners out there that are better than this one. You can only get this plug-in in a bundle, so unless you're planning on getting the GTR bundle or Waves Complete, you won't be able to get your hands on this tuner anyway...