online adjustable drone?
I am looking for a drone to play against for scale practice, but I would rather not have to make a large purchase... :)
Problem is...I tune to 442, my teacher to 443 (so I might tune up a bit), but all the online resources I have found are for 440 tuning and aren't adjustable.
Does anyone know of one that would fit the bill?
I use an app on Android called Tunable for well.. tuning. As well as metronome, drones, etc.
you can build you own drones with online tone generators:
Does the app allow the drone to change according to tuning? I couldn’t find that feature mentioned specifically, and I want to be sure before I buy it! (I don’t need any of the other features)...
Try NCH Tone Generator. Use the Square wave mode for better drone effect. Select a note e.g. A4, and edit its frequency to your liking.
I know you are looking for online, but just yesterday I downloaded Audacity, and that allows you to generate drones in any frequency in addition to doing a lot more stuff that would be more relevant for recording.
If you click on the frequency number you can type in any number (with decimals). Unfortunately, you will have to do some math using interval ratios starting from 443kz to get the notes you want.
Does anyone know the formula? :)
It kind of depends on your system. If you are tuning from an A at say, 442, and you are tuning your strings in perfect fifths, then you need to apply a ratio of 3:2 to get the next fifth up, so multiply the frequency of A by 1.5 to get the frequency of E.
Anita, I am curious, why do you want it to be online?
I decided to “tune” the drone with a tuner that’s set to 443...
OK, for future reference then, the NCH Tone Generator app is $10 if you are ever interested, but can also be used for free as well. It has served me well, especially the square wave mode which IMO produces more resonances than the usual sin wave mode used by most other apps.
JustDrones is only a dollar! Well I guess you need to buy an iPhone too...
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