Ircam Lab releases The Snail tuner for Windows and iOS

Ircam Lab has announce the availability of a Windows and IOS version of The Snail, a tuner plugin that shows you the fundamental and all the associated resonances and harmonics of any instrument or sound in an easy to see graphic display.

Over a year ago, our partners at Ircam Lab launched a revolutionary new standalone and plug-in tuner software called “The Snail” but it was released only on the Macintosh platform. The Snail set new standards in this software category with its flexibility, its wide range of uses, and its unusual interface.

Today, Ircam Lab proudly announces the availability of The Snail for the Windows OS, available as a Standalone application and as AAX and VST plug-in formats. A limited version of The Snail is also available for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).

This attractive Tuner/Analyser software with its user-friendly visual interface offers a new and extremely accurate way of tuning and analyzing instruments. It also breaks new ground with its abilty to show any intonation issues, phase discrepancies and actually visually represent the music and sounds in a way that helps anyone improve their listening and recognition of “in-tune”.

It is called “The Snail” due to it’s cool spiral interface that represents every note from Bb-1 to G9 in concentric fashion from the highest to the lowest audible frequencies.

The Snail is a very high-precision frequency-domain analyzer which delivers an easy to understand representation of sounds, based on the scales and notes aligned in spectrally active zones. Resulting from numerous years of research and development, this product is based on a recent patented technology, conceived at the laboratory of Science and Technology of Music and Sound IRCAM-CNRS-UPMC based in Paris, France.

The Snail features

  • Simple intuitive interface.
  • Ultimate accuracy in tuning.
  • Different combinations of views available.
  • Audio player with waveform display to allow analysis of any song or sound.
  • Live input for tuning of external sources.
  • Tuner mode or Music mode.
  • Adjustable Tuning Reference pitch.
  • Transposing feature.
  • Display of phase relationships possible.
  • Hz information display.
  • User adjustable colour schemes.

To celebrate this release of the Windows version, The Snail is available for the introductory price of $49 USD until March 31st, 2017 (regular $99 USD).

A “limited” version of The Snail is also available for iOS iPhone & iPad, priced at $1.39 USD.

More information: Ircam Lab / The Snail

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