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Description

Shruti helps to tune your instruments or voice to accurate Carnatic swarams. It automatically detects the swaram by listening to your voice or instrument. It visually helps to accurately tune to swarams in any sthayi.

How perfect is your singing or playing of swara sthanas? Sing or Play and this app will instantly show which swaram.

Shruti also provides reference tones. Sa (Shadjam), Ma1 (Suddha Madhyamam) and Pa (Panchamam) for all katta (aka key, shruti or mane) in four sthayis are in-built. If you need other swarams, they are available through an inapp purchase. The reference tones provided are clear and mathematically accurate for Carnatic music.

You can use it to tune any musical instrument: Violin, Veena, Tambura, Mridangam, Mandolin, Chitraveena, Flute and even Guitar. Vocalists can also use the reference tones for practice and to check their intonation as well.

★ Pure carnatic Swara sthanas. Not Western Equal Temperament intervals.
★ Automatic incoming swaram detection for Sa, Pa and Ma1.
★ Accurate and clear reference sounds for Sa, Pa and Ma1.
★ Works for any instrument or voice in any sthayi.
★ Supports all kattai / shruti / mane.
★ Facility to fine-tune for in-between kattai frequencies.

All of these features are free and fully functional. Advanced features are available as inapp purchases. #SupportCarnatic

Crafted for Carnatic Music by Kuyil.

FAQ
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WHY DO YOU NEED MICROPHONE / RECORD AUDIO PERMISSION?
To be able to detect and show you the swarams, the app needs to listen to your singing or playing through your device's microphone. This requires microphone permission, sometimes referred as Record Audio permission.

HOW DO I USE THE APP?
1. Set your kattai / shruti / mane first through the orange circular button.
2. Just sing or play, the app will show you which swaram. If you are close to a swaram, it will indicate below the swaram button. Swaram button will animate once you sing or play that swaram perfectly.
3. If you want to hear, how the swaram sounds like in the selected kattai, tap the swaram button. You can stop it by tapping again.

IS THIS A SHRUTI BOX?
No. It is a tuner app. It is meant to help tuning of instruments accurately. Vocalists can also check their singing accuracy.

I AM SAYING 'Sa', BUT IT IS NOT SHOWING 'Sa'?
This app does pitch recognition; but will not consider the words. So if your singing matches the frequency of Sa swaram, it will show. Of course, first you should set your kattai / shruti / mane correctly.

WHEN I PLAY NOTE C ON MY KEYBOARD, THIS APP DOES NOT SHOW 'Sa'?
Note C on keyboards corresponds to 'Sa' in kattai 1. So first set the kattai to 1, then try. It will work as expected.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "PURE" CARNATIC SWARA STHANAS?
The frequency ratios of Carnatic swarams are different from Western Equal temperament (used in Keyboards and Harmoniums). Shruti Carnatic Tuner is based on authentic frequency ratios of Carnatic music. This is what we mean when we say Pure carnatic swara sthanas.

WHERE ARE THE OTHER NOTES? ONLY SA, MA1, PA ARE PROVIDED.
These swarams are sufficient for tuning most instruments. All other swarams are provided as an optional premium feature.

WHY DO I SEE ADS?
Ads help to keep our lights on while we make apps for carnatic. We are careful not to frustrate you with intrusive ads.

HOW DO I GET RID OF ADS?
You can make a simple in-app purchase which will remove ads. Thanks for your direct support.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I UNINSTALL AND REINSTALL THE APP OR CHANGE THE PHONE? SHOULD I PURCHASE PREMIUM FEATURES AGAIN?
No. Once you make the purchase, the feature is yours "forever". No need to purchase again. You can uninstall and reinstall the app any number of times. No need to purchase the same feature again. Your purchase will be remembered always. This is true for any purchase.

HOW DO I REPORT A PROBLEM OR PROVIDE FEEDBACK?
You can do it through menu at top right of the app. You can also email to shruti@kuyil.org

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Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Jun 13, 2016 (over 2 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 2 months, on average.

Dec 23
2018
(Current)
Version 5.0.3

★ Fixed crashes seen in Android 9 Pie devices.
★ Improved layout on devices with smaller screens.
★ Shruti selection now shows corresponding English note for the chosen kattai/shruti/mane.
★ Retired support for Jelly Bean and KitKat devices.
★ Performance, stability and usability improvements.
★ Bug fixes.

Dec 21
2018
Version 5.0.1

★ Fixed crashes seen in Android 9 Pie devices.
★ Retired support for Jelly Bean and KitKat devices.
★ Shruti selection now shows corresponding English note for the chosen kattai/shruti/mane.
★ Performance, stability and usability improvements.
★ Bug fixes.

Feb 12
2018
Version 4.4.4

WARNING: Please be aware that this app crashes on latest Android 9 Pie. We'll release a fix soon.

Earlier...
★ Ensured default volume is within safe limits.
★ Fixed audio issues seen in Xiaomi devices (Marshmallow+).
★ Additional options in shruti selection.
★ Guidance and help available throughout.
★ New About screen. Know about our carnatic apps. Also connect with us on facebook, twitter, etc.
★ Fixes for pre-lollipop devices.
★ Prevented crashes seen on certain devices.

Nov 26
2017
Version 4.4.2

★ Ensured default volume is within safe limits.
★ Bug fixes and optimizations.
Earlier...
★ Fixed audio issues seen in Xiaomi devices (Marshmallow+).
★ Additional options in shruti selection.
★ Guidance and help available throughout.
★ New About screen. Know about our carnatic apps. Also connect with us on facebook, twitter, etc.
★ Fixes for pre-lollipop devices.
★ Prevented crashes seen on certain devices.
Thank you for your wonderful support! #SupportCarnatic

Oct 23
2017
Version 4.3.0

★ Fixed audio issues seen in Xiaomi devices (Marshmallow+).
★ Bug fixes and optimizations.
Earlier...
★ Additional options in shruti selection.
★ Guidance and help available throughout.
★ New About screen. Know about our carnatic apps. Also connect with us on facebook, twitter, etc.
★ Fixes for pre-lollipop devices.
★ Supported moving the app to SD card.
★ Prevented crashes seen on certain devices.
Thank you for your wonderful support! #SupportCarnatic

Oct 05
2017
Version 4.2.1

★ Fixed audio issues seen in Xiaomi devices (Marshmallow+).
★ Bug fixes and optimizations.
Earlier...
★ Additional options in shruti selection.
★ Guidance and help available throughout.
★ New About screen. Know about our carnatic apps. Also connect with us on facebook, twitter, etc.
★ Fixes for pre-lollipop devices.
★ Supported moving the app to SD card.
★ Prevented crashes seen on certain devices.
Thank you for your wonderful support! #SupportCarnatic

Sep 13
2017
Version 4.1.1

★ Additional options in shruti selection.
★ Bug fixes and optimizations.
★ Guidance and help available throughout.
★ New About screen. Know about our carnatic apps. Also connect with us on facebook, twitter, etc.
Earlier...
★ Improvements to in-app purchases.
★ Fixes for pre-lollipop devices.
★ Supported moving the app to SD card.
★ Prevented crashes seen on certain devices.
Thank you for your wonderful support! #SupportCarnatic

Dec 28
2016
Version 3.1.0

v3.1.0
★ Optimized CPU utilization and memory consumption.
★ Illustrated intro screens to ease understanding the capabilities of the app.
★ Upgraded internal components which bring in additional optimizations.
★ Minor tweaks and fixes.
Earlier...
★ Fixed a crash in some Samsung devices.
★ Clarified the need for microphone permission.
★ Fixes for pre-lollipop devices.
★ Bonus to 12 swarams pack purchasers: Ad removal!
★ Supported moving the app to SD card.
★ New guided tour.
#SupportCarnatic

Nov 23
2016
Version 3.0.7

Crossed 10,000 installs! Thank you for your wonderful support.
v3.0.7
★ Fixed a crash in some Samsung devices.
★ Added credits to Ubuntu, Inkscape and Gimp.
★ Clarified the need for microphone permission.
★ Minor tweaks and fixes.
Earlier...
★ Fixes for pre-lollipop devices.
★ Added a bonus to 12 swarams pack purchasers: Ad removal!
★ Supported moving the app to SD card.
★ New guided tour to help understanding the app better. Tap on the help button from app bar to see it.
#SupportCarnatic

Oct 28
2016
Version 3.0.6

★ Tweaks to user interface.
★ Fixes for pre-lollipop devices.
★ Improvements to in-app purchases.
3.0.1
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★ Supported moving the app to SD card.
★ Fixed audio issue when updating fine tune value through increment (+) and decrement (-) buttons.
★ Prevented crashes seen on certain devices.
★ Included guided tour on the first run. Hope this helps in understanding the basics. This is also available through help button from app bar.
★ Made it easier to get more information on premium features.

Oct 15
2016
Version 3.0.1

★ Supported moving the app to SD card.
★ Fixed audio issue when updating fine tune value through increment (+) and decrement (-) buttons.
★ Prevented crashes seen on certain devices.
★ Subtle user interface tweaks.
★ Included guided tour on the first run. Hope this helps in understanding the basics. This is also available through help button from app bar.
★ Made it easier to get more information on premium features and purchases.
Thank you for your wonderful support! #SupportCarnatic

Sep 14
2016
Version 2.0.5

★ Added Nougat support (Android 7.0).
★ Fixed launch failure in certain devices.
★ Improved first launch performance.
★ #SupportCarnatic

Sep 05
2016
Version 2.0.1

★ New premium feature: 12 Swarams Pack which supports all 12 swara sthanas!
• Ultimate feature to perfect your singing, playing or tuning of any swaram.
• Automatic swaram detection, that you love, supported for all swarams. Sing or Play and the app will instantly show which swaram.
• Accurate, clear reference tones at your finger tips for all swarams in 4 sthayis.
• Switch between the simple 3 swarams pack or the advanced 12 swarams pack at any time.

Aug 01
2016
Version 1.9.0

★ Remove ads with an in-app purchase. (Shopping cart button takes you to in-app purchase)
★ Prevented rare crashes on some devices by tweaking audio engine. (If Shruti failed to start on your device before, try now with this version)

Jul 01
2016
Version 1.5.0

★ Anu-mandra sthayi reference tones (Thanks for feedback!)
★ Katta/shruti/mane selection available during introduction
★ Providing feedback made easy through menu

Jun 21
2016
Version 1.3.0

Jun 15
2016
Version 1.2.7

Jun 13
2016
Version 1.2.6

Previous 3 versions
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