TN-1B

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What's New!

January 9, 2020 v2.2.3 released.

Outline

TN-1B is tuning meter only for a bassist.
You can tune bass, Standard, Half Step Down, Full Step Down, 1&1/2 Steps Down, Drop-D, Lowered Cello.

You can change standard pitch-A between 438Hz and 445Hz.

TN-1B has a tuning fork for standard pitch-A.
To make the sound, please tap the image of the tuning fork. By tapping again, you can stop.

    Release history

    January 9, 2020, v2.2.3

    Minor bug fixes.
    December 2, 2019, v2.2.2
    Some update for iOS13.
    September 16, 2019, v2.2.1
    Minor bug fixes.
    July 22, 2019, v2.2.0
    Improve performance on auto-mode.
    April 4, 2019, v2.1.5
    It updated some libraries.
    December 12, 2018, v2.1.4
    Fixed an issue when launching the app.
    November 21, 2018, v2.1.3
    Minor bug fixes.
    October 3, 2018, v2.1.2
    It updated some libraries.
    Minor bug fixes.
    September 24, 2018, v2.1.1
    Fix some screen layouts.
    August 28, 2018, v2.1.0
    String-buttons are improved.
    July 18, 2018, v2.0.0
    Improved the performance.
    February 3, 2018, v1.9.1
    Fix ad banner due to the suspension of native ads.
    October 20, 2017, v1.9.0
    Some update for iOS11.
    Minor bug fixes.
    September 23, 2017, v1.8.1
    Minor bug fixes.
    Some libraries updated.
    September 15, 2017, v1.8.0
    Added how-to videos to Settings.
    Change colors of some image parts.
    June 23, 2017, v1.7.0
    Add Drop-D(half step down).
    Added Welcome Tutorial to settings.
    May 17, 2017, v1.6.6
    Minor bug fixes.
    May 3, 2017, v1.6.5
    It updated some images.
    April 21, 2017, v1.6.4
    The trial function was improved.
    March 17, 2017, v1.6.3
    It has no waiting time after video of trial function.
    March 11, 2017, v1.6.2
    Fixed a bug about tuning set menu.
    March 7, 2017, v1.6.1
    Fixed some image parts.
    Some libraries were updated.
    January 5, 2017, v1.6.0
    The standard pitch and tuning set settings have been moved to the slide menu.
    December 16, 2016, v1.5.4
    Some libraries were updated.
    September 24, 2016, v1.5.3
    Some update for iOS10.
    September 8, 2016, v1.5.2
    Fixed a bug of information window.
    August 23, 2016, v1.5.1
    Fixed some image parts.
    June 11, 2016, v1.5.0
    Add cent-gauge.
    May 19, 2016, v1.4.1
    Some libraries were updated.
    April 26, 2016, v1.4.0
    Fixed some image parts.
    March 11, 2016, v1.3.1
    Fixed a bug on Auto-Mode.
    Fixed a bug on screen transition.
    Fixed some texts.
    January 11, 2016, v1.3.0
    You can try restricted features.
    Fixed some texts.
    Localized in Indonesian.
    November 8, 2015, v1.2.0
    Added function that shares beat pattern data with TN-1G, TN-DR, Maelz DX Pro on your iPhone.
    October 10, 2015, v1.1.0
    Added drum-machine function.
    September 25, 2015, v1.0.4
    Some fix for iOS9.
    August 13, 2015, v1.0.3
    Fixed the layout for iPad.
    May 21, 2015, v1.0.2
    Fixed a bug of image parts.
    April 7, 2015, v1.0.1 released.

    Known bugs

    No bug is found.

How to use TN-1B

FAQ

Q. I think the meter movement is slow.

A. This app has a slight delay before pointing to the pitch. It is the time lag caused by adapting to bass tone. Delaying on manual mode is less than auto mode because the manual mode does not detect the string. Please try the manual mode.

Q. Pitch meter is jerky, I can not tune my bass well.

A. Please try to turn off Auto-mode, and twang harmonics(flageolet tones) on 12th-fret. May result in a smooth movement. Also, especially in Auto Mode, the meter movement is getting delayed behind the sound. It is attributed to accept low frequency. Please note that.

Q. Message "TN-1B needs Microphone." is displayed, the pitch meter does not work.

[no mic]

A. TN-1B uses the functionality of microphone to analyze the pitch. Microphone function needs your permission for privacy. Once you exit TN-1B, please enable TN-1B in [Settings icon]-[Privacy]-[Microphone].

[menu settings]
[arrow]
[menu privacy]
[arrow]
[menu microphone]
[arrow]
[menu tn1b]

Q. I cannot turn on switch `Proximity sensor works`.

A. This feature is disabled on devices(e.g. iPod touch) that do not have a proximity sensor.

Q. Screen is blackout when I use feature `Proximity sensor works`.

A. It is normal behavior of the proximity sensor. Please understand.

Q. I purchased `Remove Ads` earlier. After I re-install after I delete TN-1B, ads has become to be displayed again.

A. In purchase screen, please press `Restore` button. Of course, there is no charge.

Q. I already purchased `Remove Ads`, but I have mistaken, pressed `Buy` button, not `Restore` button. I do be charged again?

A. No charges will be applied. `Remove ads` is because it is in-app billing of non-consumable, it's the system that is not possible the same user to multiple purchases.

Q. When the app is closed, stop playback of drum machines.

A. This app does not support background playback. So you can enable background to play in the app TN-DR or Maelz DX Pro available. The rhythm pattern data can be shared with those apps. Please refer to `How to share with other apps`.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy covers your use of this application.
This app does not collect, store, or share any personal information, or anything related to your device. We do not collect any statistics, trends, neither do we track user movements.
The app allows you to open web URLs from the application. The URLs might be saved by internet browsers on your device.
For information regarding the information stored by the application, please read the privacy policy of the internet browsers on your device.
Also, this app displays advertisement by AdMob, Amazon Mobile Ads, and MoPub. In this Privacy Policy, please refer to Privacy Policy by Google, Amazon Privacy Notice by Amazon, and MoPub Privacy Policy by MoPub.

to You.

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And please send us any comments, bug reports, English mistakes, and suggestions.
When you contact me, please send mail to info@blowbend.jp.
Also, you may not necessarily be able to answer to additional feedback from you. Your understanding is requested.
Thank for your support.

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Tuning Uses TN-1B.

1. First, please check the settings of TN-1B.

Look at info-window in the center of the screen.
Reference Pitch: Can you see "A440"?
Tuning set: Can you see "Standard"?

[info window]

You can change the setting of standard pitch here.
[set ref pitch]

You can change the setting of tuning set here.
[set tuning set]


2. Turn to Manual-Mode(orange color).
[auto button manual]
You can turn to Manual-Mode by tapping a few times.


3. Tap the button on the far left, and select the E-string.
[select 6th]


4. Please pick the E-string(thickest string) of your bass.

Take care to not sound other strings.


5. Look at the meter.

[meter too low]
The sound of your bass is too low against target pitch. Wind the peg up slowly that until the needle points to zero.

[meter low]
The sound of your bass is low against target pitch. Wind the peg up slowly that until the needle points to zero.

[meter too high]
The sound of your bass is too high against target pitch. Loosen the peg to that the needle is to come to the left of zero once back, and wind up the peg slowly that until the needle points to zero.

[meter high]
The sound of your bass is high against target pitch. Loosen the peg to that the needle is to come to the left of zero once back, and wind up the peg slowly that until the needle points to zero.

Note.
When the sound of the bass is higher than the target pitch (or gone to the right side over zero), loosen the strings once. You make the needle that matches to zero by while winding up. By doing so, the string does not loose easily, and the pitch will stable.
[loose and wind up]



[meter in tune]
Since the needle is pointing to zero, the pitch is in tune with the target.


6. In the same way, tune to G-string from A-string.


7. After tuning up to G-string, back to the E-string, Please check up to G-string.
[next button]
In all strings, the meter needle to the point to 0, please repeat tuning. Depending on the strength of the neck of your bass, or the gauge of the string set, you may need to be repeated many times.


8. In all strings, the meter needle points to zero, tuning is complete.

Bass is an instrument that will be off pitch eased. You need to tune always before you play.
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TN-1B

How to create a beat pattern.

(1). Open `Beat Patterns` and tap `Edit`.

[pattern_cre01]

(2). A pattern list is to be edit-mode. Tap the green (+)button that you make a choice.

[pattern_cre02]

(3). A new pattern is created.

[pattern_cre03]

(4). Tap `Done`, edit-mode is finished.

[pattern_cre04]

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How to delete beat pattern.

(1). Open `Beat Patterns`, and flick pattern left that you want to delete.

[pattern_del01]

(2). [Delete] Button appears, and tap it.

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How to share beat pattern by AirDrop.

With AirDrop, you can share the beat pattern with people nearby with an Apple device.
You also need to turn on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
For more information about the AirDrop, see Use AirDrop to wirelessly share content by Apple.

This is an example of sending beat pattern from Taro to Ichiro.

(1). Please upgrade to latest TN-1B(or TN-1G) each iPhones.
(2). Make sure that each iPhone Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled.

(3). Turn to enables AirDrop both iPhones.
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen, open Control Center.

[shareairdrop01]
Turn enable AirDrop.
[shareairdrop02]

(4). Taro starts TN-1B, and choose a beat pattern that Taro want to send.
And unlock screen of the Ichiro's iPhone.

[shareairdrop03]

(5). Tap share button on Taro's iPhone, and choose `Share beat pattern by AirDrop`.

[shareairdrop04]

(6). Ichiro's iPhone is found, the icon will appear, tap it.

[shareairdrop05]

(7). The message is appearing on Ichiro's iPhone, and choose `Accept`.

[shareairdrop06]

(8). Ichiro can choose which app to open data with. Select "TN-1B"(or "TN-1G").

[shareairdrop07]

(9). Start TN-1B(or TN-1G), and the message is shown.

[shareairdrop08]

(10). Taro's beat pattern has been added.

[shareairdrop09]

(11). Recommended that for security reasons, each iPhone AirDrop to disable.

[shareairdrop10]

Note.
Check the version of TN-1B when the error is displayed.

[import error]

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How to share beat pattern by email.

This is an example of sending beat pattern from Taro to Ichiro.

(1). Please upgrade to latest TN-1B(or TN-1G) each iPhones.
(2). Taro starts TN-1B, and choose a beat pattern that Taro want to send.

[shareairdrop03]

(3). Tap share button on Taro's iPhone, and choose "Share beat pattern by email".

[shareemail01]

(4). New message screen of email with attachment file appears.
Please enter the address and subject.

[shareemail02]

(5). Ichiro received email.

[shareemail03]

(6). Long tap the attachment file.

[shareemail04]

(7). Ichiro can select apps to open attachments, choose "TN-1B"(or "TN-1G").

[shareemail05]

(8). Start TN-1B(or TN-1G), and the message is shown.

[shareemail06]

(9). Taro's beat pattern has been added.

[shareairdrop09]

Note.
Check the version of TN-1B when the error is displayed.

[import error]

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How to share with other apps.

This app can share rhythm pattern data with other apps(e.g. TN-1G,DR,Maelz DX Pro) in your iPnone.
[share with other apps]
This is an example that sends data from TN-1B Pro to TN-DR.
Open the data that you want to send, and tap the share button.
[share with other apps01]

Select `Share with other apps`.
[share with other apps02]

Data is exported to common area.
[share with other apps03]

Close TN-1B, and open TN-DR. Tap the import button.
[share with other apps05]

The data is imported from a common area.
[share with other apps06]
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Main Controls

[main screen]

(1). Pitch Meter:
Target pitch is the point of zero.

(2). Information of Note:
Display tuning set name and frequency of target note.

(3). String Button:
From left, E, A, D, G-string.
On auto mode, these buttons become the indicator of detecting string.

(4). Tuning Fork:
The sound is when you tap. The sound will stop when you tap again.

(5). Auto-mode Button:

[auto button off]
Off-mode: meter stops.

[auto button manual]
Manual-mode: switch target string by string-button.

[auto button on]
Auto-mode: switch target string automatically.
You cannot use harmonics on 12th-fret.

[auto button on 8va]
Auto-mode(one octave higher): switch target string automatically.
This is auto-mode for harmonics on 12th-fret.

(6). Settings Button:
It will transition to Settings Screen.

(7). Beat Pattern List Button:
It will transition to Beat Patterns Screen.

(8). Help Button:
This page you are looking at now is displayed.

(9). Menu Button:
It displays tuning set menu.

(10). Cent Gauge:
It indicates the pitch in cents. One scale mark will correspond to 1 cent.

[cwnt gauge]



[main screen2]

(11). Standard Pitch A:(Hz):
Set the standard pitch of A.

(12). Tuning Set List:

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Settings

[settings screen]

(1). How to use TN-1B:
You can find Welcome Tutorial and instruction videos.

(2). Lower String:
Set the pitch of the lower string on 5 or 6-string bass.

(3). Higher String:
Set the pitch of the higher string on 5 or 6-string bass.

(4). Note Notation:
You can change the language of note notation.

(5). Proximity sensor works:
In manual mode, switch target string by press string-button.
But, when this switch is turned on, it is possible to select right side button by moving your hand closer to the device.

[touch]

[touch photo]
This feature uses proximity sensor. The proximity sensor is located near the earpiece. Close your finger to the earpiece, this feature works.

[next button]


This feature is disabled on devices(e.g. iPod touch) that do not have a proximity sensor.

(6). Remove Ads:
It will transition to Purchase Screen. You can buy `Remove Ads` function(In-App Purchase).

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Drum Machine

[drum machine screen]

(1). Beat Indicator:
You have bought `Remove Ads`, this indicator appears.

(2). Name:

(3). Beat Selector:
You can select the number of items in a beat.

(4). Tempo(BPM):

(5). Start/Stop:

(6). Length of Pattern:
You can set the length of a beat pattern cycle between 4 and 32.

(7). Beat Indicator:

(8). Tracks:
From the top is closed hi-hat, half closed hi-hat, snare drum, bass drum. You have bought `Remove Ads`, a track of half closed hi-hat can be changed.

(9). Share Button:
You can send a beat-pattern to your friend by AirDrop or email.
This data is a common use with TN-1G(guitar tuner), you can share the rhythm pattern with the guitarist of your band.
Please look at `How to share by AirDrop` or `How to share by email`.

(10). Trial Button:
By viewing a short video-ad, you can use paid features temporary.
Please try it!

(11). Tempo Button:
You can change the tempo(BPM).

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