Waves GTR Tuner
Waves GTR Tuner

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

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Hatsubai 07/06/2011

Waves GTR Tuner : Hatsubai's user review

« Not a bad software tuner »

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When it comes to guitars, the number one thing that every guitar must do is be in tune. If a guitar is not in tune, it'll throw your entire mix off. Personally, I'm fairly adamant about perfect tuning and intonation. Well, as perfect as it can be; it's a guitar, after all. Various different software tuners have popped up throughout the years, and the Waves version is among them. It's been around longer than some of them, but it's still a very solid tuner. The tuner itself came with my GTR3 package, and I've used it a few times within the program. It's a chromatic tuner where you can set your reference pitch to nearly anything you need to set it to. It's fairly accurate, although there are some other tuners out there that are quite a bit more accurate.


This is where Waves is the champion. They never drop the ball when it comes to stability. I've never experienced a single mishap or crash while using this software, and I don't expect to. I've been a long time user of Waves, and they never let me down. This is also cross platform compatible. I'm a Mac user, and living in a world that's dominated by Windows users can sometimes be a bit of a drag. Waves caters to both OSes without any issues. There is one issue, however. The GTR3 software is 32 bit software. It's not a huge deal, but OS X is moving towards being fully 64 bit, and I hope they update it before the next OS rolls around and drops 32 bit support all together.


The tuner itself is fine. It tunes your guitars, basses or whatever perfectly fine. However, there are better options out there if you're into the whole software tuning thing. Personally, I like to use pedals to tune my guitars. I find that the Turbo Tuner is one of the most accurate and easiest to use tuners out there. The accuracy is way better than this software. They also make a software version of that very pedal, and it works nicely as well. I just find myself being a bit more of a hardware guy. In short, the tuner is good, but there are better ones out there.