“Take the guesswork out of tuning drums”
I need a quote for an iPhone app idea, for drummers of all styles.
This is how the app will work:
After the user selects their drumkit configuration and style, the app helps the user tune each drum accurately (reso head and batter head) by comparing the frequency measurement of each drum to a database, which I will release to the winning bidder. A graphic 'needle' tells the user whether they should tighten or loosen each specific lug to reach the desired tuning.
Drumkit configuration ‘wheel’ (top) and graphic showing drum sizes/types (below)
(fusion/ traditional/ extended/ electronic)
Style ‘wheel’ featuring (top) and tappable, sound-generating drumkit graphic (below)
(jazz/ latin/ contemporary/ general/ metal/ rock)
Tuning screen with drumkit graphic (top) and and list of specs for this style (below)
(Tension/ Pitch/ Articulation/ Response/ Sustain/ Head suggestion)
Press on a drum to tune it, which takes you to screen 4.
Individual drum tuning screen (3 stage tuning process – bottom/ top/ suspended) which aurally measures the pitch of each drumhead through the iPhone mic and compares it to a database of pitches for that style (I have database for this).
The needle (at the bottom) tells the user whether they should tighten or loosen each specific lug to reach the desired tuning.
It's really like a guitar tuner for drumkit. There are two apps available now in iTunes, one listens and tells you each drum's pitch (very slowly) and offers no suggestions of notes. The other offers pitch suggestions but doesn’t listen to your drums. I would like this app to do both, smoothly and without any delays.