Developers from Google continue to add new features to the company’s branded search engine, which can be very useful in certain situations, for example, when you need to tune a guitar. It is this function that appeared in the company’s search engine, thanks to which users can use the microphone of a smartphone or computer to tune the guitar in the desired key.
It is enough to type “Google tuner” in the search box to start tuning your guitar. The interface of this tool is similar to dozens of analogs that were previously available as third-party applications. You need to activate the device microphone and start extracting sounds. The tuner will determine which note the user is striving for and will tell you whether to loosen the string tension or to tighten it more.
As you might expect, the quality of the tuning will directly depend on which device you use to interact with the tuner. The source notes that when using an iPhone 12 Pro or a high-quality USB microphone connected to a computer, it will not be difficult to set up an electric guitar. However, it will not be easy to do this with the help of a budget Android smartphone, which has a low-quality microphone in its equipment.
Google’s new search function is unlikely to revolutionize the market for specialized hardware tuners, since the success of the setup will directly depend on the quality of the microphone used. However, Google Tuner can be useful if you need to tune your guitar and don’t have any other tools at hand.