Name: Peter Ulfeby
Location: Värmdö, Stockholm, Sweden

Comment:English
A real good product. I bought Dirk's Pianotuner after testing several tuning applications all with capability to deliver a stretched tuning curve by setting some initial parameters depending on type and size of grand/piano and some allow recording some keys to measure inharmonics. The really smart functions with Dirk's program that it optimize the best tuning curve by examine millions of intervalls and chose the right interval for the specific part, low bass, low middle part etc. Shortly, it take in account your specific piano. The software is user friendly with a clean user interface. The recording phase was surprising very quick done an took me only about 20 minutes and all keys could be recorded. The tuning was a great pleasure with good support from the precise graphs. Then it's still up to you how skilled you are with the tuning hammer. The end result sounds really good in my ears and I will warmly recommend Dirk's Pianotuner.
Name: Lars Renman
Location: Lidingö, Sweden

Comment:English
I experienced Dirk's PianoTuner as a well designed and easy to use program which gave me great results when tuning my grand piano. The documentation was also very helpful with good instructions and explanations of the tuning works. Thank you for a good tool.
Name: Massimo Bartolucci (Bartx Studios)
Location: Lodi, Italy

Comment:English
I use the Dirk's Piano Tuner since 2014 on my Baby Grand Clement Piano. Tuning now is a really simple and fast task I can do by myself. Thank you Dirk for this great tool!
Name: Carlo Buongiovanni
Location: Italy

Comment:English
Very good program, very easy to use and very good stretching calculation. Of course a few bass strings, the most difficult to be tuned, need some adjustments by ear finding the best compromise between octaves, thirds and sixth but most of them are already ok from the calculation. [Dirk: There still is something not ok; all strings have to be optimal after tuning]
Name: Jim Wilcoxson
Location: US (Indiana)

Comment:English
I have had 2 university piano technicians check my piano (7' Baldwin SF10) after tuning with your program. One said "Do you want a job?", and the other said "I'm glad you already have a job, because you could put me out of business!"

I can hear beats and tune unisons and octaves by ear, but it is so much easier being able to use your program. I even use ear plugs while tuning and just use the meter. I usually start in the middle section and go down, tune the middle string of trichords, one string of bichords, and the single bass strings. Then start in the middle and tune the middle string going up. Then start in the middle going down and tune the other strings of each note, then the other strings from the middle to the top. It's almost like a pitch raise, and seems like it might be more trouble, but I think it helps keep previously-tuned strings from getting pulled out of tune.

Then I check every note by ear (without earplugs!) with all strings sounding to make sure there are no beats. I might have to re-adjust 3 or 4 notes at most, and continue to use the meter to decide which string is out. I don't do a bunch of checking with 4ths, 5ths, etc., but just trust your program to take care of that.

The first tuning took around 5 hours because I had to learn how to use a tuning hammer. To me, the 2 main secrets are to make sure the string is lowered or relaxed into pitch rather than pulled up and stopping; and also make sure to hit the note pretty hard occasionally to make sure the tension is even in the whole string. After tuning about 10 pianos - some of friends - I am down to 2-3 hours. A professional tuner is usually faster, but I get a lot of satisfaction knowing I can tune my own piano.

Thanks Dirk! -Jim

Name: George
Location: Sunny South Africa

Comment:English
Hi Everyone,

Of the internet / books / videos I started to teach myself about the tuning craft. This is when I came across 'Dirk's tuning Video'.

After emailing Dirk, right up to my first download I must say it was pure pleasure. Not only is the program easy to use but Dirk himself is very helpful and generous. Last week when my computer crashed, Dirk willingly helped me with setting up again with a new computer.

Thank you Dirk and all the best to all you loyal Tuners out there.

Saludos,
George Mari

Name: Ben
Location: California

Comment:English
I'm extremely happy with my decision to both tune my own piano and buying this software which has proved to be a solid, stable program with no glitches, how rare is that. I paid for 3 tunes the first year after the purchase of my piano, from 2 different tuners and my first attempt tuning using Dirk's was much, much better. Your good to go on the piano tuning software. Fyi, it's not a piece of cake turning all the pins so prepare for a learning curve but also the best your piano ever sounded. My tuners came highly recommend from a local store but I think it takes more time than they wanted to take and also think they don't tune every string to the perfect note. Plan on 4 to 6 hours your first time.
Name: Bert Smith
Location: Idaho, USA

Comment:English
I have been using Dirk's Piano tuner for windows for over five years. It has worked very well for me. I lost the program recently in a computer crash and needed a re-installation. I sent a message through the website and got a response very quickly and was able to re-install the program very easily. I am very satisfied with the program and with the service.
Name: Doug McLemore
Location: Denver, Colorado

Comment:English
I have been using Dirk's Piano Tuner for more than three years and am very pleased. The calibration of the tuning scale makes it easy and fast to match the program's suggested stretch modifications. I tune my piano about every two months with complete personal flexibility of my schedule. This is great and sounds as good (or better) than tuners I've hired.
Name: Doug Legrand
Location: Tijeras, New Mexico, USA

Comment:English
I just used Dirk's Piano Tuner for Windows for the first full tuning. It is VERY accurate and the graphics plus digital display make it easy to determine the exact point at which the ideal pitch for each note has been attained. To me it is the most helpful with the highest and lowest notes, and it is great to not have to lay the bearing or guess at what the ideal stretch is. The result was great!