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Octave RTA
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***** "I use this app when sound checking, does the job, nice & simple to use, can't fault it." - Colin Challinor Octave RTA is a powerful real-time audio analysis app. Designed with musicians and recording engineers in mind, it can also be used by anyone interested in the world of sound. Ideal for room tuning or speaker tuning, the app enables portable, precision audio measurement and visualization. Feature Highlights: ● Full, 1/3 and 1/6 Octave ● FFT Size (2048 to 16384 points) ● Fast, Slow (exponential) and Infinite Averaging ● Toggle between Flat, A and C weighted modes ● Snapshot overlay for quick comparison ● Lock mode to auto track peak band ● Pan to adjust visible dB range ● iPhone X ready Audio credits: "Basement Floor" and "Enchanted Journey" by Kevin MacLeod
Mic gain adjustment
by drewmthornton on 2018/12/16 20:03
I used to use this app all the time while doing live audio, but the updates have seem to disable the gain on the iPhone internal app. Total bummer.
Mastering Engineer
by aphaggar on 2018/12/10 15:38
I must say I am more than disappointed with the latest update, as it does away with two of the things that made it unique: (1) the ability to monitor up to 1/12th of an octave (aka 12 musical semitones per octave. After all isn't this the namesake of the app!?) and on a related note (2) touching the graph no longer provides the quick frequency to pitch readout (aka musical letter name). I can't understand why you would use the update to remove essential features that made your product unique? I used this daily in my professional music mastering studio previously. Also, as a professor at a music technology university I used to recommend that all of my students purchase this app for ear training purposes. We are now experimenting with a replacement, while sorely missing the old Octave app we all used to rave about : (
Excellent App—Fast Developer Response (Updated)
by Herr Wiersdorf on 2018/11/01 07:11
I have used this application and the past and loved it. I had to re-purchase it because I changed the Apple family I’m associated with. Upon opening the app for the first time, it asked me to go to Settings > Privacy > Microphone to grant it access. However, Octave didn’t show up in the list of apps, so I can’t give it access to the mic. Please fix this and I’ll change my review to 5 stars! :) (I’m running iOS 12.1) UPDATE: Da bug iz fixed! Really fast response from the developer. Thanks for such an excellent app! Works perfectly now.
iPhone X not supported
by Rick city on 2018/10/29 15:49
Bought this app when I had a 6, does not work on my X. Does not appear when you go to connect your mic.
Approved by a professional audio technician
by Kyyyul on 2018/10/09 15:13
I use this app when a show isn’t worth pulling out my calibrated usb microphone and laptop. It does its job and helps me ring out the room for pesky feedback. Also use it at home in my home theater.
Fantastic and Focused
by kaliko on 2018/09/29 16:12
This app is fantastic! It is perfect for feedback analysis, machine or equipment noise, or even to see if that tinnitus you think you have is a real sound or not! The app is also beautiful in appearance and focused on its task. All in all, I highly recommend that this app be added to anyone’s toolkit of sound utilities.
Can’t get to work with IPhone 10
by Allways gone on 2018/08/18 03:17
I’ve got some friends with this app works great! I got it on my iPhone 10 won’t work at all...
Love it!!!
by MuisCruzTv on 2018/08/17 04:04
This app save my life buying $200 dollars RTA!!
RTA Feature
by Strome52 on 2018/08/05 13:16
I am an audio engineer for 42 years. I wish this app was available back then, but the technology didn’t exist yet. This app has saved me numerous times when using a console with no real time features. It’s accurate loads and very quick. Everything an engineer needs. I recommend it highly.
Fatal flaw
by VP Electricity on 2018/06/19 04:47
I would have given it five stars, But the vertical scale being fixed at 6dB/division makes it nearly useless to me. I prefer everything else about this app to its competitors, but the lack of 3dB/step as an option dooms it for me.
Really!!??
by smadaakram on 2018/05/28 08:40
This app doesn’t do me a whole lot of good if I can't play a pink noise track from Apple Music while using it now does it? What a disappointment, pitiful reality.
Amazing!
by jonah4294 on 2018/05/17 03:08
On my iphone5 the gain slider worked but on my iPhone 8 it doesn’t seem to anything behind this or is it on my end?
Albert Phillips
by Catalystal on 2018/03/20 22:08
This app works really close to my computer app with a measurement mic I own. I purchased a flat measurement mic (Dayton Audio) (for my iPhone that I can use on the spot with confidence. This avoids a large set up with gear that’s cumbersome to carry around and set up.
Excellent RTA App
by 49384758837 on 2017/12/09 01:38
Excellent RTA App
Fast, Responsive RTA
by Lmejia1986 on 2017/11/03 03:25
Pin points troublesome frequencies instantly and highlights them in a beautiful interface that is easy to use.
FINDING THAT UNWANTED NOISE FREQUENCY!
by TheDorg on 2017/10/26 20:24
Ok, Im a professional Videographer but I am not a sound man. sometimes I have to be one. I am absolutely giddy and blown away how a $4.99 app on my iphone 6S plus can quickly tell me what frequency an electrical transformer or fluorescent light fixture ballast room hum or an AC air vent noise is so i know what frequency to filter out in post to remove it from my video soundtrack. Not sure if there is a feature to save the pause of the screen like a screen capture to photos or possibly email it to myself so when i get back to the edit suite from location, i can reference the image to work with. That would be a very sweet addition to the next upgrade! This app is fantastic regardless of missing that enhancement..... 5 thumbs up! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Super
by P nuttt on 2017/09/24 23:16
Great
Needs one improvement
by Corrupted41661 on 2017/09/15 02:21
This app is amazing I love that it doesn't deny third party software music like others do. Though one thing I say they should improve is the music inside of the headphones than the just whatever makes noise that the microphone can hear
Good App
by virtualmon15 on 2017/06/21 17:32
The application is good but, no instructions for newbies like me, no help section.
Favorite RTA app
by Santiago Suave on 2017/04/07 16:38
I use this in the field for quick reference in tuning simple systems. It's far more accurate than other apps I've used and it's simple UI makes my job that much easier and flexible. Great app!
Great!
by AdamL15 on 2017/01/31 00:47
So far it seems like an awesome app! Very useful for finding feedback. One great addition would be a simple sine wave tone generator so the user could hear the specific tone that they are looking at to see if it is truly the problem spot. Otherwise it's great!
Great app
by Chopper21jbler on 2016/12/19 08:11
Keep up the good work!!
Use it at church to mix!!!
by JJtheDrummer on 2016/12/12 22:48
Great RTA!!!!
Phenomenal
by Julsfa on 2016/12/04 20:29
Great app. As a monitor engineer, I use this daily on the job.
Great little app
by RobbjX on 2016/11/27 06:05
Subject says it all. Nice work developers.
::Best one I've found::
by DoMusic42 on 2016/11/14 17:56
And I've tried them all!
Near perfect.
by RJL1 on 2016/10/27 02:27
This app works as well as my $400+ sound analyzer and is much easier to carry and set up. If you work with sound and need to get rid of a little ring or multiple harmonic blends, this app will help.
When you just can't find where the feedback is coming from.
by Diggitae on 2016/10/17 19:12
It is hand held. Not as accurate as having a specialized device with a mic, but on the fly, it is the best.
great
by forthefallendreams1988 on 2016/10/08 03:06
won't let me adjust gain, but other than that it's incredible
Works great for me - 10/1/2016
by Musicinstructor on 2016/10/01 12:35
This app works excellent on my iPhone 6 w/ iOs 8.3. The layout is wonderful and it seems relatively accurate. I run a budget live sound company and this app is exactly what I need. Not too much, not too little. No option to change colors of the display, but I'm happy with the look, so it works well for me.
Not bad but could use some enhancement
by Mohremail on 2016/09/11 15:25
Works pretty good but would like to change the full color or eliminate it all together as an option. I would also like the see the DB meter reflect actual DB reading. The current DB meter seems pointless.
Works. Well.
by Abernathy Mackenzie jr. on 2016/09/03 22:23
Use the iPhone mic for ringing out monitors. Accurate enough.
Flashing Issue
by Mattyboobs on 2016/08/22 15:12
If you are experiencing the app flashing, try rotating the device on its other side. This has worked for me.
Great
by seldent on 2016/06/08 01:30
Just what I need.
It does the job!
by gsbkeys on 2016/05/22 06:49
I love this app! It definitely does the job! It is practical without being complicated. Reminds me of the old hand held analyzers we had years ago, but it's much better! I like that I can switch from octave to 1/3 to 1/6, also that I can switch from bars to line graph, change the speed, and choose the type of peak indicator I want. And pause it while I make adjustments to my equipment!
Flashing..
by Llcoolwatso3 on 2016/04/16 04:28
Why won't if stop flashing on the IPad????? Super annoying.....
Solid RTA
by AlwaysPickdLast on 2016/04/13 15:08
I'm a audio tech who does not have perfect pitch so I use this app all the time (especially when ringing out mics). It's solid. I've tested it with a frequency generator and it's accurate within about 25Hz; which is certainly close enough for me!
Never a disappointment.
by Jason Light on 2016/04/11 17:48
I use this app while sound checking. it's powerful & simple. Best of all, it doesn't have ads! Thanks!
Works Fine
by Geraldo.Ribeiro on 2016/03/15 13:49
A good app but screen flash all the time making impossible to work with.
Flashing on iPad
by Longtime paying customer on 2016/01/15 15:04
Paying customer here and the program is useless on the iPad. It flashes continuously making it very annoying. Disappointed in that this issue has not been addressed. Do not buy if you intend to use it on your iPad!
Not terrible
by TableSyrup (Shorty) on 2015/12/23 05:09
Could be better. There are apps out there just as good for free.
Wonderfully useful right away
by musiclover1977 on 2015/12/11 02:22
This app opens up and is immediately super useful and effective at finding problems as well as the whole audio picture. The best
App flickering after last two updates!
by Mavsan on 2015/12/03 05:12
Useful tool, but flashing when it's starting on my iPad!!!
Review
by Rudy G on 2015/11/27 21:34
Great and fast app for the price, would recommend for audio tech on the go.
Display unstable & flashes wildly
by LBTS Alumni on 2015/11/17 23:08
What a ripoff! It's like some standing at the light switch flicking it off and on. Fix or dump... This wasted my $5!
App Flashing
by Tom from LA on 2015/11/11 15:21
As a former audio engineer, I'm impressed with the app, especially considering the price. However, I'm having an problem with this app flashing on and off on my iPAD. When I open the app Octive RTA it begins erratically flashing the entire screen which now makes it unable. From what I understand, this is a handshake problem with iPAD's rotation. Their support offered a quick solution by "turning the iPAD upside down" which worked for me as long as I kept it that way. They also assured me that a fix is coming. Looking forward to that update!
Great Tool!
by jackoat1 on 2015/11/09 02:31
Great tool for finding feedback frequencies when tuning a monitor system for live applications. Right there when you need it!
Sound guy
by JKWman on 2015/11/07 06:05
This thing used to work, but now blinks all the time. Please fix.
Love it
by Hopeful Sleeper on 2015/10/23 02:51
Beautiful, incredibly useful app for audio work
If only...
by MeanIous Dude on 2015/10/18 15:19
I love this app... No bells or whistles, it just seems to do what it's supposed to do.... But it flickers on my Gen3 iPad... And it totally annoys me. If it weren't for the defect, and the fact the developers aren't doing anything to fix (despite numerous complaints) I'd have scored it higher
Very useful
by Stickyjesse on 2015/10/06 05:12
I used this to tune my car stereo. It identified frequency gaps and helped me set my low and high pass cut offs. Sounds twice as good now. Thanks!
App does not function correctly with latest IOS, it blinks continuously, please fix it.
by GRS007 on 2015/10/05 15:19
Fix it please, blinks continuously. GS
Life saver
by Dirk Noir in Atlanta on 2015/09/01 11:16
Accurate, easy, fast, flexible. I've used this both tontine a home stereo's graphic equalizer and to tell an incompetent sound guy where feedback was. Well worth having.
Great feedback fighter
by Disgruntled PC Used on 2015/08/19 00:14
I use it on my iPhone 6 to quickly pick out resonant notes in my PA system when setting up for a gig, and this app works great for that. The mics on the iPhones and iPads are not calibrated reference microphones, so the app is not accurate for ringing out a room for a perfectly flat response, but for this price I'm very happy. Works great on my iPhone 6, but the screen flickers constantly on my third gen iPad since the latest update. The app is still useable though; the flicker is merely annoying.
Blinking
by Father Joe Chick on 2015/06/07 15:38
I think this app is very useful but 15 minutes after I started to use it, it started to blink consistently which is very annoying.
Adjustments?
by Okay! Get better on 2015/05/07 03:26
Would be nice to be able to just the SPL ( Y-Axis) and the frequency (X-Axis) since this app does cost $4.99
Screen flickers
by Gods Press agent on 2015/04/20 11:23
Screen flickers all the time. Only stops flickering when you bring another menu or screen on top of the rta display. I've tried rebooting and reassigning different inputs but still the same issue. Please fix ASAP, otherwise it's a waste of $5!!!
Rocks!!!
by Loudwoofer on 2015/04/17 02:48
This is the real deal . Buy it you will not regret it.
Outstanding!
by Jondw12345 on 2015/04/04 22:47
I don't sit down at the sound board without it!
Good.
by zas5799 on 2015/03/26 13:05
Easy to view and understand
Excellent!
by Winkstart on 2015/03/06 04:45
All you could ask for!
Good
by Wakothebass on 2015/02/28 04:47
But could have more options
Best App for the $
by DefiniteJeff on 2015/02/26 15:54
As most of us I look for free apps first. After checking a few out I decided after reading the reviews I would try this one out. Perfect for a quick reference. It works and after all that's all I want.
Integrated recallable snap shots with time date stamps would be cool
by flockme on 2015/02/21 23:43
Integrated recallable/comparable snap shots with time date stamps would be cool
Awesome
by Hitman Junkie on 2015/02/12 19:48
Best freq app I have downloaded so far. Worth it.
Setting car audio EQ
by StDragon76 on 2015/01/07 05:35
I've tried many free RTA apps. Ether they didn't have the features I needed, or haven't been updated for newer iPhones. Gambled 5 bucks and scored! Best RTA app for tuning the EQ in my car against a recommended target curve. I'm very satisfied with the results! Easy to use as well.
Amazing app for the price
by jetjaguar13 on 2015/01/06 15:38
I bought this to set the EQ on a stereo I just installed in my truck. I tried some other apps, but this one seemed to work more naturally for me. Even after using a handheld RTA and my laptop with audio software, I just couldn't get the stereo to sound right. I didn't hold much hope for a simple app like this, but it worked brilliantly. I was able to get the stereo sounding much better with this. I am quite blown away. I ended up purchasing the full Spectrum Analyzer suite which includes a pink noise generator as well so I can tune EQs with one app. Totally worth the money.
Terrific!!!!!
by Scuddsound on 2015/01/03 22:25
This is a great app. It is very easy to learn and use!!!
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant
by BII 7YM on 2014/12/21 20:32
Meticulously developed and engineered in order to deliver an astonishingly well-calibrated, accurate, and responsive tool. Sure, a big expensive microphone hooked up to a big expensive computer running a big expensive program would be better.... but the fact that we now have an iPhone app that can easily rival such a setup for personal use (or even professional use depending on the setting) is simply astounding. This app is a big part of what makes your smartphone as great as it can possibly be. To the devs: Great job - I respect your efforts tremendously, and I thank you for offering your skills for us!
Great little app!
by philipacamaniac on 2014/11/11 17:29
The price is right and it does what it says it will do. Calibration would be nice but for $5 it's a steal for a quality RTA.
5 stars
by Thatourguy on 2013/12/18 00:30
Very useful
Excellent app
by acruz1969 on 2013/09/06 00:54
Works great and very precisely
Great App
by BigDnCA on 2013/08/01 01:45
This app is great for people in the recording business. Awesome!!!
Very nice!
by AGuitarMusicFan on 2013/07/23 04:11
Very nice RTA app!
Just what the doctor ordered.
by DonManny on 2013/07/12 22:33
Works just like it says.
Great
by XdodgyX on 2013/06/26 02:22
Good app
Just What I Needed
by Sbreault78 on 2013/06/13 02:47
Downloaded the app, plugged a reference mic into my iPad, ran some pink noise through my system and I was accurately tuning in no time. Great app. Why pay $30 for another app when this works great for the price of a cup of coffee?
Great Deal
by Rick Warriner on 2013/06/06 17:01
Works like a charm. 5 bucks well worth it
Great app..
by Ro_bert on 2013/05/04 20:05
..I still have a few suggestions though: - the horizontal grid should be more "scientific". I like lines at whole numbers like 20, 30, ... 100, 200, ... 1k, 2k and so on. - on the iPhone the display does not rotate. Which is bad when the sound comes from the left (mic is right side). - storage for results would be fine!
Great App
by Drummertech on 2013/04/29 03:40
Very easy to use. Easy to read. Liked it right away. Fully functional. Best I've seen. You won't be disappointed.
Good RTA
by HoMslicE06 on 2013/04/12 13:10
Wish I could weight the curve. Other than that works as described.
Awesome stuff!
by LikeABBBBoss on 2013/03/20 21:12
Fluid peaks and great visual quality.
Great App!
by Skiforlife1990 on 2013/03/10 04:01
This is a great app! Love being able to drag the cursor to the peaking frequency.
Great tool
by Simeon A on 2013/02/23 17:56
Using this last night at the start of a three day your. Really like the almost liquid like animation on the waveform display. Works great on both iPhone 5 and the latest iPad. Full screen on iPhone 6 is nice.
Best RTA I have used!!
by Damien Grimm on 2013/02/11 01:36
This app is very easy to use and I use it for every sound design I come up with. However it would be nice to have a calibration feature but other than that it's GREAT!!
Calibration?
by paleus on 2013/02/05 23:12
The ability to calibrate the app would be nice. Seems to read low frequencies incorrectly on my iPad mini.
Very nice
by TboneNC on 2013/02/03 15:56
This is a nice looking easy to use RTA. I am a AV director and this app does what I need when I need it.
Great job
by Comfortcare on 2013/02/03 04:17
I would love to see the amplitude right next to peak frequency.
Great!...but..
by Zuke_music on 2013/02/02 19:33
...would like an overlay function to compare stuff.. :)
Simple and effective
by G-Funk09 on 2013/02/02 05:46
It's a simple app that does a decent job. I was very pleased with the sound after using this app to calibrate my studio monitors. It actually works!
Great apps
by LiteWallet on 2013/01/27 15:02
This app allowed me to locate an offending frequency in a venue I was responsible for the sound reinforcement.
Easy to use, and a great help!!
by Matt_Moore on 2013/01/13 00:27
I'm a FOH engineer and found this app helpful for multiple venues. Great use for the price!
Audio Tech
by Joe Baby II on 2012/12/29 01:49
Responds well and is easy to use life gets easier with new technology.
Great tool
by rade2049 on 2012/12/28 09:55
Fun and useful tool for light tuning
Works great
by acrespo74 on 2012/12/07 05:55
Wirks great. All fine!
So far, so good
by IronicMoustache on 2012/12/05 03:44
Looks great, better than most poorly designed spectrum analyzers. Would be nice to have a dB offset option, but great for $5!
Great feedback fighter
by Disgruntled PC Used on 2015/08/19 00:14
I use it on my iPhone 6 to quickly pick out resonant notes in my PA system when setting up for a gig, and this app works great for that. The mics on the iPhones and iPads are not calibrated reference microphones, so the app is not accurate for ringing out a room for a perfectly flat response, but for this price I'm very happy. Works great on my iPhone 6, but the screen flickers constantly on my third gen iPad since the latest update. The app is still useable though; the flicker is merely annoying.
FINDING THAT UNWANTED NOISE FREQUENCY!
by TheDorg on 2017/10/26 20:24
Ok, Im a professional Videographer but I am not a sound man. sometimes I have to be one. I am absolutely giddy and blown away how a $4.99 app on my iphone 6S plus can quickly tell me what frequency an electrical transformer or fluorescent light fixture ballast room hum or an AC air vent noise is so i know what frequency to filter out in post to remove it from my video soundtrack. Not sure if there is a feature to save the pause of the screen like a screen capture to photos or possibly email it to myself so when i get back to the edit suite from location, i can reference the image to work with. That would be a very sweet addition to the next upgrade! This app is fantastic regardless of missing that enhancement..... 5 thumbs up! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Mastering Engineer
by aphaggar on 2018/12/10 15:38
I must say I am more than disappointed with the latest update, as it does away with two of the things that made it unique: (1) the ability to monitor up to 1/12th of an octave (aka 12 musical semitones per octave. After all isn't this the namesake of the app!?) and on a related note (2) touching the graph no longer provides the quick frequency to pitch readout (aka musical letter name). I can't understand why you would use the update to remove essential features that made your product unique? I used this daily in my professional music mastering studio previously. Also, as a professor at a music technology university I used to recommend that all of my students purchase this app for ear training purposes. We are now experimenting with a replacement, while sorely missing the old Octave app we all used to rave about : (
Needs one improvement
by Corrupted41661 on 2017/09/15 02:21
This app is amazing I love that it doesn't deny third party software music like others do. Though one thing I say they should improve is the music inside of the headphones than the just whatever makes noise that the microphone can hear
It does the job!
by gsbkeys on 2016/05/22 06:49
I love this app! It definitely does the job! It is practical without being complicated. Reminds me of the old hand held analyzers we had years ago, but it's much better! I like that I can switch from octave to 1/3 to 1/6, also that I can switch from bars to line graph, change the speed, and choose the type of peak indicator I want. And pause it while I make adjustments to my equipment!
RTA Feature
by Strome52 on 2018/08/05 13:16
I am an audio engineer for 42 years. I wish this app was available back then, but the technology didn’t exist yet. This app has saved me numerous times when using a console with no real time features. It’s accurate loads and very quick. Everything an engineer needs. I recommend it highly.
Excellent App—Fast Developer Response (Updated)
by Herr Wiersdorf on 2018/11/01 07:11
I have used this application and the past and loved it. I had to re-purchase it because I changed the Apple family I’m associated with. Upon opening the app for the first time, it asked me to go to Settings > Privacy > Microphone to grant it access. However, Octave didn’t show up in the list of apps, so I can’t give it access to the mic. Please fix this and I’ll change my review to 5 stars! :) (I’m running iOS 12.1) UPDATE: Da bug iz fixed! Really fast response from the developer. Thanks for such an excellent app! Works perfectly now.
Fantastic and Focused
by kaliko on 2018/09/29 16:12
This app is fantastic! It is perfect for feedback analysis, machine or equipment noise, or even to see if that tinnitus you think you have is a real sound or not! The app is also beautiful in appearance and focused on its task. All in all, I highly recommend that this app be added to anyone’s toolkit of sound utilities.
Approved by a professional audio technician
by Kyyyul on 2018/10/09 15:13
I use this app when a show isn’t worth pulling out my calibrated usb microphone and laptop. It does its job and helps me ring out the room for pesky feedback. Also use it at home in my home theater.
Solid RTA
by AlwaysPickdLast on 2016/04/13 15:08
I'm a audio tech who does not have perfect pitch so I use this app all the time (especially when ringing out mics). It's solid. I've tested it with a frequency generator and it's accurate within about 25Hz; which is certainly close enough for me!
Great!
by AdamL15 on 2017/01/31 00:47
So far it seems like an awesome app! Very useful for finding feedback. One great addition would be a simple sine wave tone generator so the user could hear the specific tone that they are looking at to see if it is truly the problem spot. Otherwise it's great!
Albert Phillips
by Catalystal on 2018/03/20 22:08
This app works really close to my computer app with a measurement mic I own. I purchased a flat measurement mic (Dayton Audio) (for my iPhone that I can use on the spot with confidence. This avoids a large set up with gear that’s cumbersome to carry around and set up.
Favorite RTA app
by Santiago Suave on 2017/04/07 16:38
I use this in the field for quick reference in tuning simple systems. It's far more accurate than other apps I've used and it's simple UI makes my job that much easier and flexible. Great app!
Near perfect.
by RJL1 on 2016/10/27 02:27
This app works as well as my $400+ sound analyzer and is much easier to carry and set up. If you work with sound and need to get rid of a little ring or multiple harmonic blends, this app will help.
When you just can't find where the feedback is coming from.
by Diggitae on 2016/10/17 19:12
It is hand held. Not as accurate as having a specialized device with a mic, but on the fly, it is the best.
Not terrible
by TableSyrup (Shorty) on 2015/12/23 05:09
Could be better. There are apps out there just as good for free.
Wonderfully useful right away
by musiclover1977 on 2015/12/11 02:22
This app opens up and is immediately super useful and effective at finding problems as well as the whole audio picture. The best
Life saver
by Dirk Noir in Atlanta on 2015/09/01 11:16
Accurate, easy, fast, flexible. I've used this both tontine a home stereo's graphic equalizer and to tell an incompetent sound guy where feedback was. Well worth having.
App Flashing
by Tom from LA on 2015/11/11 15:21
As a former audio engineer, I'm impressed with the app, especially considering the price. However, I'm having an problem with this app flashing on and off on my iPAD. When I open the app Octive RTA it begins erratically flashing the entire screen which now makes it unable. From what I understand, this is a handshake problem with iPAD's rotation. Their support offered a quick solution by "turning the iPAD upside down" which worked for me as long as I kept it that way. They also assured me that a fix is coming. Looking forward to that update!
Never a disappointment.
by Jason Light on 2016/04/11 17:48
I use this app while sound checking. it's powerful & simple. Best of all, it doesn't have ads! Thanks!
Great Tool!
by jackoat1 on 2015/11/09 02:31
Great tool for finding feedback frequencies when tuning a monitor system for live applications. Right there when you need it!
Not bad but could use some enhancement
by Mohremail on 2016/09/11 15:25
Works pretty good but would like to change the full color or eliminate it all together as an option. I would also like the see the DB meter reflect actual DB reading. The current DB meter seems pointless.
Fast, Responsive RTA
by Lmejia1986 on 2017/11/03 03:25
Pin points troublesome frequencies instantly and highlights them in a beautiful interface that is easy to use.
Fatal flaw
by VP Electricity on 2018/06/19 04:47
I would have given it five stars, But the vertical scale being fixed at 6dB/division makes it nearly useless to me. I prefer everything else about this app to its competitors, but the lack of 3dB/step as an option dooms it for me.
Amazing!
by jonah4294 on 2018/05/17 03:08
On my iphone5 the gain slider worked but on my iPhone 8 it doesn’t seem to anything behind this or is it on my end?
Flashing Issue
by Mattyboobs on 2016/08/22 15:12
If you are experiencing the app flashing, try rotating the device on its other side. This has worked for me.
Very useful
by Stickyjesse on 2015/10/06 05:12
I used this to tune my car stereo. It identified frequency gaps and helped me set my low and high pass cut offs. Sounds twice as good now. Thanks!
App does not function correctly with latest IOS, it blinks continuously, please fix it.
by GRS007 on 2015/10/05 15:19
Fix it please, blinks continuously. GS
Review
by Rudy G on 2015/11/27 21:34
Great and fast app for the price, would recommend for audio tech on the go.
Mic gain adjustment
by drewmthornton on 2018/12/16 20:03
I used to use this app all the time while doing live audio, but the updates have seem to disable the gain on the iPhone internal app. Total bummer.
Works. Well.
by Abernathy Mackenzie jr. on 2016/09/03 22:23
Use the iPhone mic for ringing out monitors. Accurate enough.
::Best one I've found::
by DoMusic42 on 2016/11/14 17:56
And I've tried them all!
Flashing on iPad
by Longtime paying customer on 2016/01/15 15:04
Paying customer here and the program is useless on the iPad. It flashes continuously making it very annoying. Disappointed in that this issue has not been addressed. Do not buy if you intend to use it on your iPad!
Love it
by Hopeful Sleeper on 2015/10/23 02:51
Beautiful, incredibly useful app for audio work
If only...
by MeanIous Dude on 2015/10/18 15:19
I love this app... No bells or whistles, it just seems to do what it's supposed to do.... But it flickers on my Gen3 iPad... And it totally annoys me. If it weren't for the defect, and the fact the developers aren't doing anything to fix (despite numerous complaints) I'd have scored it higher
Really!!??
by smadaakram on 2018/05/28 08:40
This app doesn’t do me a whole lot of good if I can't play a pink noise track from Apple Music while using it now does it? What a disappointment, pitiful reality.
Great little app
by RobbjX on 2016/11/27 06:05
Subject says it all. Nice work developers.
Good App
by virtualmon15 on 2017/06/21 17:32
The application is good but, no instructions for newbies like me, no help section.
Works Fine
by Geraldo.Ribeiro on 2016/03/15 13:49
A good app but screen flash all the time making impossible to work with.
Phenomenal
by Julsfa on 2016/12/04 20:29
Great app. As a monitor engineer, I use this daily on the job.
iPhone X not supported
by Rick city on 2018/10/29 15:49
Bought this app when I had a 6, does not work on my X. Does not appear when you go to connect your mic.
great
by forthefallendreams1988 on 2016/10/08 03:06
won't let me adjust gain, but other than that it's incredible
Can’t get to work with IPhone 10
by Allways gone on 2018/08/18 03:17
I’ve got some friends with this app works great! I got it on my iPhone 10 won’t work at all...
App flickering after last two updates!
by Mavsan on 2015/12/03 05:12
Useful tool, but flashing when it's starting on my iPad!!!
Love it!!!
by MuisCruzTv on 2018/08/17 04:04
This app save my life buying $200 dollars RTA!!
Great app
by Chopper21jbler on 2016/12/19 08:11
Keep up the good work!!
Great
by seldent on 2016/06/08 01:30
Just what I need.
Sound guy
by JKWman on 2015/11/07 06:05
This thing used to work, but now blinks all the time. Please fix.
Flashing..
by Llcoolwatso3 on 2016/04/16 04:28
Why won't if stop flashing on the IPad????? Super annoying.....
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Octave RTA
Description
***** "I use this app when sound checking, does the job, nice & simple to use, can't fault it." - Colin Challinor Octave RTA is a powerful real-time audio analysis app. Designed with musicians and recording engineers in mind, it can also be used by anyone interested in the world of sound. Ideal for room tuning or speaker tuning, the app enables portable, precision audio measurement and visualization. Feature Highlights: ● Full, 1/3 and 1/6 Octave ● FFT Size (2048 to 16384 points) ● Fast, Slow (exponential) and Infinite Averaging ● Toggle between Flat, A and C weighted modes ● Snapshot overlay for quick comparison ● Lock mode to auto track peak band ● Pan to adjust visible dB range ● iPhone X ready Audio credits: "Basement Floor" and "Enchanted Journey" by Kevin MacLeod
Mic gain adjustment
by drewmthornton on 2018/12/16 20:03
I used to use this app all the time while doing live audio, but the updates have seem to disable the gain on the iPhone internal app. Total bummer.
Mastering Engineer
by aphaggar on 2018/12/10 15:38
I must say I am more than disappointed with the latest update, as it does away with two of the things that made it unique: (1) the ability to monitor up to 1/12th of an octave (aka 12 musical semitones per octave. After all isn't this the namesake of the app!?) and on a related note (2) touching the graph no longer provides the quick frequency to pitch readout (aka musical letter name). I can't understand why you would use the update to remove essential features that made your product unique? I used this daily in my professional music mastering studio previously. Also, as a professor at a music technology university I used to recommend that all of my students purchase this app for ear training purposes. We are now experimenting with a replacement, while sorely missing the old Octave app we all used to rave about : (
Excellent App—Fast Developer Response (Updated)
by Herr Wiersdorf on 2018/11/01 07:11
I have used this application and the past and loved it. I had to re-purchase it because I changed the Apple family I’m associated with. Upon opening the app for the first time, it asked me to go to Settings > Privacy > Microphone to grant it access. However, Octave didn’t show up in the list of apps, so I can’t give it access to the mic. Please fix this and I’ll change my review to 5 stars! :) (I’m running iOS 12.1) UPDATE: Da bug iz fixed! Really fast response from the developer. Thanks for such an excellent app! Works perfectly now.
iPhone X not supported
by Rick city on 2018/10/29 15:49
Bought this app when I had a 6, does not work on my X. Does not appear when you go to connect your mic.
Approved by a professional audio technician
by Kyyyul on 2018/10/09 15:13
I use this app when a show isn’t worth pulling out my calibrated usb microphone and laptop. It does its job and helps me ring out the room for pesky feedback. Also use it at home in my home theater.
Fantastic and Focused
by kaliko on 2018/09/29 16:12
This app is fantastic! It is perfect for feedback analysis, machine or equipment noise, or even to see if that tinnitus you think you have is a real sound or not! The app is also beautiful in appearance and focused on its task. All in all, I highly recommend that this app be added to anyone’s toolkit of sound utilities.
Can’t get to work with IPhone 10
by Allways gone on 2018/08/18 03:17
I’ve got some friends with this app works great! I got it on my iPhone 10 won’t work at all...
Love it!!!
by MuisCruzTv on 2018/08/17 04:04
This app save my life buying $200 dollars RTA!!
RTA Feature
by Strome52 on 2018/08/05 13:16
I am an audio engineer for 42 years. I wish this app was available back then, but the technology didn’t exist yet. This app has saved me numerous times when using a console with no real time features. It’s accurate loads and very quick. Everything an engineer needs. I recommend it highly.
Fatal flaw
by VP Electricity on 2018/06/19 04:47
I would have given it five stars, But the vertical scale being fixed at 6dB/division makes it nearly useless to me. I prefer everything else about this app to its competitors, but the lack of 3dB/step as an option dooms it for me.
Really!!??
by smadaakram on 2018/05/28 08:40
This app doesn’t do me a whole lot of good if I can't play a pink noise track from Apple Music while using it now does it? What a disappointment, pitiful reality.
Amazing!
by jonah4294 on 2018/05/17 03:08
On my iphone5 the gain slider worked but on my iPhone 8 it doesn’t seem to anything behind this or is it on my end?
Albert Phillips
by Catalystal on 2018/03/20 22:08
This app works really close to my computer app with a measurement mic I own. I purchased a flat measurement mic (Dayton Audio) (for my iPhone that I can use on the spot with confidence. This avoids a large set up with gear that’s cumbersome to carry around and set up.
Excellent RTA App
by 49384758837 on 2017/12/09 01:38
Excellent RTA App
Fast, Responsive RTA
by Lmejia1986 on 2017/11/03 03:25
Pin points troublesome frequencies instantly and highlights them in a beautiful interface that is easy to use.
FINDING THAT UNWANTED NOISE FREQUENCY!
by TheDorg on 2017/10/26 20:24
Ok, Im a professional Videographer but I am not a sound man. sometimes I have to be one. I am absolutely giddy and blown away how a $4.99 app on my iphone 6S plus can quickly tell me what frequency an electrical transformer or fluorescent light fixture ballast room hum or an AC air vent noise is so i know what frequency to filter out in post to remove it from my video soundtrack. Not sure if there is a feature to save the pause of the screen like a screen capture to photos or possibly email it to myself so when i get back to the edit suite from location, i can reference the image to work with. That would be a very sweet addition to the next upgrade! This app is fantastic regardless of missing that enhancement..... 5 thumbs up! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Super
by P nuttt on 2017/09/24 23:16
Great
Needs one improvement
by Corrupted41661 on 2017/09/15 02:21
This app is amazing I love that it doesn't deny third party software music like others do. Though one thing I say they should improve is the music inside of the headphones than the just whatever makes noise that the microphone can hear
Good App
by virtualmon15 on 2017/06/21 17:32
The application is good but, no instructions for newbies like me, no help section.
Favorite RTA app
by Santiago Suave on 2017/04/07 16:38
I use this in the field for quick reference in tuning simple systems. It's far more accurate than other apps I've used and it's simple UI makes my job that much easier and flexible. Great app!
Great!
by AdamL15 on 2017/01/31 00:47
So far it seems like an awesome app! Very useful for finding feedback. One great addition would be a simple sine wave tone generator so the user could hear the specific tone that they are looking at to see if it is truly the problem spot. Otherwise it's great!
Great app
by Chopper21jbler on 2016/12/19 08:11
Keep up the good work!!
Use it at church to mix!!!
by JJtheDrummer on 2016/12/12 22:48
Great RTA!!!!
Phenomenal
by Julsfa on 2016/12/04 20:29
Great app. As a monitor engineer, I use this daily on the job.
Great little app
by RobbjX on 2016/11/27 06:05
Subject says it all. Nice work developers.
::Best one I've found::
by DoMusic42 on 2016/11/14 17:56
And I've tried them all!
Near perfect.
by RJL1 on 2016/10/27 02:27
This app works as well as my $400+ sound analyzer and is much easier to carry and set up. If you work with sound and need to get rid of a little ring or multiple harmonic blends, this app will help.
When you just can't find where the feedback is coming from.
by Diggitae on 2016/10/17 19:12
It is hand held. Not as accurate as having a specialized device with a mic, but on the fly, it is the best.
great
by forthefallendreams1988 on 2016/10/08 03:06
won't let me adjust gain, but other than that it's incredible
Works great for me - 10/1/2016
by Musicinstructor on 2016/10/01 12:35
This app works excellent on my iPhone 6 w/ iOs 8.3. The layout is wonderful and it seems relatively accurate. I run a budget live sound company and this app is exactly what I need. Not too much, not too little. No option to change colors of the display, but I'm happy with the look, so it works well for me.
Not bad but could use some enhancement
by Mohremail on 2016/09/11 15:25
Works pretty good but would like to change the full color or eliminate it all together as an option. I would also like the see the DB meter reflect actual DB reading. The current DB meter seems pointless.
Works. Well.
by Abernathy Mackenzie jr. on 2016/09/03 22:23
Use the iPhone mic for ringing out monitors. Accurate enough.
Flashing Issue
by Mattyboobs on 2016/08/22 15:12
If you are experiencing the app flashing, try rotating the device on its other side. This has worked for me.
Great
by seldent on 2016/06/08 01:30
Just what I need.
It does the job!
by gsbkeys on 2016/05/22 06:49
I love this app! It definitely does the job! It is practical without being complicated. Reminds me of the old hand held analyzers we had years ago, but it's much better! I like that I can switch from octave to 1/3 to 1/6, also that I can switch from bars to line graph, change the speed, and choose the type of peak indicator I want. And pause it while I make adjustments to my equipment!
Flashing..
by Llcoolwatso3 on 2016/04/16 04:28
Why won't if stop flashing on the IPad????? Super annoying.....
Solid RTA
by AlwaysPickdLast on 2016/04/13 15:08
I'm a audio tech who does not have perfect pitch so I use this app all the time (especially when ringing out mics). It's solid. I've tested it with a frequency generator and it's accurate within about 25Hz; which is certainly close enough for me!
Never a disappointment.
by Jason Light on 2016/04/11 17:48
I use this app while sound checking. it's powerful & simple. Best of all, it doesn't have ads! Thanks!
Works Fine
by Geraldo.Ribeiro on 2016/03/15 13:49
A good app but screen flash all the time making impossible to work with.
Flashing on iPad
by Longtime paying customer on 2016/01/15 15:04
Paying customer here and the program is useless on the iPad. It flashes continuously making it very annoying. Disappointed in that this issue has not been addressed. Do not buy if you intend to use it on your iPad!
Not terrible
by TableSyrup (Shorty) on 2015/12/23 05:09
Could be better. There are apps out there just as good for free.
Wonderfully useful right away
by musiclover1977 on 2015/12/11 02:22
This app opens up and is immediately super useful and effective at finding problems as well as the whole audio picture. The best
App flickering after last two updates!
by Mavsan on 2015/12/03 05:12
Useful tool, but flashing when it's starting on my iPad!!!
Review
by Rudy G on 2015/11/27 21:34
Great and fast app for the price, would recommend for audio tech on the go.
Display unstable & flashes wildly
by LBTS Alumni on 2015/11/17 23:08
What a ripoff! It's like some standing at the light switch flicking it off and on. Fix or dump... This wasted my $5!
App Flashing
by Tom from LA on 2015/11/11 15:21
As a former audio engineer, I'm impressed with the app, especially considering the price. However, I'm having an problem with this app flashing on and off on my iPAD. When I open the app Octive RTA it begins erratically flashing the entire screen which now makes it unable. From what I understand, this is a handshake problem with iPAD's rotation. Their support offered a quick solution by "turning the iPAD upside down" which worked for me as long as I kept it that way. They also assured me that a fix is coming. Looking forward to that update!
Great Tool!
by jackoat1 on 2015/11/09 02:31
Great tool for finding feedback frequencies when tuning a monitor system for live applications. Right there when you need it!
Sound guy
by JKWman on 2015/11/07 06:05
This thing used to work, but now blinks all the time. Please fix.
Love it
by Hopeful Sleeper on 2015/10/23 02:51
Beautiful, incredibly useful app for audio work
If only...
by MeanIous Dude on 2015/10/18 15:19
I love this app... No bells or whistles, it just seems to do what it's supposed to do.... But it flickers on my Gen3 iPad... And it totally annoys me. If it weren't for the defect, and the fact the developers aren't doing anything to fix (despite numerous complaints) I'd have scored it higher
Very useful
by Stickyjesse on 2015/10/06 05:12
I used this to tune my car stereo. It identified frequency gaps and helped me set my low and high pass cut offs. Sounds twice as good now. Thanks!
App does not function correctly with latest IOS, it blinks continuously, please fix it.
by GRS007 on 2015/10/05 15:19
Fix it please, blinks continuously. GS
Life saver
by Dirk Noir in Atlanta on 2015/09/01 11:16
Accurate, easy, fast, flexible. I've used this both tontine a home stereo's graphic equalizer and to tell an incompetent sound guy where feedback was. Well worth having.
Great feedback fighter
by Disgruntled PC Used on 2015/08/19 00:14
I use it on my iPhone 6 to quickly pick out resonant notes in my PA system when setting up for a gig, and this app works great for that. The mics on the iPhones and iPads are not calibrated reference microphones, so the app is not accurate for ringing out a room for a perfectly flat response, but for this price I'm very happy. Works great on my iPhone 6, but the screen flickers constantly on my third gen iPad since the latest update. The app is still useable though; the flicker is merely annoying.
Blinking
by Father Joe Chick on 2015/06/07 15:38
I think this app is very useful but 15 minutes after I started to use it, it started to blink consistently which is very annoying.
Adjustments?
by Okay! Get better on 2015/05/07 03:26
Would be nice to be able to just the SPL ( Y-Axis) and the frequency (X-Axis) since this app does cost $4.99
Screen flickers
by Gods Press agent on 2015/04/20 11:23
Screen flickers all the time. Only stops flickering when you bring another menu or screen on top of the rta display. I've tried rebooting and reassigning different inputs but still the same issue. Please fix ASAP, otherwise it's a waste of $5!!!
Rocks!!!
by Loudwoofer on 2015/04/17 02:48
This is the real deal . Buy it you will not regret it.
Outstanding!
by Jondw12345 on 2015/04/04 22:47
I don't sit down at the sound board without it!
Good.
by zas5799 on 2015/03/26 13:05
Easy to view and understand
Excellent!
by Winkstart on 2015/03/06 04:45
All you could ask for!
Good
by Wakothebass on 2015/02/28 04:47
But could have more options
Best App for the $
by DefiniteJeff on 2015/02/26 15:54
As most of us I look for free apps first. After checking a few out I decided after reading the reviews I would try this one out. Perfect for a quick reference. It works and after all that's all I want.
Integrated recallable snap shots with time date stamps would be cool
by flockme on 2015/02/21 23:43
Integrated recallable/comparable snap shots with time date stamps would be cool
Awesome
by Hitman Junkie on 2015/02/12 19:48
Best freq app I have downloaded so far. Worth it.
Setting car audio EQ
by StDragon76 on 2015/01/07 05:35
I've tried many free RTA apps. Ether they didn't have the features I needed, or haven't been updated for newer iPhones. Gambled 5 bucks and scored! Best RTA app for tuning the EQ in my car against a recommended target curve. I'm very satisfied with the results! Easy to use as well.
Amazing app for the price
by jetjaguar13 on 2015/01/06 15:38
I bought this to set the EQ on a stereo I just installed in my truck. I tried some other apps, but this one seemed to work more naturally for me. Even after using a handheld RTA and my laptop with audio software, I just couldn't get the stereo to sound right. I didn't hold much hope for a simple app like this, but it worked brilliantly. I was able to get the stereo sounding much better with this. I am quite blown away. I ended up purchasing the full Spectrum Analyzer suite which includes a pink noise generator as well so I can tune EQs with one app. Totally worth the money.
Terrific!!!!!
by Scuddsound on 2015/01/03 22:25
This is a great app. It is very easy to learn and use!!!
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant
by BII 7YM on 2014/12/21 20:32
Meticulously developed and engineered in order to deliver an astonishingly well-calibrated, accurate, and responsive tool. Sure, a big expensive microphone hooked up to a big expensive computer running a big expensive program would be better.... but the fact that we now have an iPhone app that can easily rival such a setup for personal use (or even professional use depending on the setting) is simply astounding. This app is a big part of what makes your smartphone as great as it can possibly be. To the devs: Great job - I respect your efforts tremendously, and I thank you for offering your skills for us!
Great little app!
by philipacamaniac on 2014/11/11 17:29
The price is right and it does what it says it will do. Calibration would be nice but for $5 it's a steal for a quality RTA.
5 stars
by Thatourguy on 2013/12/18 00:30
Very useful
Excellent app
by acruz1969 on 2013/09/06 00:54
Works great and very precisely
Great App
by BigDnCA on 2013/08/01 01:45
This app is great for people in the recording business. Awesome!!!
Very nice!
by AGuitarMusicFan on 2013/07/23 04:11
Very nice RTA app!
Just what the doctor ordered.
by DonManny on 2013/07/12 22:33
Works just like it says.
Great
by XdodgyX on 2013/06/26 02:22
Good app
Just What I Needed
by Sbreault78 on 2013/06/13 02:47
Downloaded the app, plugged a reference mic into my iPad, ran some pink noise through my system and I was accurately tuning in no time. Great app. Why pay $30 for another app when this works great for the price of a cup of coffee?
Great Deal
by Rick Warriner on 2013/06/06 17:01
Works like a charm. 5 bucks well worth it
Great app..
by Ro_bert on 2013/05/04 20:05
..I still have a few suggestions though: - the horizontal grid should be more "scientific". I like lines at whole numbers like 20, 30, ... 100, 200, ... 1k, 2k and so on. - on the iPhone the display does not rotate. Which is bad when the sound comes from the left (mic is right side). - storage for results would be fine!
Great App
by Drummertech on 2013/04/29 03:40
Very easy to use. Easy to read. Liked it right away. Fully functional. Best I've seen. You won't be disappointed.
Good RTA
by HoMslicE06 on 2013/04/12 13:10
Wish I could weight the curve. Other than that works as described.
Awesome stuff!
by LikeABBBBoss on 2013/03/20 21:12
Fluid peaks and great visual quality.
Great App!
by Skiforlife1990 on 2013/03/10 04:01
This is a great app! Love being able to drag the cursor to the peaking frequency.
Great tool
by Simeon A on 2013/02/23 17:56
Using this last night at the start of a three day your. Really like the almost liquid like animation on the waveform display. Works great on both iPhone 5 and the latest iPad. Full screen on iPhone 6 is nice.
Best RTA I have used!!
by Damien Grimm on 2013/02/11 01:36
This app is very easy to use and I use it for every sound design I come up with. However it would be nice to have a calibration feature but other than that it's GREAT!!
Calibration?
by paleus on 2013/02/05 23:12
The ability to calibrate the app would be nice. Seems to read low frequencies incorrectly on my iPad mini.
Very nice
by TboneNC on 2013/02/03 15:56
This is a nice looking easy to use RTA. I am a AV director and this app does what I need when I need it.
Great job
by Comfortcare on 2013/02/03 04:17
I would love to see the amplitude right next to peak frequency.
Great!...but..
by Zuke_music on 2013/02/02 19:33
...would like an overlay function to compare stuff.. :)
Simple and effective
by G-Funk09 on 2013/02/02 05:46
It's a simple app that does a decent job. I was very pleased with the sound after using this app to calibrate my studio monitors. It actually works!
Great apps
by LiteWallet on 2013/01/27 15:02
This app allowed me to locate an offending frequency in a venue I was responsible for the sound reinforcement.
Easy to use, and a great help!!
by Matt_Moore on 2013/01/13 00:27
I'm a FOH engineer and found this app helpful for multiple venues. Great use for the price!
Audio Tech
by Joe Baby II on 2012/12/29 01:49
Responds well and is easy to use life gets easier with new technology.
Great tool
by rade2049 on 2012/12/28 09:55
Fun and useful tool for light tuning
Works great
by acrespo74 on 2012/12/07 05:55
Wirks great. All fine!
So far, so good
by IronicMoustache on 2012/12/05 03:44
Looks great, better than most poorly designed spectrum analyzers. Would be nice to have a dB offset option, but great for $5!
Great feedback fighter
by Disgruntled PC Used on 2015/08/19 00:14
I use it on my iPhone 6 to quickly pick out resonant notes in my PA system when setting up for a gig, and this app works great for that. The mics on the iPhones and iPads are not calibrated reference microphones, so the app is not accurate for ringing out a room for a perfectly flat response, but for this price I'm very happy. Works great on my iPhone 6, but the screen flickers constantly on my third gen iPad since the latest update. The app is still useable though; the flicker is merely annoying.
FINDING THAT UNWANTED NOISE FREQUENCY!
by TheDorg on 2017/10/26 20:24
Ok, Im a professional Videographer but I am not a sound man. sometimes I have to be one. I am absolutely giddy and blown away how a $4.99 app on my iphone 6S plus can quickly tell me what frequency an electrical transformer or fluorescent light fixture ballast room hum or an AC air vent noise is so i know what frequency to filter out in post to remove it from my video soundtrack. Not sure if there is a feature to save the pause of the screen like a screen capture to photos or possibly email it to myself so when i get back to the edit suite from location, i can reference the image to work with. That would be a very sweet addition to the next upgrade! This app is fantastic regardless of missing that enhancement..... 5 thumbs up! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Mastering Engineer
by aphaggar on 2018/12/10 15:38
I must say I am more than disappointed with the latest update, as it does away with two of the things that made it unique: (1) the ability to monitor up to 1/12th of an octave (aka 12 musical semitones per octave. After all isn't this the namesake of the app!?) and on a related note (2) touching the graph no longer provides the quick frequency to pitch readout (aka musical letter name). I can't understand why you would use the update to remove essential features that made your product unique? I used this daily in my professional music mastering studio previously. Also, as a professor at a music technology university I used to recommend that all of my students purchase this app for ear training purposes. We are now experimenting with a replacement, while sorely missing the old Octave app we all used to rave about : (
Needs one improvement
by Corrupted41661 on 2017/09/15 02:21
This app is amazing I love that it doesn't deny third party software music like others do. Though one thing I say they should improve is the music inside of the headphones than the just whatever makes noise that the microphone can hear
It does the job!
by gsbkeys on 2016/05/22 06:49
I love this app! It definitely does the job! It is practical without being complicated. Reminds me of the old hand held analyzers we had years ago, but it's much better! I like that I can switch from octave to 1/3 to 1/6, also that I can switch from bars to line graph, change the speed, and choose the type of peak indicator I want. And pause it while I make adjustments to my equipment!
RTA Feature
by Strome52 on 2018/08/05 13:16
I am an audio engineer for 42 years. I wish this app was available back then, but the technology didn’t exist yet. This app has saved me numerous times when using a console with no real time features. It’s accurate loads and very quick. Everything an engineer needs. I recommend it highly.
Excellent App—Fast Developer Response (Updated)
by Herr Wiersdorf on 2018/11/01 07:11
I have used this application and the past and loved it. I had to re-purchase it because I changed the Apple family I’m associated with. Upon opening the app for the first time, it asked me to go to Settings > Privacy > Microphone to grant it access. However, Octave didn’t show up in the list of apps, so I can’t give it access to the mic. Please fix this and I’ll change my review to 5 stars! :) (I’m running iOS 12.1) UPDATE: Da bug iz fixed! Really fast response from the developer. Thanks for such an excellent app! Works perfectly now.
Fantastic and Focused
by kaliko on 2018/09/29 16:12
This app is fantastic! It is perfect for feedback analysis, machine or equipment noise, or even to see if that tinnitus you think you have is a real sound or not! The app is also beautiful in appearance and focused on its task. All in all, I highly recommend that this app be added to anyone’s toolkit of sound utilities.
Approved by a professional audio technician
by Kyyyul on 2018/10/09 15:13
I use this app when a show isn’t worth pulling out my calibrated usb microphone and laptop. It does its job and helps me ring out the room for pesky feedback. Also use it at home in my home theater.
Solid RTA
by AlwaysPickdLast on 2016/04/13 15:08
I'm a audio tech who does not have perfect pitch so I use this app all the time (especially when ringing out mics). It's solid. I've tested it with a frequency generator and it's accurate within about 25Hz; which is certainly close enough for me!
Great!
by AdamL15 on 2017/01/31 00:47
So far it seems like an awesome app! Very useful for finding feedback. One great addition would be a simple sine wave tone generator so the user could hear the specific tone that they are looking at to see if it is truly the problem spot. Otherwise it's great!
Albert Phillips
by Catalystal on 2018/03/20 22:08
This app works really close to my computer app with a measurement mic I own. I purchased a flat measurement mic (Dayton Audio) (for my iPhone that I can use on the spot with confidence. This avoids a large set up with gear that’s cumbersome to carry around and set up.
Favorite RTA app
by Santiago Suave on 2017/04/07 16:38
I use this in the field for quick reference in tuning simple systems. It's far more accurate than other apps I've used and it's simple UI makes my job that much easier and flexible. Great app!
Near perfect.
by RJL1 on 2016/10/27 02:27
This app works as well as my $400+ sound analyzer and is much easier to carry and set up. If you work with sound and need to get rid of a little ring or multiple harmonic blends, this app will help.
When you just can't find where the feedback is coming from.
by Diggitae on 2016/10/17 19:12
It is hand held. Not as accurate as having a specialized device with a mic, but on the fly, it is the best.
Not terrible
by TableSyrup (Shorty) on 2015/12/23 05:09
Could be better. There are apps out there just as good for free.
Wonderfully useful right away
by musiclover1977 on 2015/12/11 02:22
This app opens up and is immediately super useful and effective at finding problems as well as the whole audio picture. The best
Life saver
by Dirk Noir in Atlanta on 2015/09/01 11:16
Accurate, easy, fast, flexible. I've used this both tontine a home stereo's graphic equalizer and to tell an incompetent sound guy where feedback was. Well worth having.
App Flashing
by Tom from LA on 2015/11/11 15:21
As a former audio engineer, I'm impressed with the app, especially considering the price. However, I'm having an problem with this app flashing on and off on my iPAD. When I open the app Octive RTA it begins erratically flashing the entire screen which now makes it unable. From what I understand, this is a handshake problem with iPAD's rotation. Their support offered a quick solution by "turning the iPAD upside down" which worked for me as long as I kept it that way. They also assured me that a fix is coming. Looking forward to that update!
Never a disappointment.
by Jason Light on 2016/04/11 17:48
I use this app while sound checking. it's powerful & simple. Best of all, it doesn't have ads! Thanks!
Great Tool!
by jackoat1 on 2015/11/09 02:31
Great tool for finding feedback frequencies when tuning a monitor system for live applications. Right there when you need it!
Not bad but could use some enhancement
by Mohremail on 2016/09/11 15:25
Works pretty good but would like to change the full color or eliminate it all together as an option. I would also like the see the DB meter reflect actual DB reading. The current DB meter seems pointless.
Fast, Responsive RTA
by Lmejia1986 on 2017/11/03 03:25
Pin points troublesome frequencies instantly and highlights them in a beautiful interface that is easy to use.
Fatal flaw
by VP Electricity on 2018/06/19 04:47
I would have given it five stars, But the vertical scale being fixed at 6dB/division makes it nearly useless to me. I prefer everything else about this app to its competitors, but the lack of 3dB/step as an option dooms it for me.
Amazing!
by jonah4294 on 2018/05/17 03:08
On my iphone5 the gain slider worked but on my iPhone 8 it doesn’t seem to anything behind this or is it on my end?
Flashing Issue
by Mattyboobs on 2016/08/22 15:12
If you are experiencing the app flashing, try rotating the device on its other side. This has worked for me.
Very useful
by Stickyjesse on 2015/10/06 05:12
I used this to tune my car stereo. It identified frequency gaps and helped me set my low and high pass cut offs. Sounds twice as good now. Thanks!
App does not function correctly with latest IOS, it blinks continuously, please fix it.
by GRS007 on 2015/10/05 15:19
Fix it please, blinks continuously. GS
Review
by Rudy G on 2015/11/27 21:34
Great and fast app for the price, would recommend for audio tech on the go.
Mic gain adjustment
by drewmthornton on 2018/12/16 20:03
I used to use this app all the time while doing live audio, but the updates have seem to disable the gain on the iPhone internal app. Total bummer.
Works. Well.
by Abernathy Mackenzie jr. on 2016/09/03 22:23
Use the iPhone mic for ringing out monitors. Accurate enough.
::Best one I've found::
by DoMusic42 on 2016/11/14 17:56
And I've tried them all!
Flashing on iPad
by Longtime paying customer on 2016/01/15 15:04
Paying customer here and the program is useless on the iPad. It flashes continuously making it very annoying. Disappointed in that this issue has not been addressed. Do not buy if you intend to use it on your iPad!
Love it
by Hopeful Sleeper on 2015/10/23 02:51
Beautiful, incredibly useful app for audio work
If only...
by MeanIous Dude on 2015/10/18 15:19
I love this app... No bells or whistles, it just seems to do what it's supposed to do.... But it flickers on my Gen3 iPad... And it totally annoys me. If it weren't for the defect, and the fact the developers aren't doing anything to fix (despite numerous complaints) I'd have scored it higher
Really!!??
by smadaakram on 2018/05/28 08:40
This app doesn’t do me a whole lot of good if I can't play a pink noise track from Apple Music while using it now does it? What a disappointment, pitiful reality.
Great little app
by RobbjX on 2016/11/27 06:05
Subject says it all. Nice work developers.
Good App
by virtualmon15 on 2017/06/21 17:32
The application is good but, no instructions for newbies like me, no help section.
Works Fine
by Geraldo.Ribeiro on 2016/03/15 13:49
A good app but screen flash all the time making impossible to work with.
Phenomenal
by Julsfa on 2016/12/04 20:29
Great app. As a monitor engineer, I use this daily on the job.
iPhone X not supported
by Rick city on 2018/10/29 15:49
Bought this app when I had a 6, does not work on my X. Does not appear when you go to connect your mic.
great
by forthefallendreams1988 on 2016/10/08 03:06
won't let me adjust gain, but other than that it's incredible
Can’t get to work with IPhone 10
by Allways gone on 2018/08/18 03:17
I’ve got some friends with this app works great! I got it on my iPhone 10 won’t work at all...
App flickering after last two updates!
by Mavsan on 2015/12/03 05:12
Useful tool, but flashing when it's starting on my iPad!!!
Love it!!!
by MuisCruzTv on 2018/08/17 04:04
This app save my life buying $200 dollars RTA!!
Great app
by Chopper21jbler on 2016/12/19 08:11
Keep up the good work!!
Great
by seldent on 2016/06/08 01:30
Just what I need.
Sound guy
by JKWman on 2015/11/07 06:05
This thing used to work, but now blinks all the time. Please fix.
Flashing..
by Llcoolwatso3 on 2016/04/16 04:28
Why won't if stop flashing on the IPad????? Super annoying.....