A plectrum is a fancy name for a guitar pick. It is a vital accessory for any fluent musician
endowed with a string instrument, yet this tool alone cannot help keep time, it can’t decipher
intonation or jog the memory of complex chord progressions. Many instrumentalists are
limiting themselves by the physical aspect of their playing styles.
Plectrum is an application that aims to bring ease and accessibility to musicians by combining
the most used and needed accessories for casual playing. It's every musician's multitool!
Most current designs for chromatic tuners and applications of
the like offer dark backgrounds, skeuomorphic or realistic assets,
and congested layouts. This makes it hard to navigate through the information and settle one's focus on a single point.
The application is very sensitive to frequencies and can sonically differentiate between the sounds of various instruments. In this case, the user is showing the ability to override the auto detection.
A combination of colors and frequencies are used to inform the user when a certain note is in tune. The user also has the ability to preload a non standard tuning.
The menu shakily expands to reveal a list of various features of the application. including logged instruments, previous sessions, and a chord library.
The metronome is synchronized directly by the user’s input to help craft a tempo quickly and without the confusion of conceptualizing a certain tempo. It also features a virtually complete list of
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