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Korg Pitchblack Portable Polyphonic Guitar Tuner

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Product Description

The Korg Pitchblack Portable Polyphonic Guitar Tuner is a remarkably accurate and ultra fast tuner for bass and guitar. Strum all the strings at once to see which strings need to be tuned or pluck one string at a time for traditional tuning. The Korg Pitchblack Portable features a high-brightness LED display which provides excellent visibility, so that the pitch drift of each string is instantly and clearly visible.

Korg also gives the Pitchblack Portable tuner a cable checker function that lets you easily check for broken cables; making this tuner the ideal choice for stage or studio use. With an accuracy of +/-0.1 cents, the Pitchblack Portable delivers a significant advance in guitar/bass tuning!

Korg Pitchblack Portable Polyphonic Guitar Tuner Features

  • Large 150mm, high-brightness LED display providing excellent visibility
  • Rapid and precise polyphonic tuning, with the tuning of all strings visible at a glance
  • String Seeker function
  • Three meter display modes: regular, strobe, and half-strobe
  • Ultra-high precision tuning of +/-0.1 cents (when using strobe meter)
  • Ideal for floating tremolo systems
  • Korg's proprietary automatic guitar/bass (4-6 string) detection
  • Flat (5 Semitones), Capo (7 Semitones), and Drop-D tunings are also supported
  • Cable Checker warns of broken or shorted cables
  • Buffered output minimizes any change in audio quality
  • Mute function lets you tune silently
  • Cascade-connectable DC out
  • Slim horizontal body fits anywhere
Rapid and precise polyphonic tuning
This tuner features the same polyphonic tuning functionality as found on the Pitchblack Poly. Play all open strings at once, and the polyphonic meter (green/red) in the lower part of the unit will illuminate, showing you at a glance which strings require tuning. With all open strings ringing out, turning the tuning peg of any string will cause the ‘String Seeker’ function to automatically detect that string. The large meter (white/blue) found on the upper part of the unit will instantly zoom-in to show the tuning status.

Regular Meter mode
As when using a needle-type meter tuner, tune the string so that the white LED in the center of the meter is lit. The illuminated LED will move to the right if the string is sharp, or toward the left if the string is flat.

Strobe Meter mode
Tune the string so that the LED meter illumination stops flowing. The illumination will flow from left to right if the string is sharp, or from right to left if the string is flat.

Half Strobe Meter mode
Tune the string so that the LED meter illumination stops flowing and only the center white LED is illuminated. The right side of the LED meter will strobe if the string is sharp; the left side if the string is flat. When the pitch is correct, only the center LED will be lit up.

Automatic detection of guitar/bass, and support for flat, capo, and drop-D tuning
Korg's proprietary functionality will automatically detect whether the input signal is a guitar or 4-6 string bass. In addition to regular tuning, it's also easy to choose alternative tunings such as flat, capo, or drop-D.

Cable Checker function warns of broken or shorted cables
Korg's revolutionary Cable Checker function is built into the Pitchblack Portable tuner; simply connect the two ends of your monaural phone cable to the INPUT jack and the CABLE CHECK jack, and the display will tell you whether the cable is broken. This is a convenient way to avoid problems on stage or in the studio.

Buffered output minimizes any change in audio quality
The Pitchblack Portable is designed with a buffered output to minimize any change or additional noise in the audio input signal. There's also a Mute function that lets you tune without producing sound from the OUTPUT jack, which is a real convenience for live performances.

A welcome addition to your pedalboard
The pitchblack Portable is sized like a pedal effect unit, and will conveniently fit into most effect pedalboards. In addition, the Korg Pitchblack Portable also provides a DC OUT jack that can be used to feed power to other effect pedals (when using the optional AC adapter). By connecting a commercially available DC cable, you can supply power to multiple effect pedals, allowing you to simplify the power connections in your pedalboard.

Product Specifications
Korg Pitchblack Portable Polyphonic Guitar Tuner Specifications
  • Tuning: 12 note equal temperament
  • Detection range: E0 (20.60 Hz) - C8 (4186 Hz), sine wave
  • Calibration range: A4 = 436-445 Hz (1 Hz steps)
  • Detection accuracy: +/- 1 cent or 0.1 cent indication when using strobe
  • Display Mode: Regular / Strobe / Half Strobe
  • Connectors:
    • Input /Check (mono 1/4 inch jack)
    • Output (mono 1/4 inch jack)
    • Cable Check (mono 1/4 inch jack)
    • DC IN (9V)
    • DC OUT (9V)
  • Power supply:
    • AA Alkaline batteries (LR6) x 2
    • Optional AC adapter (9V)
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 6.34 x 2.36 x 1.30 inches
  • Weight: 9.45 Oz.
  • Accessories: AA Alkaline batteries x 2 for verifying functionality
  • Options: AC adapter (9V)
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  631-390-6500 Warranty:  1 year parts and labor; US Customers – register your Korg keyboard, keyboard workstation, keyboard rack module or digital piano online and receive a certificate that extends the product warranty for an extra year from the date of purchase. This offer is good for mdse purchased from an authorized Korg dealer after November 1, 2002.
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