The Korg TM40 lets you practice pitch and rhythm at the same time!
Korg tuners and metronomes are acclaimed around the world for their extremely high accuracy and superb features. The TM-40 combines these two functions into a single compact easy-to-use unit.
Korg Achieves a Milestone!
Over 30 years ago, Korg invented the world's first hand-held electronic tuner.Today, Korg is an established authority on tuning, with a full line of accurate and reliable tuners chosen by professional and beginning musicians alike.
To mark the occasion, KORG USA has increased the warranty on all of its tuners and metronomes sold in the U.S. to three years. Customers can stay perfectly in tune with the latest in Korg tuner technology, backed by the high quality of these products plus years of guaranteed performance.
A great lesson and practice tool, the TM40 offers both tuner and metronome functions simultaneously or independently. Its large LCD-type needle delivers both the accuracy of an LCD and the excellent visibility of a needle indicator. It also has LED indicators that show pitch deviation or blink to indicate the tempo, making the TM40 a highly visual tool.
Excellent Functionality and a Wide Detection Range
With a detection range of C1 (32.70 Hz) to C8 (4186.01 Hz), the TM40 provides quick and accurate coverage of a wide spectrum of notes and pitches for wind, string, keyboard and most other instruments. Even low-pitched instruments with complex overtone structures are detected with the precision you expect from Korg. A built-in high-sensitivity mic allows acoustic instruments such as guitar and ukulele to be tuned easily and accurately, and the separately sold CM100 contact mic can be used to send the vibrations directly to the tuner for even greater precision.
In addition to the visual tuning guide provided by the meter, you can use the TM40’s built-in speaker to produce a tuning reference pitch (Sound Out). This is convenient for tuning by ear and also useful for ear training. By pressing the Sound switch you can select the reference pitch from A5 to B4 (usually used as the tuning standard for wind instruments). And by holding down the Sound switch, you can select a mode in which you step through chromatic pitches from C4 to C5 (one octave).
The TM40’s Calibration setting is adjustable in a range of 410-480 Hz to accommodate a variety of tuning standards. The calibration can be adjusted in 1 Hz steps, letting you accurately tune to any song or key. Memory backup is also provided so that the Calibration and Sound Out (12 NOTES
) settings are remembered even when the power is turned off.
Pure Major Third and Minor Third Interval Markings
When intervals of a third are played out of tune in the context of a brass band, orchestra, or other ensemble, it is particularly noticeable. But those intervals can be made to blend more pleasantly by slightly adjusting them (relative to the equal-tempered pitch) to a pure major or minor third. The TM40’s meter scale provides markings to indicate pitches of a pure major and pure minor third relative to a selected pitch. By tuning your instrument so that the meter’s indicator needle points to these markings, you can ensure beautiful harmonies when playing in an ensemble. This capability is very useful not only for wind instruments, but also for vocal or a cappella practice.
The metronome section offers convenient functions for practicing a variety of music.
- Beat mode – choose from preset patterns. Beat mode lets you choose a preset tempo and time signature, and Tap mode lets you specify your own tempo. The compact TM40’s contains a large speaker that produces a clear and distinct metronome sound
- Thirteen rhythm variations for practicing a wide range of styles. The TM40 contains thirteen types of rhythms that cover 0–7 beats per measure as well as doublets, triplets, triplets with center beats omitted, quadruplets, and quadruplets with center beats omitted.
* Tempo is easily adjustable in a range of 40–208 beats per minute (bpm). Sophisticated rhythms, such as triplets/quadruplets with center beats omitted, give you the flexibility to cover a wide range of styles from classical to rock and jazz. Since the volume is adjustable, the TM40 can meet the needs of any situation, from private practice in a small room to sessions in a large studio.
* When using the Tuner and Metronome functions simultaneously, triplets, triplets with center beats omitted, quadruplets, and quadruplets with center beats omitted are not available.
Tempo Adjustment Options
When you adjust the tempo setting, you can choose that the tempo value will increment or decrement either in full-step
mode (steps of a single unit) or pendulum-step,
mode (steps of several units as on a mechanical metronome). Choose the mode that you prefer.
Set the Tempo with the Tap Function
The TM40’s Tap Tempo function lets you detect and set the desired tempo simply by pressing the Metronome mode START/STOP button at the desired timing in a range of 40-208 bpm. This makes it easy when practicing to a song that you don’t know the tempo of, such as a recording on CD.
With the Memory Backup feature, the TM40 remembers your Tempo, Beat, Calibration, and Reference Pitch settings even when powered-off.
Auto Power Off
After twenty minutes of none use, the TM40 will automatically turn off to extend battery life.