Korg TM-40 - The Digital Tuner That Lets You Practice Pitch and Rhythm at the Same Time!
When Korg introduced a digital metronome tuner to the world, the extremely high accuracy and superb features made it a favorite among musicians from every genre. The new Korg TM-40 is a digital metronome that combines the accuracy and advanced features of Korg's world-famous music products into a single, compact and easy-to-use unit.
A great lesson and practice tool, the TM-40 offers both tuner and metronome functions that can be used simultaneously or independently. A large LCD-type needle delivers both the accuracy of an LCD and excellent visibility of a needle indicator. The metronome tuner also has LED indicators that show pitch deviation or blink to indicate the tempo, making the TM-40 a great visual tool.
Excellent Functionality and a Wide Detection Range
With a detection range of C1 (32.70 Hz) - C8 (4186.01 Hz), the TM-40 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 microphone allows acoustic instruments such as a guitar or ukulele to be tuned easily and accurately, and the separately sold CM-100L contact microphone can be used to send the vibrations directly to the metronome tuner for even greater precision.
In addition to the visual tuning guide provided by the meter, you can use the TM-40's built-in speaker to produce a tuning reference pitch (Sound Out). This is convenient for tuning by ear and is useful for ear training. By pressing the Sound switch, you can select the reference pitch from A5 to B4 (commonly used as the tuning standard for wind instruments). Moreover, 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 TM-40'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" or "ABb") 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. However, 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 TM-40'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 for not only wind instruments, but also for vocal or a cappella practice.
13 rhythm variations, 2 tempo adjustment modes.
Built in speaker and volume control.