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Korg TMR50 Recordable Tuner/Metronome
The TMR-50 is the ideal partner for a musician of any level who wants to improve their performances. It features extensive tuner and metronome functionality that will help improve both pitch and rhythm. The tuner, metronome, and recorder can each be used simultaneously or independently. Up to 100 tracks of high-quality linear PCM can be conveniently recorded onboard, while the USB port provides easy transfer of recorded data and song files between the TMR-50 to a computer. With its built-in mic and speaker, plus 15 built in rhythm variations, the TMR-50 makes it easy to practice difficult passages.
Korg TMR50 Features:
High Quality Linear PCM Recording/Playback
In spite of its affordable price, the TMR-50 features high-quality linear PCM recording/playback (44.1 kHz / 16-bit, monaural). It's also able to automatically optimize the recording level as appropriate for the volume of your playing, ensuring great clarity and excellent sound. A maximum of 100 tracks can be recorded (total time approximately 20 minutes), which provides ample space for recording instrumental practice.
If the TMR-50's recording memory fills up and you want to save data, you can copy it to your computer via the USB connection. The data is saved in WAV format, so you'll be free to listen to your practice sessions on your computer whenever you want. Standard WAV format files can also be copied from your computer to the TMR-50 and they can be listened to through the built-in speaker or headphones*; for example, you may find it convenient to store the original recording of the song that you want to practice.
The TMR-50 features extremely fast response to audio input from wind and other instruments, and the redesigned meter display method allows the pitch to be accurately and instantly shown without any time lag. Wind players will no longer experience the problem of their pitch changing spontaneously before it can be displayed accurately, ensuring that you'll be able to develop stable and drift-free pitch.
The detection range is extremely wide, extending from C1 (32.70 Hz) to C8 (4186.01Hz) which covers the note ranges of wind, string, and most other types of instruments. Even potentially difficult instruments that have a low pitch and numerous overtones can be tuned accurately, thanks to Korg's proprietary high-precision technology. The built-in high-sensitivity mic also allows easy and accurate tuning of acoustic instruments such as guitar and ukulele. Alternatively, you can use the separately sold CM-100L contact mic to send the vibrations directly to the tuner for even greater reliability.
Sound Out Function
In addition to visual tuning using the meter, you can use the Sound Out function to produce a reference tone from the internal speaker or headphones, and tune by ear. You can specify the reference tone in a three-octave range from C3 (130.81 Hz) to C6 (1046.50 Hz) which covers a wide variety of instruments.
The tuner can be used not only to detect and inform you of pitch discrepancies, but also as a tool that helps you develop the ability to hear and produce the correct pitch. That's why the TMR-50 provides the proprietary Sound Back function. Detecting the pitch of your audio input, this function sounds the nearest reference tone from the speaker while the meter shows the pitch difference between your input and the reference tone. Since the pitch is indicated in both visual and audible form, this not only allows you to tune more accurately, but is also an ideal method for training your sense of pitch. Developing your ear in this way is an indispensable way to practice, especially for the beginner.
Pure Major/Minor Third Interval Indicators
When performing in a brass band or orchestra, incorrect pitch is particularly noticeable for harmonic intervals of a third, yet by slightly skewing the pitch of a major or minor third interval from the equal-tempered pitch, you can obtain a more pure-sounding harmony that satisfies the ear. The meter scale of the TMR-50 provides marks that indicate pure major and minor thirds relative to a given pitch simply by tuning. When the needle aligns with the appropriate mark, you'll be able to produce beautiful harmony when playing in an ensemble. This is extremely convenient not only for wind instruments, but also for vocal or a cappella practice.
Metronome Provides Convenient Options for Practicing a Variety of Music
Fifteen types of rhythms are built in, including time signature numerators from 0 through 9, duplets, triplets, triplets without the center beat, quadruplets, and quadruplets without the center beats. The tempo can be freely set in the range of 30--252 beats per minute. Sophisticated rhythms such as triplets and quadruplets with the center beats omitted can be useful for a diverse variety of styles including classical, rock, and jazz. The volume can also be adjusted, so you'll be able to use the metronome in any situation from personal practice in a small room to rehearsals in a studio.
Easy Tempo Settings
When setting the tempo, you can choose either "pendulum steps" where the tempo will increment or decrement in the same numerical steps as on a mechanical metronome, or "full steps" which allows you to specify any tempo between 30 and 252 in one-step increments. In addition, you can also use the tap tempo input to specify the desired tempo simply by pressing a switch in time with the beat.
Large LCD for Enhanced Visibility
The large LCD display has a backlight that lets you adjust the brightness in two levels. In conjunction with the LED guide at the top of the display, this ensures excellent visibility, even when you're performing on a dim stage or in an orchestra pit. The characters shown in the display are also larger for improved readability.
Compact and Lightweight
For the body color, you can choose either black or Pearl white. The TMR-50 is even more compact and lightweight than previous models, and also boasts longer battery life. Attention has been paid to every detail, even including the back cover, and a newly designed folding stand is provided for stability in a free-standing position. The new battery cover is now unified with the main case, eliminating any possibility of loss.
Memory Backup and Auto Power-Off
Even when you turn off the power, the TMR-50 will remember the tempo, beat, rhythm, calibration, and reference tone settings that you've specified (these settings will be initialized when you replace the battery). The Auto Power-Off feature will automatically turn off the power if twenty minutes have elapsed without any sound being input to the tuner while the metronome is not running.
Note: Batteries not included.