Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner
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Your new ace in the pocket with a wide range of pitch detection.
With a size similar to an audiocassette case, the KORG CA-1 chromatic tuner tuner supports a broad range of C1 (32.70 Hz)-C8 (4186.01 Hz), allowing speedy and high-precision tuning of wind, string, keyboard, and other instruments. This orchestral tuner is ideal for tuning even low-register notes containing numerous overtones that are often difficult to tune. A high-sensitivity mic is built-in, allowing easy and accurate tuning of acoustic instruments such as ukuleles. A separately sold CM-100 contact mic can also be used to send the vibrations directly to the tuner for even more accurate tuning.
Ultra-compact body with a "Tilt Slit"
Although the CA-1 Chromatic Tuner is small, thin, and light, don't let its pocket-sized body fool you. The CA-1 chromatic tuner packs the functionality needed for tuning a wide range of instruments. From studio to stage, tuning is easy and convenient. The back of the unit includes a unique arc-shaped "tilt slit" that lets you insert a plastic card for use as a handy stand.
High-precision LCD Meter
The meter section uses a LCD needle, combining the accuracy of an LCD with the easy visibility of a needle, and providing a stable display. Additional visual feedback is provided by LEDs that indicate pitch deviation.
In addition to visual tuning via meter, the CA-1 band and orchestra tuner can play reference pitches from its internal speaker (Sound Out) for tuning by ear. Each press of the Sound switch will cycle through the A4-Bb4 notes commonly used for tuning wind instruments. Or you can hold down the Sound switch to change the cycle to the semitone intervals from C4 through C5 (one octave), allowing reference pitches for any instrument to be sounded quickly.
The Calibration function (410-480 Hz) supports a wide range of standard pitches, and can be adjusted in 1 Hz steps for accurate and flexible tuning to any song or key. Thanks to the Memory Backup function, the Calibration and reference pitch are remembered even when the power is turned off.
(However, these settings will be initialized when the batteries are replaced.)
Auto Power Off Function
The power will turn off automatically, if the unit is left powered-on for 20 minutes without performing any operation, avoiding unnecessary battery consumption.
Approximately 100 hours of Continuous Use
Low-power consumption design allows an amazing 100 hours (approximate) of continuous battery life (A4 continuous input, meter mode, zinc-carbon batteries).
* Even if the pitch is within the detection range, detection may not be possible for instrumental sounds that contain a large number of overtones or have a rapid decay.
- Ultracompact body with Tilt Slit
- Ideal for brass band or orchestra
- Large, high-precision LCD needle-style meter
- Wide pitch-detection range from C1 (32.70 Hz)-C8 (4186.01 Hz)
- Sound out reference tone from internal speaker
- Adjustable calibration supports a variety of concert pitches
- Auto power-off function
- Memory backup function
CA-1 Chromatic Tuner Specifications:
- Dimensions: 3.25"H x 5.25"W x .9"D
Weight: 0.25 lb.
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Comments about Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner:
I bought this for my 9 yr old nephew, and then I tuned four different guitars with it. I found that, with each guitar, the tuner worked differently. For example: my nephew's guitar is one of those First Act-Walmart plastic guitars and it wasn't easy to tune, because the tuner couldn't pick up the sound easily. My mother's Aspen 12-string, however, was easy to tune, because it picked up the notes with ease. This tuner is good for the beginner and for those, like me, who need guitar tuners to keep their guitars in tune.