Tascam TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome  

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Quick pitch detection and a large, easy-to-read display.

The TC-8 from TASCAM is the ideal tuner and metronome for educators, students and professionals. The chromatic tuner features a fast detection chip and 5" wide, backlit LCD display for instant pitch feedback. Four display modes are available for the clearest display. The tuner can be calibrated to a piano or other installed source, and eight tuning modes include historic and alternate tuning modes for period instruments. An oscillator plays through a built-in speaker for groups or classes.

In addition to features for guitarists, the TC-8 acts as a desktop metronome. The metronome ranges from 30 to 300 BPM with seven accent values, played through a built-in speaker. The LCD also conducts the beat for visual feedback, and Tap Tempo is available for finding the metronome value of your own music. A flip-out stand, music stand clip and tripod mount offer other mounting options.

Chromatic tuner
Tuning modes: Equal Temperament, Pythagorean, Mean tone, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III, Kellner, Vallotti, Young
Metronome with 30-300 BPM range and seven accent values
5" wide backlit LCD display with note value and bargraph displaying pitch deviation
Four display modes: Bargraph, Fine, Strobe Animation and Needle
Oscillator for playing pitch
1/4" in jack
Built-in speaker for pitch and metronome
Built-in microphone for acoustic instruments
Tuner Calibration mode
Flip-out stand for tabletop use with hooks for music stand mounting
Tripod mount

Tuner/metronomes don't get much better than this. Order the TC-8 now!

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Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

I was excited to get this tuner when I first saw it. I'm a professional French horn player, and I often use a tuner on my music stand. The short and long dimension was the biggest sell for me. Finally a tuner that would fit in those Wenger music stand trays! When I got it, however, I realized that when it's placed on a music stand the display is angled so severely downward that it can't be read. The clips on the back are made of the cheapest imaginable plastic, and if used, the tuner prevents you from turning the page because it is raised above the edge of the stand.

The backlight was also a big selling point, but according to the published specs it wears the battery out in just over three hours. Not very helpful for the average two-and-a-half to three hour gig. Wouldn't an LED be nice?

The biggest factor in my sending the tuner back was the embarrassingly impotent metronome. It can't be heard when even the softest background noise is going on. And there's no audio out for an earphone.

I was really looking forward to using the tuner displays. They are good. And the chip seems to be very quick. What good is it, though, if it can't be seen on a music stand?

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