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The Korg TM series allows you to use the tuner & metronome simultaneously. Since this single unit is all you need for both pitch & rhythm training, it has become a favorite lesson tool for brass bands as well as many other types of musicians. The TM-50 is the latest model, featuring a two-level backlight that enhances the visibility of the LCD display. It uses a newly designed needle-style LCD for excellent response, & even greater tuning accuracy. In a first for this series, the entry-level model provides the Sound Back function that allows the speaker to generate the reference tone that's closest to the input sound, giving you a great way to develop & refine your sense of accurate pitch.
Newly designed needle-style LCD meter with excellent response & wide detection range.
The TM-50 features extremely fast response to audio input from wind & other instruments, & the redesigned meter display method allows the pitch to be accurately & instantly shown without any time lag. The detection range is extremely wide, extending from C1 (32.70 Hz) to C8 (4186.01Hz) which covers the note ranges of wind, string, & most other types of instruments. The built-in high-sensitivity mic also allows easy & accurate tuning of acoustic instruments such as guitar & ukulele; alternatively, you can use the separately sold CM-100L contact mic to send the vibrations directly to the tuner for even greater reliability.
The "Sound Out" function produces a reference tone from the internal speaker.
Use the Sound Out function to produce a reference tone from the internal speaker or headphones & 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.
In response to the audio input, the "Sound Back" function plays the nearest reference tone from the speaker while showing the discrepancy in the meter - ideal for developing your sense of pitch.
The tuner can be used not only to detect & inform you of pitch discrepancies, but also as a tool that helps you develop the ability to hear & produce the correct pitch. *This function is available for input via the INPUT jack or when using earphones.
Marks indicate pure major/minor third intervals.
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 TM-50 provides marks that indicate pure major
& minor thirds relative to a given pitch; simply by tuning.
Fifteen rhythm variations let you practice a broad range of musical styles.
Fifteen types* of rhythms are built in, including time signature numerators from 0 through 9, duplets, triplets, triplets without the center beat, quadruplets, quadruplets without the center beats. The tempo can be freely set in the range of 30--252 beats per minute.
*If you're using the tuner & metronome simultaneously, triplets, triplets omitting the middle beat, quadruplets, & quadruplets omitting the center beats will not be available.
Easy tempo settings with two types of tempo step pattern plus a tap tempo function.
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 & 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.
Enhanced visibility provided by a large LCD with a backlight adjustable in two levels.
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 & lightweight. Available in two choices of body color.
For the body color, you can choose either cool black or fresh pearl white. The TM-50 is even more compact & lightweight than previous models, & boasts longer battery life. Attention has been paid to every detail, even including the back cover, & 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 & Auto Power-Off.
Even when you turn off the power, the TM-50 will remember the tempo, beat, rhythm, calibration, & 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.
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