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Amazing Product - Excellent Tuner (with Wide Range of Hz Frequencies), Great Metronome and Tone Generator
on April 6, 2016
Excellent Tuner - with a Tone Generator (across a wide frequency range of tunings, 410-480 Hz), and a really good Metronome to boot!
The tuner is very accurate, and gets surprisingly quicker and more stable readings than most other popular tuners I've used over the years. I like the fact that you can tune to the 432 frequency. My Boss TU-3 can't do this (only goes down to 436). I also use this tuner to check if pre-recorded music, chimes, and other musical instruments claiming to be precision tuned to 432 are actually tuned to that frequency. (The 432 music frequency has soothing and healing benefits that music tuned to 440 doesn't have.)
The Tone Generator will work across the different Hertz calibrations. So you can set the tuner to 440 and hear the chromatic scale notes in that tuning, and then switch it to 432 (or any other Hertz frequency from 410-480 Hz) and hear the chromatic notes in that frequency. This could be a very useful tool for ear & vocal training.
On the Metronome, I like that you can tap in your tempo if you prefer. This is a quicker and easier way to find out what the timing of a song is - especially if your band is getting ready to go into the studio and your drummer is going to be using click tracks. For those that don't want the chirp sound at the being of each measure, do this... while in the Metronome Mode, click the "Function" button and set the Beat to "0" (instead of 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) and that chirp goes away. Personally I prefer to use a metronome this way (w/o chirps) when running scales. My old metronome wasn't loud enough when I'm playing through an amp. The MetroPitch Metronome has a good range of volume to it - from very soft to quite loud. Definitely usable with moderate guitar amp volumes.
Overall you can't beat the value of this device, especially at this price. Even though it's so reasonably priced, the company cut no corners in the quality or the features. Three excellent products in one.
The "Red" Metro is an especially nice decorative addition to brighten up any room : ) A work of art !