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Korg have just launched a pair of portable tuners. Thereâ€™s the GT-120
, a dual display chromatic tuner for guitar and bass that also supports flat and open tuning,
seven-string guitars and six-string basses and the OT-120
Orchestral Tuner which is a chromatic tuner that has been optimized for the tuning of wind and string instruments.
Hereâ€™s the lowdown directly from their press releaseâ€¦
GT-120 GUITAR/BASS TUNER
The GT-120 is a Guitar/Bass Chromatic Tuner. Its dual display features a comprehensive backlit LCD screen and a highly accurate (Â±1 cent) needle-type meter, plus two additional sharp/flat LED indicators. The smooth action VU-style meter and LEDs facilitate quick, accurate tuning, while the LCD displays the calibration setting, flat mode, note name and battery level.
In addition to Auto and Manual modes, the GT-120 supports five additional six-string guitar tunings (open E, A, D, G and DADGAD) and is ideal for tuning seven-string guitars and six-string basses. It also offers a flat tuning mode that can detect dropped pitches up to four semi-tones below standard pitch.
A built-in microphone is provided for tuning acoustic guitars and acoustic basses. An onboard reference tone oscillator can produce audible pitches from C2 to C7 for tuning by ear (also perfect for vocalists). The GT-120 also offers adjustable calibration in the range of 438-445 Hz (1 Hz increments) and the ability to detect pitches from A0-C8.
The Korg GT-120 is housed in a sleek black aluminum body with 1/4" input and output jacks. The tuner can operate for over 100 hours on two AAA batteries or can be powered by an optional AC adapter. A soft case is also included.
OT-120 ORCHESTRAL TUNER
The OT-120 Orchestral Tuner is a chromatic tuner that has been optimized for the tuning of wind and string instruments. The new tuner boasts a wide calibration range (from 349 to 499 Hz in 1 Hz steps), an extremely broad tuning range and a host of enhanced features specifically designed to meet the tuning needs of all brass and orchestral instruments.
With its vertical design, superior visibility and rear-panel stand, the OT-120 is equally suited for hand-held operation or placement on a music stand or table. It offers a high-precision needle-type meter to accurately indicate pitch, with a wide detection range of A0 (27.5 Hz) to C8 (4,186 Hz), and an accuracy of Â±1.5 cent. Also featured are two flat/sharp LEDs and a comprehensive backlit LCD screen that shows battery level, sound output level, calibration, key, and note name.
The OT-120â€™s multi-temperament function provides eight frequently used historical temperaments for authentically tuning period instruments. Twelve types of transposing keys are provided for wind instruments, including both sharps and flats. Three types of tuning modes are offered: Auto, Manual and Sound Back. Auto mode offers an adjustable needle response speed (slow, medium, fast) and automatically detects the pitch of a single note played on the input instrument. Manual mode lets users specify the desired note name. The user can also select an audible reference tone over a five octave range, or use the Sound Back mode, which produces the reference pitch closest to the one played into the tuner. Players can use either the built-in mic or the optional CM-100 contact mic, which is well suited for pitch training or tuning acoustic instruments. A two-step output control adjusts volume level and a large dial makes mode selection quick and convenient.
The new OT-120 tuner features an aluminum housing, 1/4" input and output jacks and extended battery life (greater than 100 hours with two AAA batteries). An optional AC adapter is available. Measuring a compact 2.91" (W) X 4.72" (D) X 1.42" (H) and weighing a mere 6.81 ounces (including batteries) the OT-120 comes complete with a soft, protective case.
price and Availability
The GT-120 Guitar/Bass Chromatic Tuner is currently available with a U.S. MSRP of $129.99.
The Korg OT-120 is currently available with a U.S. MSRP of $139.