NAMM SHOW, ANAHEIM, CA, January 18, 2007 — Korg announces two additions to its family of tuners: the GT-4 Guitar/Bass Tuner and DT-4 Chromatic Tuner. Each offers three tuning modes, built-in condenser mic, better than +/-1 cent detection accuracy, compact design, plus large note name display and bright rotating LED display to indicate pitch.
The DT-4 can tune from A0-C8 (88 notes) with a calibration range of 410 Hz — 480 Hz (1 Hz increments). The GT-4 is optimized for guitar/bass applications, supporting seven-string guitars (7B-1E) in guitar mode, and six-string basses (Low-B — Hi-C) in bass mode. The GT-4 also includes Korg’s Quinta-flat tuning mode, which supports drop tunings up to five semi-tones down.
The GT-4 and DT-4 offer three convenient tuning modes:
The tuning LEDs rotate when a pitch is detected, and stop when the instrument is in tune. The LEDs rotate clockwise if the instrument is sharp or counter-clockwise if the instrument is flat.
LEDs indicate the pitch of the input. The instrument is in tune when the “bright” LEDs and the “dim” LEDs line up with the center indicator. The LEDs will move to the right of center if the input pitch is sharp, or to the left if it is flat.
The instrument is in tune when the LED is aligned with the tuning guide in the center, as on a conventional needle-type tuner.
The GT-4 and DT-4 have a built-in condenser microphone, making them ideal for tuning acoustic guitars and basses as well as other acoustic instruments. The tuners feature compact black bodies, have 1/4″ input jacks, operate on two AAA batteries and have an auto shut off feature to prevent unnecessary battery consumption.
The Korg GT-4 Guitar/Bass Tuner and DT-4 Chromatic Tuner will be available in March 2007 with respective U.S. MSRPs of $70 and $80.