(January 26, 2012) - Korg has expanded its Pitchblack Series of high-visibility pedal tuners to now include the Pitchblack Poly, Korg’s first polyphonic tuner. A simple strum reveals the current tuning status of all strings simultaneously, saving time and effort for convenient tuning.
The Pitchblack Poly displays all tuning results at once, on individual meters for each string. By simply turning one of the tuning pegs, the “String Seeker” feature automatically detects which string is being adjusted, and switches the display to tune just that string.
In addition to saving time and effort, polyphonic tuning is ideal for players using a floating tremolo system. With this type of system, one string going flat may make the other strings sound sharp. By displaying the tuning status of all strings at once, the Pitchblack Poly makes it easy to identify the troublesome string.
The bright, high-contrast, double-meter design offers reliable performance under any lighting conditions. As with other Pitchblack tuners, the Pitchblack Poly offers four selectable metering modes – Regular; Full-Strobe; Half-Strobe; and Split – to suit each player’s preference.
The calibration frequency is adjustable from 436 to 445 Hz; and the tuning accuracy is ± 1 Cent. The Pitchblack Poly also detects whether it is being used with a guitar or a bass (4, 5, or 6-strings), automatically. Flat tunings of up to five semitones are supported, as are capo tunings up to a maximum of seven semitones. Drop-D tunings are also supported.
The pedal format is designed to sit comfortably in a variety of pedalboards. Power comes from a 9 Volt battery; an optional AC adapter is available. When using the optional AC adaptor, the Pitchblack Poly can also provide cascade power to other pedals in a rig or pedalboard. The tone-preserving true bypass design is ideal for on-stage or recording work.
The Pitchblack Poly Tuner will be available July 2012 for $175.
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