Roadie automatic guitar tuner

Roadie automatic guitar tuner

Roadie automatic guitar tuner

Guitarists know this all too well: every performance begins with a pre-show ritual of tuning the guitars just to check if it sounds just right. This could take several minutes, but that task can be cut in half with the help of an automatic guitar tuner.

The Roadie uses your smartphone to listen to individual guitar string, which would then relays information through Bluetooth to a motorized accessory that turns the guitar machine head to the most accurate tune. It also works with an electric guitar using an adapter to mute the noise, as well as other stringed instruments with guitar machine heads like ukuleles and mandolins among others.

Roadie automatic guitar tuner

Created by Hassane Slaibi and Bassam Jalgha of Band Industries, the Roadie can also create alternate tunings if you prefer your guitar sound a bit sharper or flater. The creators assure that the app has three times the accuracy of the human ear for perfect tuning every time. The system also features a wind/ unwide function that spools the string off the peg after a few seconds.

The mobile app, which works on both iOS and Android, comes with an Instrument Doctor that detects whether your strings sound so bad it needs to be replaced. Meanwhile, the tuning accessory charges through micro-USB and can tune 6,000 times in a single charge.

The Roadie’s Kickstarter campaign, which ends on January 4, has earned over $49,000 of its $60,000 funding goal as of this writing. Interested backers can pledge for at least $69 for an early bird model, which is expected to be shipped in June 2014.

Source: TechCrunch

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