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Item #: 502061
Mfg #: CA1

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Price: $19.99
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Product Overview

Your new ace in the pocket with a wide range of pitch detection.

  • Ultracompact body with Tilt Slit
    Ideal for brass band or orchestra
    Large, high-precision LCD needle-style meter
    Wide pitch-detection range from C1 (32.70 Hz)-C8 (4186.01 Hz)

    Sound out reference tone from internal speaker
    Adjustable calibration supports a variety of concert pitches
    Auto power-off function
    Memory backup function
    Battery life: Approximately 100 hours of continuous use
Product Details

Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner

With a size similar to an audiocassette case, the KORG CA-1 chromatic tuner tuner supports a broad range of C1 (32.70 Hz)-C8 (4186.01 Hz), allowing speedy and high-precision tuning of wind, string, keyboard, and other instruments. This orchestral tuner is ideal for tuning even low-register notes containing numerous overtones that are often difficult to tune. A high-sensitivity mic is built-in, allowing easy and accurate tuning of acoustic instruments such as ukuleles. A separately sold CM-100 contact mic can also be used to send the vibrations directly to the tuner for even more accurate tuning.

Ultra-compact body with a "Tilt Slit"
Although the CA-1 Chromatic Tuner is small, thin, and light, don’t let its pocket-sized body fool you. The CA-1 chromatic tuner packs the functionality needed for tuning a wide range of instruments. From studio to stage, tuning is easy and convenient. The back of the unit includes a unique arc-shaped "tilt slit" that lets you insert a plastic card for use as a handy stand.

High-precision LCD Meter
The meter section uses a LCD needle, combining the accuracy of an LCD with the easy visibility of a needle, and providing a stable display. Additional visual feedback is provided by LEDs that indicate pitch deviation.

Sound Out
In addition to visual tuning via meter, the CA-1 band and orchestra tuner can play reference pitches from its internal speaker (Sound Out) for tuning by ear. Each press of the Sound switch will cycle through the A4-Bb4 notes commonly used for tuning wind instruments. Or you can hold down the Sound switch to change the cycle to the semitone intervals from C4 through C5 (one octave), allowing reference pitches for any instrument to be sounded quickly.

Adjustable Calibration
The Calibration function (410-480 Hz) supports a wide range of standard pitches, and can be adjusted in 1 Hz steps for accurate and flexible tuning to any song or key. Thanks to the Memory Backup function, the Calibration and reference pitch are remembered even when the power is turned off.

(However, these settings will be initialized when the batteries are replaced.)

Auto Power Off Function
The power will turn off automatically, if the unit is left powered-on for 20 minutes without performing any operation, avoiding unnecessary battery consumption.

Approximately 100 hours of Continuous Use
Low-power consumption design allows an amazing 100 hours (approximate) of continuous battery life (A4 continuous input, meter mode, zinc-carbon batteries).

* Even if the pitch is within the detection range, detection may not be possible for instrumental sounds that contain a large number of overtones or have a rapid decay.

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  • Dimensions: 3.25"H x 5.25"W x .9"D
    Weight: 0.25 lb.
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1 out of 1 People found this review helpful

Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner

By Tatyana Kravchenko G from Manchester, NH on 2/15/2011 5:49:18 PM

It is really useful item and every musician should have it ! I play violin and it helps to tune the instrument and makes the sound of pieces you play much better than if you out of tune instrument. You can use it over and over again a help you daily. It is for you, buy it !

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Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner

By Tamara J. from Phoenix, AZ on 2/15/2011 10:04:34 PM

As a proud band geek, I've learned that small adjustments make a BIG difference. This would be one of them. Unlike my previous experience with other brand tuners, the Korg CA-1 Chromatic Tuner beats them all (pun not intended). Having of been exposed to cold weather recently, I could of sworn my trumpet was naturally built to sound 40 cents sharper. I use this tuner once, and Voila! Now I'm only 10 cents sharp! But besides my tuning issues, it really is a great product. You will not find a better tuner for a better price. I definitely recommend buying one; it'll be the best $20 bucks you'll ever spend.

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1 out of 1 People found this review helpful

It works for a reasonable price!

By Sean C from Hopkinton, MA on 2/17/2011 12:30:05 PM

You get good bang for the buck with this tuner with a fair response speed from it a few seconds after you hit the string. It looks nice and has a built in microphone. It's all that I needed. It seems that most AIO Effects Pedals have these built in as well. Overall, a good chromatic tuner.

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Great product, easy to use

By kimberly from denver, co on 2/15/2011 10:47:13 PM

I am a beginner in the music field and found this Tuner to be very simple to work. It is also very accurate and a very portable size. I recommend it to anyone looking for a great tuner.

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1 out of 1 People found this review helpful

Essential Tuner!

By T. from Gaithersburg, MD on 2/15/2011 10:44:33 PM

This tuner provides accuracy in tuning for string students in seconds. Useful for guitar or any orchestra instrument you can not find one to top it. Connecting the Korg Tuner to a pick up clip microphone makes tuning even possible in a noisy setting. I use it to tune the 50 violins and cellos in my orchestra and am able to complete the task quickly. Thanks Korg for such a fine piece of digital technology.Without it, I'd still be tuning.

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