Korg announces the newest addition to the Pitchblack family of tuners, the Pitchblack Portable handheld polyphonic tuner for guitar and bass. This new, compact tuner offers convenient tuning by enabling all strings to be tuned simultaneously.
Despite its compact size, the Pitchblack Portable offers high visibility in any environment via a large, horizontal LED display which runs the entire width of the tuner body. Professional features include a String Seeker function, which automatically detects the string that's being tuned, plus a wide tuning/detection range. An integrated cable checker allows cables to be quickly and easily checked for functionality. A buffered output is also included to ensure superior rejection of any external noise.
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 Portable makes it easy to identify the troublesome string.
The Pitchblack Portable's extra-large display is also ideal for use in traditional single string tuning mode. In this mode, the display can be set to one of three selectable meter modes: Regular, Strobe, or Half Strobe.
The Pitchblack Portable is housed in a road-ready, durable die-cast aluminum case for extra reliability. Color choices include Black, and for a limited time, Silver, as well as Red.
The Korg Pitchblack Portable Handheld Polyphonic Tuner (PB04) will be available in Spring 2013 with a U.S. street price of $99.99.