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TM-40

TM-40 Chromatic Tuner and Metronome

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NEW COLOR: Enjoy the TM-40 Digital Metronome Tuner in a rich Pearl White finish (TM-40PW).

Korg TM-40 - The Digital Tuner That Lets You Practice Pitch and Rhythm at the Same Time!
When Korg introduced a digital metronome tuner to the world, the extremely high accuracy and superb features made it a favorite among musicians from every genre. The new Korg TM-40 is a digital metronome that combines the accuracy and advanced features of Korg's world-famous music products into a single, compact and easy-to-use unit.

"The TM-40 is my favorite metronome. So many metronomes today are combined with too many features. Sometimes simply turning them on can be complicated! The TM-40 is perfect in its layout. On one side is the metronome, and the other side is Korg's very accurate tuner. This unit is very easy to use and it makes me want to practice more!" - Lee Ritenour

Revolutionary Features:
A great lesson and practice tool, the TM-40 offers both tuner and metronome functions that can be used simultaneously or independently. A large LCD-type needle delivers both the accuracy of an LCD and excellent visibility of a needle indicator. The metronome tuner also has LED indicators that show pitch deviation or blink to indicate the tempo, making the TM-40 a great visual tool.

Excellent Functionality and a Wide Detection Range
With a detection range of C1 (32.70 Hz) - C8 (4186.01 Hz), the TM-40 provides quick and accurate coverage of a wide spectrum of notes and pitches for wind, string, keyboard and most other instruments. Even low-pitched instruments with complex overtone structures are detected with the precision you expect from KORG. A built-in high-sensitivity microphone allows acoustic instruments such as a guitar or ukulele to be tuned easily and accurately, and the separately sold CM-100L contact microphone can be used to send the vibrations directly to the metronome tuner for even greater precision.

Sound Out!
In addition to the visual tuning guide provided by the meter, you can use the TM-40's built-in speaker to produce a tuning reference pitch (Sound Out). This is convenient for tuning by ear and is useful for ear training. By pressing the Sound switch, you can select the reference pitch from A5 to B4 (commonly used as the tuning standard for wind instruments). Moreover, by holding down the Sound switch, you can select a mode in which you step through chromatic pitches from C4 to C5 (one octave).

Adjustable Calibration
The TM-40's Calibration setting is adjustable in a range of 410~480 Hz to accommodate a variety of tuning standards. The calibration can be adjusted in 1 Hz steps, letting you accurately tune to any song or key. Memory backup is also provided so that the Calibration and Sound Out ("12 NOTES" or "ABb") settings are remembered even when the power is turned off.

Pure Major Third and Minor Third Interval Markings
When intervals of a third are played out of tune in the context of a brass band, orchestra, or other ensemble, it is particularly noticeable. However, those intervals can be made to blend more pleasantly by slightly adjusting them (relative to the equal-tempered pitch) to a pure major or minor third. The TM-40's meter scale provides markings to indicate pitches of a pure major and pure minor third relative to a selected pitch. By tuning your instrument so that the meter's indicator needle points to these markings, you can ensure beautiful harmonies when playing in an ensemble. This capability is very useful for not only wind instruments, but also for vocal or a cappella practice.

* The appropriate note to adjust when tuning to a pure major/minor third will depend on the music you are playing.

Metronome Section
The metronome section of this portable metronome offers convenient functions for practicing a variety of music.

  • Beat mode - choose from preset patterns. Beat mode lets you choose a preset tempo and time signature, while Tap mode lets you specify your own tempo. The compact TM-40 contains a large speaker that produces a clear and distinct metronome sound.
  • Thirteen rhythm variations for practicing a wide range of styles. The TM-40 contains thirteen types of rhythms that cover 0-7 beats per measure as well as doublets, triplets, triplets with center beats omitted, quadruplets, and quadruplets with center beats omitted.* Tempo is easily adjustable in a range of 40 - 208 beats per minute (bpm). Sophisticated rhythms, such as triplets/quadruplets with center beats omitted, give you the flexibility to cover a wide range of styles from classical to rock and jazz. Since the volume is adjustable, the TM-40 can meet the needs of any situation from private practice in a small room to sessions in a large studio.

* When using the tuner and metronome functions simultaneously, triplets, triplets with center beats omitted, quadruplets, and quadruplets with center beats omitted are not available.

Tempo Adjustment Options
When you adjust the tempo setting on this metronome tuner, you can choose the tempo value either in "full-step" mode (steps of a single unit) or "pendulum-step" mode (steps of several units as on a mechanical metronome). Choose the mode that you prefer.

Set the Tempo with the Tap Function
The TM-40's Tap Tempo function lets you detect and set the desired tempo simply by pressing the metronome tuner START/STOP button at the desired timing in a range of 40 - 208 bpm. This makes it easy when practicing to a song where you don't know the tempo, such as a recording on a CD.

Memory Backup
With the Memory Backup feature, the Korg TM-40 remembers your Tempo, Beat, Calibration, and Reference Pitch settings even when powered-off.

Auto Power Off
When the metronome tuner is not in use for twenty minutes , the TM-40 will automatically turn off to extend battery life.