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Looking for a tuner. Any advice or recommendations? Brands? Models?
 

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Korg makes a couple of inexpensive ones.

You also may want to google around for a freeware version to put on your computer, if it's convenient to where you practice.
 

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I've seen the ones on the computer but how accurate could they be if they are dependent on the crappy microphone built into my laptop.
 

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jmartin said:
I've seen the ones on the computer but how accurate could they be if they are dependent on the crappy microphone built into my laptop.
I suspect that any inexpensive tuner will have the same 'crappy' microphone in them.;)

Seriously though, the mic only needs to be accurate enough to get the fundamental--not very accurate.

I usually use the tuner through the laptop mic of my 2002 tibook, using the tuner supplied with 'garageband.'
 

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Korg CA-30 is a good, small chromatic tuner that sells for about $20 on line.
 

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I borrow my piano-playing kids (3 of 'em) Korg CA-30. I think we payed about $20-$30 for it about 10 years ago. Works well and small enough to easily carry around in your case. Would slip in a jacket pocket easily as well.
 

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hakukani said:
using the tuner supplied with 'garageband.'
Garage bands tune?
 

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retread said:
Garage bands tune?
Sorry, what was that? I can't hear you.:D;)
 

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Found alot of guitar tuners online but they don't seem to be much more than tone generators. anyone know of any freeware downloads that are useable?
 

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PeeCee or real computer?;)

Try googling using the term: chromatic tuner freeware
 

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I thought PC and "real computer" were the same thing.
 

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(and I'm guessing Hakukani's one of those smarty arty Mac users) ;)
Yep, I've been using Macs on and off since 1986.

I have to use a PeeCee with windoze at work. At home, my wife has a dell PC, and I have a 2002 titanium powerbook. I have to run anti-spyware and malware software weekly. My tibook caught a small virus once. It caught it through Word macros. I wouldn't have known about it, until I sent a .doc to a PeeCee user, and her anti-virus software went nuts.

Up until a couple of months ago, I also had an old Dell PC running linux that I used as a file server. The motherboard finally crapped out.
 

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Thank for the search suggestion, hakukani. It turned up lots of hits, now I just have to sort through them.

But I also want a tuner I can put in my case and carry with me. I'll check out the Korg for that duty.
 

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I have the older version of this one which IMO is the most accurate, sturdy and good looking, retro-lighted so you can read in the dark light of your practice basement or concert stage, versatile ans GAS generating, best EVER tuner!!

I like it.

Victor.

Edit : just read the features and you'll understand. It is a bit pricey compared to other toys but I had mine for more than 6 years now and it's good as new. Best accessory investment I have ever done.
 

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Just another vote for the Korg CA-30 which I bought after reading posts here. Good bit of kit (with illuminated indicators for practising in the dark, etc) and cheap too. Use it every day and wouldn't be without it.
 

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I really like the looks of that Korg OT-120, Pig. I'm going to look into that one. GAS.
 

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korg has an inexpensive clip on tuner that can be set for mic or piezo pick so you can tune while playing in an ensemble or on stage with a rock band. clips on the neck or bell. great for students or when playing a new horn, neck mouthpiece etc.
 
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