The KORG TM50 lets you practice pitch and rhythm at the same time!
Korg tuners and metronomes are acclaimed around the world for their extremely high accuracy and superb features.
The new TM-40 combines these two functions into a single compact easy-to-use unit.
The TM50 offers both tuner and metronome functions simultaneously or independently. Its large LCD-type needle
delivers both the accuracy of an LCD and the excellent visibility of a needle indicator. It also has LED indicators
that show pitch deviation or blink to indicate the tempo, making the TM50 a highly visual tool.
Excellent Functionality and a Wide Detection Range
With a detection range of C1 (32.70 Hz) - C8 (4186.01 Hz), the TM50 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 mic
allows acoustic instruments to be tuned easily and accurately.
In addition to the visual tuning guide provided by the meter, you can use the TM50's built-in speaker to produce a
tuning reference pitch (Sound Out). By pressing the Sound switch you can select the reference pitch from A5 to Bb4.
By holding down the Sound switch, you can select a mode in which you step through chromatic pitches from C4 to C5 (one octave).
The TM50'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.
The metronome section 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, and Tap mode lets you specify your own tempo. The compact TM50's contains a large speaker that produces a clear and distinct metronome sound.
- Thirteen rhythm variations for practicing a wide range of styles. The TM50 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 TM50 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, you can choose that the tempo value will increment or decrement 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 TM50's Tap Tempo function lets you detect and set the desired tempo simply by pressing the Metronome mode START/STOP
button at the desired timing in a range of 40-208 bpm. This makes it easy when practicing to a song that you don't know the tempo of, such as a recording on CD.
With the Memory Backup feature, the TM50 remembers your Tempo, Beat, Calibration, and Reference Pitch settings even when powered-off.
Auto Power Off
After twenty minutes of none use, the TM50 will automatically turn off to extend battery life.