Planet-Friendly Tuning from Tascam

The world’s first solar-powered instrument tuner is the new TASCAM TC-1S. The TC-1S charges its battery from a bank of solar cells on the front panel, and a USB input is also available for quick-charging when you’re completely in the dark. It’s wrapped in a shock-proof silicon cover, available in six colors, and a strap and clip keep it charging all day long on your gig bag. At a price under $40, every planet-conscious musician is going to need a TC-1S. 

The TC-1S has a built-in microphone as well as a 1/4″ input for guitar and bass tuning. Its lightning-fast pitch detection is displayed on a wide bargraph display for instant feedback. Four display modes are available, including fine pitch display, and the tuner can be calibrated to an external source.

The TASCAM TC-1S will be available from select TASCAM retailers in October 2010.

•   Chromatic tuner
•    Solar-powered battery charging
•   USB input for battery charging
•   1/4″ instrument/microphone input
•   Built-in microphone
•   Custom LCD display with note, sharp/flat indicators, bargraph for pitch deviation
•   Shock-resistant silicon case included
•   Available in six colors: black, pink, orange, green, blue, white
•   Includes strap and clip for attaching to instrument case
•   Four display modes: Bar, Fine, Strobe Animation, Needle
•   12-note equal temperament scale
•   Pitch displayed in 1 cent steps (in fine mode)
•   3.77″ W x 0.71″ H x 1.57″ D (96mm W x 18mm H x 40mm D)
•   1.8oz (51g) weight


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