Tuner & Metronome Combo!
Use the tuner and metronome simultaneously! The TM-50 Ė Your partner to
help improve and refine your skills as a musician
- The Tuner and metronome can be used simultaneously or independently; you
can practice your pitch and rhythm at the same time
- Newly designed highly responsive LCD needle-type meter
- Wide detection range from C1 to C8
- The Sound Out function produces a reference tone in a three-octave range
from the built-in speaker
- The Sound Back function generates the reference tone thatís closest to
the input sound, while the meter indicates the pitch discrepancy between the
reference and the input sound - a great function for ear training!
- Calibration supports a range of concert pitches
- Marks indicate pure major and minor third intervals
- A wide tempo range of 30-252 beats/minute
- 15 rhythm variations let you practice with a broad range of musical styles
- Easy tempo settings with two types of tempo step patterns plus a tap tempo
- Large LCD with backlight brightness thatís adjustable over two levels
for enhanced visibility
- Even more compact and lightweight, with your choice of body color - black
or pearl white
- Newly designed stand and battery cover for enhanced usability
- Memory Backup and Auto Power Off
The Korg TM series allows you to use the tuner and metronome simultaneously.
Since this single unit is all you need for both pitch and rhythm training, it
has become a favorite lesson tool for brass bands as well as many other types of
musicians. The TM-50 is the latest model, featuring a two-level backlight that
enhances the visibility of the LCD display. It uses a newly designed
needle-style LCD for excellent response, and even greater tuning accuracy. In a
first for this series, the entry-level model provides the Sound Back function
that allows the speaker to generate the reference tone that's closest to the
input sound, giving you a great way to develop and refine your sense of accurate
pitch. Available in a choice of two colors, black or pearl white, the TM-50 is
the perfect daily practice partner that will support your development as a
Tuner delivers outstanding functionality
Newly designed needle-style LCD meter with excellent response and wide
The TM-50 features extremely fast response to audio input from wind and other
instruments, and the redesigned meter display method allows the pitch to be
accurately and instantly shown without any time lag. Wind players will no longer
experience the problem of their pitch changing spontaneously before it can be
displayed accurately; this ensures that you'll be able to develop stable and
The detection range is extremely wide, extending from C1 (32.70 Hz) to C8
(4186.01Hz) which covers the note ranges of wind, string, and most other types
of instruments. Even potentially difficult instruments that have a low pitch and
numerous overtones can be tuned accurately, thanks to Korg's proprietary
high-precision technology. The built-in high-sensitivity mic also allows easy
and accurate tuning of acoustic instruments such as guitar and ukulele;
alternatively, you can use the separately sold CM-100L contact mic to send the
vibrations directly to the tuner for even greater reliability.
The Sound Out function produces a reference tone from the internal
In addition to visual tuning using the meter, you can use the Sound Out function
to produce a reference tone from the internal speaker or headphones, and tune by
ear. You can specify the reference tone in a three-octave range from C3 (130.81
Hz) to C6 (1046.50 Hz) which covers a wide variety of instruments.
In response to the audio input, the Sound Back function plays the
nearest reference tone from the speaker while showing the discrepancy in the
meter - ideal for developing your sense of pitch
The tuner can be used not only to detect and inform you of pitch discrepancies,
but also as a tool that helps you develop the ability to hear and produce the
correct pitch. That's why the TM-50 provides the proprietary Sound Back
function* that until now has been featured only on Korg's high-end tuners.
Detecting the pitch of your audio input, this function sounds the nearest
reference tone from the speaker while the meter shows the pitch difference
between your input and the reference tone. Since the pitch is indicated in both
visual and audible form, this not only allows you to tune more accurately, but
is also an ideal method for training your sense of pitch. Developing your ear in
this way is an indispensible way to practice, especially for the beginner.
*This function is available for input via the INPUT jack or when using
Marks indicate pure major/minor third intervals
When performing in a brass band or orchestra, incorrect pitch is particularly
noticeable for harmonic intervals of a third, yet by slightly skewing the pitch
of a major or minor third interval from the equal-tempered pitch, you can obtain
a more pure-sounding harmony that satisfies the ear. The meter scale of the
TM-50 provides marks that indicate pure major and minor thirds relative to a
given pitch; simply by tuning. When the needle aligns with the appropriate
mark*, you'll be able to produce beautiful harmony when playing in an ensemble.
This is extremely convenient not only for wind instruments, but also for vocal
or a cappella practice.
*When tuning to a pure major or minor third, the note that should be adjusted
will depend on the music you're playing.
Metronome provides convenient options for practicing a variety of music
Fifteen rhythm variations let you practice a broad range of musical
Fifteen types* of rhythms are built in, including time signature numerators from
0 through 9, duplets, triplets, triplets without the center beat, quadruplets,
quadruplets without the center beats. The tempo can be freely set in the range
of 30--252 beats per minute. Sophisticated rhythms such as triplets and
quadruplets with the center beats omitted can be useful for a diverse variety of
styles including classical, rock, and jazz. The volume can also be adjusted, so
you'll be able to use the metronome in any situation from personal practice in a
small room to rehearsals in a studio.
*If you're using the tuner and metronome simultaneously, triplets, triplets
omitting the middle beat, quadruplets, and quadruplets omitting the center beats
will not be available.
Easy tempo settings with two types of tempo step pattern plus a tap
When setting the tempo, you can choose either "pendulum steps" where
the tempo will increment or decrement in the same numerical steps as on a
mechanical metronome, or "full steps" which allows you to specify any
tempo between 30 and 252 in one-step increments. In addition, you can also use
the tap tempo input to specify the desired tempo simply by pressing a switch in
time with the beat.
Enhanced visibility provided by a large LCD with a backlight adjustable
in two levels
The large LCD display has a backlight that lets you adjust the brightness in two
levels. In conjunction with the LED guide at the top of the display, this
ensures excellent visibility, even when you're performing on a dim stage or in
an orchestra pit. The characters shown in the display are also larger for
Even more compact and lightweight, and available in two choices of body
For the body color, you can choose either cool black or fresh pearl white. The
TM-50 is even more compact and lightweight than previous models, and also boasts
longer battery life. Attention has been paid to every detail, even including the
back cover, and a newly designed folding stand is provided for stability in a
free-standing position. The new battery cover is now unified with the main case,
eliminating any possibility of loss.
Memory Backup and Auto Power-Off
Even when you turn off the power, the TM-50 will remember the tempo, beat,
rhythm, calibration, and reference tone settings that you've specified (these
settings will be initialized when you replace the battery). The Auto Power-Off
feature will automatically turn off the power if twenty minutes have elapsed
without any sound being input to the tuner while the metronome is not running.