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KDM-2
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The KDM-2 advances Korg's most popular metronome.

The cylindrical speaker has been enhanced with an improved resonator structure to ensure that it's easily heard. With the KDM-2 you have a choice of 3 different PCM sounds (cowbell/agogo/clave) for the beat, so you can choose the sound that compliments the instrument you're playing. The volume can also be adjusted to the most appropriate level. Since there's a PHONE jack, you can connect a mini-plug (1/8") earphone for private practice.

The START/STOP switch located on the top panel blinks in two colors - red and green - for a visual indication of the tempo. It's a great feature if you want to practice with a silent metronome. j

From basic beats to variations like son clave and rumba clave, the KDM-2 contains a total of 19 beat patterns. You can set the tempo in any of three ways. Full Step mode that lets you adjust the tempo over a range of 30 through 252 in steps of one. Pendulum Step mode lets you set the tempo using the preset tempo settings, as on a mechanical metronome. And Tap Tempo lets you set the tempo by pressing the TAP switch at the desired interval.

Sound Out mode outputs a reference tone that you can use as a tuning guide. You can listen to any of the twelve pitches from C4~B4. You can also adjust the A4 frequency (calibration) in a broad range from 410 Hz to 480 Hz.

The KDM-2 provides a memory backup function that remembers the specified tempo, beat, calibration, and reference pitch even when the power is turned off.

Specifications

  • Tempo Range: Quarter note = 30 to 252 bpm PENDULUM step, 30 to 250 bpm FULL step beats/minute
  • Tempo Setting: PENDULUM step/FULL step
  • Beat Range: 0 to 9 beats, duplets, triplets, triplet with inner beat omitted, quadruplets, quadruplets with inner beats omitted, son clave (2-3) (3-2), rumba clave (2-3) (3-2)
  • Reference Pitches: 12 reference pitches (C4 to B4); C4 (261.63 Hz) to B4 (493.88 Hz), 1 octave
  • Calibration Range: A4=410 Hz to 480 Hz (unit: 1 Hz)
  • Connector: PHONE jack (3.5 mm mini-jack)
  • Power Supply: Four AAA alkaline batteries (6 V)
  • Battery Life: Approx. 120 hours (120 tempo, 4 beats, PULSE, maximum volume, using standard alkaline batteries)
  • Dimensions: 106.0 (W) x 48.5 (D) x 106.5 (H) mm / 4.17" (W) x 1.91" (D) x 4.19" (H)
  • Weight: 210 g / 7.41 oz. (including batteries)
  • Included items: Four AAA alkaline batteries.

Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.

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