Login or Sign Up
Welcome, !
Join the HC Newsletter
Subscribe Now!

— New display design aids practice and rhythm training —

MELVILLE, NY, August 24, 2011 — Korg is now shipping the compact  MA-1 Solo Metronome, available in two popular color options. In addition to a   traditional audible beat indicator, the MA-1 also features an enhanced   display for accurate beat keeping and rhythm training. The MA-1 can   serve as a chromatic pitch source for tuning any instrument as well.


In  addition to a swinging metronome style needle,  the MA-1’s new display  design represents the beats in a given measure as  outlined  triangle-shaped icons. As the beats progress, each icon  changes from an  outlined triangle to a solid triangle. A quick glance  will let the  user see what beat of the pattern is being played, or how  far the  pattern has progressed. This delivers a large advantage over  units that  only display the current beat.
The  MA-1 provides a number of advanced options. The  tempo may be set using  traditional mechanical metronome settings (i.e.  “Pendulum” steps), or  freely set to any tempo from 30 to 252 beats per  minute. A Tap Tempo  button also allows for quickly setting the tempo on  the fly.

Using  the Beat Mode, any value from zero through  nine beats may be selected;  the selected beat will be accented.  Additionally, one of eight Rhythm  Patterns may be selected, ranging from  straight quarter notes to  multiple triplet and quadruplet variations.  There is a built-in  speaker, plus a headphone output with an adjustable  level control.  There is a built-in speaker, plus a headphone output with  an adjustable  level control for personal practice or rhythm training.

The  MA-1 can also double as a chromatic sound  source, providing a  reference pitch (C4-B4) for tuning nearly any  instrument. The  Calibration for these reference pitches can be set over a  range of  410Hz - 480Hz. All user settings are also retained when  powered off.  Two AAA alkaline batteries will provide nearly 300 hours of  continuous  use. An auto-off feature preserves battery life after 20  minutes of  non-use. A collapsible tilt-back stand offers support for  easy viewing.

The MA-1 is available in either Black and Red (MA1RD), or Blue and Black (MA1BL).
The shirt-pocket size MA-1 models are now available at a U.S. MSRP of $40.00.
For more information, please visit  www.korg.com.
No comments
Join the discussion...
Post Comment
More Cool Stuff
Cort Gold Series D6 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar When you're going for the gold, ...
Musicians – Are You Living in the Past? Maybe it’s time to broaden y...
sign in
contact us
*Indicates required fields
Name *
Email Address *
Issue Type *
please wait