Korg releases Pitchblack stompbox tuner

The Pitchblack is ruggedly built with large, bright LEDs

Korg is already well established in the tuning world - with its rack tuners adorning many pro rigs - but its newest tuner, the Pitchblack, is designed for pedalboards.

The Korg Pitchblack Chromatic Tuner is a sturdily-built aluminium stompbox equipped with a large 7-segment display to show the note, and a line of LEDs displaying how far the note is to the correct pitch, accurate to +/- 1cent. The LED display can be configured to run in a number of display modes which Korg calls meter, strobe, half strobe and mirror.

The Pitchblack is true bypass, and like the famous Boss TU-2 Tuner it features a 9volt DC output so you can power other stompboxes from your tuner. Its tuning range of 20Hz-4kHz means the Pitchblack is equally well suited to bass as to guitar, and the more avant garde players among you can calibrate concert A from 436-446Hz.

The Korg Pitchblack Chromatic Tuner is shipping now with a price of $150 (US RRP). More information is available on the Korg website.