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Since 1948, Peterson Strobe Tuners have defined the standard in tuning accuracy. The StroboPLUS HDC encompasses decades of tuning authority and technology to deliver the ultimate strobe tuner/metronome combo!
The StroboPLUS HDC’s 0.1 cent tuning accuracy will tune any instrument with the utmost precision. Featuring a high-definition, multi-color display with variable color LED backlight, the StroboPLUS HDC display can be seen easily across the stage, bench, studio or classroom. Over 200 exclusive Sweetened Tunings® and Guided Tunings on-board accommodate a variety of instruments, temperaments, and musical genres.
The highly configurable metronome features precise 0.1 BPM adjustability in eighth notes, quarter notes, dotted quarter notes or half notes, a tempo range of 10-280 BPM, over 100 subdivisions, accent patterns, and polyrhythms. The StroboPLUS HDC can also be used to play thousands of bars of tempo maps, programmable from the Peterson Connect Web App. A single tempo map can play an entire score of meter changes, accent patterns, subdivisions, bar colors, silent bars and gradually curved tempo changes like accelerandos and ritardandos. The StroboPLUS HDC is the perfect tuning, ear training and rhythm tool all in one package!
ULTRA-HIGH TUNING RESOLUTION
All Peterson products provide guaranteed tuning results to within +/-0.1 cent (1/1000th of a fret or semitone).
The StroboPLUS HDC employs Peterson's proprietary Strobo Tuning Technology to tune your instrument to an ultra-high degree of accuracy.
This level of accuracy is an industry benchmark and what has made Peterson the choice of professionals around the globe for over 70 years.
REAL-TIME TUNING RESPONSE
The StroboPLUS HDC's Virtual Strobe display is DIRECTLY driven by the input signal. That means you'll see the attack, sustain, and the decay of the note being tuned - all in real-time.
Its speed of movement is in direct correlation to the distance from the target pitch and the display doesn't exhibit the often found jerky motion found in needle or LED-based tuners.
You can literally watch the strobe bands settle as you pull that note into the target pitch!
The StroboPLUS HDC includes the most innovative and versatile metronome as a standard feature.
Hundreds of subdivision combinations, accent patterns, polyrhythms, and user-imagined tempo maps are at your disposal.
Tactile feedback is also available with the use of an optional BodyBeat Vibe Clip.
Loads of Sweetened Tunings and More
The StroboPLUS HDC comes with over 180 factory preset Sweetened Tunings that cover a wide variety of electric and acoustic instruments. Sweetened Tunings address the specific inharmonicities of the selected instruments to optimize their tuning.
Also included standard are a collection of guided tunings that include popular drop, alternate, artist-specific, and standard string number tunings.
Native compatibility with Peterson Connect allows users to configure and update their StroboPLUS HDC for a personal tuning experience.
PETERSON CONNECT ENABLED
The Peterson Connect application for Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge (Windows/OS X) and Chromium browsers provides a simple method to configure and customize your StroboPLUS HDC. Create your own sweeteners, navigate the user tuning trading post, or arrange preset tunings before the gig.
Tempo Maps can also be loaded to the StroboPLUS HDC via Peterson Connect for practicing musical scores - complete with tempo changes!
Peterson Connect is also the hub for updating firmware ensuring that it remains up-to-date with any future software upgrades.
- Power Supply: USB Wall Charger (Not Inc.)
- Note Range: C0 - A#8
- Note Selection: Automatic Or Manual
- DI: No
- Firmware Updateable: Yes
- Set Timer / Stop Watch: Yes
- Tempo Range: 10-280 Quarter Notes per Minute
- Tempo Increment: 0.1 Quarter Notes per Minute
- Tempo / Rhythm Maps: 10 Locations
- Accent Patterns: Over 50
- Subdivisions: Over 100
- Beats Per Measure: 1-19
- Beat Values: 2, 4, 8, 16
- Polyrhythms: Element 1 / Element 2 ( 1 - 19 each )
- Peterson Connect Compatible: Yes
- Form Factor: Desktop / Benchtop
- Accuracy: 0.1 Cents
- Display Type: Variable Backlight Color LCD
- Display Resolution: 512 Segments ( 256 per row )
- Construction: ABS Plastic
- Product Dimensions LxWxH: 5.5" x 4.25" x 1.5"
- Product Weight: 0.66 lbs
- USB Port: Yes
- USB Type: Micro
- Rechargeable: Yes
- Battery Type: Lithium-Ion (Included)
- Power: AC ( USB ) 5V 500 mA
- Built-In Microphone: Yes
- Built-In Speaker: Yes
- Volume Control: Yes
- Headphone Jack: Yes
- Metronome: Included
- Inputs: 1/4" Mono
- Outputs: 1/4" Mono (thru), 3.5mm Headphone, Vibe Clip
- Mute-able Output: No
- Tone Generator: Yes (C1 - G9)
- Concert A Range: 390Hz to 490Hz
- Global Cent Offset Range: +/- 50 cents
- Transposition Range: -6 to +5
- Frequency Response Range: 16.35Hz - 7302Hz
- Warranty: 2 years
- Sweetened Tunings: 219
- User Presets: Tuner - Unlimited / Metronome 100
- Historic Temperaments: Yes (See List Above)
Acoustic guitars and ukulele are made of wood, and wood is sensitive to changes in climate. Shifts in temperature or relative humidity can affect your instrument in multiple ways, some of which can lead to costly repairs if you’re not careful. Solid woods in particular are especially prone to the effects of climate fluctuation. For example, extended exposure to low relative humidity (below 40% RH) can dry out the wood, causing it to shrink and run the risk of cracking. Similarly, excessive humidity can cause the wood to absorb moisture and swell, potentially causing other problems. Without adequate humidity control (especially in drier local climates), acoustic instruments can crack and their necks can warp, causing problems with fretting, intonation and playability.
So how do you prevent this kind of damage? Easy: by keeping your guitars and ukulele properly humidified (ideally between 40-60% RH). The easiest way to do this is by storing your instruments in a case with a case two-way humidifier inside. A two-way humidifier will slowly absorb or release moisture inside your case, maintaining humidity to help ensure your instrument doesn’t suffer damage. Using a digital hygrometer can help you monitor humidity levels around your instrument.
Symptoms of a dry acoustic instrument:
- Low action. Strings are very close to the fretboard.
- Hump on the fretboard where the neck joins the body.
- Sunken top across the soundboard between bridge and fingerboard.
- The back of instrument looks very flat when it is dried out.
- Sharp fret ends extend beyond the edge of the fretboard.
- The plane of the neck angle on a dry instrument hits above the top of the bridge.
Symptoms of a wet acoustic instrument:
- High action. Strings that are unusually high off the fretboard, making it difficult to play.
- Unusually swollen top
- Unusual warp on the top, back or both at the end-block
- Improper neck angle. Sighting the neck to the bridge, the frets will appear to hit below the bridge.
Using patented technology, the D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System features disposable, moisture-filled packets with a breathable membrane that provides two-way humidity control, meaning it can either release or absorb moisture to consistently maintain a predetermined relative humidity (RH) level of 45-50 percent.
Music Nomad the leader in equipment care products, has developed an easy to use, no mess, and low maintenance Ukulele humidifier. The Humilele rests securely on top of the strings to safely and evenly hydrate your Ukulele to avoid these problems.
Final Notes on Humidity Control
To monitor the amount of humidity your instrument is receiving, we recommend the purchase of a digital hygrometer, a device that gauges and provides a read-out of humidity levels. It can be kept in the room where you store your instruments, or, better yet, in a central location inside the instrument case, preferably Velcro’d to the outside of the accessories compartment (facing the heel). The optimal range for your guitars and ukulele is 45-55% RH.