|In 1975, Korg introduced the world’s first hand-held electronic tuner. At Winter NAMM Show 2010, in Anaheim Korg was once again at the forefront with the all-new Wi-Tune Chromatic Tuner which uses Korg's Wireless Tuning System to provide new freedom for the musician, eliminating the need to swap cables or patch in and out of the tuner during performance.
The Wi-Tune consists of two pieces: the transmitter module and the tuner itself. To use the Wi-Tune, the player simply attaches the clip-on transmitter module to their instrument and turns it on. The Wi-Tune picks up the signal and displays the current tuning information in the large, backlit display. Users can place the tuner module anywhere, assuring maximum visibility with no cable limitations. The Wi-Tune can also be used as a traditional tuner using the built-in microphone. In addition to visual tuning, it can generate reference tones for tuning by ear.
Accurate to within ±1 cent, the Wi-Tune offers a wide detection range from A0 (27.50Hz) to C8 (4186.01Hz). It also features a folding stand for easy-to-read visibility.
Three Wi-Tune systems are available, each with a specific application transmitter clip. The WR-01 is the multi instrument tuner, the WR-01BW is for wireless brass and woodwind tuning, the WR-01S is a special saxophone tuner.
WR-01 and WR-01S were also introduced to the European market at Musikmesse 2010 in Frankfurt, Germany.