Peterson Tuners and Metronomes


Peterson Tuners and Metronomes

Pinpoint renowned accuracy

you’re only really ‘in tune’ when you are tuned by Peterson

You just can’t say Peterson without saying pin-point-precision. Those words have been fused together since the brand released their first tuning device back in 1952.

Based in Illinois USA, Peterson has a solid reputation for reliability, quality and precision. With their strobe tuning products, they are the default and preferred choice for industry professionals all over the globe, where functionality and flexibility are staple requirements.

The current product line-up features everything from super high-end mechanical strobe tuners for the discerning instrument builder, to the StroboPlusHDC handheld Strobe Tuner with integrated Metronome and large HD LC colour display.

The StroboClip HD clip-on tuner allows pro musicians, techs and weekend warriors who want nothing but the best when it comes to tuning, with exactly the same quality that Peterson is renowned for, but at a fraction of the cost.

While the latest StroboStomp HD truly sets a new standard as the best pedal tuner available on the market today.

In addition, Peterson’s BodyBeat Sync and BodyBeat Pulse tactile metronomes and accessories truly represents the ultimate in musical tempo reference devices.

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Peterson Tuners releases StroboClip HDC - Re-Chargeable Clip-On Strobe Tuner with Colour HD LCD Screen

Peterson Tuners releases StroboClip HDC – Re-Chargeable Clip-On Strobe Tuner with Colour HD LCD Screen

Building on Peterson’s range of the finest tuning products in the industry, the StroboClip HDC expands on the brand’s Strobe Clip-on tuner line-up by adding an adjustable and extra bright Colour High-Definition display, for even more convenience and customisability. ...

From the start, Peterson have revolutionised the world of tuning again and again and continue to do so with their amazing line of Strobe tuners, which have become the industry standard for all serious musicians and techs who rely on ultra-fast and deadly accurate tuning when playing live or laying down tracks in the studio.

That’s why artists such as Metallica, Iron Maiden, The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Nils Lofgren and Carl Verheyen all swear by Peterson’s tuning technology.

Sweet ‘n tune

All Peterson digital strobe tuners now feature their unique Sweetener™ presets, not found in any other brand of tuner, this comes from a legacy that reaches back many years, in fact to the dawn of popular music as we know it today.

Decades of research and the experience of international musicians, has led Peterson to create a system of preset tuning offsets that have been designed for specific instruments and used worldwide wherever precise and professional results are expected.

Sweetened tuning offers a number of alternate temperaments to suit a variety of string and wind instruments. A Sweetener preset is a set of cent offsets or a deviation from generic Equal Temperament interval spacing traditionally used in tuning, in other words, several presets with differing interval spacing relevant to the instrument being tuned. If you’ve never been happy with how your instrument tunes up with your present tuner, a Sweetener could be just the thing to change that without any modifications whatsoever. The offers unique and very accurate “tweaks” which often make all the difference and also brings life to recordings like stacked guitars etc. Try it!

Peterson StroboPlus HDC

The Definitive Portable Strobe Tuner and Metronome

Since 1948, Peterson tuning products have defined the standard in tuning accuracy. StroboPLUS HDC, the latest update to the line, encompasses those decades of tuning authority and technology and delivers the ultimate Strobe Tuner/Metronome combo, with an unparalleled +/-0.1 cent tuning resolution.

Featuring a high-definition, variable multi-colour display, the StroboPLUS HDC screen can be seen easily from a distance and will tune any instrument to an ultra-high degree.  Over 200 exclusive on-board Sweetened Tunings® accommodate a variety of instruments and musical genres, while the included, highly-configurable metronome features precise beat matching 0.1 BPM adjustability, ultra-wide tempo range, advanced subdivisions, accent patterns and polyrhythms and can also import tempo maps.

Perfect for home the stage, bench, studio or classroom or just to help make you a better musician, StroboPlus HDC is equally as comfortable on a tech’s workbench as it is in a player’s guitar case and is the complete tuning, ear training and rhythm tool – all in a single package!

  • Handheld Strobe Tuner with integrated Metronome and large HD LC colour display
  • True Strobe 0.1 Cent Accuracy
  • Large HD Colour Display – save your favourite tuning to unique colours
  • Versatile Metronome included – use ultra-wide tempo range, advanced subdivisions, accent patterns and polyrhythms with a simple and intuitive interface
  • Compatible with optional BodyBeat Vibe Clip – for tactile metronome feedback
  • Buffered or Silent Pop-Free True Bypass
  • Over 200 Sweetened Tunings built-in with USB connectivity for custom tuning
  • Compatible with Peterson Connect (Windows / Mac OS) for simple configuration and customization
  • Hard-wearing carry case available separately

StroboClip HD

The Perfect Tuner

For the Peterson StroboClip HD, Peterson took the same tenth-of-a-cent accuracy and pin-point precise strobe tuning technology known from their state-of-the-art pedal and rack tuners, crammed it into a new small and sleek-looking enclosure that’ll fit straight on your instrument and all at a fraction of the cost!

Besides sporting that amazing accuracy, this versatile tuner also comes complete with a new bright high-definition screen, over 50 Sweetened™ tunings, alternate temperaments for a vast array of string and wind instruments and soft rubber-lined jaws to protect your instrument’s finish, all while offering a firm grip for maximum signal tracking.

Amazing things come in small packages!

  • True-Strobe 0.1 cent accuracy
  • Handles down to an octave below the Low-B on Bass
  • High-definition backlit display
  • Wide viewing angle – visible in direct sunlight
  • Sleek and stealthy design
  • Adjustable Hz calibration – From 390Hz up to 490Hz
  • Drop Tuning and Capo Settings
  • Over 50 SweetenedTM Tunings with USB
  • Ships with supplied CR2032 battery

Being truly “in tune” is a finite point. Many Tuners can only display enough accuracy to be near that point, but “near” is not good enough! You’re either in tune or out of tune. The Peterson StroboClip HD is not just accurate, it’s 0.1 cent accurate (1/1000 of one semitone or 1/1000th of a fret), which can only be seen on a high definition, real strobe tuner display. There’s no jumpy display or flashing lights here, just an ultra-smooth, real-time, immediate reading of your tuning adjustments exactly as they happen. Plus, the high contrast LCD display is visible in all environments, even direct sunlight.

What truly sets the Peterson StroboClip HD apart from the competition, besides it’s blinding speed and precision of course, is its ability to use Sweetened Tun- ings. A Sweetener is a set of cent offsets or a deviation from generic Equal Temperament interval spacing traditionally used in tuning. If you’ve never been happy with how your instrument tunes up with your present tuner, a Sweeten- er could be just the thing to change that without any modifications whatsoev- er. Hence there’s more than 50 “Sweetened Tuning” presets included with the StroboClip HD, customized for your instrument type. Just select your instrument and tune away.

Peterson Strobe Tuners have been tuning all of music’s heroes and legends for over half a century. Now you can enjoy that same precision with the smooth, bright, high definition display of the StroboClip HD and tune with the most trusted name in tuning for 70 years. Peterson!

Peterson StroboStomp HD

For 2019 Peterson have distilled all their latest tuning technology into a compact stompbox, while at the same time packing it full of useful innovations.

Meet StroboStomp HD. Stomp Tuning Perfection!

Featuring the largest tuning display Peterson Tuners has ever incorporated into one of their pedal tuners, the StroboStomp HD boasts a high-definition, LCD screen that incorporates a variable colour LED backlight.

The user-selectable colours can be used to personalise the tuner or to increase display viewing quality in different levels of ambient lighting, depending on the usage environment. The vibrant screen colours can also be assigned to stock or user presets to significantly reduce menu navigation time and increase on-stage tuning confidence at the gig.

With True or Buffered Bypass, 100 Sweetened tunings, USB connectivity, razor-sharp tuning accuracy to make your instrument sound it’s very best and so much more, StroboStomp HD truly sets a new standard as the ultimate pedal tuner available on the market today.

Main Features

  • True Strobe 0.1 Cent accuracy
  • Buffered or Silent Pop-Free True Bypass
  • Large HD Colour Display – save your favourite tuning settings to unique colours for easy recall
  • Easily visible in direct sunlight or stage lighting
  • Guided Tunings to String Numbers
  • Open and Alternate tuning presets on-board
  • Complete Set of Drop tuning presets
  • Supports 6, 7, 8 and 9-String Guitars
  • Supports 4, 5 and 6-String Basses
  • Supports 8, 10 and 12 String Steel Guitars
  • Over 100 Sweetened Tunings built in with USB connectivity for custom tuning
  • Firmware updatable
  • Auto-orders presets to your most common used settings
  • Automatic Drop/Capo settings
  • Tune down to C0! Great for any Bass instrument
  • Concert A-range – 391 Hz to 490 Hz
  • Pedalboard friendly size and weight
  • Powered by 9 Volt PP3 Battery or regular PSU with Pass Through
    (9V DC, centre -, 2.1mm, ~85mA current draw) 

BodyBeat Sync®

The BodyBeat Sync® represents the ultimate in musical tempo reference devices.

As a fully featured metronome, it is capable of transmitting the beat by visual, aural and tactile means. Wireless functionality allows two or more BodyBeat Syncs to work in synchronicity with one another, allowing the networking of multiple units on stage, in the recording studio, band room or anywhere the precise synchronisation of a performance and its performers is required.

The BodyBeat Sync can store up to 100 user presets consisting of tempo, meter, subdivision and accent pattern. All preset information is transmitted to each synchronised unit as well as the current bar count of the active preset. If the 100 user presets do not provide enough versatility, the “tempo map” from an entire musical score can be stored in the BodyBeat Sync via the mini USB cable.

A standard MIDI file can be used or a custom “tempo map” can be designed via the free application on the BodyBeat Sync website.Additionally, the BodyBeat Sync can be driven by a DAW using MIDI Clock via the mini USB cable. The mini USB connection is not only used to charge the BodyBeat Sync, but provides a means for always keeping the unit’s firmware current.

You will never need another metronome!

BodyBeat Pulse Solo™

Metronomes haven’t changed much over the years. Since the early 9th century, they’ve helped to improve a player’s musical performance by producing an audible click at a desired tempo. But, recently Peterson suggested a new method. Since the introduction of Peterson vibe-clip technology, musicians all over the world are now experiencing a way to internalise tempo rather than merely playing along to a robotic wood block or cowbell.

Peterson BodyBeat products provide a tactile pulse that can be felt but not heard, can be worn discreetly and allows your ears to focus on the music you’re creating. Introducing the Peterson BodyBeat Pulse Solo. This rechargeable active clip-on device gives every electronic metronome the capability to silently convey tempo.

Connect the standard 3.5mm stereo plug and give your favourite metronome whole new level of functionality. The BodyBeat Pulse will even work with the metronome apps on your mobile device. Use the pulse with the Peterson BodyBeat Metronome App and you’ll also feel three different levels of intensity for downbeats, accents and subdivisions.

Tempo should be felt and the loud click of a metronome was never intended to accompany your music. Experience the freedom of playing to an exact tempo without your metronome playing with you.

Peterson Tuners and Metronomes

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