KORG SHIPS THE WI-TUNE – AN INNOVATIVE WIRELESS TUNING SYSTEM

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MELVILLE, NY, August 16, 2010 — In 1975, Korg introduced the world's first hand-held electronic tuner. Now with over 20 million tuners sold, Korg remains an innovator in tuner technology, and it is once again at the forefront with the all-new Wi-Tune Chromatic Tuner, which is now shipping. It uses Korg's Wireless Tuning Systemâ„¢ 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.

Two Wi-Tune systems are available:

WR-01: Wireless Multi Instrument Tuner; comes standard with two transmitter clips for attaching directly to the instrument

WR-01S: Wireless Saxophone Tuner; comes standard with a specially-designed tuner strap

Both Wi-Tune models are now available, with MSRP pricing as follows: WR01 – $180.00; WR01S – $199.00.

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