Following another successful Kickstart campaign that has help fund over 2 years of research and development, June 2014 sees the production of a piece of kit that will not only wind your strings when replacing them, but also tune your guitar (or any other instrument with machine head tuning pegs) and, unbelievably, let you know when your strings need changing; a kind of built in health check if you like.
Similarly, it can overcome the frustrations of the beginner in getting the guitar in tune to ensure it sounds like it should and can therefore be utilised in conjunction with the learning process of how to tune.
Not only that, the Roadie Tuner can be used for pre-set alternate tunings, which can be customised further accordingly.
So what is needed to make it work? Simply download a free app, which supports a number of devices, such as your smart phone which processes the sound and sends this to The Roadie, which will tighten or loosen the strings until they are in tune.
There is also an adaptor that allows you to plug an electric/electric acoustic guitar directly into your mobile device, so that there is no external noise to interfere with the tuning. This eliminates all external noise. Amazing!!!!
The tuner is also light but seems pretty robust and, with all the features we’ve described above, cannot wait to give it a full video review after it is in full production and we have given it a thorough testing.