While carrying on the compact body of the original Pitchclip, the Pitchclip 2 takes its evolution further. The display is even thinner, and the design is now simple and stylish. Thanks to the enlarged screen, visibility is even better in spite of the unit's compact size. Since the display can be adjusted through a 120-degree angle, the player can tune while viewing the screen at the most natural position with optimal visibility.
An LED is used to show the note name and the meter. The brightness of the light conveys the needle movement in fine detail. When the tuning is exactly right, the left and right LEDs flash along with the center LED. When using the Pitchclip 2, it will be obvious when your instrument is tuned perfectly. Whether you're practicing in a brightly lit room or tuning in dim backstage conditions, this tuner ensures great visibility in nearly any environment.
The Pitchclip 2 boasts major improvements to its clip mechanism. Numerous trials in every detail have resulted in a 140% improvement in holding power compared with the previous model, ensuring that the attached tuner will not fall off and provide a secure connection for accurate tuning. The entire clip is now rubberized to protect your instrument. From a ukulele to an electric guitar, this tuner can be used with any instrument.
After thoroughly testing the mounting location for the piezo sensor in the clip section of the Pitchclip 2, KORG has succeeded in boosting the tuner’s detection sensitivity for the low-frequency region. The enhanced effectiveness is most noticeable for dropped tunings and 5- or 6-string basses that, until now, were considered problematic for stable tuning.
You can set the tempo in any of three ways: Pendulum Step lets you increase or decrease the tempo using the same increments as the numerical values of a standard mechanical metronome, Full Step lets you specify the tempo in one-step increments over the full range of 30 to 252, and Tap Tempo lets you set the tempo by pressing the TAP button at the desired interval.
The reverse function is good news for users who attach the tuner to the back side of the headstock to make it less visible when seen from the front, and for left-handed players. With the power off, long-press the switch to vertically invert the meter display. This lets you tune regardless of whether the tuner is attached to the front or the back of the headstock, and regardless of the orientation.
A single widely-available lithium coin cell battery (CR2032) provides approximately 24 hours of continuous operation. The tuner is also equipped with an auto-power-off function that automatically turns off the power when approximately three minutes pass without sound being detected. You'll enjoy extended operation without wasting the battery.