World's First Solar-Powered Tuner

Tascam TC-1S offers planet-friendly tuning on a budget      12/10/10
World's First Solar-Powered Tuner
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TASCAM have announced what they say is the world's first solar-powered instrument tuner – the TC-1S. Here's what they have to say about it...
The TC-1S charges its battery from a bank of solar cells on the front panel, and a USB input is also available for quick-charging when you're completely in the dark. It's wrapped in a shock-proof silicon cover, available in six colors, and a strap and clip keep it charging all day long on your gig bag. At a price under $40, every planet-conscious musician is going to need a TC-1S.
The TC-1S has a built-in microphone as well as a 1/4" input for guitar and bass tuning. Its lightning-fast pitch detection is displayed on a wide bargraph display for instant feedback. Four display modes are available, including fine pitch display, and the tuner can be calibrated to an external source.
Features:
  • Chromatic tuner
  • Solar-powered battery charging
  • USB input for battery charging
  • 1/4" instrument/microphone input
  • Built-in microphone
  • Custom LCD display with note, sharp/flat indicators, bargraph for pitch deviation
  • Shock-resistant silicon case included
  • Available in six colors: black, pink, orange, green, blue, white
  • Includes strap and clip for attaching to instrument case
  • Four display modes: Bar, Fine, Strobe Animation, Needle
  • 12-note equal temperament scale
  • Pitch displayed in 1 cent steps (in fine mode)
  • 3.77" W x 0.71" H x 1.57" D (96mm W x 18mm H x 40mm D)
  • 1.8oz (51g) weight

Pricing and Availability:
The TASCAM TC-1S will be available from select TASCAM retailers in October 2010. More information:
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