Korg Humidi-Beat Metronome includes built-in temperature and relative humidity indicators 19/01/12
Korg has announced the Humidi-Beat Metronome with Humidity/Temperature Detector, created as a personal metronome and instrument care assistant for nearly every musician. Acoustic instruments of all types – guitars, strings, woodwinds, reeds, even brass – can be affected by changes in temperature and humidity. The Humidi-Beat can monitor these elements, so adverse conditions can be avoided. A clock function is also included.
Available in both Black and White, the compact Humidi-Beat features a clear, easy-to-read LCD screen. A bright LED augments the beat-counting display for visual reinforcement. The volume can be set to Loud or Soft, or muted for visual-only use. There are thirteen rhythm patterns available, and the measure length can be set from zero to nine beats. The tempo can be set in pendulum steps as with a traditional metronome, or in full steps. The tempo may also be set using the tap tempo buttons.
In addition to its metronome functions, the Humidi-Beat is equipped with a clock, a thermometer and a relative humidity detector that can monitor the environment where the instrument is being played, in addition to monitoring conditions inside the instrument's case. Avoiding extremes of heat and humidity can help preserve instrument life and help keep it sounding its best. The Humidi-Beat detects a temperature range from 32° F up to 122° F in single degree steps. The relative humidity detector reads from 20% to 90%. Power is supplied by a single CR2032 battery. Pricing and Availability:
$59.99. Available March 2012.