Mechanical Strobe Tuners / Popularity
The Peterson AutoStrobe 490 is agreed by music students, technicians, and professionals to be the standard by which all tuners are measured. Only Peterson could bring you the kind of real- time intonation critical enough for ear training use. Enjoy hands-free note selection for fast, accurate tuning of instruments. Other companies may boast of their strobe tuner capabilities, but buyer beware! The AutoStrobe 490 is a truly stroboscopic mechanical tuner capable of fundamental and overtone display. Key features include mutable throughputs for in-line (yet silent) tuning during performances, automatic image clarity and contrast control which internally compensate for optimal viewing over a wide range of source pitch and volume, improved clarity for upper and lower register notes (our +2/-1 display feature shifts the strobe patterns into more visible middle ranges so that bass note patterns can be displayed two octaves higher and treble note patterns can be displayed one octave lower in strobe display), and easy transposition (strobe patterns appear at the correct note for Bb, F, and Eb instruments).
The AutoStrobe 590 is THE preeminent mechanical strobe tuner for tone generation and metronome facilities. It combines both input instrument tone and audio standard reference tone at the output for simultaneous visual and audible tuning along with exceptional intonation training! The 590’s key features (automatic note tracking and audio tone generation capabilities) make it a favorite in the classroom, at the factory, or backstage. And as usual, only a Peterson can respond at the speed of light to display relative tuning information extracted from any audio source down to 0.1 of a cent (1/1000 of a semitone) accuracy! Finally, utilize automatic (hands-free) note selection for fast tune ups of instruments. Proudly made in the USA.
Capable of handling “stretched” interval tuning, this is the instrument technician’s most valuable tool. The Peterson AutoStrobe 490ST offers a vast array of selectable “stretched” tuning options, including pianos of all types. Enjoy the instantaneous response times that only a Peterson can deliver and the relative tuning display of any audio source to 0.1 of a cent (1/1000 of a semitone) accuracy! With the Model 490-ST, students, technicians, and musicians of all levels can utilize automatic (hands-free) note selection for absolutely the most accurate tuning of any instrument. Key features including real-time display of intonation to improve performance and listening skills while playing as well as mutable throughputs for in-line (yet silent) tuning during performances round out the package!
The Peterson Strobe Center 5000-II utilizes a user-intuitive layout to accurately measure each scale note with unsurpassed precision. This easy, simple, and fun-to-use tuner derives its 12-window strobe-tuning technology from a high-precision digital microprocessor and motor control mechanism to provide a versatile piece of pitch measuring equipment with unsurpassed accuracy and features. Simply recall and use specialized applications, such as built-in stretch tables, to calibrate even the most inharmonic instruments. Or, program your own custom temperaments and tables into our user definable memory bank. Use this device to practice and hone your sense of intonation within 1/10th of a Cent, easily transcribe keys, or calibrate to any pitch standard–all with both lightning-fast response time and noise free operation…no warm up time required! Plug in or use our handy built-in condenser microphone to get into the unit and you’re ready to go! The 5000-II is guaranteed to be a pleasure for all educators, students, maintenance professionals, manufacturers, and others to use for their precision tuning needs.