This tuning fork outputs sound and allows to tune by ear. It was released in the mid-2000s and uses the same base as the Chord Oscillators from BlackBox II.
- For string instruments like bass and guitar, turn the “string” parameter to change the current string, or use the “on” buttons next to each string.
- You can change each note by dragging the Coarse knob or the numbered squares on the keyboard. You could also tune to micro tuning with the “Fine” button.
- This device comes with a “chord” preset that includes a bank with classic and open-tuning for guitar/bass.
- You can also use it as a reference to tune synth oscillators and other gear.
Tips for tuning by ear
Tuning by ear is achieved by playing two sounds and listening to the resulting modulation.
- Select the string to tune on the tuning fork device, in order to have a tuned reference.
- Play the coresponding guitar string and adjust it the best possible.
- Now play the guitar string again and locate the modulation that is produced: fine-tune the string by listening only to the modulation and aiming for the slowest possible modulation rate.