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Roadie Tuner is the ultimate guitarist's tool — an automatic guitar tuner that is quick, easy to use, and three times more accurate than the human ear. Complemented by a mobile app, this hand-held tuner adds new dimensions to music making by allowing you to freely experiment with alternate and custom tunings. Roadie is also the first device capable of tracking the quality of an instrument's strings, letting you know when your strings are old and need replacing.
Plug your electric guitar into your smartphone using the accompanying Roadie Jack to tune in noisy environments. This adapter is a standard 6.35mm to ¼ inch guitar lead jack that you can use to record your music on your smartphone. Also included in the package is a micro-USB charging cable.
Tuning with Roadie is three times more accurate than the average human ear. Even in noisy environments, switch on noise cancellation and let Roadie deliver its perfect, crisp tuning. Detection range: A1 (55 Hz) - A5 (880 Hz). Detection accuracy: Less than ±1 cent. Tuning accuracy: Up to ±2 cents. The reference A 440 Hz setting is customizable in 0.1 Hz increments from 420 Hz to 460 Hz.
The accompanying mobile app is free and available in the App Store and Google Play for a wide range of devices: iPhone (4S & above), iPad (3rd gen. & above), iPad Mini, iPod touch (5th gen. & above) and Android devices running Android version 4.3 and newer and equipped with Bluetooth 4.0.
Roadie is sleek, easy to use and, most importantly, extremely accurate.” — Guitar World Magazine “During my time with Roadie, my handheld and pedal tuners haven't seen the light of day and the manual peg turner has lost its place in my gig bag permanently.” — Gizmag “The Roadie is nicely built, highly accurate, and easy to use. I’ve been using standard audio-based tuners for years and this is the first time that my guitar has sounded well and truly in tune.” — Techcrunch
Describe your product in 3 words.
Quick. Accurate. Magical.
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
It all started back in college when we met in a band playing music. During band practice, Bassam had to change tuning often between songs, which was not an easy task to do on a 12 string instrument. So we thought, “How come a product that eases the hassle of tuning doesn’t already exist?” Eventually what started off as a challenging project to solve a personal need ended up to be a great journey to develop a professional guitarist’s tool. After years of research and development, Roadie came to life.
What makes your product special?
Roadie completely automates the tuning process, reducing the human error and making tuning a quick, accurate and fun experience. Roadie is versatile: you only need one Roadie to tune all your guitars, ukulele, mandolin, banjo etc. Roadie is an all-in-one tool: tuner, string winder, and string doctor. This is what makes Roadie a one-of-a-kind product in the market.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
The journey of bringing Roadie from prototype to product has been a thrilling ride for us and so far the best part of our startup. The Kickstarter crowdfunding experience was incredible, tripling our funding goal with more than 2000 backers. Following this, the excitement of launching a product for the first time to excited and welcoming customers. We were delighted to see a community of backers supporting us early on and believing in Roadie. Then we had to manufacture our first production, so we moved right next to our factory and made sure to build a great team and good relations with our suppliers as we knew they are the foundation for building an awesome product. Finally, after shipping and delivering Roadie to over 55 countries worldwide, it was priceless to see our backers respond positively and passionately about their Roadie experience.