Roadie tunes your guitar quickly and accurately. It informs you of the quality of your strings and recommends restringing as soon as the tone quality deteriorates.
While beginner guitarists need a simple way to overcome the frustration of making their instrument sound good, more advanced players value the precision, speed, and ability to quickly switch between customizable alternate tunings.
The creators incorporated all these features and many more into Roadie. Your guitar will now have a fuller sound than ever before and you can spend more time learning, playing, and composing your own music.
Product Features : How does Roadie work?
Roadie Tuner pairs with a FREE app on your smartphone, iPod or tablet through Bluetooth 4.0 smart (check FAQ section below for a list of supported devices).
All the audio processing happens on the smartphone which sends tuning commands to Roadie. With Roadie, tuning your instrument becomes easier than ever, less error prone, and far more accurate than manual tuning.
Roadie can fine tune your guitar in a few seconds or completely change tunings in less than a minute. The tuning process on Roadie Tuner is three times more accurate than the average human ear. Musical instruments are living things that change with age, moisture, temperature, rust, etc. Roadie adapts to all these changes to make your instrument deliver its best musical experience.
You don't need to bring multiple guitars with different tunings to your jam sessions anymore. Just use Roadie Tuner and enjoy switching seamlessly between alternate tunings with the same guitar.
The more you tune using Roadie Tuner, the more it learns about your instrument and the more accurate the predictions. This will keep you better informed about the health of your strings.
Electric Guitar players can directly plug in their guitar to the mobile device using our Electric Guitar Adapter. This eliminates all external noise.
Roadie is a tool for the musician's journey.
While designing and building Roadie, we put it in countless musicians' hands and received feedback from teachers, professionals and amateur players. This feedback greatly impacted the tuner's shape, ergonomics, responsiveness, interface, usability and the overall feature set.
What is the technology behind Roadie?
Roadie is the culmination of two years of research and development, the result of many iterations, trials, prototypes and lots of 3D printed models.
coming up with different pre-concept designs for Roadie
The creators have tested Roadie with musicians of all ages, music teachers, artists, and experts in producing quality products. We have thought of every single detail and consulted with experts in order to deliver great value to our backers in return for their trust and support.
Here is an overview of how the Roadie system works:
While tuning an instrument, the mobile app listens to your guitar, cancels out any noises from the surrounding environment, and sends commands to Roadie.
Noises like people chatting around or any other ambient noises are suppressed using state of the art algorithms. Furthermore pitch detection is so accurate that it surpasses the human ear perception limits between any two sounds (called JND or just noticeable difference), by 300%.
Based on the detected pitch, the mobile app sends commands to Roadie to turn the pegs and tune the string to the right tension.
Roadie is designed in a way to learn about your instrument and adapt to it in order to make the tuning process quicker and more precise with time. After 3-5 uses, you will see a clear improvement in performance thanks to Roadie's learning capabilities.
Every time you tune a string, the mobile app records and keeps track of its elasticity, which is internally measured using a frequency to elongation ratio. The more the string wears out, the less elastic it gets and becomes more prone to snapping. By tracking this elasticity, Roadie's Instrument Doctor feature shows you the quality of each string so you get insight on when to restring.
Finally, Roadie protects your strings: even if rotated your hand or plucked the wrong string while tuning, the system is smart enough to detect such anomalies, work around them when possible and warn you whenever a specific action is to be taken. The electronics under the hood consume very low energy, allowing the rechargeable battery to last up to 6000 string tunings on a single charge.
For iOS users you can already download our free chromatic tuner.