- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 3 x 3 cm ; 90.7 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 281 g
- Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
- Item model number: RD100
- ASIN: B00ON9WQ1A
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Oct. 2014
- Average Customer Review: 48 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,264 in Amazon Launchpad (See Top 100 in Amazon Launchpad)
Roadie RD100 Automatic Guitar Tuner
- Connect Roadie to the peg of your instrument, strum the string and watch it tune in seconds.
- 8 pre-set alternate tunings for guitars and ability to create custom tuning. Customize your guitar strings in 1 cents increment.
- Built-in string winder functionality.
- Tunes 6-7-12 string guitars, ukulele, banjo with standard guitar pegs.
- Plug-in your electric guitar to the app using the accompanying adaptor and tune in noisy environments.
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Roadie helps you tune your guitar quickly and accurately, switch alternate tuning or create your own custom tuning.
It takes Roadie a few seconds to fine-tune your guitar. The accompanying mobile app comes preset with 8 alternate and open tunings. It also gives you the ability create your own custom tunings.
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.
If you like to tune a string slightly sharp or flat or simply adjust that tuning in the app and tune back to it perfectly anytime.
You can restring quickly using the automatic winding feature of Roadie. The motor rotates faster than 70 RPM.
Roadie fits in your pocket or guitar case / bag. Size: 5x8cm / 2x3in Weight: 100g / 3.5oz
Roadie tunes all sorts of string instruments with guitar-like machine heads including electric, acoustic, classical, steel guitars, 7 and 12-string guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, banjos, etc. This excludes bass guitars or instruments with wooden pegs.
Roadie's mobile app is available in the iOS 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.
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.
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The Roadie Tuner works with the Roadie app (on iOS and Android). You must first calibrate the device to work with your guitar. This is easy enough to do, though I will offer these tips, for acoustic guitars try setting the "quiet" level all the way left (its most sensitive). For electric guitars this isn't too much of an issue as the device comes with a guitar jack adapter.
After this initial calibration you're all set to go round each string and tune in quickly, and most importantly, accurately at any time. Re-stringing in particular is faster than ever. This is because of the Roadie's wind/unwind function for quick stringing, coupled with its fast tuning.
The Roadie works with bluetooth. A notoriously flaky thing, but as the device doesn't need to "pair" to connect, it works much smoother than I thought.
The only downside I can see for the Roadie is the need for the app. I believe the Roadie 2 is in the works to operate without the need of the app, but in the meantime its necessary. Its not too much of an issue as I normally have my phone near me, plus the app does allow you to save different tunings.
I'm very happy with the Roadie. I had some communication with Band Industries and they were very helpful with my query. I will keep an eye out for the Roadie 2 on Amazon.
I love gadgets so I was instantly attracted the Roadie Tuner but, it's more than just a gadget, it is genuinely useful and works very well.
The app is very easy to use and also works really well.
I have a number of guitars and it's really helpful to be able to keep track of them individually in the app. Knowing when they were last restrung and having the ability to define custom tunings for them is so helpful. Having all this information in my pocket is just mind-blowing.
Well done Band Industries.
I do like, it has a string winder, again a little slow compared to a dedicated one but I personally have no issue with that.
At first I couldn't get my iPhone to find Roady, but as it turned out, the app fixes the connection as soon as I started tuning.
Very well built and totally a recommended tool for any guitarist.
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