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2 September 2016: New KORG metronomes

Posted by CMI Music & Audio on 2 September 2016
2 September 2016: New KORG metronomes

SyncMetronome

The SyncMetronome is an ultra-miniature metronome that fits easily in your ear. It lets you hear the metronome sound directly in your ear without being drowned out by surrounding noises. It can also synchronize the tempo via infrared, providing the ideal way for multiple people in a brass band or marching band to share the same tempo during practice. With a variety of beats and rhythms, it's compact yet also provides a full complement of basic metronome functionality. Change the tempo easily with the jog switch while a unique fitting mechanism keeps the unit securely in your ear.

(The lineup also includes the simple In-EarMetronome that's ideal for personal practice, the StrokeRhythm that's ideal for golf practice, and the SyncDancing that's ideal for practicing social dance. You can choose the model that's perfect for your purpose.)

SY-1M SyncMetronome Features:

  • Practice your instrument while listening to the rhythm directly in your ear
  • Infrared tempo synchronization, ideal for multi-person practice sessions
  • A wide variety of beats and rhythms
  • Use the jog switch to set the tempo intuitively
  • Comfortably and securely fits a variety of ear shapes
  • Extended operating time, and memory backup
  • Ear pad and carrying case included

Practice your instrument while listening to the rhythm directly in your ear

The SyncMetronome is a unique style of metronome that you use by wearing it directly in your ear. Since the speaker unit fits directly in your ear, it's useful not only for personal practice with any instrument, but also when you want to hear an accurate rhythm without being drowned out by the sounds of your surroundings, such as if you are practicing while surrounded by high-volume instruments.

Infrared tempo synchronization, ideal for multi-person practice sessions

The SyncMetronome is ideal not just for personal practice but also when multiple people need to keep in time with each other, such as when practicing parts in a brass band or a marching band. If you have two or more SyncMetronome units, they can be synchronized via infrared, ensuring that everyone shares the exact same tempo and timing even when the units are worn directly in each person's ear. Until now, part practice required a single metronome to be placed in the center of the group, but inadequate volume was a problem. The SyncMetronome eliminates such concerns, letting you practice with everyone hearing the same solid tempo in their own ear.

Use the jog switch to set the tempo intuitively

The SyncMetronome features a jog switch on the side of the body, allowing you to easily change the settings without removing the unit from your ear. Using the jog switch you can select not just the tempo setting, but also the beat, rhythm, and volume. This provides a compact yet highly intuitive method of operation. The power button, mode select button, and an LCD display that shows the tempo and other information are located on the inside of the body.

Ear pad and carrying case included

To enhance the fit, the SyncMetronome includes a well-cushioned ear pad (*). Also included is a carrying case that neatly stores the SyncMetronome itself, the battery, and the ear pad. You can take this with you for convenient rhythm training anywhere you go.


SyncDancing

SyncDancing is an ultra-miniature music player for ballroom dance practice that you wear in your ear like an earphone. In addition to metronome functionality, it has 20 built-in standard ballroom dance songs, so you can practice at any time while listening your favorite dance songs. This one unit provides everything you need for improving your dancing skills, sharpening your sense of rhythm, and becoming familiar with dance songs. You can practice by yourself, or synchronize the tempo via infrared so that two people can each wear a unit and practice together.

(The lineup also includes the simple In-EarMetronome that's ideal for personal practice, the StrokeRhythm that's ideal for golf practice, and the SyncDancing that's ideal for practicing social dance. You can choose the model that's perfect for your purpose.)

SY-1D SyncDancing Features:

  • Practice dancing while listening to the rhythm or song directly in your ear
  • Twenty standard ballroom dance songs are built-in
  • Infrared tempo synchronization, ideal for practicing as a couple
  • Built-in voice count is useful for lessons
  • A wide variety of beats and rhythms
  • Use the jog switch to set the tempo intuitively
  • Comfortably and securely fits a variety of ear shapes
  • Battery operation, and memory backup
  • Ear pad and carrying case included

Practice dancing while listening to the rhythm or song directly in your ear

SyncDancing is a unique style of music player and metronome that you use by wearing it directly in your ear. Since the speaker unit fits directly in your ear, you can practice dancing with the correct rhythm while hearing the music directly in your ear. Because you can concentrate on the sound without being distracted by nearby sounds, this is ideal for personal practice at home as well as for practice in a large dance studio or hall. SyncDancing is extremely small and lightweight, so you can dance without any distraction.

Twenty standard ballroom dance songs are built-in

A total of twenty standard songs for ballroom dances such as waltz, tango, rhumba, and cha-cha-cha are built-in, and you can play them back while switching between the metronome and the song (*). Each of the internal songs was created by a professional arranger who actually produces music CDs for ballroom dance. The tone generator section also takes advantage of KORG's many years of experience in developing synthesizer technology, packing a high-quality sound engine into the smallest possible size. Since these songs play back as SMF, you can freely change their tempo. With SyncDancing, you can enjoy serious dance practice with CD-quality songs.

Infrared tempo synchronization, ideal for practicing as a couple

SyncDancing supports not only individual practice but also practicing dance as a couple. Simply click two SyncDancing units together and press the sync button to synchronize the tempo and timing via infrared (*1). Even while wearing the unit directly in your ear, both partners can practice while hearing exactly the same tempo.

Built-in voice count is useful for lessons

SyncDancing's metronome sound (tone) provides not only the standard "beep beep beep" electronic tone but also a voice count of "one, two, three." You can practice with confidence while hearing the correct count.


In-EarMetronome

The MM-1 micro metronome which went on sale in 2002 earned enormous popularity thanks to its shockingly small size and its revolutionary usability. After numerous requests, KORG is releasing a new in-ear metronome with even more functionality than the original. .

The In-EarMetronome is an ultra-small metronome that fits easily in your ear. Since you can hear the metronome sound directly in your ear without it being overpowered by sounds around you, it's ideal for personal instrumental practice. You can choose from a variety of beat and rhythm variations, and while compact, it provides a full range of metronome functionality. Tempo can be adjusted smoothly using the jog switch, while a proprietary holding mechanism ensures that the In-EarMetronome remains firmly planted in your ear.

(The lineup also includes the SyncMetronome which can be used by multiple people to synchronize their tempo, the In-EarMetronome that's ideal for golf practice, and the SyncDancing that's ideal for practicing social dances. Choose the model that's best for you.)

IE-1M In-Ear Metronome Features:

  • Practice your instrument while listening to the rhythm directly in your ear
  • A wide variety of beats and rhythms
  • Use the jog switch to set the tempo intuitively
  • Comfortably and securely fits a variety of ear shapes
  • Extended operating time, and memory backup
  • Ear pad and carrying case included
  • Also ideal for jogging and walking

Practice your instrument while listening to the rhythm directly in your ear

The In-EarMetronome is a unique style of metronome that you use by wearing it directly in your ear. Since the speaker unit fits directly in your ear, it's useful not only for personal practice with any instrument, but also when you want to hear an accurate rhythm without being drowned out by the sounds of your surroundings, such as if you are practicing while surrounded by high-volume instruments.

A wide variety of beats and rhythms

The tempo setting range is a generous 30--252 bpm, and a wide variety of beats and rhythms are provided. You can set the beat in the range of 0--9 beats, and choose the rhythm from quarter notes, duplets, triplets, triplets with the inner beat omitted, triplets with the third beat omitted, quadruplets, quadruplets with the middle beats omitted, and quadruplets with the third and fourth beats omitted. This covers your practicing needs for a broad range of songs, styles and techniques.

Use the jog switch to set the tempo intuitively

The In-EarMetronome features a jog switch on the side of the body, allowing you to easily change the settings without removing the unit from your ear. Using the jog switch you can select not just the tempo setting, but also the beat, rhythm, and volume. This provides a compact yet highly intuitive method of operation. The power button, mode select button, and an LCD display that shows the tempo and other information are located on the inside of the body.

Ear pad and carrying case included

To enhance the fit, the In-EarMetronome includes a well-cushioned sponge ear pad (*). Also included is a carrying case that neatly stores the In-EarMetronome itself, the battery, and the ear pad. You can take this with you for convenient rhythm training anywhere you go.


strokeRhythm

Designed for the golfer, the StrokeRhythm is an ultra-small metronome that fits in your ear like an earphone. By practicing your swing while listening to the beat directly in your ear, you can stabilize your rhythm and improve your swing. You can also choose from a wide range of tempo and beat settings to find a swing rhythm that's right for you. The jog switch allows smooth tempo adjustment, and a unique mechanism holds the unit securely in your ear.

The line-up also includes the In-EarMetronome and SyncMetronome that are ideal for instrumental practice, and the SyncDancing that's ideal for practicing social dance. You can choose the model that's best for you.

SR-1G StrokeRhythm Features:

  • Practice your swing while listening to the rhythm directly in your ear
  • A wide range of tempo and beat settings to match the rhythm of your swing
  • Also ideal for jogging and walking
  • Comfortably and securely fits a variety of ear shapes
  • Use the jog switch to set the tempo intuitively
  • Extended operating time, and memory backup
  • Ear pad and carrying case included

A wide range of tempo and beat settings to match the rhythm of your swing

The tempo setting range is a generous 30--252 bpm. Typical recommendations are to try a swing tempo of about 70 for men and about 60 for women, but you can experiment with a variety of tempo settings to find the tempo that's right for you. The beat can also be specified in the range of 0--9, so you can choose the beat that's best for you to practice your swing.

Also ideal for jogging and walking

In addition to its usefulness when practicing a musical instrument, the StrokeRhythm can also enhance your exercise. For example, people who walk for the purpose of exercise or weight loss are often advised to walk at least 20 minutes at a regular pace of at least 70 meters per minute; by using the StrokeRhythm you can keep your training pace constant, synchronized to the sound of the metronome. This is a great way to maintain a consistent speed for walking, jogging, race-walking, weight training, or any other exercise.

Use the jog switch to set the tempo intuitively

The StrokeRhythm features a jog switch on the side of the body, allowing you to easily change the settings without removing the unit from your ear. Using the jog switch you can select not just the tempo setting, but also the beat, rhythm, and volume. This provides a compact yet highly intuitive method of operation. The power button, mode select button, and an LCD display that shows the tempo and other information are located on the inside of the body.

Ear pad and carrying case included

To enhance the fit, the StrokeRhythm includes a well-cushioned sponge ear pad (*). Also included is a carrying case that neatly stores the StrokeRhythm itself, the battery, and the ear pad. You can take this with you for convenient rhythm training anywhere you go.


Find these at your nearest KORG dealer.

Author: CMI Music & Audio
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