Peterson StroboClip HD

Peterson StroboClip HD

Directors struggling to keep their musicians in tune may be interested in the StroboClip HD, an upgraded clip-on tuner from Peterson Strobe Tuners.

Manufactured in a “stealth” matte black, the tuner clips onto any woodwind, brass, or stringed instrument. With a tuning resolution of .01 cent (1/1000th of a semitone), product marketing manager Marshall Johns calls it “the most accurate tuner on the market.”

The tuner also comes with 50 “Sweetened Tuning” presets, designed for use with specific instruments.

The new upgrade, which was released in June, features a high-resolution screen. “We try really, really hard to offer the same smooth tuning display that our mechanical tuners offer,” Johns says. “One of the things we’re really excited about is how smooth the display is in this new product.”

In addition, the latest version of the StroboClip HD is 30 percent smaller and has a 30 percent longer battery life than its predecessor. “We’re making it as small as we can while still using the largest display that we can offer,” Johns says.

A USB port allows users to download any future upgrades. The StroboClip HD has an MSRP of $59.99.

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Katie Rose Quandt

Katie Rose Quandt is a freelance reporter in Brooklyn, New York. She has written for Slate, Mother Jones, Brooklyn Magazine, and the Village Voice, among others. She played saxophone in the University of Notre Dame Marching Band, where she was section leader.

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