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Old 12-31-2017, 01:59 PM
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Question Tune-bot ... experience or reviews?

I searched but couldn’t find any threads discussing the tune-bot.

Studio sound engineer said it was an essential tool for every drummer in the studio.

http://tune-bot.com
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:45 PM
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Jim,

Iíve got a tunebot studio, and I really like it. Iíve used it to tune up my kit much quicker than I normally would by ear. It does have a frequency range, so tuning snare resoís and kick drums can be problematic. Iíve had best luck tuning rack toms with it. Tune Bot even has a tuning calculator on their website, and that helped me get a good starting tune on my Ludwig Club Date downbeats. Unfortunately, sometimes you will get weird readings at certain points on the drums. When that happens, I rotate the Tunebot and see if itís better. When you finish tuning a drum, I always do check it by ear to see if Iím happy with the tune. Overall, I do recommended the Tunebot, even though it can have its quirks!

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Old 12-31-2017, 11:41 PM
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Thanks! That is a helpful review.
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Old 01-01-2018, 03:41 PM
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Jim,

Unfortunately, sometimes you will get weird readings at certain points on the drums. When that happens, I rotate the Tunebot and see if itís better.

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I've noticed the same. All in all, I like the tune bot. Tuning by feel and sound will get about the same results- it's a good way to check yourself.
I really like how you can look up other drummers' tune bot settings if you want a particular drum sound. Being able to store your tuning is nice too.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:14 PM
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Thanks!! Sounds like it is a tool worth having in bag.
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:32 PM
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Jim,

I've owned one for over a year now and I like it. I've always tuned pretty well but it's a nice extra tool to use. Don't abandoned your ear, but the tune bot is helpful overall. One downside is that it doesn't work well in loud environments... if you setting up for a gig and the guitar player is tuning up, the Tune Bot won't work well because it will pick up on those tones.
I've got the app on my phone and it's pretty neat. It will help tune your toms to note intervals and gives an option on tuning for maximum resonance or minimal.
I still will tune by ear and then use the Tune Bot to check the difference in tones from lug to lug.
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Old 01-05-2018, 01:57 PM
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I think it would be a great add for me. I donít have formal musical training so a tool that would allow me to match my drums with tunings that are tried and true would great. Iím sure it would help train my ear as well. THANKS!
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:22 PM
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Bought a Tune-bot Studio for myself this past Christmas. It's amazing! Allows me to get the pitches I wanted on my drum set and also proved to me that my tuning by ear capabilities are not all that wrong. It's a great tool that takes time in learning to use.

I did notice that how well the Tune-bot Studio works is affected by the type of drumheads being used, such as a Remo Diplomat vs Aquarian Studio-X. Also, the Studio version has the "high range" filter for use with snare drums. Nice features.
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:07 AM
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Beauty! I think I gotta jump on this... just hard to pull the trigger.n
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:30 AM
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I believe that studio sound engineer is the same guy who wants to stuff pillows in your kick and can't mic it without a port hole.
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