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Old 04-02-2008, 01:24 PM
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Default Korg Ma-30 loud enough?

Hi

I want to know if anyone has any experiences with this metronome? Is this thing loud enough to practice with a bend via headphones in a loud rock situations? Any tips or info is welcome.

I also read somewhere that you can amplify the sound from the metronome with a small amplifier. What kind of amplifiers are those and where can you get them? (links to some products would be great)

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Old 04-02-2008, 08:25 PM
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Default Re: Korg Ma-30 loud enough?

You may wanna plug it into a spare guitar amplifier, if you have a small one lying around. If you use headphones, the click only comes out through one ear, so it's kind of annoying, better to amplify the sound and put the amp close to you.

On a side note, do you or does anybody know if this metronome can be set for specific time signatures? Like odd times and such?
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:15 PM
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Default Re: Korg Ma-30 loud enough?

I have one of those and i often stick it in my shirt pocket or under my hat (beany style).

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Old 04-13-2008, 05:06 PM
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Default Re: Korg Ma-30 loud enough?

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On a side note, do you or does anybody know if this metronome can be set for specific time signatures? Like odd times and such?
I have this metronome and you can adjust how many beats are in one 'measure', going through 0-7. Also various rhythms such as triplets and quadruplets. Also has a tap button so you can tap what tempo you want. Tempo adjusts from 40-208 bpm.

And i also recommend using this metronome through a small guitar amplifier, it's what i do.
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:42 AM
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Default Re: Korg Ma-30 loud enough?

i use it and it won't be loud enough if you are using it on drumset but i you are using it with a drum pad it should work
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:11 AM
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Default Re: Korg Ma-30 loud enough?

I have the MA-30 in my stick bag for reference tempos. It's good for that.

But - I have a Yamaha Click Station for when I have to have a click for practicing drum set, tempos for a string of songs that happen quickly in a performance (church gig right now) or anything else that needs a loud click in headphones.

You can probably use the MA-30 with an amp or some other way of jacking up the volume. I don't think it's going to be as practical or effective as the units like the Yamaha Click Station or Roland Dr. Beats that have a 1/4" or headphone stereo mini-plug with healthy volume adjustments.

Best to save pennies for one of them, maybe on eBay.

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Old 04-14-2008, 08:21 AM
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Default Re: Korg Ma-30 loud enough?

I'd either buy some Vic Firth isolation headphones to plug it into or just watch the lights on the metronome.
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