So I decided to order myself a Tune Bot. When it comes in this week, I will give everyone a review of how I feel about the product.
There is a big difference, drummers dont need to tune several times a night or in a middle of a song and annoy the audience while doing so, therefore an electronic tuner is mandatory for a live guitar player to tune silently during a show but not necessary at home, rehearsal, or before a show, etc.A Tune-bot is no different from a guitar tuner. Some don't need it. Most do.
If you can't tune or hear the differences between two pitches or tones worth a darn, it might help. If you have any skills at all in tuning your kit, it may stunt your musical growth by having you ignore what your ears are actually relating to you. I own a Tune Bot, in fact I had two in my possession for about three weeks to check their unit to unit accuracy. They are interesting to play around with, but I would never rely on it for tuning my drums. I found a more useful and more accurate feature of the unit than trying to have it differentiate between a couple of hertz when trying to get a head in tune with itself, your ears should be able to do that with a little practice. In my opinion, there is just not enough time in the day to play around with a Tune Bot, but if you really need it, all well and good, there shouldn't be anything standing in your way in improving the sound of your drums.So I decided to order myself a Tune Bot. When it comes in this week, I will give everyone a review of how I feel about the product.
Alternatively, you can try out a software tone generator. There are plenty of free ones available (such as Audacity) that allow you to generate a sine wave at any frequency you choose.A pitch pipe is also a great way to get repeatable results, but that will limit you to an actual note. The perfect tuning you arrived at by your own experimentation may not lend itself to a static note. It may be C-30 cents or something. Having the exact frequency is really nice.
Thanks, but there's no need for the medal, I get compensated very nicely in my paychecks for the accuracy of my hearing.Frankly, all of you who knock the product because you already know how to tune perfectly by ear, well, good for you. Give yourselves a medal.