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    Calibrating your tuner... help!

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    I just bought a Korg chromatic tuncer (CA-30) and I can't seem to find anywhere that explains what the calibration buttons do.

    How do i know at what Hz to calibrate it at in order to properly tune my classical guitar?
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    440 is standard pitch. use the calibration buttons if you normally tune below or above standard pitch.

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    If it's like others, calibrate lets you set the value of the note A, which is a standard reference pitch. Standard concert pitch is A=440. Set the tuner for that and you are good.

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    Each click of the calibrate button(s) will either raise (>) or lower (<) the note by a half step (one fret on the guitar). Turn the unit off then back on to reset it to standard (A=440). It's a handy feature if you want to tune lower (or higher) than standard tuning and still have the guitar in tune with itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani Pace
    Each click of the calibrate button(s) will either raise (>) or lower (<) the note by a half step (one fret on the guitar). Turn the unit off then back on to reset it to standard (A=440). It's a handy feature if you want to tune lower (or higher) than standard tuning and still have the guitar in tune with itself.
    that's certainly not true.

    one click on either of the two calibration buttons raises or loweres the Hertz value of the A note by exactly 1Hz which is far from being one half step in the chromatic system. note that the rest of the notes will shift up or down in relation to that...the A note is merely the note that is displayed on the display as 400+/- Hz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani Pace
    Each click of the calibrate button(s) will either raise (>) or lower (<) the note by a half step (one fret on the guitar). Turn the unit off then back on to reset it to standard (A=440). It's a handy feature if you want to tune lower (or higher) than standard tuning and still have the guitar in tune with itself.
    No, it's a much finer adjustment than that. If you want your guitar to be a half step flat, leave the tuner cal at A=440 and tune it to Eb, Ab, etc.

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    Sorry to burst your bubble guys, but I've got one and what I described is exactly what mine does. I prefer to call it "transpose" but Korg calls it calibrate.
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    Depending on your location, you may have to adjust your tuner for daylight savings time. Check your tuner against the atomic guitar tuner, located at the U.S Naval Observatory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani Pace
    Sorry to burst your bubble guys, but I've got one and what I described is exactly what mine does. I prefer to call it "transpose" but Korg calls it calibrate.
    You might be thinking of the "sound/note select" button. Calibrate adjusts the value of A above or below 440Hz. I have the tuner in front of me at the moment and that is what the calibrate buttons do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IronFlippy
    You might be thinking of the "sound/note select" button. Calibrate adjusts the value of A above or below 440Hz. I have the tuner in front of me at the moment and that is what the calibrate buttons do.
    That is correct. I've owned 2 of the CA-30's.

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