KORG announced on September 10th the latest model, the KDM-3 metronome which features a fresh new appearance. Along with an attractive look that resembles a miniature mechanical metronome, it also contains a rich variety of beat patterns and metronome sounds. It’s also packed with the convenient functions that you expect from a digital unit and will support your performance in situation, regardless of genre or instrument.
The KDM-3 metronome has a stylish design
The KDM-3 metronome is well-known for its powerful and easily-heard sound and a compact size. The KMD-3‘s design is similar to that of an acoustic mechanical metronome, but it is much smaller. It will fit on a tabletop, on your piano or in any practicing environment. The KMD-3 metronome features a newly designed sealed speaker enclosure and it delivers powerful volume. You can choose between to colours: sophisticated black and pure white. A limited number of units are available featuring a front panel made of durable and elegant pyinkado wood. The chic brown woodgrain adds warmth to the monotone body. Its elegant look will project an atmosphere of refinement, not only while you practice your instrument, but also as an item of interior décor.
The KMD-3 features eight metronome sounds
The KMD-3 metronome features eight metronome sounds, including an acoustic mechanical metronome sound. You can also choose alternative sounds to suit your instrument, including cowbell, rimshot or voice. All of these sounds deliver a clear tone that is easy to hear and will not be obscured even by high-volume instruments.
In addition to 0-9 beats per measure with your choice of duplets, triplets, triplets omitting the middle note, quadruplets, and quadruplets omitting the middle notes, KORG has provided variations such as son clave and rumba clave, for a total of 19 built-in beat patterns. The tempo can be freely specified in the range of 30 to 252 beats/minute. From classic to pop, jazz, and Latin, this unit covers your needs in a wide range of genres.
The KMD-3 metronome also features a Timer mode. That is a function that operates the metronome for a specified length of time and the automatically stops. It‘s a great convenience for warming up or when practicing the basics.
The KMD-3 is easy to operate
The START/STOP button located on top of the unit blinks in two colors, red and green, giving you a clear visual indication of the tempo. You can even start practicing with the volume set to zero. The TEMPO/CALIB dial on the top panel provides easy access to the numerical setting that you want. The content of the setting is visible at a glance in the large display.
Sound Out mode produces a reference tone from the built-in speaker or through connected headphones, allowing you to tune by ear. It can generate 12 reference tones in the range from C4 (261.63 Hz) to B4 (493.88 Hz). The calibration of the A4 pitch can also be adjusted over a wide range of 410 Hz–480 Hz. Timer mode is a function that operates the metronome for a specified length of time and then automatically stops. It’s a great convenience for warming-up or when practicing the basics.
Even when the power is turned off, the Memory Backup function preserves the specified tempo, beat, calibration, and reference tone. (These settings are initialized when the batteries are replaced.) The Auto Power-Off function automatically turns the power off when 20 minutes have elapsed with the metronome stopped.
The KDM-3 metronome allows approximately 120 hours of operation when used at 120 beats/minute at maximum volume. Even if you’re practicing daily, you won’t need to worry about the remaining battery life.
Source and featured image: KORG
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