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Korg MA-30 Digital Metronome  

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        Volume control, sophisticated rhythms, reference pitches, and tap tempo for a song.

        The Korg MA-30 Digital Metronome is the most useful metronome ever in this price range. Duplets, triplets, and quadruplets with inner beats omitted, and more make playing along interesting and more realistic than a click track. Features a highly visible liquid crystal pendulum, 12 reference pitches, adjustable calibration, adjustable volume, tap tempo, earphone jack, and memory backup. The Korg MA-30 Digital Metronome has a 250 hour battery life.

        Features
        • Highly visible liquid crystal pendulum
        • 13 different built-in rhythms
        • Rhythms include duplets, triplets, triplets with inner beats omitted, quadruplets, and quadruplets with inner beats omitted
        • 12 reference pitches C4 -B4
        • Adjustable calibration (438-445 Hz)
        • Adjustable volume
        • Tempo adjusts from 40-208BPM
        • Tap tempo
        • Earphone jack
        • Memory backup

        Any musician can get a lot out of it, but drummers will absolutely LOVE it. Put it in the cart and get your time together.

         
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        4.2

        (based on 27 reviews)

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        Best Investment Lately

        This is every drummers friend. I call it the 'BOSS" because it has the final say in any group of egotistical musicians, it settles the ever debated timing factor.As a drummer,...Read complete review

        This is every drummers friend. I call it the 'BOSS" because it has the final say in any group of egotistical musicians, it settles the ever debated timing factor.As a drummer, I took a cheap steel ruler, cut it down, used the existing hole that's in most of them and attach it to my snare using just a single lug screw. I added a little self-adhering velcro and stick the little MA-30 right next to where I work, between the hats and my snare.If I need to switch snares, it's just one lug screw change on each drum and I'm ready to go.Once you get the guitar gods to agree on the bps for the set list during practice, that's it... no more arguments.It seems everyone thinks they know what the right beat should be, and guitar players seem to be the ones that are in fantasy land most often. But once they agree to a bps, they're finally brought under control.They walk back to peek at the 'BOSS' during the instrumental bridges, shake their head, and go back to take care of business with no more trouble.This is an investment that no drummer should be without... it makes your chosen profession fun again. You can buy all kinds of more expensive equipment, but nothing does the most basic function like the little MA-30.It's tough, it's cheap, it has a pendulum that allows you plenty of room and time to adjust during the song... it calibrates, it has multiple rhythm set-ups, it's great.

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        Get Real

        All these "professional" drummers stating that they can't hear it when they play while using headphones are rediculous. Get better headphones. I use isolation headphones with a 1/8...Read complete review

        All these "professional" drummers stating that they can't hear it when they play while using headphones are rediculous. Get better headphones. I use isolation headphones with a 1/8 jack so i can hear while I isolate.

        Get better equipment before you try to bash an outstanding name in gear. Korg always delivers.
        All these "professional" drummers stating that they can't hear it when they play while using headphones are rediculous. Get better headphones. I use isolation headphones with a 1/8 jack so i can hear while I isolate.

        Get better equipment before you try to bash an outstanding name in gear. Korg always delivers.

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        1.0

        Get Real

        By Josh-zIi3h

        from Pennsylvania

        All these "professional" drummers stating that they can't hear it when they play while using headphones are rediculous. Get better headphones. I use isolation headphones with a 1/8 jack so i can hear while I isolate.

        Get better equipment before you try to bash an outstanding name in gear. Korg always delivers.
        All these "professional" drummers stating that they can't hear it when they play while using headphones are rediculous. Get better headphones. I use isolation headphones with a 1/8 jack so i can hear while I isolate.

        Get better equipment before you try to bash an outstanding name in gear. Korg always delivers.

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        4.0

        Good for the price

        By GoogleDrumsGoogle

        from Boston, MA

        I bought this about a year ago and it has held up pretty well, despite being dropped on the floor and coming apart a few times. It has all the basic metronome funtions and performs admirable but there are a few concerns:1.) The volume control is very touchy and the max volume is not very loud.2.) If you use headphones in conjuction with this, t try and combat the low volume, the sound only comes through on ear piece and ruins the headphones so you can only hear through on of them no matter what device you use. (I went through three pairs)Overall, it has the basic features of a metronome and is good for the price range, but it will chew up your headphones if you try to use them with it.

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        1.0

        Keep Looking...

        By 125strat

        from Nova Scotia, Canada

        Like many, I bought this metronome thinking I got a good deal. Well, I was wrong. Playing on a drum kit along with this thing is next to impossible, as it just does not go loud enough. The quality of the metronome is also very bad. I used mine once, and suddenly it just stopped working. I am going to return it and keep looking. I would not recommend this metronome for the second that it won't tick.

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        4.0

        Great Value, But not for Drums

        By GoogleDrumsGoogle

        from Boston, MA

        I read a review that this metronome does not work well when playing drums and I have to agree. I use in ear headphones with sound isolation headphones over them, and it is pretty hard to hear the clicks whenyou are playing. It is great for any quieter setting, but when loud volume is not really optional, you really need something witha bit more power.Also, the headphone jack wore out so I could only hear from one ear piece. Whether this is a fault of the metronome or the headphones I can not say for sure.

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        3.0

        DRUMMERS TURN AWAY NOW

        By DTMdrummer

        from Kuna Idaho

        i got this metronome today and i do like it it does what it does BUT, it is way too quiet to play with drums. even with the headphone jack and nice behringer headphones i cant hear it and i am not so good at watching a little digital penjulum while i drum. bottom line if you cant hear the metronome over your drums what is really the point? my computer speakers are louder and i have a laptop. this little guy is good for a practice pad but if you are looking for practice on an actual drumset get a louder metronome. with someone would have told ME this earlier.

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        4.0

        K.I.S.S.

        By FitchFY

        from Framingham, MA

        This little baby does it's trick without any flair, but it does the trick. I use it for practice as a drummer and run the headphone jack into a little practice amp (as a pre-amp) and it's nice and clear. There's nothing fancy here, just a solid quarter note (or 8th note) metronome. Not great for odd-time or high tempos (maxes out just over 200bpm), but for your average drummer, it's great for the money. Even better, use it as a spare in your gig bag!

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        3.0

        Does What It's Supposed To

        By JMNthe3rd

        from Los Angeles, CA

        I use this with my students during the lesson. It's portable & has tap tempo, which I find handyThere IS a chart molded into the back of mine that tells you Largo 40-60, Larghetto 60-66 etc. Another review mention that theirs did not come with this.The built-in speaker is loud enough for a practice room & the volume control is a nice feature when using the unit without earphones.The LCD seems like it may have been designed a little weird. If you look at it straight on there is no problem, but if you look at it a little off angle you can see things that shouldn't be lighting up faintly flickering.I would like to see this with a stereo headphone jack instead of a mono one. Also, the volume control is not touchy enough for my highly-sensitive in-ear monitors. It's either off or too loud at the lowest setting. The control is a wheel, but I'm going to guess it works digitally.

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        5.0

        Korg MA-30 Digital Metronome Review

        By MX450

        from Illinois

        Great little metronome for the money, does everything they say and wont break the bank. Fits easily just about anywhere, highly recommended. Good looks to boot.

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        5.0

        Korg MA-30 Digital Metronome

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        What can I say? It does what a metronome does. It even has a built in tuner of sorts. Plus theres a handy reference sheet engraved in the back. This metronome is indestructible. I'm constantly dropping it and I've even left it in my pocket and washed it and it still works fine. An hour of tumbling in a metal dryer only broke a small piece of plastic off! My only criticism of this little machine is that its tempo only goes up to 208.

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        5.0

        Best Investment Lately

        By Diamond Dave

        from All Over

        This is every drummers friend. I call it the 'BOSS" because it has the final say in any group of egotistical musicians, it settles the ever debated timing factor.As a drummer, I took a cheap steel ruler, cut it down, used the existing hole that's in most of them and attach it to my snare using just a single lug screw. I added a little self-adhering velcro and stick the little MA-30 right next to where I work, between the hats and my snare.If I need to switch snares, it's just one lug screw change on each drum and I'm ready to go.Once you get the guitar gods to agree on the bps for the set list during practice, that's it... no more arguments.It seems everyone thinks they know what the right beat should be, and guitar players seem to be the ones that are in fantasy land most often. But once they agree to a bps, they're finally brought under control.They walk back to peek at the 'BOSS' during the instrumental bridges, shake their head, and go back to take care of business with no more trouble.This is an investment that no drummer should be without... it makes your chosen profession fun again. You can buy all kinds of more expensive equipment, but nothing does the most basic function like the little MA-30.It's tough, it's cheap, it has a pendulum that allows you plenty of room and time to adjust during the song... it calibrates, it has multiple rhythm set-ups, it's great.

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