Some people have a knack for tuning a guitar by ear. Others invest in tuners of all shapes and sizes -- tuners that plug in, tuners that stick onto the body, tuners that attach to headstocks -- to hit the perfect note. How about a handheld, smartphone-connected tuner that takes care of the actual turning of the pegs for you? It's coming.
The Roadie Tuner on Kickstarter has blown past its $60,000 funding goal with over a month to go. The gadget hooks up with an Android or iOS smartphone tuning app via Bluetooth. You physically move the device from tuning peg to tuning peg, and it turns the peg until that string is in tune. The app handles all the audio processing, listening to your guitar via your smartphone mic and telling the Roadie how much to turn each peg. You can also plug electric guitars directly into your smartphone using an adapter. … Read more