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Korg MA-30 Ultra Compact Digital Metronome
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Product Description

The MA-30 is the latest offering from Korg's innovative line of metronomes, with new features like volume control and sophisticated rhythms such as triplets and quadruplets with inner beats omitted. Powered by 2 AA batteries and with a jack for adding an optional headphone, you can take the MA-30 with you when playing or practicing anywhere. It's simple to use and has an easy to read LCD screen. Tempo adjusts from 40-208 bpm Tap function for setting the tempo Earphone jack so only you can hear it Memory backup function Approximately 250 hours of continuous use using 2 AA batteries (batteries are not included) Unit Dimensions - 4.09(W) x 2.52(D)x 0.59 (H) inch / Weight - 0.17 lbs. (including batteries)

Features:
  • Highly visual liquid crystal pendulum
  • 13 different rhythms are built-in so you can practice to more than a click track
  • Rhythms include duplets, triplets, triplets with inner beats omitted, quadruplets, and quadruplets with inner beats omitted
  • Twelve reference pitches C4 -B4 for you to tune to
  • Adjustable calibration (438-445 Hz)

Customer Reviews:

  • Most Bang for the Buck!
    I bought this to use with my harmonica. It's easy to use, durable, portable, and affordable! Beginners and intermediate musicians alike can benefit from the many rythyms available. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!...more info
  • Wanted a click metronome
    I bought this based on at least two other reviews that described the sound it makes as a "click". It is not a click it is a high pitched electronic "beep". That beep gets lost with notes played by guitar, etc. It also could be louder so I took two stars off for these two drawbacks. Otherwise it keeps time like it is supposed to. Look elsewhere if you wanted a click sound metronome....more info
  • Metronome
    Incredibly fast delivery. This metronome is perfect. I'm so glad I came upon this great deal. This is a top quality item. ...more info
  • Love my metronome
    Easy to use. Loud enough (adjustable volume). Covers all the rhythms I need.
    I can tap in the beat of a song and it will tell me what the tempo is. Has some tones for tuning your instrument which I don't use since I already have an electronic tuner. I like this way better than my old windup. Has two tones and various patterns so the first beat of a measure is a different tone - I find that helpful....more info
  • Metronome
    I bought this metronome for my 12 year old son, who plays multiple instruments. It is not as loud as I thought it would be, but over all a great value....more info
  • Not as great as a Dr. Beat
    This metronome doesn't have the same features as some of the larger, better ones, like the Dr. Beat. With that said, for what it is, it's great. The only problem is the one that's already been mentioned...when you use headphones, you only get the sound in one ear. Still, for playing with other musicians, this is actually not a bad thing at all....more info
  • bargain choice for a basic metronome
    a simple basic metronome, no fancy functions, but it does what it is supposed to do. This is a bargain buy if you just need something to keep your rhythm....more info
  • Great Product ,Great Price
    This meteronome is one of the best available for its price. For people like me who do not want fancy rhythms but just enough to keep a check on how one is progressing this is the best one can get. Its small and light but its loud and easy to use.
    It comes with a range of 40-220 bpm and this can also be used to tune your instrument. If you want to play in TIME "Go get one now".........more info
  • good, basic, and cheap
    This is a good buy for anyone looking for a cheap, basic metronome. The pitch is rather loud and obnoxious, but is easily heard over music....more info
  • very good product
    purchased the Korg MA-30 ultra compact digital metronome for my daughter to help with her piano lessons and am very happy with this purchase. Because of its size, it doesn't take up a lot of space on her keyboard but still offers good time/beat at a good volume....more info
  • Good price for product
    The price is great for a nice little metronome that will keep you on beat. It is lightweight, doesn't take up a lot of room....more info
  • Awesome for the price
    This little metronome does just what it should at the price. It's nice that you can mute the tick, as well. The only thing it's missing is a microphone for the tuner, so it can help you get tuned, but that's a feature for a high-end device. This thing is great. :)...more info
  • Tons of Features for a Killer Price
    I love this metronome. It has a broad range of tempos and time signatures. The volume knob and mini output give you unlimited output options, including feeding your keyboard "Audio In", ear phone, amp, monitor system, recording system, or other configuration. The "tap tempo" features allows you to determine the tempo of recordings with ease.

    Complaints are minor. The rubber buttons require considerable pressure, which compresses both button and finger. There is no precise "moment of contact" when pressing these buttons. Without a tactile click, the Tap Tempo function feels "mushy". The Tap Tempo function is still "good enough", but stops me short of giving this product five stars. Also, I wish that the chassis had a little more durable feel. Neither of these is a deal-killer.

    Quibbles aside, I enthusiastically recommend this product. I use it for practice at home, as well as in choir rehearsals. It fits nicely in the pencil pouch of my music notebook. If mine were ever lost or broken, I would replace it immediately. At this price, it might make sense to have one for home and one for gigs/rehearsals....more info
  • Great for drum majors!
    I bought this metronome for my daughter who is a drum major for her high school band. She loves it because the display is very clear and large enough for her to see when she puts it on the floor of her podium....more info
  • Great Metronome!
    This is a great metronome! It does everything you need it to do. I am a music teacher and recommend it to all my students. I also recommend the Korg tuner and metronome in one if you need a tuner as well. My only complaint is that the volume does not go loud enough so if you are playing loudly or with more than 1 person you can't hear it very well. I would love to see Korg make all of their metronomes louder! Also, it isn't as intuitive as I would like it to be. I like to be able to use products without having to "figure them out" first as I'm busy teaching! Otherwise, the product is great and I highly recommend it!...more info
  • Korg MA-30 Metronome
    This is a great compact metronome. Easy to use...There are several rhythmic options for subdividing the beat, an octave chromatic scale for tuning that may be adjusted to 'Baroque' pitch if you need it or higher [Some instruments, flutes in particular are being tuned to A-442.] There is a volume control and what I like is its ability to move up or down 1 digit at a time. The 'old' metronome moves in increments of '2', '4' & '6'. I have recommended this metronome to my students and they are also happy with it. ...more info
  • Easy use metronome
    The best feature is that I can use it to find out the tempo for the music....more info
  • A great metronome for the price.
    I wanted a metronome that was small enough to carry in a gig bag, and had a decent click sound. I chose this because it sounds good, and does not have an irritating beep sound like the ones from Quick Time....more info
  • Cheap
    I thought Korg would be a great brand to buy, but this metronome is so cheaply made. It looks like it maybe cost them a dollar to make, including the labor. At the highest volume it is just not loud enough to be heard over the piano. It was impossible for me to open just to put the batteries in. My husband, with his stronger fingers had to do it. You have to push in two side tabs and pull apart the two halves of the box to insert the batteries next to the little circuit board. I was worried I would accidentally move something around in there and mess up the whole unit. If I would do it all over again, I wouldn't pay more than about $8 for it. ...more info
  • Perfect for developing rhythm and speed for drums
    I've been using this little gem for over 2 hours a day for 3 days now and I am ALREADY a little faster and more coordinated with my drumsticks. Once you give the instructions a quick read it's easy to navigate through what you want to do.

    I love the "tap in" feature where you can listen to one of your favorite songs and literally tap a button a few times in a row to find the beat of the song and then set this metronome to play that rhythm. Then within that customized rhythm you can set it do the 1/4 note, 1/8 note or 1/16 note.

    I have an electronic drum kit (which does come with a metronome built in to it, but since I don't have it hooked up to a PA speaker, I have to use my headphones to hear the metronome) and sometimes I just want to practice coordination without headphones.

    This is PLENTY loud enough to guide you along as you're playing. It's probably almost loud enough at full volume to practice on acoustic drums, although it would be close depending how hard you play.

    The only CON I would say is that the LCD is not backlit, which would be really nice to see better at night, but I can't drop the rating on this because it's clearly not backlit in the description and photo.

    So....5 stars, for $17.50 with free shipping at the time of this review? Uh, yeah, I'm super pleased! ...more info
  • works very well
    my daughter recently started guitar lessons and this product came recommended by her teacher. So, we bought it and it works very well. We received it within 2 days, which is before it was promised. ...more info
  • Good value for the $
    Works fine for what I needed it for. It does a lot more that I have yet to learn about. Good value for the money....more info
  • Korg MA-30 Ultra Compact Digital Metronome
    I had considered a larger and much more complex metronome. A professional friend of mine recommended the Korg MA 30. The average non-professional will find that this little metronome has almost every feature that will be needed. Easy to operate and light and compact enough to carry in your pocket. Also, you can't beat the price....more info
  • Poor volume control, can't tell beat one from beat two in 2/4 time.
    The volume control goes directly from inaudible to painfully loud when using an earphone, yet not loud enough when using without an earphone. Can't distinguish the lead beat in 2/4 time. The digital display is not precise, rather seems all over the place with way too large digital dots on each beat. Unuseable. I am looking for a better one right now.

    Would not recommend....more info
  • Excellent Buy
    I ordered this for use in keeping a beat while exercising, so I have to say up front that I am not musical. I have no idea how this would work for someone who wanted to use it for music.

    That said, this little metronome is perfect for my use. It is so easy to set up that it took me only a few minutes (and like I said, I know nothing about music). It is small (compact), has a little pop-out stand and a plug for an earphone. It also has a volume wheel on the side. I'm sure the web page here will give you any specs that I missed.

    I have to add that the merchant who shipped this to me sent a personal (not form letter) email to me, telling me the metronome was shipped, and please be in contact if I had any problems. I was very impressed with the personal touch. It arrived only about two or three days later in perfect condition....more info
  • KORG Digital Metronome MA-30
    THE KORG Digital Metronome MA-30 WORKS VERY GOOD AND KEEPS THE BEAT WELL AND I GOT IT FOR A GOOD PRICE WHEN IS WAS ON SALE....more info
  • Korg MA-30 Ultra Compact Digital Metronome
    We purchased the Korg MA-30 Ultra Compact Digital Metronome at the request of our piano teacher. My daughters love it and say that it helps them to keep the beat when they use it. We highly recommend it....more info
  • Incredibly Designed and Works Damn Well
    The Korn MA-30 Ultra Compact Digital Metronome is something that I have had ever since it's released, and it still is rugged as ever. The attractive blue casing works very well with the portable unit, with the battery lasting a long time, as a matter of fact, mine still hasn't needed to be replaced.

    It is very accurate, easy to hear with it's loud speaker. (if you can't hear it, the headphone jack is at your side), and if you can't hear it, it even has a electronic screen that you can follow to play the right rhythms a la Guitar Hero (not exactly, but a concept that reminds me of playing the game right).

    It has the fundamentals down right, but it doesn't just tick and tock in a given time signatures. While not extremely feature packed, it does more than just click in quarter notes, and it can do the other common needed beats like egth notes, triplets, and sixteenth notes. It can even find the right tempos and rhythms for you.

    While it may be eclipsed in features in the light of more expensive metronomes (ever seen what a Dr. Beat can do? in terms of metronomes?) I can't think of a better value than this baby. Korg delivers as usual. I can't think of a better metronome worth buying....more info
  • Works Well
    This is a great buy, it does what I need it to do which is to keep time while I play my recorder, flute, trumpet, keyboard, etc.

    No, you don't necessarily hear it over the music (especially when you're banging on your drums) but are you supposed to? I listen to the beat, feel it, and play, and only at times do I stop and check if I'm still on beat. Also, if you don't hear the metronome, you can check it visually via the pointer that swings rights and left.

    It works well for a single-person use, I'm not sure how it will work for a larger group....more info
  • Everything I need
    In my opinion, this is the best full featured compact metronome for the price. It even has pitch tones. My only gripe is that the volume is not adjustable when using with earphones....more info
  • It works
    I use the Metronome MA 30 for CPR training and it's all that was needed. It works. Service was good and on time...more info
  • this metronome is great!
    I got this metronome to help keep the tempo of a song my quartet was singing. It helped us tremendously. I like the fact it has a pitch pipe on it also!...more info