Automatic Guitar Tuner Roadie 3 Ready To Launch

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 Roadie 3 helps you find your sound fast and keep your tunings dead-on, every time. 

Following the success of the Roadie 2 automatic guitar tuner in 2017 as the most funded music accessory in the history of crowdfunding, Band Industries is set to release an updated version of its product – Roadie 3.

Roadie 3 is planned to launch in the second quarter of 2020 with some exciting updates which make this automatic tuner even more impressive than its predecessor. With favorable Roadie 2 reviews from publications such as Guitar World, Ultimate Guitar and The Verge, we can’t wait to hear what reviewers will be saying after experiencing the progress achieved with Roadie 3.

“The feedback, learnings and knowledge gained over the past two years have been highly instructive in shaping Roadie 3 into an automatic tuner that we are extremely proud to be releasing to the music industry.”, says CTO and co-founder Bassam Jalgha.

About Roadie 3

Roadie 3 is an automatic tuner with a motor twice as fast as Roadie 2, reaching a speed of 120 RPM. It is built on next generation vibration detection and delivers improved tuning accuracy and enhanced noise immunity. Roadie 3 allows musicians to tune any string instrument with geared pegs in just seconds, wherever they are. This includes electric, acoustic, classical and steel guitars, 7, 8 and 12-string guitars, ukuleles, banjos, mandolins, and more, with the exception of the electric bass which can be tuned using Roadie Bass.

Beyond making standard tuning more efficient through its redesigned navigation and favorite buttons, Roadie 3 conveniently provides the ability to explore alternate tunings quicker. It comes with as many as 50 built-in tunings and the possibility to even create your own. Not only is tuning made easier with Roadie 3, so are string changes! Roadie 3 will wind your new string to tension then tune it up, all in one smooth step.

In short, as says the CEO and co-founder Hassane Slaibi, “Roadie 3 will help you save time, explore more music and truly enjoy tuning your instruments. Your musical world is full of possibilities. Bring your Roadie 3 and play on.”

Roadie Tuner Launch at NAMM 2014 with Bassam Jalgha

How is Roadie 3 different from Roadie 2?

Roadie 3 now features quicker rotation and improved accuracy allowing musicians to tune their instruments faster and better. Despite these advancements, aesthetics were not compromised. In fact, Roadie 3 now sports an even more compact design that fits comfortably in your hand, pocket or kit bag. Users can now see their options clearly and make quick selections on Roadie 3’s new full color high resolution screen, with a size twice as large as Roadie 2’s screen and a 135 x 240 pixel matrix that displays animations beautifully. The screen is now also better placed, allowing increased visibility while tuning and dynamic display of the strings’ frequency. This time around, the creators also included a vibrating metronome feature to help musicians keep a tight rhythm while playing!

Roadie 2

In 2018, Band Industries was part of Entrepreneur 360’s best entrepreneurial companies in America. In 2020, the company endeavours to continue with music gear innovation into this new decade keeping these high standards in mind.

Band Industries delivers worldwide. Customers get a 30-day money-back guarantee as well as a 1-year warranty for all Roadies. For more information, visit their website.

About Band Industries

Band Industries is dedicated to building the next generation musician’s toolkit. The company was founded by Hassane Slaibi and Bassam Jalgha and has offices in both Seattle and Beirut. Slaibi and Jalgha decided to combine their passions for music and tech by developing the company’s first product, the Roadie Tuner, in 2013. It garnered worldwide attention and accolades, including the TechCrunch Disrupt 2014 Audience Choice Award. In 2017, they successfully released their more advanced product, Roadie 2 and later in 2018, Roadie Bass. The company is now reaching their next milestone with Roadie 3 and continues to enrich the lives of musicians through tech.

Where to buy:
Roadie 3 | Kickstarter

Roadie Tuner | Amazon

5 comments on “Automatic Guitar Tuner Roadie 3 Ready To Launch”

    • Yonick
    • April 28, 2020

    Question: I’ve been playing both professionally and in my studio for 55 years, and every single time I have ever tuned I had to tune lower than the intended pitch and then pull on the string to stretch it 4 or 5 times. That takes all of the “play” out of the string and you can be confident the string will remain in tune for a period of time. I do not understand how the Roadie 2 can handle this issue if, say your 4th string is tuned to E and the Roadie 2 tunes it DOWN to a D. I can guarantee the first time I pulled on that string or bent it up a whole tone, all of the “play” would come out of it and it would have to be re-tuned, maybe 4 or 5 times. That’s why they say “tune UP” and not “tune DOWN”. Do any of the Roadie tuners address this issue?

  1. Hi Yonick, I have reached out to tech support and will get back to you. Thanks for asking.

  2. From Roadie tech support:

    Roadie 1, 2, Bass and now Roadie 3 (launching May, 2020) all have a feature that can be switched on and off called “Tune up”.
    When tuning down Roadie makes sure to undershoot and always goes up to pitch.

    • Ian Telford
    • July 23, 2020

    I’ve got a Roadie2 (which I love!) and use a lot of alternate tunings. I find that Yonick’s concern is a) real, and b) not really an issue. Briefly put, when I was hand tuning, the process would be 1) tune down to DADGAD, 2) push/pull on all the strings, 3) fine tune at least once. With the Roadie2, it’s EXACTLY the same process. Mine is set to “always tune up” mode, so when adjusting the tuning, Roadie tunes below the target note and always tunes by adding tension.

    Hope that made sense and helped.

  3. My only concern is with the reviews I read about the Roadie 2 unit’s structural integrity, especially that off the motor and gears. Has this issue been tightened up, in the R3?

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