Rocktron X-Tune Classic & Signature Series User manual

Rocktron X-Tune Classic & Signature Series User manual
Your X-Tune™ pedal has been tested and complies with the following
Standards and Directives as set forth by the European Union:
Council Directive(s):
89/336/EEC
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Standard(s):
EN55013, EN50082-1
This means that this product has been designed to meet stringent guidelines on how much RF energy it can emit, and that it should be immune from
other sources of interference when properly used. Improper use of this
equipment could result in increased RF emissions, which may or may not
interfere with other electronic products.
To insure against this possibility, always use good shielded cables for all
audio input and output connections. This will help insure compliance with
the Directive(s).
For more information about other Rocktron products, please see your local
dealer or one of our importers closest to you (listed on the Rocktron website
- www.rocktron.com).
Precautions
Read all instructions contained in this manual.
Keep these instructions
Heed all warnings
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean with dry cloth
Copyright © 2004 GHS Corporation
All Rights Reserved.
Precautions Continued....
Do not block any ventilation openings (if applicable). Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
This product is not equipped with a plug or cable. This pedal runs on a 9 Volt
Battery, if a 9Volt DC adapter is the used please follow adapter manufacturer’s
operation instructions.
Only used attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Do not use this product with any case, stand tripod, bracket or table that is not
specified by the manufacturer. Insure that the case, stand, tripod, bracket etc. is
properly adjusted and setup (follow all instructions). Extra care and caution should
be taken to avoid tip over and injury.
Unplug this apparatus during lightening storms or when unused during long periods
of time.
Refer all service to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power supply or plug is damaged,
liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus or if the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally or has been
dropped.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SERVICE THIS EQUIPMENT. QUALIFIED PERSONNEL SHOULD SERVICE THIS EQUIPMENT ONLY. DO NOT MAKE ANY
INTERNAL ADJUSTMENTS OR ADDITIONS TO THIS EQUIPMENT AT ANY
TIME OR TAMPER WITH INTERNAL ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AT ANY
TIME. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY VOID THE
WARRANTY OF THIS EQUIPMENT AS WELL AS CAUSING A SHOCK
HAZARD.
OPERATING TEMPERATURE
Do not expose this unit to excessive heat. This unit is designed to operate between
32 F and 104 F (0 C and 40 C). This unit may not function properly under extreme
temperatures.
Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the Rocktron
X-Tune.
The X-Tune provides easy tuning in a cool pedal
format. A chromatic pedal tuner for guitar and bass, the
X-Tune offers multi-LEDs and lighted notes that make
it easy to tune on dark stages. Built in Rocktron’s
strong aluminum chassis, the X-Tune allows muting for
silent tuning, and continuous out for live tuning. The
X-Tune handles 12 Note tuning and a 7 octave range. A
calibration switch is provided. Like most Rocktron
pedals, the X-Tune features an easy access battery
compartment. Add this tuner to your stomp box setup
and stay in the pedal world
Enjoy
Connection 1- Continuous Tuning
Connection 2 - MUTE Silent Tuning
Connection 3- Continuous Tuning with
another stomp box
Connection 4 - MUTE Silent Tuning
with another stomp box.
Descriptions
Descriptions
1
Note Indicator LEDs -These LEDs show the note being tuned. The note
indicated above the LED (see point 2) is actual note being tuned.
2
Notes - This row of notes will light up when the unit is turned on. The LED
under the note being tuned will light up.
3
Flat Indicator LED - this flashing LED will light if the note being played is
flat. The more “flat” the note is, the faster the LED will flash.
4
In Tune LED - when the note being played is “in tune” this LED will light.
5
Sharp Indicator LED - this flashing LED will light if the note being played is
sharp. The more “sharp” the note is, the faster the LED will flash.
6
Calibration Button - this button is used to calibrate the X-Tune to match the
pitch of any instrument or audio source (like an old piano or tape player). For
details on this function - see section titled “X-Tune Calibration.”
7
DC 9V Input - To use external power (not provided) use only a 9-Volt DC
adapter
8
Input - Using a standard guitar cable with a 1/4” jack, plug your guitar into
this jack.
9
OUT TO AMP - Continuous Output Jack - If you would like to be able to hear
the guitar note while tuning connect a standard guitar cable with a 1/4” jack
connect to your next effect or directly into your amplifier.
10
OUT TO AMP - Mute Silent Tuning Jack - If you would like to be able to
mute the output of your guitar going to your amplifier or next stomp box so
that you can tune in silence - connect a standard guitar cable with a 1/4” jack
connect to your next effect or directly into your amplifier.
Descriptions Continued
11
On/Off Switch - This switch determines whether the pedal is “on” or
“off” - When ON the blue LED will be lit. When OFF the LED will not
be lit.
12
9-Volt Battery Compartment - to access pull on small tab labeled
“OPEN”. Replace with a new 9-Volt battery. Always remember to
unplug your guitar cords from the pedal to conserve battery life. Some
battery drain may take place when unit is plugged in (even if the unit is
bypassed).
X-Tune Calibration
To match the pitch of any instrument or audio source (like an old piano or tape
player) press the “Calibration” button while simultaneously playing the note on the
instrument. (Note: you might have to first tune one string on the guitar or bass by
ear to match the actual note if the piano is out of standard tuning or if the tape
player you are playing along with runs slower or faster than normal). Once you
have one note on the guitar tuned to the source - simply play that note on the guitar while the note is “ringing” press the Calibration button. The tuning pitch of the
tuner will automatically be shifted to match the pitch of the audio source. Release
the button and tune the remaining strings as normal with the tuner The tuner at this
point has automatically adjusted the tuning range to match that pitch. To reset the
tuner to standard 440Hz pitch turn off the tuner and then back on again with the
footswitch (see controls - point 11).
LED Functions (detailed)
1
Flat Indicator LED - this flashing LED will light if the note being played is
flat. The more “flat” the note is, the faster the LED will flash. Tune the string
up until the LED stops flashing and the “IN TUNE” LED lights.
2
IN TUNE LED - when the note being played is “in tune” this LED will light.
3
Sharp Indicator LED - this flashing LED will light if the note being played is
sharp. The more “sharp” the note is, the faster the LED will flash. Tune the
string down until the LED stops flashing and the “IN TUNE” LED lights.
4
These letters indicate the notes in the standard tuning range for guitar. These
notes will “light-up” when the X-Tune is turned on...this is ideal for tuning on
dark or dimly lit stages.
5
These LEDs will light depending on the note being played. These LEDs are
indicator lights for the notes A, B, C, D, E, F, and G
6
These LEDs will light depending on the note being played. These LEDs are
indicator lights for Sharp notes or flat notes - A# or Bflat, C# or Dflat, D# or
Eflat, F# or Gflat, or G#
7
These dots are the note indicators for A# or Bflat, C# or Dflat, D# or Eflat,
F# or Gflat, or G#.
Tuning Instuctions
Step 1 - plug the guitar/bass into the tuner - see “connections” section.
Step 2 - play a note on your guitar. In the example on the following page we are
tuning the low E string on a guitar or bass. Pluck your E string, and if needed,
adjust your tuning machine on your instrument until the LED under note “E” is lit
(indicated as 1 in the preceding diagram).
Step 3 - if your note is flat - the “FLAT” LED will light and flash. The speed of the
flash will show you by “how much” your string is flat. If the Flat LED is flashing
rapidly, tune your string up. During this process the LED will begin flashing
slower. (Indicated as point 2 in the preceding diagram).
Step 4 - if your note is sharp - the “SHARP” LED will light and flash. The speed of
the flash will show you by “how much” your string is sharp. If the Sharp LED is
flashing rapidly, tune your string down. During this process the LED will begin
flashing slower. (Indicated as point 3 in the preceding diagram).
Step 5 - Continue with step 3 or step 4 until the flat or sharp LED stops flashing and
the blue “IN TUNE” LED lights. At this point the string is in tune.
Step 6 - Continue steps 2-5 but using your other strings on your guitar or bass.
Tuning Instructions Diagram
Specifications
Maximum Input
-5dBu
Input Impedance
470K
Current Consumption
30mA
Power Requirements
DC9V>100mA built-in regulator
* CE Approved *
Hints and Tips:
The X-Tune is sensitive - so it is not necessary to strike your string very hard standard string attack will work. Additionally, if you are in a loud environment try
using harmonics to tune your instrument. Lightly touch the string over the 12th fret
of your instrument and pick the string with normal pick attack. This will create a
harmonic. It will work on all strings.
The MUTE Silent Output Jack is ideal for tuning in live situations. This will allow
you to tune without everyone in the audience hearing you tune. Additionally, this
will mute the signal going to your amplifier which will help you keep down noise
generated if you are using a high gain amplifier.
When using the X-Tune with the Continuous Output Jack, make sure you turn off
your tuner once you are done tuning. Leaving the tuner on will run down the
battery.
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2813 Wilber Ave
Battle Creek MI 49015
USA
Rocktron Phone: 1-(269)-968-3351
Email: info@rocktron.com
www.rocktron.com
2004-0001
Rev. 02/01/04
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