We covered the Roadie 2 when it was out and had a friend of mine who traveled with a major band professionally give it a run. Well today, assuming this posts at the right time, the Roadie 3 hits Kickstarter and as with most Kickstarter projects you can get early bird discounts and perks.
While Pocketables generally does not cover Kickstarter projects, the continuing feedback I got on the last product was good enough that I’m forgoing the usual “we don’t cover Kickstarter because over half end up with a page of nothing but complaints.” Their last product was good. Let’s hope the new one is.
The Roadie series simply requires you to pluck a string while holding it on the tuner knob, and it’ll get you in the right key even in noisy environments.
Press release follows:
ROADIE 3 AUTOMATIC GUITAR TUNER IS LIVE ON KICKSTARTER!
Roadie 3 – Accuracy Meets Speed
Ready to meet the future of tuning?
May 20th, 2020 (Seattle, WA) – 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 has just released the much anticipated new version – Roadie 3.
The updated hardware has just launched on Kickstarter, ahead of being made available to the wider public.
Despite all the challenges imposed by the current situation, the startup adjusted their way of working to continue in full speed and deliver this campaign and product to musicians around the world.
These new updates make Roadie 3 more impressive and easier to use than its predecessor. Thanks to the power of crowdfunding, Band Industries is offering Roadie 3 at a Super Early Bird discounted price – available only to those who pledge their support through the Kickstarter campaign in the first few hours.
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 any musician to tune almost any instrument with geared pegs in just seconds. 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, Roadie 3 gives users the ability to easily explore alternate tunings. It comes with as many as 100 built-in tunings and the possibility to even create your own. String changes have also been upgraded, with Roadie 3 now able to wind your new string to tension then tune it up all in one smooth step.
In the words of 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.”
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. Along with these advancements, aesthetics were not compromised. Roadie 3 now sports a more compact design that fits comfortably in your hand, pocket or kit bag. Users can now more easily see their options and make selections on Roadie 3’s new full color high resolution display screen. It is larger than Roadie 2’s screen and has a 135 x 240-pixel matrix that displays animations beautifully. The screen’s location is also greatly improved, allowing increased visibility while tuning and dynamic display of the strings’ frequency. As a welcome surprise, Band Industries also included a vibrating metronome feature to help musicians keep a tight rhythm while playing!
In 2018, Band Industries was part of Entrepreneur 360’s best entrepreneurial companies in America. In 2020, the company endeavors 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.