Music Gear Review: Peterson Stroboclip HD

Peterson Tuners’ StroboClip HDTM is their next generation of clip-on tuner. Its new custom-designed clip allows easy attachment to any stringed, woodwind or brass instrument for Peterson’s unrivaled tuning resolution of .01 cent—that’s 1/1000th of a semi-tone. The StroboClip HD’s screen has almost twice the resolution compared to its predecessor, so you get very smooth tuning action plus real-time response that makes it easy to view even the smallest changes in pitch.

The StroboClip HD has a black matte case constructed of high-impact material for rugged reliability on the road. The battery life has been extended with over 20 hours of tuning time using a single, standard CR2032 battery. This is an indication of an improved electronic design.

StroboClip HD comes with 50 proprietary Sweetened TuningTM presets that can help correct inherent tuning issues in many instruments. StroboClip HD also supports the Peterson Connect online utility whereby owners can connect it (using a USB cable) to update the latest firmware or create a custom configuration if desired.

StroboClip HD sells for $59.99 MAP.

Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine.