Tascam Announces MP-GT1 – MP3 Player / Guitar Trainer
Tascam has introduced the MP-GT1, the first MP3 player designed for musicians. Based on the CD-GT1mkII, this mobile MP3 Player / Guitar Trainer includes enough memory to store up to 240 songs. Guitar parts can be slowed down, looped and even eliminated to help you learn new riffs.
Play back MP3s using Variable Speed Audition, which slows down the speed without changing the pitch, and sections can be seamlessly looped while practicing tricky passages. Songs can even be pitched up or down to match the tuning of your guitar, so you don’t have to re-tune for every song. The guitar input lets you rock along with thick overdrive and multi-effects, including a “guitar canceller” so you can play along with your favorite bands. A tuner, metronome, and rechargeable battery are also built-in. All of this is packed into an MP3 player smaller than a stomp box, so stuff it in your backpack, gig bag or back pocket and hit the road
The Tascam MP-GT1 uses a high-speed USB connection to load up MP3s and charge the built-in battery (an optional power supply is also available). Zip through your MP3 collection using a data wheel, dedicated buttons and a graphical LCD display. A rechargeable 9-hour lithium ion battery is built into the unit, and an optional power supply is also available.
Tascam MP-GT1 measures 105Ã—78Ã—25.5mm, weighs 220g and will be available in Japan from February 28th. No pricing for Europe or the States has been announced. More information on the Tascam MP-GT1.