September 2, 2011

Samson CT20 Tuner Review

There are a lot of guitar tuners out there. Everything from rack mounted tuners, stage mounted tuners, and advanced chromatic tuners all meant to keep you guitar at the perfect pitch. Most of these are advanced tuners with a large price tag. Luckily for those of us beginner guitar players on a budget, we have the Samson CT20 guitar tuner.

Samson CT20 Clip-On Tuner Features:

  • Full color LCD display
  • Integrated clip with 360° movement for easy viewing
  • Chromatic, guitar and bass tuning scales
  • Built-in mic or clip-on setting for precise tuning
  • Flat tuning/transposition
  • Real-time response for tuning accuracy
  • Pitch calibration rages from A 410 to 490Hz
  • Powered by a single CR2032 battery (included)
  • Auto power-off and energy-saving functions for maximum battery life

While this tuner may not be as accurate as some of the more advanced tuners mentioned above, it is certainly sleek in design and full of features for …


August 19, 2011

Zoom H2N: The Future of Portable Recorders

Samson, the company that makes Zoom recorders, sent me a prototype of their new portable digital recorder the H2n. I originally wrote a blog detailing my initial impressions of the recorder before I was able to get my hands on it. Now that I have had the chance to play around with it, I must say that I am quite impressed with their new recorder.

Thoughts Post Demo

I wrote a blog on the H2n before I got my hands on it and I had some things that I thought were lacking. For instance I did not like how there was no XLR, 1/4 inch combination input like on the H4n. My doubts were quickly erased when I used the on board mics and played around with the menu functions. The mics are great and implementing an external input would have made the recorder larger and less portable.

In addition …