Although tuning is paramount, drummers understandably spend more time developing playing skills, not tuning skills.
After all, having great sounding drums mean nothing if your playing skills don’t level up.
The inverse is also true. It’s pointless having great ability but your drums sound like glorified trash cans.
Some drummers might not consider the sound of their drum kit a high priority, but nice sounding drums make it more enjoyable to practice and get better.
Many of the world’s top drummers can tune their drums by ear, but they know that time is money. They know that the longer they spend tuning drums, the less time they have to play drums.
tune-bot helps them eliminate setup time and frustration when tuning their drums.
tune-bot makes it effortless to get your drums tuned perfectly. And because it comes with the ability to choose from presets you set up, you’ll be banging out beats YOUR way in no time.
...it's like having a drum tech in my stick bag at all times.
Some of the world’s top drummers thrum with praise for tune-bot.
For fast and consistent setup night after night we count on tune-bot. No matter the city or venue, simply pull up your saved settings and soundcheck is a breeze.
When I was a kid, I would have given a lot to know exactly how my drumming idols tuned their drums...now it is possible! With tune-bot, you not only can learn the exact—and I mean exact tuning combinations of your idols—but you can re-create your favorite personal drum sound to the most minute detail with this digital tuning device for drums. My drum tech, Pel, and I really love this ground breaking device because while I'm out on tour with P!NK, Pel can make every drum sound exactly that way we love it every night with the extensive memorized tunings stored in the tune-bot. Trust me; this device really is all THAT!
Drummer for P!NK
Hey, I wanna play drums, not tune 'em. tune-bot helps me get to what I love ... FASTER.
I'm having great success with the tune-bot. It's a very powerful tool that packs a lot of punch for the price. I've been using it on the road and in sessions. I especially like the fact that for studio applications, I can tune my snare and toms to specific resonant notes for the key of the song we are tracking. It will make your snare pop and your toms sing and sit right in the mix. I recommend it immensely!
Hands free usage, easy to read in stage lighting and 80 save slots, this is a time-saver in every way.
My toms have never sounded better!
NBC's The Voice
We recently did a live record. I met the mix engineer in Nottingham and he was blown away by the drum sound. They had a main show - but if there was a sound issue, he could go to any one of the other five shows and grab 8 bars to fix it - and the drum sound never changed! I mean, how cool is that?!
The Jesus and Mary Chain
tune-bot is an easy and effective way to tune your drums.
Hall and Oates
tune-bot is the best way to keep my drums sounding and feeling consistent. Lug pitch matching keeps the drum balanced and singing to it's full potential. The large super clear screen, ability to save tuning preferences, quick response, easy to use and precise accuracy is just some of the reasons it belongs in any drummers or techs toolbox. It's a must have for any touring drummer especially for fly date backline kits.
This ... Is Simply Amazing!
Black Label Society
Pitch Perfect Every Time!
As a professional musician I have found the tune-bot amazing. I've always tuned my own drums and percussion by ear but found the tune-bot gives it that precise edge! As a teacher, the 'Bot has aided in my students understanding in tuning and pitch and proved the importance of pedantry. It has improved both my students and my knowledge of pitch (and hertz) and precision. Its tuning is amazingly precise and the memory functions are ingenious and intuitive. That and I've never seen a cooler looking gadget.
I TESTED THE TUNE-BOT ON TOUR AND IN STUDIO. AND MY CONCLUSION IS THE FOLLOWING: COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT ANYMORE!
The tuning tool that I've found to be the most helpful/accurate is the tune-bot. It's based on pitch and not tension and can hear smaller differences in pitch than our ears can discern.
Nashville session drummer
Since the first time I used the tune-bot I was blown away. Its the only true way of tuning your drums. This is a must have for every drummer!
The Tune-bot is hands down the most innovative, resourceful and coolest drum tuning devices available to drummers, it affords me the ability to tune my drums to finite digital precision in any live or studio situation in a fraction of the time it previously took. Having the ability to experiment with various and new tuning options based on the proven science of the Tune-bot opens up a whole new world of sound possibilities for drummers. I am truly impressed with all of the great features that are packed into the Tune-bot. I especially love that it affords me the ability to have all of my perfect tuning settings saved for my whole kit and that they are so conveniently available and accessible, it's like having a drum tech in my stick bag at all times.
Dead City Dolls
Tune-bot has become an invaluable tool for me as both a drummer and a producer. Not only does it help me tune any drum I use to perfection, but it helps me to mix my drums with great accuracy and efficiency! I am proud to join the Tune-bot family of artists.
Even though I tune my kit by ear, it can be a challenge to get the exact same tuning for sessions over time, or to swop out heads fast on stage. I set it up once and I have my entire kit saved so my tuned sound is always pitch-correct. tune-bot is the coolest, fastest, most consistently accurate way to help your ears tune the kit every time.
If you've spent years searching for that perfect sound, if you've spent hours in a studio booth searching for that perfect tone, if you've rushed at sound check to get that perfect tuning, your search is over for the perfect tuner. Try tune-bot, the perfect tuner!!!
I use DW drums, as you know the shells are matched according to pitch. I have programmed my tune-bot according to the pitch stamped inside each shell. So, when I put new heads on the drums, I don't have to waste time trying to find the right tuning. And as I tighten the head, the tune-bot is already set to tell me if the pitch is up or down, no time wasted
The tune-bot has added a new quick and effective way of drum tuning. It's Like my credit card. I don't leave home without it and it's a MUST have in your drum arsenal! I use it before all sessions work, rehearsals and shows. I can tune to notes and SAVE TIME! I recommend this to ALL drummers no matter what level of expertise you are.
After so many years of tuning in the dark, tune-bot enlightened and demystified drum tuning for me.
Using tune-bot will make your drumming life so much easier.
Here are some of the benefits of using this incredible tool for tuning your drums.
tune-bot is a cinch to set up. Simply attach it to your drum with the convenient quick clip, switch it on, choose your setting and start tuning.
Like most gadgets, tune-bot comes with a learning curve. But it's not a steep learning curve to perfectly tuned drums. Once you've tuned your drums with tune-bot a few times it'll be like riding a bike: you'll never forget how to do it!
tune-bot comes with the ability to store drum presets. That means you have, at your fingertips, a whole database of different drum tuning settings to choose from that YOU created. No matter the setup required, tune-bot can handle it.
No two drums or drum heads are exactly the same. That means, even if you use the exact same tension on two drums, the outcome might be vastly different. But if you tune to pitch, which is what tune-bot allows you to do, you'll get the exact sound you want from each drum, every time.
tune-bot's accuracy is unsurpassed. When you tune your drum set using tune-bot you can rest assured your drums are tuned perfectly. tune-bot lets you tune to specific notes or frequencies, putting you in charge of your tuning. And not only does it show your drum's fundamental pitch, it also lets you tune each tension rod (lug pitch) to perfection.
Because of the multi-coloured display, tune-bot is easy to understand, which means you won't be frowning in frustration, trying to figure out how to tune. And because the display is crystal clear and large, you won't struggle to read it, even if you're in a smokey or low-light environment.
tune-bot comes in a hard plastic shell, making it resistant to knocks. Tuners are usually thrown into bags along with musical instruments, not carried around in hard-shell bomb-resistant cases. So you'll be glad to know that tune-bot is able to handle a bump.
tune-bot is so easy to use that you’ll be banging on perfectly tuned drums in no time.
These quick-start guides will show you how to use tune-bot, so you can get to playing. There are two main steps to tuning your drums: finding your drum’s fundamental pitch and matching lug pitch (tension rod pitch).
PLEASE NOTE: these are merely the basics. Once you’re comfortable using tune-bot you can start tuning with more advanced settings.
Follow these steps to find your drum’s fundamental node (the lowest and loudest pitch your drum produces).
Follow these steps to tune your drum’s lugs (AKA tension rod tuning) to match your fundamental pitch.
These handy videos show you how to use tune-bot.
Tommy Rickard gives a rundown of how to set up tune-bot Studio, how to measure fundamental pitch and how to tune each tension rod (lug pitch). He also explains what tune-bot’s filter mode is and how the saving system helps you save different drum scenarios. Tommy also explains why the high range mode is a handy addition to tune-bot Studio.
Don’t wait any longer.
If you’re an amateur drummer eager to spend more time drumming than tuning, get tune-bot.
If you’re a long time drumming pro, get tune-bot and benefit from even quicker setup time, which allows you more time to refine your already insane skills, or more time doing what puts cash in your pocket, which is play, not tune.