KORG VPT-1 Vocal Pitch Trainer
A step up in vocal lessons while keeping the pitch correct.
The human voice is also a type of instrument. Let's begin by tuning it correctly. The quickest path to a beautiful performance is to start being conscious of whether you're singing at the correct pitch.
With a vertical layout that's easy to operate when held in the left hand, a five-line musical staff display to show the notes for intuitive pitch checking, and a sound back function that outputs the reference tone closest to the input vocal, this dedicated vocal lesson unit is packed with unique functions.
By giving you the confidence that you can sing the correct pitch, the VPT-1 vocal pitch trainer will help take your vocal ability to the next level.
A dedicated pitch trainer for vocals from KORG, the leader in tuners
A recording made of your voice sounds different than the voice that you yourself hear. That's because the sound travels a different route, and it's likely that you are naturally conscious of this difference when you sing. In this case, you feel that your pitch is correct, but is it actually correct?
It's important to be conscious not only of the difference in how the sound is heard but also of the pitch, and to train your senses by using a tuner to check the pitch. The importance of this is taken for granted for many instruments, so now let's introduce it for vocal lessons as well. The VPT-1 is a pitch trainer created specifically for vocals, taking full advantage of the know-how developed by Korg during its more than 40 years of producing tuners that have earned the complete trust of musicians.
Five-line staff note display
When you sing into the internal mic of the VPT-1, the note you sing is shown on the five-line staff marked with the familiar G-clef or F-clef. The red LEDs at left show whether the pitch is high or low, so adjust your voice until only the blue LED in the center is lit. Individual differences in vocal pitch range can be accommodated by using the octave shift function to adjust the detected range up or down in one-octave steps, keeping the note display within the five-line staff.
Three adjustable tuning levels (difficulty)
The strictness of tuning can be adjusted in three steps. Start with EASY, and when you've gained more skill, increase the difficulty to MEDIUM and then HARD for further improvements to your pitch accuracy.
Sound out function generates a reference tone
A must-have item for those without a sense of absolute pitch, the sound out function generates a specified reference tone. This is convenient when practicing songs that begin with the vocal, and you can also use this to improve your relative pitch on your own by repeatedly listening to a reference tone and then singing the same pitch.
Sound back function generates the reference tone that's closest to your vocal input
Like the sound out function, the sound back function helps you improve your sense of pitch on your own by outputting (from the headphone jack) the reference tone that's closest to the pitch of your vocal input. The reference tone together with the tuning guide LEDs let you train using all three senses: eyes, ears, and mouth.
Scale: 12 note equal temperament
Detection range: A1 (55 Hz) – C7 (2093 Hz): sine wave
Reference tone: Sound out: A2–C6, Sound back: A1–C7
Tuning level (dificulty): EASY, MEDIUM, HARD
Jacks: (headphone) jack (3.5 mm stereo-mini jack)
Power supply: Two AAA batteries (3V)
Battery life (Tuner mode, A4 continuous input):
Approximately 300 hours when using alkaline batteries
Approximately 200 hours when using zinccarbon batteries
Dimensions (W x D x H): 60 mm x 100 mm x 16 mm/ 2.36" x 3.94" x 0.63"
Weight: 67g/2.36 oz. (including battery)
Included items: Two AAA batteries for checking operation
The tuner mode and sound out mode settings are remembered even when the VPT-1 is turned off. However, the settings will be reset to the factory defaults when the batteries are replaced.
Octave Shift : none
Reference tone: A4