The original Polytune pedal from TC Electronic has been on my pedalboard since it was released, while I don’t necessarily use the polyphonic function that often I find that the response of the single note mode is incredibly fast and accurate and the display is so bright that it can be used in any situation daylight or dark stages. When TC Electronic announced the Polytune Mini at this year’s NAMM I was intrigued, if they could really fit all that functionality into a pedal half it’s size that would save space on my pedalboard and I could maybe squeeze another on there?
I have not been disappointed in any way by the Polytune Mini, yes it is stripped down in the way of features but to be honest they are features that don’t affect me anyway, for instance on the large version of the Polytune you can change the display to Stream mode which is like a strobe style display and it lets you switch to bass mode too. The core features though are identical, fast precision tuning in either polyphonic or monophonic mode and in poly mode you can choose between standard tuning down to low B, Drop D tuning and in Capo mode up to the 7th fret by simply pushing a button on the side to cycle through and releasing at the one you want to use. Without these extra modes polyphonic mode would be limited to only E Standard.
Check out my demo above and I think you will agree this is the coolest tuner on the market today, it will be taking the place of my large Polytune pedal on my board so that I can squeeze my Corona Chorus on there!
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