Tuning with a capo on

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    Ernst-Jan Visscher

    Good to know!

    i made a new guitar and named it Capo, just as I did with a DADGAD-tuning.

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    John Massengill

    What about alternate tuning with a capo?

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    Ernst-Jan Visscher

    With the new app it is simple.

    take the tuning, capo it correctly and sync the app with your Roadie2 and yo can tune it...

    ย 

    thatโ€™s it!

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    Roadie Team

    @John You can only set 1 capo value per instrument at a time and the capo value is independent of the type of tuning. So just set your capo value and select your alternate tuning and you're ready to tune.

    @Ernst-Jan Great tip. Seems like you pretty much got the hang of Roadie 2 and the Roadie Tuner app :)

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    Ian Telford

    So, I'm lucky enough to have a whole bunch of guitars, I routinely use several alternate tunings, and often play with Capo on (usually either 2, 3, or 5). Having to use the app and syncing every time I want to move the capo turns out be a PITA. It would be so great if "Capo" was on option directly on the Roadie2. Just like "Change Tuning", you could have "Change Capo". Incidentally, I started out creating new instruments (Guitar 1, Open G, Capo3; Guitar 1, Open D, no capo; etc) but gave up when I realised how many "instruments" this would spawn. Any thoughts??

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    Ian Telford

    Should have said, I absolutely LOVE this little beast, don't know how I managed without one :-)

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    Ernst-Jan Visscher

    @Isn Telford

    yes, that could be a convenient firmware-update to the Roadie2 too ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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    Gordon Smith

    Gordon
    Firstly let me say I love the tuner a lot but sympathise with Ian. It took me a wee while (with support's help) to work out the alternate tuning with capo scenario ie create the tuning, save...create instrument, link it with the tuning and sync but it didn't take long to realise that I was going to end up with a massive list of "instruments" (I'm a Joni Mitchell fan) so I would also like to see "Capo" included with the "Change Tuning" option. Also can someone tell me what the "Tune Up" option in the settings section of the app is for?

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    Ian Telford

    It "forces" the Roadie 2 to find final tune point from "below", i.e. it never achieves "in-tune" by slackening a string. I prefer it as I always do it that way manually, as I suspect most people do.

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    Gordon Smith

    Thanks for that info Ian I was reading that as Tune-up instead if Tune UP! That's my preferred way of tuning too. They should explain that better in the manual.

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    Roadie Team

    Great conversation and suggestions! We're happy to announce that we're working on adding the ability to adjust the capo from Roadie 2 itself. This is will be released very soon via a firmware update.

    @Gordon We have an article in our guide that explains tuning up and how to activate it in the app. Here's a link for you: https://bandindustries.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002467171-Tuning-up.

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    Gordon Smith

    I must admit I missed that in the guide, thanks but while I'm here what would be great would be the ability to re-order the Instruments list in the app and sync that in the tuner.

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    Ian Telford

    Just installed the new firmware with the Change Capo mod. What a difference this makes to how I use the Roadie2. Fabulous job you guys, and thanx for listening!

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    Sean Mahoney

    This is going to sound dumb, but I just wanted to confirm. You do this with the capo on, right?

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    Ian Telford

    Yep, and not dumb at all. Choose your instrument, press the button, choose a tuning, press the button and choose a capo fret. Bingo.ย 

    Also, Roadie2 guys, love being able to reorder my instruments, even though the only reason to even have different instruments now is if I set different "intonations" for any particular axe.

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    Barry Moores

    Iโ€™m confused. My Roadie 2 was just delivered today. I donโ€™t get a change capo option!
    Do I have to do a firmware update or something?
    Thx,
    Baz

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    Roadie Team

    Hi Barry! That's odd do you mean you can't this option at all? If that's the case, please reach out to our support team at support@bandindustries.com with your Roadie ID and they'll investigate further.

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    Barry Moores

    Yes, I couldnโ€™t see the Change Capo option at all.
    However, once I figured out how to do a firmware update, the option was available, so all good, thanks! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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