Korg MA-1 Blue Compact Metronome


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The Korg MA-1 Blue is multi-function metronome with a broad tempo range, beat-counting display, chromatic reference pitch for tuning, earphone jack, and long battery life

The Korg MA-1 compact metronome that provides musicians with a variety of functions belying its small size. The MA-1 offers two types of tempo steps, a tap tempo function, and a beat display that makes practicing easier. It also features a 12-step chromatic reference pitch for instrument tuning that is adjustable from 410-480Hz. The MA-1 also has and earphone jack for private practice, memory backup and auto power-off to save battery life, which allows up to 290 hours of continuous operation. The MA-1 comes in your choice of blue/black or red/black color schemes.

Korg MA-1 Compact Metronome in one take:

  • Simple and straightforward beat-counting display
  • Three methods for tempo setting and eight rhythm types
  • Chromatic reference pitch for instrument Earphone jack for private practice, and tuning
  • Memory backup, battery-saving auto-off function
  • Long battery life
  • Blue with black trim

Beat-counting display

Since the human brain responds more rapidly to images, the MA-1’s beat-counting display, provides easily comprehensible triangular icons to indicate the specified beat. The icon color changes on each beat (moving from left to right), indicating the current beat of the measure. This also provides a visual for measure changes, so you always know where 1 one is—a distinct advantage over sound-only metronomes.

Tempo and rhythm settings

The Korg MA-1 offers three ways to set tempo: you can use standard increments or pendulum steps like a mechanical metronome; set tempo in single-step increments ranging from 30 to 252 BPM (full steps); or you can use the tap tempo function to synchronize the MA-1 in time with music playback. The MA-1 enables you to specify beat count up to nine beats per measure, with eight rhythm types based on quarter-, eighth-, and sixteenth-note variations including quadruplets, quadruplets with middle beats omitted, and quadruplets with the third and fourth beats omitted. MA-1 rhythms also include, straight triplets, triplets with inner beat omitted, and triplets with the third beat omitted.

Sound Out chromatic tuning mode

Sound Out mode produces a reference pitch (selectable over an octave C4-B4) that you can for instrument tuning or ear training. The frequency of the A4 reference pitch can calibrated in 1Hz steps from 410Hz to 480Hz.

Earphone jack for personal use

An 1/8″ mini-jack earphone output is provided for private use. The earphone volume can be adjusted to suit personal practice in your room to group rehearsal in the studio.

Memory backup /auto power-off

On power-off, all current settings are recalled on next power-up, including tempo, beat, rhythm, calibration, and reference tone. (These settings will be initialized when you replace the batteries.) To preserve battery life, the MA-1 powers down after 20 minutes of non-use with the power on.

Up to 290 hours of continuous use

The MA-1 is designed for long battery life, with continuous operation of approximately 70 hours when using zinc-carbon batteries, or approximately 290 hours when using alkaline batteries.

Korg MA-1 Metronome full feature list:

  • Multi-function compact metronome
  • Beat-Counting display makes it easier to practice your rhythm and phrasing
  • Choose from two types of tempo steps: pendulum steps or full steps
  • Tap Tempo function lets you quickly set the desired tempo
  • Beat display offers from 1 to 9 beats, plus 8 rhythm types to practice any style of music
  • Tune any instrument using the 12 step (C4 – B4) chromatic reference pitch
  • Adjustable calibration setting (410 – 480 Hz)
  • Earphone jack with adjustable volume
  • Memory backup function and auto power-off function
  • Up to approximately 290 hours of continuous operation

The MA-1 makes an excellent practice partner for any and all musicians looking to stay on top of their game. Order yours today.


Korg MA-1 Metronome specifications:

Color: Blue

Tempo range: 30 to 252/min (BPM)

Tempo settings: Pendulum Step, Full Step, Tap Tempo

Beats: 0–9 beats

Rhythms: Quarter notes, eighth notes, triplets (straight triplets, triplets with inner beat omitted, triplets with the third beat omitted), sixteenth notes (quadruplets, quadruplets with middle beats omitted, quadruplets with the third and fourth beats omitted)

Tempo accuracy: +/-0.2 %

Reference pitch: Twelve-tone equal temperament C4–B4

Calibration range: 410Hz–480Hz (1Hz steps)

Reference pitch precision: +/-1 cent or better

Connectors: Headphones jack (stereo mini jack ø3.5mm / 1/8”)

Speaker: Dynamic speaker (Max. 0.5W, ø23mm)

Power supply: Two AAA batteries, 3V (included)

Battery Life: Approx. 70 hours (when using zinc-carbon batteries), Approx. 290 hours (when using alkaline batteries), (tempo 120, 4 beats, and max volume)

Dimensions (W x D x H): 4-1/16″ x 2-5/16″ x 21/32″ (102 x 59 x 17 mm)

Weight: 2.5 oz. (71g) (including batteries)

Included Items: Two AAA batteries for checking operation

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 3 x 5 x 1 in
Attribute: Manufacturer Part Number



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