Summerfield is taking the first deliveries of OnBoard Research's Intellitouch Freedom One this summer.
The firms expects to take its first deliveries in July. The Intellitouch Freedom One provides a digital wireless link between a guitar and a pedal tuner, eliminating the cable normally attached to a guitar. It has two components - a compact wireless transmitter that plugs directly into a standard 1/4 inch output jack on a guitar or bass, and a pedal tuner with a 1/4 inch output that connects to an amplifier or other effects pedals.
“Our customers asked for an affordable digital wireless system, and we have now produced a very innovative solution”, said Art Harvey, director of marketing and sales for OnBoard Research. “The Freedom One is the first product in our new Intellitouch Digital Wireless Series. It's a great entry-level wireless product and we are proud to be the innovator of this new technology.”
The Freedom One's pedal has a built-in tuner with a large backlit display that changes from red to green when in tune. The tuner is automatic, chromatic, and displays the measured musical note on a large LCD screen for fast, easy tuning. The pedal also has a backlit footswitch that is easy to find on a dark stage. The footswitch turns on the tuner display and optionally mutes the output while tuning.
It has also has a feature to save batteries - a backup input jack for an audio cable, so that the pedal tuner can still be used without the wireless transmitter. If a user wishes to consume no batteries while practicing, they simply plug the pedal into a standard 9v effect pedal power supply and connect an audio cable from their guitar to the extra input jack on the pedal. T
It is expected to retail around £85 in the UK.