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Roadie Tuner: the ultimate guitarist tool

A project in San Francisco, CA by Band Industries

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Tune your guitar quickly and accurately, and keep your strings fit with the built in health check. Roadie is the ultimate guitar tool.
Backers: 2002
Average Pledge Per Backer: $89

Funded: $178,613 of $60,000
Dates: Nov 20th -> Jan 4th (46 days)
Project By: Band Industries
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Latest News

The final countdown

January 3rd - via:
Dear Backers, This is officially the last day of our campaign, we will save all the feelings and emotions for tomorrow. For now, we need to focus on reaching the last stretch goal of $180K and we are very close! With $180K, you will all receive... (Read More)

Roadie's last week, follow us into the future.

December 29th - via:
Hello backers, We just crossed our $150K mark and we wouldn't have done it without your awesome support. Thank you for everything! This is our last week on Kickstarter and If you haven't done so already I would like to invite you to: Like us on... (Read More)

Holiday Greetings from Roadie

December 23rd - via:
Hello Everyone, Thanks to your help, this year has been great for us, and we are looking forward to a new year filled with excitement! We would like to wish you and your loved ones great holidays and an amazing new year. Also, we want to share a gift... (Read More)

The Roadie looks a thousand miles with his eyes.

December 9th - via:
Hello Backers, We made it! We are happy to announce that thanks to your support we just unlocked the first stretch goal. We are still in the beginning (25 days left) and we are aiming for the second stretch goal, so please help us push the news by... (Read More)

From Shenzhen to San Francisco: HAXLR8R's Third Demo Day

December 3rd - via:
If you were to take apart the hardware on your computer, you'd see a microcosm of the world. A simple look at a laptop computer on SourceMap, the popular software for sourcing the materials and components of just about any object and where those pieces come form, reveals an incredibly complex trade route: Unlike software, which can be hacked together regardless of location, hardware requires a lot of moving parts, from raw materials to manufacturing to assembly. It's a process that criss-crosses the globe until the final product arrives in our hands, ready to use. (Read More)

Announcing stretch goals!

November 27th - via:
Hello lovely backers, As we are close to reaching our 1000 backers mark, we finally would like to announce our stretch goals: If we reach $120K - we will add wind / unwind buttons on Roadie hence allowing you to restring with a press of a button. If... (Read More)

Give Roadie a hand, he's really part of the band (Strech Goals)

November 26th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

The Roadie Smart Tuner Takes the Pain out of Tuning Your Guitar

November 26th - via:
Roadie, a Bluetooth-connected smart tuner that automatically adjusts your strings for you, is about to make learning to play the guitar a lot easier. (Read More)

Let the Roadies take the stage

November 24th - via:
Hey lovely backers! Roadie team is very happy and honored to announce that we are now FUNDED! Because of all your support we reached our $60K goal in 4 days only. Thank you for your support and for believing in us! We promise you that we will keep... (Read More)

Roadie tunes your guitar for you, tells you when your strings are about to break (hands-on)

November 22nd - via:
Unless you've traded your guitar strings for an axe-shaped MIDI controller, tuning your guitar is probably one of those chores you've just learned to deal with. It's hardly the bane of any guitarist's existence, but sometimes it seems like there could just be a faster, more brainless way to get your instrument ready to jam. Turns out, there is. (Read More)

Roadie is almost there!

November 20th - via:
It has been almost two days since Roadie's launch and we are over 65% funded! This means the world to us. Yesterday was our haxlr8r demo day at Runway, San Francisco where we gave live demos of Roadie in action. Roadie team a few minutes before the... (Read More)

Roadie is a clever robot guitar-tuner (Kickstarter)

November 20th - via:
If you play guitar, Roadie is your new friend that just launched on Kickstarter. It tunes your guitar precisely and quickly to let you focus on actual playing. And by tracking the quality of your guitar strings through time, it warns you when they are about to snap, and recommends changing them when tone quality starts dropping. It’s like having a Gibson auto-tuning guitar, but with the guitar you already have and without the hefty price tag. (Read More)

Roadie handheld robotic tuner (almost) ready to rock

November 20th - via:
Learning to tune a guitar to concert pitch is one of the first hurdles to overcome when starting out, but it's a necessary evil. You have to know how the strings sound when in tune, to take action when they're not. (Read More)

You Can Tune A Guitar But You Can’t Tune A Fish With Roadie

November 20th - via:
As everyone knows, roadies are hired to set up gear, tear down gear, drink, and tune guitars. Now roadies can do one less of those things and do more of something else. The Roadie is an automatic tuner for any stringed instrument that uses the iPhone to listen to your guitar and a motorized accessory that turns the machine head to exactly the right position. It’s going to put a lot of real roadies out of business. (Read More)

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