The KDM-3 is well-known for its powerful and easily-heard sound and a compact size

The KORG KDM series is renowned for its powerful volume and its clearly-audible tone. We are proud to announce the latest model, the KDM-3 which features a fresh new appearance. Along with an attractive look that resembles a miniature mechanical metronome, it also contains a rich variety of beat patterns and metronome sounds. It's also packed with the convenient functions that you expect from a digital unit and will support your performance in situation, regardless of genre or instrument.

The KDM-3 is well-known for its powerful and easily-heard sound and a compact size. A limited number of units are now available featuring a front panel made of durable and elegant pyinkado wood. The chic brown woodgrain adds warmth to the monotone body. Its elegant look will project an atmosphere of refinement, not only while you practice your instrument, but also as an item of interior décor.

The KDM-3’s design is similar to that of an acoustic mechanical metronome, except much smaller. It will fit nicely on a tabletop, on your piano, or in any practicing environment. Featuring a newly designed sealed speaker enclosure, it delivers powerful volume that exceeds its compact size. The lineup gives you a choice of two colors: sophisticated black or pure white.

The design is not the only way in which this unit is reminiscent of a mechanical metronome. The KDM-3 now provides the sound of an acoustic mechanical metronome. You can also choose alternative sounds to suit your performance or instrument, including cowbell, rimshot, or voice. All of these sounds deliver a clear tone that is easy to hear and will not be obscured even by high-volume instruments.

In addition to 0-9 beats per measure with your choice of duplets, triplets, triplets omitting the middle note, quadruplets, and quadruplets omitting the middle notes, we've provided variations such as son clave and rumba clave, for a total of 19 built-in beat patterns. The tempo can be freely specified in the range of 30 to 252 beats/minute. From classic to pop, jazz, and Latin, this unit covers your needs in a wide range of genres.

Timer mode is a function that operates the metronome for a specified length of time and then automatically stops. It’s a great convenience for warming-up or when practicing the basics.

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