After some confusion and premature announcements, I finally got the firmware update myself. It turns out that it’s still in beta test form and it wasn’t released for the NAMM show as last promised. However, it seems to be a pretty public beta. I don’t want to let things out of TC’s control and post the download link here, but if you have a Polytune and want to add a couple of new features to it, leave me a comment with a valid e-mail address and I’ll send you the e-mail address where you can request the update.
What it does with the new firmware is sets up the polyphonic tuning display for a low D rather than E for guitar and bass. It also offers a “capo” mode so that you can tell it what fret you have the capo on, strum across all the strings, and the poly disply will show you what’s out of tune. This is really handy.
If you get a new Polytune, it will have this firmware installed, and the upcoming “mini” model will also have it. But if you have an older one, no reason not to update it now. It seems fully stable and does what it’s supposed to do.
And if you don’t have any idea what I’m talking about, check the Reviews section for a review of this cool tuner gadget. .