Getting Started with Roadie 3

Modified on Mon, 19 Feb at 1:19 PM

Ready to give that Roadie 3 a go? It's really easy. Follow this guide to get started. 


Inside the box


Get to know your Roadie 


Power and recharging

Roadie 3 has an extended battery life that can tune up to 150 strings on a single charge, and is USB-C rechargeable. Though we strongly recommend using the charging cable included in the box, you can use other compatible USB-C chargers. 

While charging, a red LED indicator light will shine. This light will change to green when Roadie 3 is fully charged. 

To turn Roadie on, simply press the power button. To turn it off, long press on the power button for 3 seconds. 


Start using Roadie

STEP 1:  Add an instrument 

To tune your instrument, the first thing you will need to do is to create an instrument profile for it on your Roadie 3. 

  • Turn on your Roadie by clicking the power button at the top 
  • Select Tuner > Add Instrument > Select your instrument type > Choose the number of strings > Name your instrument > Press and hold the right navigation button to save


It is important that you create an instrument profile for each of your guitars, even if they are of the same type so that Roadie can learn about them and tune them better over time.

Your newly added instrument will be saved and set to standard tuning. For example, if your instrument is a 6-string acoustic guitar, the tuning will be set to  E2/A2/D3/G3/B3/E4. You can easily change tuning or create your own custom tunings.

If you cannot find the instrument type you would like to add, you can easily create a custom instrument using the Roadie Tuner mobile app.


STEP 2: Start tuning

To begin tuning your instrument:

  • Turn your Roadie on and enter the Tuner menu. Select an instrument from the list displayed on the screen
  • By default, Roadie will begin with the first tuning peg (the one closest to you). For example, if you are tuning a 6 string guitar in standard, that would be E2. However, if you want to jump straight to a particular string, you can use the navigation buttons (up and down) to change the selected note
  • Place Roadie’s peg connector on the tuning peg of the note displayed on the screen
  • Pluck the string. Roadie’s motor will rotate the peg. Wait until the rotation stops. Once Roadie beeps, vibrates and the note turns green on the screen, that means the string is in tune. Otherwise, keep plucking the string until this occurs
  • Once in tune, the selection will automatically jump to the next note          
  • Turn off Roadie 3 by long-pressing the power button for 3 seconds


That's it for the basics. Now, there's a whole bunch of tuning settings you can control in order to get the best out of your instrument. For instance, Roadie lets you choose from 100+ built-in tunings, tune with a capo on, set the mode to "tune-up", create custom tunings, change your A4 reference pitch, switch to High Accuracy tuning mode, and more!


About the companion mobile app

Roadie 3 comes with a companion mobile app. We strongly recommend connecting your Roadie 3 to the Roadie Tuner mobile app in order to store all of your instrument profiles, make easy customizations, and receive the latest firmware with feature updates and improvements.


Other Roadie 3 functions

Though Roadie is indeed a small device, it comes with BIG possibilities:

You can use Roadie to quickly restring and tune in one single step, it makes changing strings a lot less tedious. 

You can also turn on Roadie's vibration/beep metronome and feel the beat, this will help you keep a tight rhythm. 

That should be enough to get you started, but if you require any assistance you can always reach out to our support team at

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