DigiTech Trio Plus Advanced Band Creator & Looper Pedal
DigiTech Trio+ Product Overview by GAK
The sequel to DigiTech's successful Trio, the Trio+ aims to build on the success of its predecessor, listening to what you play and generating bass and drum accompaniments to match.
There are a number of excellent new features included on the updated trio, including a built-in synced looper, SD Memory Card expansion and an FX loop. Alongside the popular features that return, such as; the ability to learn up to five different song parts, tempo control and the ability to strip down the bass using the simple bass knob.
The Trio+ has a choice of 12 genres to choose from, which include; Rock, Pop, Country, Folk, Metal, Blues, R&B, Hip Hop, Latin and Jazz. Within those genres you can then choose between 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures.
DigiTech Product Overview
The Digitech Trio+ is the logical next step after last year's tremendously successful Digitech Trio. Like the original, the Trio+ listens to what you play and generates bass and drum accompaniments to match. Expanding on this concept, Digitech have added a number of features that makes the Trio+ a formidable tool for fun, practice, writing and even gigging. The Trio+ has a built-in synced looper, SD Memory Card expansion (which allows for 12 songs with loops to be stored to an included 8GB Micro SD card) and a much-requested FX loop for better integration with other pedals. These features give you the opportunity to take the Trio+ to the stage as a serious tool for creating layered soundscapes and complex tunes with multiple parts.
The DigiTech TRIO+ has 12 genres that you can choose from including Rock, Pop, Country, Folk, Metal, Blues, R&B, Hip Hop, Latin, and Jazz. Up to 12 song styles are available for each genre and you have the choice of 4/4 or 3/4 time signatures. Then you can make the TRIO+ learn up to five different song parts that you can play on the fly for a complete performance. The Trio has a Tempo knob for locking in the groove, while the Simple Bass button strips down the bassline if it's too busy for your liking. A Loop control adjusts the level of the loop and overdubs in the mix, while the Alt Time button cycles through half time or double time for each part. Other features include a headphone jack, F3X footswitch connectivity and included power supply. If you want a band without the band mates, look no further than the Digitech Trio+.
- 12 Music Genres To Choose From
- 12 Styles Selectable Per Genre
- Can Learn Up To 5 Different Parts Per Song
- Programmable Song Part Intensities For Creating Song Dynamics
- Programmable Song Part Sequencer
- 3 Bass Line Modes
- Built-in Looper With Unlimited Overdubs
- Adjustable Tempo With Audiolastic Time Stretching & Quick Selection Of Alternate Time Interpretation
- Independently Adjustable Level Controls For Bass, Drums, & Loops
- Built-In Guitar Effects Designed For Each Genre
- Amp & Mixer Outputs
- FX Loop For Connecting External Effect Pedals
- 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Headphone Output With Headphone Level Control
- Up To 12 Songs With Loops Can Be Stored To A Micro SD Card (Included)
- Additional Hands-Free Control Available Using An Optional DigiTech FS3X Footswitch
- Dual Soft Touch Vacuum Switches
- Rugged Design
- Included Power Adapter
Brilliant piece of kit for practice or just playing around at home. Easy to use and realistic sounds.
So far so good and having great fun with this. I'm awaiting the foot switch to go with the pedal hence only 4 stars and not 5. Early days but its a very clever piece of kit!
Incredibly powerful practice tool.Getting a basic looper pedal was a big step up, but this is a game changer.
Brilliant product Just buy one
Almost said in the voice of Vic Reeves, "How does it work? ...It just does!" You play to it. It plays to you. You both play together! Or something like that until a power cut. Some say there are miniature musicians trapped inside every box. More reliable than some drummers, more in tune than some bassists, the Digitech Trio+ is one heck of an impressive clever little music box. True, you need to learn its book of words to understand how to tap dance and twiddle it into tuneful command, but it is really quite something magical and fun when you master it. For example, I was able to lay down a multi-part blues track in about 15 minutes and use it to practice to. On a studio multi-track, I'd still be patching cables and establishing settings. Also true, in listen mode, a teaching riff that's too complicated can overwhelm it, so be prepared to play it a sequence of clean root notes. Then it will come back with some backing track options that are perfectly useable. What's more, the looper and some effects provides the enlightening possibility of actually being a one person band in some venue situations. Records onto MicroSD cards and enough storage, it's claimed, for an 8 song set. Don't take my word for it. Just try it.