The DigiTech TRIO+ has proven itself to be an invaluable gigging tool, providing musicians a tailored rhythm section for all of their musical ideas. The TRIO+ is however equally at home backstage, or in the comfort of your own home.
It adds new features making it not just better but much more versatile than the popular Digitech Trio, which became instantly popular as the ultimate tool for guitarists practicing alone. Now, the Trio+ goes up a few notches: It includes a fully featured looper section, that, like other loopers, allow you to create unlimited overdubs.
But the Band Creator section also includes marked improvements on the original Trio, such as more musical styles and the capacity to learn more song parts. Thanks to all of those new features, the Digitech Trio+ can be seen as a bona fide looper pedal that just happen to have that extra "band creator" capability, or, if you look it the other way, it's a band creator with added looper - saving you more pedalboard space (and money!) than if you purchased a separate Digitech Trio mk1 and a looper pedal.
Like the original TRIO, the TRIO+ listens to what is played and automatically generates bass and drum accompaniments that match the player’s rhythmic feel and chord progressions. Users simply plug a guitar into the TRIO+, select the preferred genre, press the footswitch to teach the TRIO+ the chords and rhythm, then press the footswitch again to start playing with a customized
Differences Between Digitech Trio+ vs. Digitech Trio
Besides the added looper feature, the new Trio+ offers improvements on the previous Trio:
- 12 musical genres on Trio +, instead of just 7 on Trio.
- New genres include hip-hop, E-pop, Folk, Country and Latin
- Trio+ learns up to 5 different song parts, instead of just 3 on Trio
- Trio+ features new "Simple Bass" button that creates simpler basslines
- Trio+ also features SD card Expansion and FX Send/ Return Loop
How does the Trio+ FX Loop Work?The Trio+ FX Send / Return allows the guitarist to use their usual FX pedals without affecting the Trio+ performance: Place the Trio+ as your first pedal, and while the unit will be processing only the dry signal from your guitar, you can send that dry signal to your usual FX, and have both sounds coming out of Trio+ without any loss of quality.
“The TRIO+ is borne entirely out of demands from the market after the TRIO was first introduced. We compiled a list of the top five most requested features and made them the priority for TRIO+ and I’m proud to say that we’ve incorporated all five into this irresistible new product. The new pedal includes a built-in synced looper, SD Memory Card expansion, and we’ve added an FX loop that provides improved operation with existing pedals,” said Tom Cram, Marketing Manager, DigiTech. “Now, one musician can sound like a full band with one TRIO+ pedal. For solo artists, it adds a whole new dimension to their creativity and performance. This is a great tool for any musician who wants to write, practice or jam out with some excellent, always-ready accompaniment.”
The DigiTech TRIO+ provides 12 musical genres to 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 the player can select between 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures. The TRIO+ can learn up to five different song parts– verse, chorus and bridge, for example–which can then be recalled on the fly as the song plays back. Each part has the capability to be programmed for higher intensity, perfect for adding song dynamics when going into choruses and bridges.
The TRIO+ offers total control over the virtual band’s performance. In addition to its Genre and Style selector knobs, the TRIO+’s Bass and Drums controls provide volume adjustment for both instruments and the Tempo knob locks in the groove. A Simple Bass button has been added and, when selected, this will force the TRIO+ to play a simplified bass line.
The Loop control adjusts the level of your recorded loop and overdubs in the mix. An integrated Micro SD card slot allows for up to 12 songs with loops to be stored to an included 8GB Micro SD card that can be connected via the guitar amplifier input and removed, as needed.
The Alt Time button selects an alternate half time or double time setting for each song part. The TRIO+ even provides a selection of built-in effects for your guitar that vary according to the genre selected, letting users play in a power trio, jazz trio or other ensemble at the touch of a button.
The TRIO+ can be connected to a guitar amp or directly into a mixer for use with a PA system. A headphone jack with level control is also included. An optional DigiTech FS3X footswitch can be connected to the TRIO+ for hands-free selection of song parts and styles. The TRIO+ comes with a power supply and its rugged, stage-worthy metal enclosure ensures reliable operation gig after gig.
- Built-in synced looper
- Selection of built-in guitar effects
- Micro SD Memory Card expansion
- FX loop
- 'Simple Bass' button forces TRIO+ to play a simplified bass line.
- 12 musical genres to choose from including Rock, Pop, Country, Folk, Metal, Blues, R&B, Hip Hop, Latin, and Jazz.
- Alt Time button selects an alternate half time or double time setting for each song part
- 1x Amp Out, 1x Mixer Out
- FX Send & Return
- 8GB Micro SD card and Power Supply are included
- Optional DigiTech FS3X footswitch can be connected to the TRIO+ for hands-free selection of song parts and styles
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