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Digitech Trio+ Band Creator Plus Looper Guitar Effects Pedal  

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TRIO+ listens and learns the chords and rhythm you play and automatically creates drum and bass accompaniment. TRIO+ now also allows you to loop and custom sequence your looped guitar parts to create ... Click To Read More About This Product

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TRIO+ listens and learns the chords and rhythm you play and automatically creates drum and bass accompaniment. TRIO+ now also allows you to loop and custom sequence your looped guitar parts to create full songs on the fly.

Additional features include: Expanded Styles, FX send/return, SD card memory expansion, and simplified bass make TRIO+ irresistible.

Features
  • Automatic drum and bass creation
  • Multiple songs with Part Sequencing
  • Built-in synced looper
  • More genres, including Metal
  • Better operation with existing pedals (included an FX loop)
  • Simplified bass parts
  • Quick creation of songs and removable SD card storage of songs
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DigitechTrio+ Band Creator Plus Looper Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Good selection of effects (5)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Performances (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Song Creator, Live proformance, Learning Device

Old school Recording Engineer / Musician
Bought the original Trio. And I have to say the Trio plus is well worth the extra $$
The SD cards I will get some...Read complete review

Old school Recording Engineer / Musician
Bought the original Trio. And I have to say the Trio plus is well worth the extra $$
The SD cards I will get some more ive had this a month and have used it little but already have 10 songs programmed. 12 songs per 8 gig card. Makes no sence getting a larger card it holds and stores its max on a 8 gig card so stock up and with the 5 parts sequence it will be fine for most basic songs. Digitech did a great job on this but id like to see more parts like 10 and the volume controls would be nice on the bass, drums & your loop if you could actively them in the recorded parts without changing all. As they say keep the bass & Drums around 10 o'clock. Having the SD card for me is a needed add on over the first Trio as is the looper with the 5 parts you can record into. Ive found that ive needed to record not full measures on some parts to break up my songs and other times added more than a measure depending. You can always sequence in the extra tmes you need to. The other thing ive found is if you do want to play live with it you might just want to record the parts and click to the parts needed instead of sequencing the entire song due to you may want it differently live and you can add the cha goes needed. All in all. Im practicing with a clue of different groups and doing my own thi g and one of my buddies also has tbe plus and I think I might just duplicate the sd cards so we are going over the sa.e songs.. ha is not really use to his as of yet but to tell you the truth this thing is EZ as can be. Be sure to connect the guitar to your amp and mixer to a pa or yo u will not be e happy with the sound. I use the headphones ally when im putti g songs together. Im now finding it much quicker and no amp needed. Perfect fo r the road. I will never travel without it.
Love the thing. Peace!!!
Rock on!!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

dissapointing

i have the original trio and was excited when this was released but its not as good as the original trio the drums are horrible and the cymbals are worse and it has the simple...Read complete review

i have the original trio and was excited when this was released but its not as good as the original trio the drums are horrible and the cymbals are worse and it has the simple bass button it gives you a bassline so simple it sounds like a beginner drummer taking lessons and the regular bass line is unusable most of the time too i have had it almost 2 weeks and i plan on returning it this week

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Training Tool

By Larry

from Ohio

About Me Experienced

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Diverse Musical Genres
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Practice and Skill Development

    Comments about Digitech Trio+ Band Creator Plus Looper Guitar Effects Pedal:

    The Trio+ is an excellent tool for developing and enhancing melody and soloing skills. It is very easy to create a drum and bass accompaniment on the fly to fit a variety of musical genres and style preferences. The built-in looper allows for the additional layering of rhythm and other guitar patterns, in synch with the drums and bass, providing the ability to create a rich, full backing track. Tempo can be easily changed, and the volume for the drums, bass and looper track can be separately adjusted to suite your tastes. With the "band" playing behind you, the practicing of solos and melodies is both effective and enjoyable. Everything sounds much more musical, and gets close to the feeling of practicing and playing with others. Although nothing can truly replace the benefits and experience of jamming with other musicians, the Trio+ goes quite a long way towards replicating an environment that takes practices to a higher level … and the "band" never gets tired! There is much more to say regarding features and capabilities, particularly related to input and output options, but you can read more about these features in the specifications for the device. There are also a variety of YouTube videos that do a nice job showing the capabilities of this device. I also own a Ditto, and purchased the original Trio when it was first introduced. The Trio+ combines both devices into one … it has become my number one go to tool for practice and fun, taking loopers and drum machines to a higher level!

     
    5.0

    Great for practicing & learning.

    By MainlandGal510

    from East Bay/Emeryville, CA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy to use
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Practicing

      Comments about Digitech Trio+ Band Creator Plus Looper Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Great to use at home. This helps when learning how to improvise and solo. I traded my Boss RC-3 looper for this.

      Bought a new one at my local GC. Make sure you CHECK BOX CONTENTS BEFORE you leave the store. I got home and opened the package - someone had taken out the power supply, manual & the necessary SD card. (or maybe it was bad quality control??) All are supposed to be included in the box. Hassle for me to drive back the next day and exchange it for a new and complete item.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great practice pedal

      By Ether

      from Lincoln, NE

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Works with Mulitple Instruments

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Practicing/Rehearsal

        Comments about Digitech Trio+ Band Creator Plus Looper Guitar Effects Pedal:

        This is my first effect pedal purchase, and I am very pleased with how easy it is to use this pedal. I don't have an electric guitar yet, but I have plugged in my Casio CDP-130 keyboard, my Yamaha acoustic guitar, and one of my mics for vocals and they all work with the looper and back up band feature, which was huge for me since I thought it worked with guitar only. I like that this pedal has a few more features than the original Trio Band Creator, and I love to use the pedal whenever I am practicing on my own. I love that there are volume knobs for bass and drums so you can choose what you want played back when you teach the pedal the song you're playing. The only thing I wish they could've added would be some kind of tempo meter so you could have a more precise tempo marking instead of just having a knob to turn to make it slower or faster. Otherwise a great pedal!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        This is an incredible tool for learning and teaching parts.

        By CRMJQM

        from Sewickley, PA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Jumpy Style Selector Knob

        Best Uses

        • Teaching Guitar
        • Teaching Songs
        • Writing Songs

        Comments about Digitech Trio+ Band Creator Plus Looper Guitar Effects Pedal:

        The Trio+ Looper is great for teaching, learning and practicing. If you're Uber experienced with the device, you could even take your solo act on the road - or down to your nearest coffee house jam. I can easily imagine this technology growing and getting even smarter. This thing is brilliant. It does have some limitations, but overall worth the price! You can build parts and play along endlessly without the bass and drums ever getting sick of your endless, face-melting solos. It's addicting, this little toy.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Song Creator, Live proformance, Learning Device

        By Johnny Mark (Coolmixes)

        from Ma

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Digitech Trio+ Band Creator Plus Looper Guitar Effects Pedal:

          Old school Recording Engineer / Musician
          Bought the original Trio. And I have to say the Trio plus is well worth the extra $$
          The SD cards I will get some more ive had this a month and have used it little but already have 10 songs programmed. 12 songs per 8 gig card. Makes no sence getting a larger card it holds and stores its max on a 8 gig card so stock up and with the 5 parts sequence it will be fine for most basic songs. Digitech did a great job on this but id like to see more parts like 10 and the volume controls would be nice on the bass, drums & your loop if you could actively them in the recorded parts without changing all. As they say keep the bass & Drums around 10 o'clock. Having the SD card for me is a needed add on over the first Trio as is the looper with the 5 parts you can record into. Ive found that ive needed to record not full measures on some parts to break up my songs and other times added more than a measure depending. You can always sequence in the extra tmes you need to. The other thing ive found is if you do want to play live with it you might just want to record the parts and click to the parts needed instead of sequencing the entire song due to you may want it differently live and you can add the cha goes needed. All in all. Im practicing with a clue of different groups and doing my own thi g and one of my buddies also has tbe plus and I think I might just duplicate the sd cards so we are going over the sa.e songs.. ha is not really use to his as of yet but to tell you the truth this thing is EZ as can be. Be sure to connect the guitar to your amp and mixer to a pa or yo u will not be e happy with the sound. I use the headphones ally when im putti g songs together. Im now finding it much quicker and no amp needed. Perfect fo r the road. I will never travel without it.
          Love the thing. Peace!!!
          Rock on!!!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A very useful tool for solo/duo acts

          By Tom

          from Littleton, CO

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Digitech Trio+ Band Creator Plus Looper Guitar Effects Pedal:

            Fairly quick and easy to teach for most tunes. Decent selection of genres/styles. Have only gigged with it 3 times in a duo, but it has worked very well. Can't speak to the looper, since I've only used it for bass and drums.

            5 tune parts is fine for maybe 80% of the tunes I've tried. For the other 20%, I either needed to change the arrangement, or consolidate parts to squeeze them into 5, which has mostly worked, but of course you're stuck with one style over each part. It would be a nice firmware upgrade to double this to 10 parts by using another button as a part toggle.

            About half the time, I've had to pluck simplified chords each quarter note throughout a part to get it to understand where to switch the bass notes at the right time. Strangely, I've had to do this more on simple tunes than complex ones.

            The ability to change the temp is nice. However, the knob does not have a very strong detent in the middle position. When you set the pedal up on stage (in fact every time you move it), you'll need to double check that it's centered, because most likely it no longer is. It would be nice in a futire upgrade, if you could change the tempo, and resave it. Since it can't do this, I've had to re-teach several tunes because I wasn't careful enough with my tempo when I recorded. I've resorted to getting out the dreaded metronome for teaching new tunes now.

            It would be really nice to have a firmware upgrade to toggle the tempo knob to make it double as a pitch knob. My duo partner has already wanted me to change the key on a few tunes, which currently means reteaching the tune from scratch.

            Several people have complained about the quality of the styles, but I think they're fine, even for gigging. The bass and drums sound more human than computer generated to me. I've been a band in a box user since the '80s MSDOS (pre-windows) version, so I'm mostly used to the way it does things.

            I think this pedal is the best option for making "backing tracks" quickly

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            very fun toy!

            By Dj

            from Portland, Oregon

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording

              Comments about Digitech Trio+ Band Creator Plus Looper Guitar Effects Pedal:

              sorta like a sketch pad for an artist. has some drawbacks but great for getting a rough sketch of a song. fun to be able to work on some lead chops while the drums and bass and rhythm guitar play along.Well worth the $$$ to me!

              (1 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Haven't gotten to use it yet but I know it will be great.

              By Midnight Jammer

              from Dallas / Fort Worth

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              Comments about Trio+ Band Creator Plus Looper Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Haven't gotten to use it yet but I know it will be great.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I like it

              By sos

              from joliet, IL

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Digitech Trio+ Band Creator Plus Looper Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  Just for fun at home if you expect the drum and bass perfect like the real one you got to have a real band, forget about the FX use your own

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent, Looper is a great addition!

                  By David

                  from undisclosed

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Digitech Trio+ Band Creator Plus Looper Guitar Effects Pedal:

                  This is a lot of fun and not hard to use.

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