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Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal

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The TRIO listens to the way you play and automatically generates bass and drum parts that match your song. Just plug your guitar into TRIO, press the footswitch to teach TRIO your chords and rhythm, then press the footswitch again to start playing with your own personal band! The TRIO provides seven music genres to choose from including: Blues, Pop...  Click To Read More About This Product

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The TRIO listens to the way you play and automatically generates bass and drum parts that match your song. Just plug your guitar into TRIO, press the footswitch to teach TRIO your chords and rhythm, then press the footswitch again to start playing with your own personal band!

The TRIO provides seven music genres to choose from including: Blues, Pop, Alternative Rock, Rock, Country, R&B, and Jazz. Up to twelve song styles are available for each genre and you can select between 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures.

The TRIO can learn up to 3 different song parts which can then be recalled on-the-fly as the song plays back. An optional DigiTech FS3X Footswitch can be connected to the TRIO for easier, hands-free selection of song parts and styles.

The TRIO offers independent Genre, Style, Tempo, Bass and Drums controls; Guitar and Control Inputs; Amplifier, Mixer and Headphone Outputs; Built-in Guitar Effects (relative to music genre); a Soft Click Footswitch and includes a 9V DC adapter.

Features

Seven Music Genres and Twelve Song Styles Per Genre to Choose From
The TRIO can learn up to three different song parts that can recalled on-the-fly
Adjustable Tempo & Alternate Half Time/Double Time Variants
Bass & Drum Level Controls
Hands-Free Control Using a DigiTech FS3X Footswitch (optional)
Amp & Mixer Outputs
Headphone Output w/Level Control
Power Supply Included
Pro Coverage
Manufacturer's Warranty
One year warranty. 6 year extended warranty for X series if registered by customer.


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DigitechTRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.1

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Excellent sound quality (5)
  • Good selection of effects (5)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (7)
  • Amateur recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fun when your drummer isn't around

I played with this a few months ago in store and thought it was a cool gadget. I got it last night for a birthday present and have played with it for about 3...Read complete review

I played with this a few months ago in store and thought it was a cool gadget. I got it last night for a birthday present and have played with it for about 3 hours. I know that's not much time for a review, but this is to complement all the other reviews you can find online.

Use if for what it is, and you'll have fun. What it is, is a great solo jam, practice tool. The sounds are kind of silly, but in many respects, it's a more 'alive' metronome. Makes jamming alone more fun. It won't take the place of a real drummer; it doesn't have that give and take you get with a live drummer. In just the short time I've had the Trio, it's been a lot of fun. It's lead me to some riffs that maybe I wouldn't have gotten just playing the guitar on its own. It's nice to have a drum sound without having the program a drum machine or connect a bunch of stuff. I use this with my Blackstar HT5 and you can run the backing output to the MP3 in, then the guitar signal to the amp and it gives you a lot of control of the mix. I imagine you'd want to use it in that set up, or with two amps. I think it will be fun as a stand alone box with just a pair of headphones. Could plug it into the 4 track and easily capture a jam for record and to come back and work things out later.

On the other hand, I'm working on original material with a drummer, and the Trio won't help for that. We are doing heavy, sludgy metal type stuff, and it doesn't seem to lend itself to that kind of sound.

But for practicing, running around the fretboard, working on my timing and rhythm, I think this thing will get heavy use.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good idea but needs improvement

Good idea, but very limited range of use. Bass lines don't sound great and very computerized

Good idea, but very limited range of use. Bass lines don't sound great and very computerized

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fun when your drummer isn't around

By Talman186

from Reading, PA

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Pros

  • decent control
  • Easy to use
  • fun

Cons

  • Features Need Extra Fs
  • Slightly Cheesey Samples

Best Uses

  • Practice
  • Solo Jamming

Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

I played with this a few months ago in store and thought it was a cool gadget. I got it last night for a birthday present and have played with it for about 3 hours. I know that's not much time for a review, but this is to complement all the other reviews you can find online.

Use if for what it is, and you'll have fun. What it is, is a great solo jam, practice tool. The sounds are kind of silly, but in many respects, it's a more 'alive' metronome. Makes jamming alone more fun. It won't take the place of a real drummer; it doesn't have that give and take you get with a live drummer. In just the short time I've had the Trio, it's been a lot of fun. It's lead me to some riffs that maybe I wouldn't have gotten just playing the guitar on its own. It's nice to have a drum sound without having the program a drum machine or connect a bunch of stuff. I use this with my Blackstar HT5 and you can run the backing output to the MP3 in, then the guitar signal to the amp and it gives you a lot of control of the mix. I imagine you'd want to use it in that set up, or with two amps. I think it will be fun as a stand alone box with just a pair of headphones. Could plug it into the 4 track and easily capture a jam for record and to come back and work things out later.

On the other hand, I'm working on original material with a drummer, and the Trio won't help for that. We are doing heavy, sludgy metal type stuff, and it doesn't seem to lend itself to that kind of sound.

But for practicing, running around the fretboard, working on my timing and rhythm, I think this thing will get heavy use.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Gadget

By Richard

from Galveston, Texas

Site Member

Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

I've had a trio for a couple of weeks now, and have had quite a bit of time to work with it. I am very happy with my purchase. It is very easy to use and has very good sound quality when connected to two guitar amps. I don't often use stomp boxes as I use the amp modeling and effects that are built into my guitar amp, but was pleasantly surprised when I connected the second output to the clean channel on another guitar amp. When connected this way I am able to use distortion and effects from my guitar amp without any effect on the secondary output, and when I want to record I just plug the secondary output into a channel on my 8-track recorder. While the bass and drum tracks are on a single mono channel on the recorder the sound quality is surprisingly good. There is a bit of a learning curve though. I sometimes have to play the rhythm track several times, with small variations to get the bass notes that I am after. This can be a little frustrating at times but I suppose it should be expected. Overall this product has met or exceeded my expectations in every way, and the overall quality of this product seems to be very good and built to last. I would highly recommend this product to any guitar player!!!

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Band In A Box

By DayTripper

from NYC

About Me Experienced

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Songwriting just became easier with this little wonder-box. Instead of just hearing your guitar, you now have instant additional instruments that help to enhance what you hear in your head. The separate volume controls for the 'bass' and the 'drums' really helps to add to this little but very cool box.

    (7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    needs more improvement

    By batang Gapo

    from phoenix, az

    Pros

      Cons

      • Bass Lines Are Busy
      • Good Only For Simple Tune
      • No memory
      • Only Bass And Drum
      • Only For Beginner Style

      Best Uses

      • For Simple Practice

      Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

      after 2 weeks of use, I really force myself to like these pedal, but I can't, I returned it.
      it can do simple progressions above that the bass lines are not good.
      It also sound too digital. Maybe these pedal will be better once improved.
      for the meantime, I use my looper for practicing.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Good idea but needs improvement

      By Dan

      from Boulder Co

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Idea

      Cons

      • Limited Selection Of Effects
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Good idea, but very limited range of use. Bass lines don't sound great and very computerized

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BACKUP BAND IN A BOX

        By Terry

        from SUTHERLIN, OREGON

        Site Member

        Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

        The Digitech Trio is a good product. The only thing that isn't great is the fact that you can't save your songs. If you want to perform with this you will have to enter each song in before you play them.

        (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        a waste of money

        By coastie

        from Marion, Ohio

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • It Does What They Said

        Cons

        • Flat Sounding
        • Multi Parts Dont Match
        • Tinny Drum Sounds

        Best Uses

        • door stop
        • RETURN IT

        Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I went looking for a back up drum sounding machine.. GC recommended the Trio, I should have kept my money in my pocket. The drum tracks are flat sounding as if recorded with a practice mat on the drum heads. The Bass notes playing in the back sound like they came from a diffefrent song. The second part is not recorded at the same tempo, so it does not match any part of the song being played. Not only am I sorry to have purchased this, now I have to make a special trip back, 45 miles each way, just to return it.. DON'T BUY this, unless you want drums that sound like they are in a closet in another room, and a bass player who can't read music, and only plays one song.. The hype about the multi-styles is just that.. They all sound the same, only the Tempo(speed) changes.. As for the models, i.e. country, rock and such...NO ONE who tried out my TRIO could tell any difference.! They ALL sound the same.. I'm VERY DISSAPOINTED IN DIGITECH.! They have made good products in the past, but this is NOT one of them..

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Trio Band Creator

        By Paul

        from N Dallas

        Site Member

        Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

        A marvelous new technology. Finally drums and bass that play to you not you trying to play to them. I love this puppy. Some have commented they do not think it takes their rhythm well and comes up with weird things. Deal is "teaching" it requires some experience time to keep things simple and just give it the basic tempo and root progression, no need to play complex that will just mess things up. Save all that when the drums start. I play improvisation heavy fusion and this puppy is a godsend. I cannot wait to see what comes down the pike using this technology. I am sure storage/preset ability is being looked at. I want the speaker emulation roll off switchable that is my only complaint and maybe some full size 1/4 stereo outs would be quite nice. For the bucks any player bored with standing there by themselves trying to come up something not boring should grab one of these.

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It's like having your Imaginary friends over to jam!!

        By ARO

        from Dupont, wa

        Pros

        • Durrable
        • Easy
        • Gig Buy Yourself
        • More Than Just Guitars
        • Versitial

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Inspiration
        • Practice

        Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

        You wont be disappointed. I will even feed pre-recorded sessions. Then let it create new baselines to try out.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A great practice tool.

        By Surf

        from Capo Beach, CA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

          The Trio is much better than a drum machine or metronome as it responds to your tempo and chord changes. Once programmed, it is very enjoyable to freestyle as a lead guitarist.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic

          By DAVID

          from undisclosed

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

            i would go to there web site after purchase to open manual to find the descriptions of each mode and how they operate. then let'r rip!

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Trio Not

            By marko_co

            from Colorado

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • It Does Provide Some Drum

            Cons

            • Not Responsive

            Best Uses

              Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

              will only work some what with very basic chords

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Trio Band Creator

              By Paul

              from N Dallas

              Site Member

              Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

              A marvelous new technology. Finally drums and bass that play to you not you trying to play to them. I love this puppy. Some have commented they do not think it takes their rhythm well and comes up with weird things. Deal is ""teaching"" it requires some experience time to keep things simple and just give it the basic tempo and root progression, no need to play complex that will just mess things up. Save all that when the drums start. I play improvisation heavy fusion and this puppy is a godsend. I cannot wait to see what comes down the pike using this technology. I am sure storage/preset ability is being looked at. I want the speaker emulation roll off switchable that is my only complaint and maybe some full size 1/4 stereo outs would be quite nice. For the bucks any player bored with standing there by themselves trying to come up something not boring should grab one of these.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              A Bass Player and Drummer who don't drink or smoke

              By Johnny

              from Oregon

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Limited Selection Of Effects
              • Manual not included

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I bought this for my home studio as a tool. Only had it a few days but I can see some advantages for having it. I like to record things and practice parts with accompaniment, which this is best for. I'll try recording something with it soon and see how that sounds. I have to work with it a little more to get the best mixes for the songs I'll use it for, Think of it this way, it's a machine it only does what you teach it and is limited. My biggest complaint so far is no manual, I had to look it up on like and print it out, about 31 pages. Really it should have been included in the box. Also there is a Firmware up grade I haven't done yet, but effects the Bass. I'd give 4 stars if came updated and with the manual. You can split the signal so the Guitar isn't in the same output as the Bass and Drums. I ran it into my Deluxe Reverb and split the signal between the two channels I helped me adjust the Bass and Drums and they sounded better. I'll do the same with my Recorder and send the Bass and Drums into a separate channel and mix them there. In fact I could cut out the Drums or Bass and add it later to a 3rd channel later. Who knows, it might work. Any how, I think I'll have some fun with this, but it's not like having a real Bass or Drummer, nor as fun.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Couldn't be more pleased

              By Bob

              from Parkman, OH

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Can be limited at times. Not really going to use it live. Great to practice against at home and no one complains or gets bored. I've been able to work out ideas and that usually takes me a long time. Adds more than a drum machine alone can. Also great to feed into my looper.Buy the footswitch.

               
              5.0

              I would buy everything again except for the two DVD's

              By Michael

              from undisclosed

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              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Disappointed with the two DVD's

               
              5.0

              So far, so good

              By Bart

              from undisclosed

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

              I'm just learning to use this pedal, but so far, so good. I like the fact that I can use it with my Boss loop pedal.

               
              5.0

              Would recommend

              By Joe bass

              from Texas

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Great practice tool... for the price i got it for.. its a steal

               
              3.0

              More of a toy than serious musical effects

              By Ernest

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Does what it says it does. Unlike most pedals there is not an off switch to stomp. Once plugged in it's on. The drum machine can be inactivated but not the entire unit regardless of position in chain. This would prevent me from using as a performance piece of gear.
              The service from guitar center was less than adequate. When I reached out to them to correct the problem it was almost three (3) weeks before I received a response and that was after repeated emails to them. It took a phone call to get the company to correct problem. If you are buying musical gear try somewhere else. Guitar center does not understand good customer service. Only through my persistence was I able to prevent losing $50.00 to guitar center. Fair piece of equipment but lousy company selling it.

               
              1.0

              Not working

              By Michael

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Digitech TRIO Band Creator Guitar Effects Pedal:

              Didn't work.

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