Digitech trio + mk2

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  1. j200george

    j200george Senior Member

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    i have a very mild gas attack for the digitech trio plus. It's that pedal you play a riff to and it comes up with an accompanianment backing track in the style you choose.

    It does have some very obvious flaws and room for improvement in terms of functionality so I am considering waiting for a new version. Has anyone heard any rumours of a newer more "connected" version being on the way?

    It's not cheap and I don't want to splash the cash then a better version comes out later in the year.

    I think the pedal would be good for me as I write riff based tracks and the output would help me articulate the ideas to my band.
     
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    edselman Senior Member

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    I have one and while it's not perfect it is fun for at home jamming. I haven't heard anything about a new version. You need to understand that you need a second clean amp to run the drum and bass line through. And, if you want to record the sound of the overdriven preamp section of your amp to a loop then the Trio needs to be placed in the effects loop. If you get your dirt from pedals, then it should be left upstream from your amp. Food for thought.

    Also, you might consider a Beat Buddy. I intend to get one shortly. I want to do a side-by-side comparison and either keep both or sell/return the other.
     
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    j200george Senior Member

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    Many thanks for your reply. I do run a stereo pair so it could work but I mainly want something to help me get ideas/ riffs etc articulated better so I can replay to my band.

    That said I'm quite prolific in terms of volume of riffs etc I'd want a better library/ recall facility that the pedal offers at present.
     
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    efstop Senior Member

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    I have an original Trio, though I haven't really used it much yet. The Trio + has a looper, so it will replay your chords where the original Trio won't. The Plus also has five recordable parts vs three. Not enough features to get me to trade mine for a Plus, though. If you're going to record riffs I'd build the rhythm/bass/chords and play along side that into a DAW. The Trios can plug into pretty much anything with the right adapters.
     
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    I've got the Trio+ and it's a huge amount of fun. I'd happily gig with it (and probably will in the future). The beats are less 'organic' than the BeatBuddy (which I also own), but a long way ahead of things like the inbuilt rhythm on the Boss loopers (even the RC-300). The Trio+ is really at its best when playing jazz, I think, as it seems to deal well with complex chord voicings. In fact, it seems to be better at those than simple blues progressions.

    300 chords are apparently easier than 3. Go figure...

    That being said, the technology will probably evolve considerably in coming years, so the longer you wait, the better the pedal will most likely become.
     
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    wildhawk1 Senior Member

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    Old thread but recently picked up a Trio+ and have to say after owning for a few weeks I have zero buyers remorse. Paid $249 new but it's well worth the $299 price.

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    It's a game changer both on the creative and motivational side and made me rethink my entire gear setup.

    Plenty of Youtube videos about it but I have to say hearing it live with the looper function is amazing. I laid down some tracks the first couple days and my wife commented they sounded great when hearing it from another room. Easy to use and so glad I didn't get a Beat Buddy or/and looper separately.

    As mentioned it made me rethink my gear setop.


    Bought a Boss ME 80 to run through the Trios guitar loop and currently running both with one cable to the guitar input jack and clean channel of a modeling amp. The Trio will work ok through a tube amps efx loop but neutral speakers maximize it's sound instead of those that add something like "British voicings" or breakup with increasing volume.

    With my current setup I'm able to keep the drums/bass natural sounding and lay down guitar tracks via the looper and ME90 that differ in sound.

    Next step will be picking up a powered PA speaker and then my amps are going on Craigslist.

    For $750 I'll have an incredibly flexible and simple to use rig perfect for home and live application.

    A friend just spent 2.5x that on a Axe FX 3. Nice unit but I think he's going to be suprised when I show up with my new "band"
     
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