HARMAN has launched the ‘DIGITECH TRIO BAND CREATOR PEDAL’ in India. Users simply need to plug their guitar into the new TRIO, press the footswitch to teach TRIO the chords and rhythm, then press the footswitch again to start playing with a customized personal band. The TRIO Band Creator pedal listens to what is played and automatically generates bass and drum parts that match chord progressions and rhythmic feel.
“The DigiTech TRIO is unlike any other guitar pedal – it is an entirely new type of musical accompaniment device,” said Prashant Govindan, Director – Professional, HARMAN India. “With TRIO, one single musician can sound like a full band. It’s an incredibly creative and useful performance tool for solo artists, or just a great way to have fun while practicing and jamming,” he added.
The instrument provides seven musical genres to choose from including rock, pop, country, alternative rock, blues, R&B and jazz. Up to a dozen song styles are available for each genre and the player can select between 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures. The DigiTech TRIO can learn up to three different song parts – for example, verse, chorus and bridge – which can then be recalled on the fly as the song plays back.
The DigiTech TRIO offers total control over the virtual band’s performance. In addition to its genre and style selector knobs, TRIO’s bass and drum controls provide volume adjustment for both instruments and the tempo knob locks in the groove. 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.
One can also connect the DigiTech TRIO 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.
HARMAN’s DigiTech TRIO Band Creator Pedal is now available in India at an MRP of INR 16,999/-