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Re: Digitech Trio+ Some advice please.
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2019, 05:35:32 pm »
if you use the song function it will add a final flourish at the end with some drums.
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Re: Digitech Trio+ Some advice please.
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2019, 02:14:38 pm »
Haven’t had a chance to look at your looper links but you’ve given me plenty ‘homework’!
I’ve had a look at the looper links now. Really useful to see what can be done and I can only dream that someday I might be a fraction as good!
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Re: Digitech Trio+ Some advice please.
« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2019, 02:19:38 pm »
if you use the song function it will add a final flourish at the end with some drums.
Hi Rossco. Yes if you can get the timing right with the song function you get a double drum beat at the end. That must be what I had done without realising it. Not perfect but a lot better than a sudden ending to the outro.
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Re: Digitech Trio+ Some advice please.
« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2019, 10:32:49 pm »
Wow thanks Matt you’ve put a lot of time into this! I’ve been using simpler sequences and getting to know my Trio+ but you’ve encouraged me to try Lay Lady Lay again. I’ll let you know how I get on.
Hi Matt. Got Lay Lady Lay cracked thanks to your help. Still not an easy one to do but worth it in the end. Just have to make sure I don’t accidentally wipe it out now!
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« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2019, 11:52:43 am »
@ Rossco01  Thanks for the tip.  I need to spend more time experimenting with how the Trio+ ends song parts. Those end flourishes can help to keep one's place in the song.

@ Sairfingers. Well done with Lay Lady Lay:) 

Some songs are more difficult than others. I'm about to start on "Radar Love" by Golden Earring (another friend request). I'm still not sure how to setup part 1.  Worst case scenario I'll just go straight into the verse or use a guitar pro file. I do, however,  think the drum and bass sounds are better on the Trio+

Here is another vid that shows some more ways to use the Trio+
1. Adjustable metronome
2. Backing Track (covered already)
3. Sustained (drone) note. Good for practicing modes.
4. Silent practicing.  (it shows off the different Guitar FX settings quite well)





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Re: Digitech Trio+ Some advice please.
« Reply #35 on: July 09, 2019, 04:40:45 pm »
There are backing tracks on YouTube with the guitar parts removed:



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« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2019, 09:01:41 pm »
Apart from the cost, I would recommend the Trio+ to any beginner. I’m having so much fun creating backing tracks for lots of the songs in my Justin songbooks and then playing along to them. I’ve even made backing tracks for my scales (sounds daft but it works). Without realising it, I’m practising more and the variation really helps keep up the enjoyment factor.

I was neglecting my metronome practise as I find it boring, but the Trio+ keeps you in time which is something I need as I have a tendency to speed up as a song progresses. Having said that, I’m using a metronome with it to establish initial bpm as although the Trio+ has flashing lights and you can adjust the tempo, it doesn’t tell you what the tempo is.

I haven’t even got to the looper function yet and that’s the thing I started out wanting!
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Re: Digitech Trio+ Some advice please.
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2019, 11:13:08 pm »
Glad to hear it's going so well.

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Re: Digitech Trio+ Some advice please.
« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2019, 02:08:19 pm »
Hi Sairfingers,

Coming up to Christmas and I was thinking of getting one of these for my son-
Then realised it was probably as much or more for myself  ;D
But before taking the plunge, I'm curious as to whether your enthusiasm for the Trio +  has been maintained or is it now collecting dust?
I reckon we're not too far apart on our guitar journey, although it sounds as if you're more disciplined
Thanks in advance

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« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2019, 04:17:37 pm »
Hi Brian. Certainly not very disciplined. I constantly fall into the trap of playing what I can already do reasonably well and enjoy playing!

No, the Trio is not collecting dust. I use it regularly. I would use it even more if my accoustic had electrics as that’s what I play most. As it is I create backing tracks on my electric and can then use that as an accompaniment with either the acoustic or electric.

It is a clever bit of kit that like most things has a bit of a learning curve to get the best from it. I only play guitar for my own enjoyment so it adds another dimension to the learning process.
It also has a looper function so if you don’t already have a looper pedal it fills that gap too.

The optional footswitch is essential in my opinion otherwise you have to start stop it by hand on a surface beside you and that is difficult unless you have 3 hands!

My only limitation (apart from lack of skill) is that my amp does not have an fx loop so I have to put the amp on a clean setting otherwise the base/drums have reverb/delay whatever. The Trio has some built in effects that can be used so I don’t find it a problem.

The price varies on the internet so do some research. When I bought mine Amazon was best.

You’ll have read all the previous posts on the thread but if you have any other questions please free to contact me.

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« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2019, 05:21:37 pm »
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I would use it even more if my accoustic had electrics as that’s what I play most.

Sairfingers if your thinking of getting a pick up for your D 28 I've heard that the
K&K pure mini works really well with Martin acoustics.
I've not tryed them. My acoustics are Gibsons and came with a pick up already installed.

But some of the Martin guys I've jammed with seem to be very pleased with them.


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« Reply #41 on: December 05, 2019, 05:37:07 pm »
Found this video that you might find interesting.
It compares three pick ups all in the same guitar for a more accurate sound evaluation.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5AoId-9fW0

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Re: Digitech Trio+ Some advice please.
« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2019, 02:34:14 pm »
Hi stitch. Thanks for that.
It's often crossed my mind that I could 'electrify' my acoustic and your attached video is interesting. By the time I bought the K&K and a preamp and paid to have it fitted the cost could mount up. What I might consider however is to buy a lower end electro acoustic for use with the Trio+ and that I would be happy to take out and about to friends' houses, on holiday etc. and not worry about damaging my Martin when the beer starts to flow.
Don't get me wrong, in my opinion a guitar should be used and played, not hung on the wall and looked at, but......
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« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2019, 04:39:30 pm »
I would be happy to take out and about to friends' houses, on holiday etc. and not worry about damaging my Martin when the beer starts to flow.
Don't get me wrong, in my opinion a guitar should be used and played, not hung on the wall and looked at, but......

I have the same opinion as you do. That's why I have 5 acoustics  :)
Getting another guitar with a pickup could be a solution.  There are a lot of nice guitars
out there for not a lot of money these days.



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« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2020, 09:54:27 pm »
Not sure whether this should go in a new thread, but I'll stick it here for the time being.

Is there a way to 'export' the songs saved to the SD card to the audacity program on my PC?

If yes, can the various components be edited/remixed (drum/bass/loops/overdubs)
If no, what is the easiest way of getting it into audacity?

Cheers in advance.

 

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