SALT LAKE CITY—DigiTech by HARMAN has released a firmware update for its original TRIO Band Creator pedal. The TRIO listens to the way users play and automatically generates bass and drum parts that match a song. Users simply plug a guitar into TRIO, select the preferred genre, 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 can learn up to three 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 firmware update includes Enhanced Selectable Footswitch modes, a Pre-Select Style and a Tempo Hint feature using ALT-TIME, a button used to quickly try out an alternative interpretation of the song – usually half or double time. In addition, the bass now plays simplified, supportive lines lower on the neck for most non-acoustic bass styles.
DigiTech has also released TRIO+ Manager that allows for management of the SD card memory for TRIO+. Songs can now be easily named, renamed and downloaded from the TRIO+ SD card to the computer and from the computer to the SD card. This makes it much easier for TRIO+ power users who use multiple cards for longer sets or writing sessions.
“Original TRIO users get several great new features and TRIO+ users benefit from much-needed song management,” said Tom Cram, Marketing Manager, DigiTech, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “These new firmware updates are a significant improvement for adopters of the Band Creator concept.”
The free firmware update and TRIO+ Manager can be downloaded from: http://digitech.com/en-US/software
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 28,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.5 billion during the 12 months ended December 31, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.