DigiTech Trio Band Creator Pedal

Band Creator Effects Pedal with Automatic Bass and Drum Parts, 7 Genres, 12 Styles, Variable Tempo, Individual Volume Controls, Built-in Guitar Effects, and 3 Part Memories
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Backup Band in a Pedal!

Jam out with bass and drums anytime with the DigiTech TRIO Band Creator effects pedal. TRIO automatically generates bass and drum backup by listening to and analyzing your chords and rhythm. Choose how your backup will sound from 7 music genres and 12 song styles per genre. Each genre has built-in guitar effects (defeatable) that help you nail that genre's sound. Whether you're practicing, writing new songs, or you just want to rock out, the DigiTech TRIO Band Creator pedal is the perfect resource to get you that whole band feel.

The perfect tool for songwriters and practicing musicians

Add an entire rhythm section to your groove in no time with the DigiTech TRIO Band Creator. Ask any musician at Sweetwater and you will hear that this intelligent and learning pedal is a valuable resource for music students, songwriters, and more. It's the perfect way to learn how to play with a band. The Tempo control lets you choose how fast or slow the rhythm section plays, and each instrument has its own level controls so you can create the perfect mix. The Control input lets you hook up DigiTech's optional FS3X footswitch for hands-free switching of song parts. An 1/8" headphone output lets you practice silently with the DigiTech TRIO at any time of the day or night.

DigiTech TRIO Band Creator Effects Pedal Features:
  • Create great-sounding bass and drum backups automatically with this intelligent pedal
  • Just play your chord progression into the pedal and it instantly creates bass and drum parts
  • Find the sound you want choosing from 7 music genres, each with 12 different styles
  • Pedal learns up to 3 song parts that can be recalled on the fly
  • Built in guitar effects appropriate to each genre make jamming easy
  • Headphone out for silent practice
  • Independent Bass and Drums volume controls let you get the perfect mix
  • DigiTech's optional FS3X footswitch lets you switch song parts without letting go of your guitar
  • Power supply included
DigiTech's TRIO Band Creator pedal lets you rock out with the band anytime!

Additional Media

Trio Band Creator Pedal User Manual

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Drum and Bass player
Maximum Loops 7 music genres, 12 song styles per genre
Inputs 1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x 1/4" (control pedal), 1 x USB mini (firmware updating)
Outputs 1 x 1/4" (amp out), 1 x 1/4" (mixer out), 1 x 1/8" (headphone)
Power Supply Included 9V DC power supply included
Height 2.5"
Depth 5.38"
Width 3.25"
Weight 1.1 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number TRIO-U

Customer Reviews

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Easy practice

I love this pedal!! I have been playing gigs for 30 years and always wanted to be able to practice looping chords without having to fire up my laptop. I know..it's not as flexible or creative like a band in the box, logic, garage band and it's not as flexible like the trio plus-obviously.. you can't save it to a SD card, it doesn't have this and that etc etc..but it so easy and fast to get to,that I can take this thing anywhere and just jam. It's also really cool that you can compose and switch between 3 sections of a song. I have an old looper I connected it to so I can add some chords to the loops and save them..just in case.I don't consider this device as a stand alone gig worthy backup machine. Theses loops are not gonna cut it, but for practice and songwriting? This can do A LOT! For real...
Music background: Pro

Trio guitar band maker

This is my second review and all is well sweet water took care of the problem and I have it running through my D.P.32 and it works great . I use head phones and now my girlfriend is very happy now. I say get it while you can, put that order in Yes I would recommend it to all my friends---- backspace
Music background: Fair to good and getting better after not play for 42 years. Boy where dose the time go.

Initial Impressions

I'm on hiatus from live playing and picked this up, after reading all the reviews, to keep my timing tight and to help spur the songwriting process. I've only received it today and played with it for about 15 minute, so these are my initial impressions only. But wow. What a cool pedal. I didn't even read the manual and was off and running. Does what I expected it to do, which is give me a tight backdrop on which to solo and write riffs. Combined with my Ditto Looper I can see this being one of the most high value pedals I've ever purchased. Waiting on my extension pedal to call in other parts on the fly. If there were a way to store patches as well, this could be a one man show's perfect partner. Well-done Digitech!

DigiTech Trio Band Creator Pedal

I really works well. Does everything claimed and then some. Put the effects thru a PA and the guitar thru a guitar amp and it sounds like a real band. Not cheesy or thin sounding at all. It is great for a singer and guitar/keyboard player to work on songs and get a little cover while learning them. The tempo can be set slower to learn the song and speed it up as you go. The drummer and bass player follow along like they don't have an opinion!


I do a lot of practicing by myself...witch I love!...but still I lacked that tightness that ya have when your jamming with your band mates...until RYAN CLAPPER hooked me up with my now new friends...THE DIGITECH TRIO!!!....now when my band mates call up for practice I'm like "do I know you?...Lol...LOVE IT!!!
Music background: Brutal Guitars

Sweetwater Advice

Don Carr

As a guitarist, you spend a fair amount of time alone practicing, writing, and honing your craft --necessary, but not always exciting. What if you had a bassist and drummer who were always available, ready to learn your song the first time you played it, well-versed in multiple styles of music, and who started and stopped when you wanted, and played at your tempo? Now you can have it all with the DigiTech TRIO Band Creator! More than a static, preset-pattern generator, the TRIO is a band creator in a pedal. Plug in your guitar, press the footswitch, and the TRIO learns your chords and rhythm by listening to what you play. Press the footswitch again, and the TRIO automatically generates bass and drum parts to match. The TRIO has seven different musical genres to choose from and 12 different musical styles within each genre, selectable via the Genre and Style knobs. The TRIO can learn three different song parts (for example, verse, chorus, and bridge). All of these features are selectable during playback, allowing you to "audition" different interpretations of your song. The Alt Time button offers another variation, usually half-time or double-time. The bass and drums have individual level knobs, and there's a tempo knob to slow down or speed up your song. The TRIO's outputs are optimized to sound great whether you're listening through your guitar amp, headphones, or a mixer. Two different, appropriate guitar sounds, per genre, can be selected by pushing the GUITARFX button. This enables you to use the TRIO with just your guitar, a cable, and a set of headphones.
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See also: Multi Effects Pedals, DigiTech, DigiTech Multi-effects