Fishman TriplePlay Wireless MIDI Pickup

Wireless MIDI Guitar Pickup System for Electric Guitar with Hexaphonic Pickup, Wireless Transmitter, Wireless USB Receiver, and Software Bundle - Mac/PC
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The Ultimate Wireless Guitar Controller

You've been waiting for the Fishman TriplePlay wireless electric guitar controller, even if you didn't know it. You can control software instruments from your favorite electric guitar, compose with accurate notation (both standard and tab), and even record MIDI directly into your DAW, all wirelessly. Just attach the hex pickup and wireless transmitter to your guitar's bridge, plug the USB wireless receiver into your computer, and you're ready to perform, compose, and record. You'll experience your guitar in a new way with the Fishman TriplePlay wireless guitar controller.

Fishman TriplePlay Wireless MIDI Guitar Controller at a Glance:
  • Perform with virtual instruments via wireless MIDI
  • Compose easily with standard notation or tablature
  • Record MIDI wirelessly into your computer
Perform with virtual instruments via wireless MIDI

You can use your favorite electric guitar to play virtual instruments on your computer with the Fishman TriplePlay. You can even use the included software to set up splits on your fretboard, for example, making your lower strings play a piano patch while your higher strings play a flute patch. You no longer have to use complicated multi-pin cables and converter boxes to control MIDI instruments with your guitar! Plus, as an added bonus, you get the EastWest MIDI Guitar Instruments Teaser Pack with 25 free instruments to get you started!

Compose easily with standard notation or tablature

Because the Fishman TriplePlay sends standard MIDI messages, it's ready to record accurate notation into your favorite composition software. You even get a free copy of Notion Music's Progression 2 composing software to start with. Whether you're scoring for film or sharing new music with your band mates, the Fishman TriplePlay makes it easier than ever.

Record MIDI wirelessly into your computer

Wireless technology isn't just great for stage use, it's amazingly convenient in your studio as well! You can record MIDI wirelessly, into your DAW of choice.

Fishman TriplePlay Wireless MIDI Guitar Controller Features:
  • Wireless electric guitar MIDI controller system for Mac and PC
  • Perform with your virtual instruments via MIDI from your favorite electric guitar
  • Wirelessly record MIDI directly into your DAW
  • Low-profile design (less than 0.5") won't impede playing and still fits in your case
  • Over 100' wireless range
  • Split your fretboard to control multiple virtual instruments from the same guitar
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery included
  • Software bundle includes Native Instruments Kontakt Elements and GuitarRig LE, Notion Music Progression 2, IK Multimedia SampleTank XT and Amplitube Custom Shop, and PreSonus StudioOne OEM
Perform with your virtual instruments wirelessly, with the Fishman TriplePlay!

Additional Media

Electric Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Wireless MIDI
Active/Passive Hexaphonic output system
Position Bridge
Number of Strings 6
Manufacturer Part Number PRO-TRP-301

Customer Reviews

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Kick'n *ss

Tight,lean,and mean.

Whole New World

I was expecting a lot from this unit and it delivered big time. Tracking is amazing and it really allows you to sound like an organ player, horn section, or funky cat on a Fender Rhoades. It does make you play differently depending on the instrument as your ear guides your fingers "play" more like that instrument would sound natively. It's amazing how close you can get on some of these instruments to the real kinda freaks the audience out...other musicians think you are using a sequencer ;)
Music background: Weekend warrior

Fishman TriplyPlay Review

I will start by saying.. this product is not perfect... but nonetheless it is no less than AMAZING. .. For me this is a game changer.. I bought it to beef up my solo act performances and to use it as a composing and learning tool.. I just have it 2 days now.. and have just started to work it into my solo act.. I do a mix of music with voice and guitar from Pop, Rock, Country, .. classical.. bossa .. lets say I like to vary.. I even perform a set of acoustic lap steel (ala David Lindley). I have worked hard to get my guitar accompinaments to not be boring and switch from electric, to classical to acoustic guitars.. my electrics have piezos and one has a sustainer.. which use believe it or not just to add a bit more of sustain to chording.. .. all to have variation and fullness.. this thing just turned my whole world upside down. I can double my acoustic nylon and steel string things.. for my classical pieces I can include a string quartette.. for many songs I can use a real piano sound .. and for others mix piano and brass and strings.. it just sounds amazing.. and I find myself playing more creatively.. with a bit more punch .. .. OK so now here is the not so good stuff.. although fishman has tried to at least some extend to make it easy to set up.. its not.. and documentation (as is normally these days) scarce and not very comprehensive at least to me.. and no I am not a computer novice.. I am a professional computer programmer and architect.. and I have dealt with music software in the past.. and some of the same struggles apply here. You will get it to work.. but do NOT expect to set it up in 10 minutes. Some key Tips 1. use the memory stick to set up the software initially.. it is the fastest way.. it will take about an hour or more to get it going...the authentication stuff for the software is a bit painful and annoying.. pay very special attention to every step.. and be patient. 2.You may need to "Sync up" your wireless plug in device with your controller.. you can find a video on fishman that explains it it is pretty simple.. one my fist try I tried to install the software downloads took hours.. and the computer would not recognize the wireless stick.. not sure why.. installed on another computer using the memory stick and things went fine.. if you do want to use that software you download you will have to know how to mount an ISO drive. they recommend a program if you don't have one.. trying to create physical disks from these ISO files is not the way to go 3. Latency - Although the claim is it is non-existent.. it is not true.. its there.. using the Microsft drivers on your computer will not cut it.. You HAVE to install the ASIO driver.. it is a free download.. and is the only driver that I have found that will give you a latency that is acceptable.. you will notice this by playing your guitar together with they midi sounds.. with ASIO at make settings you can get 1.3 millisecond delay.. which is still not perfection.. but it does not through off your playing and ends up being sort of very slight reverberation that seems to enrich the music.. so it works out. With the microsoft divers.. the delay makes performance with your guitar close to impossible.. it will through off your timing.. with ASIO you are really ok. That is it.. again not perfect.. but it is still amazing and I have not explored to composing and learning capabilities that this tool offers..

Amazing Tracking

I was able to play with the TriplePlay at MacWorld in February and was amazed by how beautifully this tracked. I'm a classical player and the Fishman rep said that the pickup perfoms really well the cleaner you play. It captured my trills and hammer-ones nicely. Capturing a polyphonic performance was no problem, complex arpeggios were also captured perfectly. The included software (The Fishman software and a customized copy of Kontakt) works well and has some really stellar patches that show off the control capabilities. One that comes to mind is a beautiful violin patch that smoothly glissandos when you slide up or down the neck. Definitely the best controller setup I've ever played, and the wireless connection is very nice with little latency and very playable.
Music background: Classily trained composer, guitarist, old-school electronica.


I just received the Triple Play today. This think is amazing. I have been using it with Reason 6.5 and Ableton Live 8. tracking is great. I am so happy with this product. It was worth the wait.
Music background: Musician

Sweetwater Advice

Mitch Gallagher

Like many guitar players, I'm totally obsessed with my instrument. But I can't help it if my eyes and ears wander when I'm in the presence of a sexy synthesizer -- if only my guitar could make those sounds! The quest to connect a guitar to a synth has been going on for decades, and there are a number of solutions that work quite well. But now, Fishman has brought something new to the table: the TriplePlay, a wireless system that connects to your computer -- so you don't have to buy a synth or sound module -- and can drive any virtual instrument, soft synth, DAW, or notation program you choose. The TriplePlay consists of a hexaphonic pickup (which generates a separate signal for each string), a guitar-mounted control box/transmitter, and a wireless receiver that connects to your computer's USB port -- it looks exactly like a USB thumb drive. The TriplePlay comes with a wide variety of mounting hardware, making it compatible with just about any guitar, including steel-string acoustics and electrics with flat and carved tops and with most styles of bridge hardware. The system installs very easily. I'd estimate it took 10 minutes from cracking the seal on the box to plugging the receiver into the computer. A suite of software is included, comprising a version of Native Instruments Komplete, IK Multimedia SampleTank XT, PreSonus Studio One, Notion Progression, and more, so you have everything from software instruments to a DAW to a notation program. You're good to go, right out of the box. Not only does the TriplePlay install easily, it's a breeze to set up as well. The included TriplePlay application allows you to calibrate the pickup and to load and play virtual instruments. The system tracks extremely well. I didn't have to modify my technique at all. Fingerstyle, pick style, TriplePlay is happy with either. The tracking is fast and clean, with no delay. If you're looking to get into synth guitar, then check out the Fishman TriplePlay. It's affordable, easy to install and use, and it simply works. I love it!
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See also: Guitar Synths, Fishman, Fishman MIDI Guitars/Pickups, Fishman Electric Guitar Pickups