Typical guitar MIDI systems require a purpose built or heavily and permanently modified instrument. Fishman wants to change that with the Triple Play. Unlike the rest, the Triple Play controller and pickup can be easily removed and added as needed. All mounting hardware is included. The connection is wireless and connects to your computer or iOS device via a wireless dongle. The controller is only half an inch in thickness and features a Lithium-Ion battery that is recharged by USB. The wireless system is stage ready with a 100ft+ range. The USB dongle works as any other USB MIDI device. Triple Play works with standard DAW software and virtual MIDI instruments. Software is included for those who don’t already have their own. Those can all be controlled on the on-guitar controller. All in all, this system makes MIDI FAR MORE Accessible to the musician. For full details, check out the press release below.
The Triple Play retails for around $400.
Fishman Triple Play™ Ideal For Composing, Performing and Recording
Andover, MA–– Already adopted by world-renowned guitarist and composer John McLaughlin, the new Fishman Triple Play™ Wireless Guitar Controller makes composing, performance and recording easier and more fun than ever. McLaughlin has been recording and performing with test versions of the device for almost a year, providing Fishman with valuable insight throughout the development process.
“After experimenting with various MIDI guitar interfaces for the past 37 years, there is finally something that truly works!” McLaughlin said. “What I mean by this is that you can really play your guitar with Triple Play and it feels musical, without any bugs or snags.”
Triple Play’s slim and intuitive form factor allows fast, easy setup so guitarists can quickly get to an unlimited palette of instruments and sounds at their fingertips, all with the freedom of wireless control.
Guitarists now have the flexibility to compose with a wide range of instruments while getting full, accurate notation through Triple Play’s interface in order to share music with other band members. Triple Play’s precise note-by-note transcription capability also let beginners learn faster and more intuitively.
On stage, guitarists can use Triple Play to combine their guitar with any virtual instrument or hardware synthesizer to access a wide range of instruments, samples and sounds to expand the depth and impact of live performances.
The easiest way to seamlessly integrate a guitar with a favorite DAW running on a PC, Mac® or iPad®, Triple Play quickly and easily becomes a complete music recording and production tool. Guitarists can build entire arrangements with drums, bass, keyboards, horns, strings, voices and more, all from the Triple Play Wireless Guitar Controller.
Triple Play comes equipped with a Wireless Controller, Hexaphonic Pickup, and Wireless USB Receiver. The Controller and included software works with industry standard DAWs and Virtual Instruments and installs quickly and non-intrusively on any guitar.
The Triple Play system features several “hold” functions such as sustain, looping, and arpeggiators, along with string or fret splits for multiple instruments. Also included are Menu navigation controls for the included software and a Guitar synthesizer volume control. A Guitar, Mix, Synth switch is easily accessible during performances.
A low profile design (less than .5”) allows the Controller to be left on the guitar and still fit in the case. It operates with a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery (included). Triple Play’s powered USB Wireless Receiver interfaces with computers or iOS devices. The system comes with a comprehensive Windows, OSX and iOS software bundle to get users started.
A Triple Play Wireless Guitar Expander option provides additional connectivity for interfacing wireless MIDI signals to computers or iOS devices. It adds a full function USB audio interface with guitar input, bypass and headphone output, MIDI hardware IN and OUT and support for footswitches to greatly extend Triple Play’s capabilities for recording, performing or composing music.
For more information about Fishman and Triple Play, please click to www.fishman.com.