MESSE 2014: Fishman Triple Play System (video)

MIDI pickups have come a long way...   14-Mar-14

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A wireless MIDI system for your guitar, the Fishman Triple Play is designed as a composing, performing and recording tool. Burr took us through the Triple Play and as you can see from the video it is ultra low latency which has always been the off putting thing with a MIDI guitar system.



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PenguinCloser    Said...

This seems like a great low-end solution for people who want to get into the world of MIDI guitar-ing, but there are a few relatively major drawbacks/limitations to the Triple Play....

If you want to control hardware it will require either going through a DAW, or an extra piece of kit; either something DIY, or Kenton makes a usb MIDI host device.

Also, you might come to hate that little box attached to the bottom of your guitar. I know I did when I had a GK3A attached to my Strat. It's bulky, clunky, and just plain wrong. It's much nicer to have a guitar with the MIDI pick-up built-in.

But that will cost ya!

The fact that it's wireless is a big plus, though, and it seems to track very, very well.

But at the end of the day, the 13-pin system (Godin synth access guitar, Roland-ready Strat, or regular guitar equipped with a Roland GK3A pick-up) is really the only way to go, imo, because it's the only way to get access to Roland's snazzy guitar modelers/synths (VG99, GR55, and the just-announced and relatively cheap GP-10).

15-Mar-14 09:04 AM

Noel EIffe    Said...

Fender offers a "triple play" strat similar to the Roland-ready models, with the guts fully integrated if that's a necessity. I believe but may be wrong that Godin is also offering a Triple Play guitar system now.

I have a triple play installed on an Agile Les Paul copy, and it's not that big a deal - and all install methods are "non-invasive" on the guitar (don't require drilling etc.). But it would indeed be nice to have it "built in" to some extent.

15-Mar-14 09:33 AM

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