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Fishman reveals MIDI guitar controller for the iPad generation

Fishman reveals MIDI guitar co...
The TriplePlay Connect allows players to tap into new sounds, instruments and more
The TriplePlay Connect allows players to tap into new sounds, instruments and more
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The TriplePlay Connect is a box of electronics that's mounted to a bracket at the host guitar's strap peg, and has a cable growing out of the top which leads to a hexaphonic pickup
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The TriplePlay Connect is a box of electronics that's mounted to a bracket at the host guitar's strap peg, and has a cable growing out of the top which leads to a hexaphonic pickup
A free TriplePlay Connect iOS app is available for download, which gives players access to an huge arsenal of virtual digital instruments and sounds
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A free TriplePlay Connect iOS app is available for download, which gives players access to an huge arsenal of virtual digital instruments and sounds
The TriplePlay Connect allows players to tap into new sounds, instruments and more
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The TriplePlay Connect allows players to tap into new sounds, instruments and more

Five years ago, Fishman's TriplePlay controller gave us the opportunity to wirelessly tap into an almost infinite world of digital sounds on our laptop. Now the company has unveiled a new version called the Connect that offers a similar experience for iPad users, though it's not wireless this time.

Like the TriplePlay we reviewed back in 2014, the Connect is a box of electronics with a cable growing out of the top that runs to a MIDI pickup which slots just in front the host guitar's bridge. But the new box of tricks is much smaller than the original, and actually needs to be wired to an iPad running the free-to-download iOS app via the included USB/Lightning cable.

The TriplePlay Connect is a box of electronics that's mounted to a bracket at the host guitar's strap peg, and has a cable growing out of the top which leads to a hexaphonic pickup
The TriplePlay Connect is a box of electronics that's mounted to a bracket at the host guitar's strap peg, and has a cable growing out of the top which leads to a hexaphonic pickup

A diverse arsenal of digital instruments and sounds are then put at the player's disposal, as well as the ability to make one guitar become a whole band. Users can blend virtual instruments, add effects, build complex rhythms, create and trigger loops, fire up audio backing tracks, and record, mix and share creations with friends online.

Fishman promises low latency pitch tracking, and the Connect can also serve as a MIDI controller for Mac and PC applications. The Connect is priced at US$229.95, the video below has more.

Product page: Fishman TriplePlay Connect

TriplePlay Connect - New MIDI Guitar Controller and iPad App from Fishman

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