TriplePlay Hardware Installation

Thinking about getting a TriplePlay, but are unsure whether or not it will fit on your guitar? Have you installed TriplePlay already, but are concerned that you may have done something wrong? Are you a luthier tasked to install a TriplePlay, and would like to know best practices? Are you fundamentally opposed to reading instructions, and prefer the dry thrill of narrated YouTube videos? If you silently nodded ‘yes’ to yourself for any of these, then check out the latest offering below:

0:00 – mounting the controller directly to your guitar’s top
1:45 – mounting the controller to your guitar’s end-pin bracket
2:43 – mounting and adjusting the TriplePlay hex pickup
6:20 – installing TriplePlay on guitars with tune-o-matic bridges
10:14 – bezel swapping trick for tune-o-matics
10:30 – adjusting string sensitivities within the TriplePlay app
11:00 – the pickup still won’t fit! (or, “neck shimming 101”)
14:04 – micro-tilt adjustment

Fishman TriplePlay Hardware Installation

Using TriplePlay with iOS Devices

Using your TriplePlay with any device that accepts MIDI input, such as an iPad or even an iPhone, allows you to compose, perform, and record anytime, and anywhere. Plus, you can do it all wirelessly! In this new YouTube video, we run through a few of the common settings and parameters you might need to adjust within each app to insure the best possible performance from your TriplePlay. The synths and instruments available at Apple’s app store, for instance, can range from free downloads, to professional quality synths for around $10, on up to full-featured applications for the power user.

Once the apps of your choice are downloaded and installed, simply connect the TriplePlay receiver to your iPad via a USB adaptor. Apple sells the following (depending on the model of your iOS device), but there are plenty of 3rd party manufacturers with less expensive options:

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In most cases, TriplePlay will “simply work” with whatever synth app you are running in a plug-and-play manner. However, there are certain parameters that many of these apps share that can be quickly adjusted, and oftentimes make dramatic differences in the quality of the experience. The trick is knowing what to look for, and where…

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