“Sometimes it takes a new set of eyes to move things forward. While the electric world has been left in a time warp, active preamps and pickups for acoustics have been moving forward with the rest of the audio industry. So, when Fishman decided to play in the electric pickup market they had a clear slate to work with.”
The Stratocaster of the future is here! Fender’s Fishman® TriplePlay Stratocaster® HSS guitar uses state-of-the-art built-in digital technology to give you a thrilling new playing experience in which you can emulate other instruments with ease and create a world of all-new sounds.
TriplePlay Software version 1.2 is now available with numerous enhancements, features and improvements, including AAX support for Pro Tools® 11. Always seeking to improve the user experience and performance, this is Fishman’s second major update since the product’s successful launch in April 2013.
"In the 80 years since George Beauchamp patented the electromagnetic guitar pick-up, nothing changed. That is until Fishman introduced the Fluence pick-up stack, a design breakthrough that promises improved tonal consistency and reliability."
In an article entitled "Unwound: Fishman Rethinks the Electric Guitar Pickup," PG's Dan Formosa writes, “We’re accustomed to hearing about 'the next new thing' in pickups every time NAMM season comes around. What the Fishman team has concocted is not a new sound. Quite the opposite: It’s a way to consistently and accurately recreate the sounds of the world’s best pickups.”
L2P.com’s gear guru Reverend Bill Evans takes a turn with Fishman’s TriplePlay in a recently posted review on the Live2Play Network website. "The tracking—even given the whole wireless thing—is better than any other MIDI control system I have ever used."
Tracks Like a Bloodhound! EM editors declare, “Finally, you can play your software instruments like a guitar.” For more than two decades, the Editors’ Choice Awards have recognized the best production tools for musicians, producers, and engineers.
Fishman is pleased to announced that UK fingerstyle guitarist Steve Fairclough has been appointed Brand Ambassador and will be representing the company's full product line in Europe. A veteran of the UK fingerstyle scene, Steve Fairclough will be hosting clinics, product demos and in-store events on behalf of Fishman and its European distributors.
In the January issue of Premier Guitar, reviewer Joe Charupakorn states that "for many, the biggest concern with playing MIDI guitar is whether the device’s tracking will keep up with their playing without glitching. On this account, the TriplePlay really impressed me—its tracking is the best I’ve yet encountered."
Writer Chris Gill recognizes Fishman's "expanded dedication to electric guitar products" with his review of TriplePlay in Guitar World's 2013 Holiday issue. "Fishman is rightfully well known for its acoustic-instrument pickups, preamps and acoustic amplifiers," he writes, "but the company also offers plenty of great products for electric players."