I’m slowly learning how to use my Trio Plus and to organize song parts. Here’s a little Getting Started procedure I wrote for familiarizing yourself with the pedal. Feel free to correct any mistakes The Duffer’s Guide to Getting Started with the Trio Plus The Trio Plus kind of assumes that you’re going to bring a fully formed song part to it. If you’ve worked out a song part, say, a 12 bar blues part, Key Of A, chord progression I (A) – vi (F# min) - IV (D) - V (E) or whatever, then you’re good to go. However, if you’re looking for ideas to create a song part, then I find it’s better to just start jamming with the T+ backing band. Simply stated, sometimes I just want to spin the Genre and Style dials on my T+ and find something to jam to in a specific key. Easy Enough. Procedure (Examples are in key of A Major): 1. Pick a key you want to play in. -->A 2. Plan a chord progression for your backing band. -->I-IV-V 3. Decide on a chunk of time you want your backing band to play over. -->Six bars, 4/4 time, allegro tempo 4. Arm your Band trainer so its LED is blinking red. Press the Band switch. Plink out the single root notes of your chord progression on your guitar at the tempo you desire your backing band to play at. Press the Band switch again to complete your backing band loop. (Note: I just play the single notes because it helps me get the timing right, but you can play full chords obviously.) --> |A A A A| |A A A A| |D D D D| |D D D D| |E E E E| |E E E E| (Use a metronome to ensure you get the timing of your single notes right.) 5. You have now created a generic backing band playing in the key of A Major in 4/4 time that will loop every 6 bars. Go spin the Genre and Style dials to give the generic backing band some characteristics to make them interesting. 6. Important: If you spin the Genre and Style dials and find a backing band groove you like, but want to slow the tempo down on, you can do that. HOWEVER! You can’t record a loop of that backing band at the slower tempo because you always have to return the Tempo button to the middle position in order to turn off the Audiolastic feature. So here is your first thing to commit to memory about the Trio Plus (p.27 from the manual): NOTE: The AUDIOLASTIC LED must be off to record into the looper and the LED will briefly flash to indicate this if you attempt to record a loop when the tempo has been altered from the original learned tempo (1X). To resolve this, adjust the TEMPO knob to the 12 o'clock position to set the tempo back to the original learned tempo and disable AUDIOLASTIC time stretching. Once all your loops and overdubs are recorded for the song, you can then adjust the tempo of the song if required. So remember that when your Audiolastic is off, your backing band is playing at the “original learned tempo” you trained them to play in. It also means that you can’t record a loop with the backing band if you change the backing band’s tempo from its "original learned tempo". Good luck. Have fun.