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I have no idea what that labyrinth shape on the front is about, but the TRIO has some real appeal for gigging live. It features built-in analog-style compressor, EQ, and filter effects for your mic or instrument, all of which operate in standalone mode if you want to leave the computer offstage. Three independent speaker outputs plus two independent headphone amps mean you can easily set up listening levels for monitoring while you play that new tune about how much you hate your ex. Or how the robots will take over, depending on your genre. -P. Kirn

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