KORG TRITON PRO - 76 KEY MUSIC WORKSTATION SAMPLER
The TRITON series comes power-packed with Korg's new HI
Synthesis System for the ultimate in sonic creation. Plus,
with a full-featured integrated sampler, enhanced
performance features, a full-function sequencer, and many
optional expansion boards, TRITON will be the most
powerful tool ever in your keyboard arsenal. TRITON even
comes with six outputs so that you can meet the needs of
any situation you come across, from live concerts to the
recording studio. TRITON is truly the next-generation music
workstation that every musician has been waiting for.
KORG'S New HI Tone Generator Means Genuinely Original Sound
The TRITON series features the new HI (Hyper Integrated)
synthesis system -- a further advance in the pursuit of
expressive PCM sound that captures every nuance of the
individual instrument. By filtering and modulating a huge
selection of high-quality PCM data and then processing the
result in the newly powered-up effect section, TRITON can
create everything from the sound of real-world instruments
to punchy synth sounds. In addition, TRITON's full-featured
sampler lets you record your own samples or load in data
from a number of formats to create truly original sounds.
838 Different High-Quality PCM Sounds
TRITON's high-capacity 32 Mbyte PCM ROM contains 425
multisamples including ,organ, guitar and brass --
everything you need for all musical styles -- plus 413 drum
samples. From the edgy sounds of dance/techno synth to
piano, guitar, brass, strings, and tuned percussion, every
type of sound you could ever need is at your fingertips. And
TRITON's high-quality 48 kHz sampling rate means that
every detail of the character and expressive nuance of each
sound is preserved.
Superb MONO/STEREO Sampling For Making Your Own Original Sounds
The TRITON features a 16 bit linear 48 kHz mono/stereo
sampling function that allows data that you sample to be
programmed and molded using the advanced HI synthesis
The TRITON comes with 16 Mbytes of sample memory,
allowing approximately 2 minutes 54 seconds of monaural
By adding 72 pin SIMM modules you can expand the
memory to a maximum of 64 Mbytes (two 32 Mbyte SIMM
modules). This lets you record up 11 minutes and 38
seconds of mono sampling. You can record one-shot
samples as well as phrase samples,and use the zero-cross
automatic detection function to easily create smooth loops.
Stereo or mono AIFF files, Windows WAVE files, AKAI
S1000/S3000 (Floppy and CD-ROM) and Trinity format data
can also be loaded into sample memory, giving you access
to an even wider range of materials. (Triton can not load
Trinity format data from TFD-1S, TFD-2S, TFD-3S and TFD-4S,
since they use data-compressed data.)
This data can be edited using operations such as Truncate,
Cut, Copy, and Reverse. The grid function lets you view the
waveform with dotted vertical lines that indicate the beat
resolution and tempo. Sample data can be cut on the basis
of BPM values or beats, making it easy to edit the desired
locations of the waveform. The Rate Convert function
converts the sampling frequency --- an easy way to create
currently popular lo-fi sounds.
This data can be played from the keyboard immediately
after sampling, or you can use it to create a multisample
that assigns multiple samples to different pitch ranges.
Mono multisamples are easily converted into
single-oscillator programs, and stereo multisamples into
Filter and LFO Sections Let You Freely Modify The Source Sound.
Internal PCM samples or your own custom samples can be
assigned to an oscillator, and processed in various ways by
the filter and LFO sections. For each oscillator, the TRITON
series provides multiple filter types, including resonant, hi
and low-pass , and two LFO's with an amazing 21 types of
LFO waveform. You have the flexibility to create everything
from realistic simulations to aggressively creative sounds.
LFO Frequency can be linked to the sequencer or
arpeggiator using MIDI or TempoSync, so that the LFO
speed will follow any changes in tempo.
In addition, HI synthesis system lets you use an amazing
55 (29 types) alternate modulation sources. You can create
sounds that have unique effects by using one of the 42
alternate modulation sources (AMS) to apply modulation.
This lets you use the numerous controllers of the TRITON to
control the sound to make it more expressive.
FLEXIBLE ROUTING AND HIGH-QUALITY EFFECTS
The effect section of TRITON's HI synthesis system consists
of five stereo insertion effects, two master effects, one
master EQ (stereo three-band EQ) and a mixer that controls
the routing of these effects. 102 newly developed
high-quality effects are built-in. Insertion effects can use
any of the 102 types, and master effects can select from 89
types. The 102 effects include standard as well as unusual
time-variant effects such as stereo random filter and ring
modulator. An all-new vocoder effect can control internal
sounds via the sampling input for totally cool results.
The TRITON features a new BPM/MIDI SYNC function. When
using an effect that has and LFO, such as Stereo Wah/Auto
Wah, or a delay-type effect such as L/C/R BPM Delay, this
function lets you apply modulation that is synchronized to
the tempo. You can specify each delay time as a note value,
easily setting up rhythms that will follow any changes that
occur in the tempo of the arpeggiator or sequencer (or
external MIDI clock). Of course, you can use dynamic
modulation to control any effect parameter while you play by
using TRITON's joystick, knobs or ribbon controller, or by
MIDI messages. This effect system provides an enormous
boost in expressive possibilities.
Effect settings can be made independently for each
program, combination, and song. In addition to the stereo
Master outputs TRITON features four individual outputs, and
sounds can be freely assigned to them with any effect
routings that you desire. Create complex sounds using just
the TRITON by itself or add external audio sources through
the sampling input and process them with TRITON's
insertion and master effects. So TRITON can function as a
2-in 6-out MIDI controlled effect unit. Of course, you can
also apply an insertion effect to an audio source being
sampled, and record the result as a stereo sample.
Critically-Acclaimed Voicing Technology
The TRITON contains a huge 512 programs that cover a
wide range including piano, guitar,organ, synth and drum
sounds, plus 16 preset drum kits and 48 user drum kits. In
addition, 256 programs and 9 drum kits are provided for
complete compatibility with the latest GM specification, GM
Internal memory also contains 512 Combinations, each
consisting of up to eight timbres programs). From the latest
synth sounds and sound-effects for dance music to realistic
simulations, Combinations can be used to produce even
richer sounds and performances that have more impact by
assigning programs to create layers, keyboard splits, or
velocity layers, or by assigning them to controllers.
Programs/Combinations/drum kits that you create can be
stored in TRITON's re-writable combinations, and 64 drum
kits. Floppy disks or an external hard disk can be used to
back up this data, or to create your own data library. (The
optional EXB-SCSI SCSI interface board is required.)
New Ways To Express Yourself
Dual arpeggiator and RPPR functions enhance your
performance. To further expand your realtime performance
possibilities, the TRITON series provides dual polyphonic
arpeggiators and an RPPR function. Use these features for a
live, high-impact performance on this single instrument or to
record in realtime into the internal sequencer, and build the
results into a song.
A Powerful New Arpeggiator
The TRITON series features dual polyphonic arpeggiators,
each controlling up to 12 tones and 48-steps per pattern.
Arpeggio patterns extending as much as four octaves can be
running as you play or can be recorded to the internal
sequencer. You can apply two different arpeggio patterns
each to specific timbres in a Combination or Sequence for
different patterns on each part of a split keyboard, use
velocity to switch between two arpeggio patterns, and much
more. There is even a fixed-note mode to easily create
drum rhythms in the arpeggiator!
Approximately 180 arpeggio patterns are provided, and you
can create your own patterns with memory for up to a total
of 232 patterns. Arpeggio patterns can be changed in
realtime while you play, can be synchronized to MIDI clock
for connections with external MIDI gear, or programmed to
start in synchronization with the internal sequencer.
RPPR (REALTIME PATTERN PLAY/RECORDING) FUNCTION
This function lets you assign sequenced phrases to
individual notes of the keyboard, and play the pattern data
in realtime simply by pressing various key combinations.
This allows you to mix different phrases and grooves "on
the fly," or play along while triggering different phrases
for exciting live performance possibilities. Each Song in the
sequencer can have its own RPPR Set assignment from a
total of up to 100 user patterns per song and approximately
150 preset patterns.
16-Track Sequencer With New, Sophisticated Recording Functions
The TRITON series provides a 16-track sequencer with a
gigantic over 200,000 note capacity so you have all the
power you need to create the perfect sequence.
Create Songs Effects Using Approximately 150 Preset Rhythm Patterns and User Patterns.
In addition to realtime and step recordings, you can create
sequenced phrases up to 99 measures long as "patterns,"
and arrange up to 100 patterns to create a song. You can
store 100 of your own user patterns in a song (including
phrases that you played using the arpeggiator), and also
use the 150 preset rhythm patterns. This makes it easier
than ever before to create the rhythm part -- the foundation
of your song. These patterns can also be used with the
Sixteen Preset Template Songs
You can speed up the music production process by using
previously prepared templates containing program
selections and effects appropriate for a given musical style.
Frequently-used program settings, track parameter settings,
and effect settings can also be stored as one of sixteen
user template songs.
Track-Independent Loop Playback
Each track can be individually looped, so it's easy to get a
Song going with a 2-bar drum loop, 8-bar bassline, multiple
1-bar arpeggiated riffs, or a 16-bar harmony track.
Individual track looping also makes it easier than ever to
place Patterns into Sequence tracks.
Cue List Lets You Successfully Playback Multiple Songs
The playback order of up to 100 songs can be specified in a
Cue List. Twenty cue lists can be stored in internal memory.
By successively playing the desired songs with a specified
number of repeats per Song, you can easily and efficiently
create a larger composition. To change the structure of the
composition, simply modify the cue list. This powerful new
feature from smaller segments, like verse, chorus, bridge,
solo section, etc.
Support For Standard MIDI File Format
Sequence data you create can be saved in SMF format 0 or
1, making it easy to edit your data on an external
computer-based sequencer. A Direct Play capability lets you
playback data directly from disk without loading it into
internal memory for live performance. A jukebox function
lets you edit the order in which songs will be played, for
convenient playback of multiple songs.
KORG's Own Touchview Graphical User Interface For Hands-On Operation
The numerous functions and parameters of the TRITON
series are displayed in a large and highly- visible 320 x 240
pixel screen. KORG's original TouchView Graphical User
Interface lets you perform operations smoothly just by
touching the screen. On the TRITON, not only sounds but
also oscillator waveforms and effect algorithms can be
selected by category for even greater efficiently. The
awesome power of the TRITON is supported by a superbly
Controllers For Performance Possibilities
As controllers, the TRITON series provides a joystick, ribbon
controller, two assignable switches, four realtime control
knobs, and three arpeggiator control knobs. Alternate
modulation and effect dynamic modulation can be controlled
via these controllers, or they can be set to control functions
of external MIDI devices. With the TRITON, your musical
intentions can be expressed freely.
- Sound Generation Method: HI (Hyper Integrated) synthesis system
- Tone Generator: HI synthesis system; 48 kHz sampling frequency, 32 Mbyte PCM
ROM, 425 multisamples + 413 drum samples. Sampling; 16 bit, 48 kHz stereo/mono sampling,
16 Mbytesmemory standard, expandable to 64 Mbytes. Maximum of 1,000 multisamples / 4,000
samples. Up to 128 samples can be assigned to a multisample.
AIFF, WAVE, AKAI (S1000/S3000) and Trinity sample data can be loaded.
(Triton cannot load Trinity format data from TFD-1S, TFD-2S, TFD-3S and TFD-4S ,
since they use data-compressed data.)
- Sound Source: 62 voices, 62 oscillators (single mode)/ 31 voices, 31oscillators (double mode)
- Keyboard: 76 notes. All keyboards have velocity and aftertouch sensitivity
- Effects: Stereo digital multi-effect system - 2 master effects (mono in, stereo out),
5 insert effects (stereo in / out), and 1 master EQ (stereo in / out) simultaneously
- Number of effects: 102 (insert effects/ 89 for master effects)
- Program/Combination: 640 programs, 512 combinations, 64 drum programs, GM Level 2 - 256 programs + 9 drum set
- Sequencer Section: 16 timbres, 16 tracks, 1/192 resolutions, 100 preset / 100 user
pattern per a song, 200 songs, 20 cues, over 300,000 notes, reads and writes Standard MIDI File (Format 0 and 1)
- RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play / Recording): 1 set with 72 patterns available per song
- Arpeggiator: 5 preset patterns and 232 patterns (approx. 180 preset)
- Controllers: Joystick, Ribbon controller, 2 x Assignable switches, 4 x Assignable knobs, 3 x Arpeggiator control knobs
- Control Inputs: Damper pedal (Responds to half-pedaling), Assignable (SWITCH, PEDAL)
- Communication Terminal: Computer interface (to host PC)
- MIDI: IN, OUT, THRU
- Outputs: Main = L/MONO,R, Individual = 1, 2, 3, 4, Headphones
- Inputs: 1, 2, Level switch LINE / MIC, Level volume
- Floppy Disk Drive: 3.5 inch 2DD/2HD
- Display: TouchView Graphical User Interface, 320 x 240 dots
- Accessories: AC cord, Preload program disk TNFD-00P, TNFD-01P
- Dimensions: 1281.4(W) x 348.5(D) x 122(H)
- Weight: 16.5 kg