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Thank you for purchasing the Korg TRITON STUDIO music workstation/sampler . To ensure trouble-free enjoyment, please read this manual carefully and use the instru- ment as directed. About this manual The owner’s manuals and how to use them The TRITON STUDIO come with the following owner’s manuals.
Table of Contents Data handling...iii Handling of the internal hard drive ...iii COPYRIGHT WARNING ...iii About this manual...iv Introduction... 1 Main features... 1 Front and rear panel ... 3 Front panel... 3 Rear panel ... 6 Names and functions of objects in the LCD screen .. 8 Connections ...
Basic functions ... 55 Saving data ... 55 Types of data that can be saved ... 55 Writing to internal memory... 56 Writing a program or combination... 56 Writing global settings, user drum kits, and user arpeggio patterns ... 58 Saving on media ...
Creating an audio CD from WAVE files sampled to hard disk ... 118 SMF (Standard MIDI File) playback ... 120 The structure of Song Play mode ... 120 Playing SMF data... 121 Playback using the Jukebox function ... 122 Saving a Jukebox list ... 122 Playing along with SMF data...
When the EXB-MOSS option is installed, 128 programs for use with the Korg MOSS tone generator will also be available. • The TRITON STUDIO provides 144 user drum kits as well as 9 ROM drum kits compatible with GM2.
RPPR The TRITON STUDIO features Korg’s RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording) function. In Sequencer mode, this function allows you to assign pre- set patterns or user patterns (with a speciﬁed playback...
Front and rear panel Front panel 18 19 1. [SW1] key, [SW2] key These keys are on/off switches, their function can be assigned in Program, Combination, Sequencer, Song Play, and Sampling modes. When on, the LED will light (p.25). 2. Joystick This controls pitch and modulation.
[SAMPLING] key Sampling mode will be selected. [S.PLAY] key Song Play mode will be selected. [GLOBAL] key Global mode will be selected. [DISK] key Disk mode will be selected. 7. [COMPARE] key Use this key when you wish to compare the sound of the program or combination that you are currently editing with the un-edited sound already in memory.
13. SEQUENCER [PAUSE] key In Sequencer mode, this key pauses the playback of the song or cue list. In Song Play mode, this key pauses SMF playback. When paused, the LED will light. Press [PAUSE] once again to resume playback; the LED will turn off.
To remove a ﬂoppy disk, make sure that the disk access indicator is dark, and then press this button. If the disk is 18 19 not ejected when you press this button, do not attempt to forcibly remove the disk, but contact your Korg distribu- tor. Disk access indicator 19.
(p.11, PG p.137, 146). 9. ASSIGNABLE SWITCH jack An optional on/off foot switch such as the Korg PS-1 foot switch can be connected here (p.11). Its function can be assigned in Global mode, allowing you to use the foot switch as a modulation controller, to select programs or combinations, or to start/stop the sequencer (p.125).
Names and functions of objects in the LCD The TRITON STUDIOuses Korg’s TouchView graphical user interface. By touching on objects displayed in the LCD screen, you can select pages, set parameter values, rename programs and combinations, write data, and perform many other operations.
f: Check box Each time you press a check box, a check mark will be added or removed. When checked, the parameter will function; when unchecked, the parameter will not function. g: Radio buttons Press a radio button to select one value from two or more choices.
Connections must be made with the power turned off. Please be aware that careless operation may dam- age your speaker system or cause malfunctions. 3. Analog audio input connections 5. Connecting pedals Power Switch AC power supply 1. Connecting the power cable Power cable (Option) to an AC outlet MIDI cable...
Connect an optional foot switch such as the Korg PS-1 to the rear panel ASSIGNABLE SWITCH jack. The function assigned to the foot switch and the polarity of the foot switch can be set in Global: P2 “Foot Switch...
6. SCSI device connections By connecting an external SCSI device such as a hard disk drive or CD-R/RW drive to the SCSI connector, you can manage large amounts of data on devices other than the internal hard drive. If a hard disk drive is connected, it can also be speciﬁed as the destination when sampling.
Basic concepts Overview of the modes The TRITON STUDIO has a large number of functions that let you play and edit programs and combinations, record and play sequence data, record and play back sam- ples, and manage data on disk. The largest unit used to organize these functions is called a mode.
• Format the above types of media. You can also manage data by copying it, etc. • Korg, AKAI, AIFF, and WAVE format sample data can be loaded. Sample data can also be saved in Korg format, or exported in AIFF or WAVE formats.
About polyphony Tone generators and oscillators The oscillators of the TRITON STUDIO are sounded by two Tone Generators. Each tone generator is connected to the various PCM memories as shown in the diagram below. Tone Generator 1 • ROM: Internal PCM ROM (32 Mbytes) •...
Basic operation 1. Selecting modes In order to use a particular function on the TRITON STUDIO, you must ﬁrst select the appropriate mode. Press one of the front panel mode keys ([COMBI] key – [DISK] key) to enter the corresponding mode. [COMBI] key: Combination mode [PROG] key:...
3. Setting a parameter The parameter value in the edit cell can be set by using the front panel VALUE controllers ([VALUE] slider, [ keys, [VALUE] dial, numeric keys –, [–] key, [ENTER] key, and [./10’s HOLD] key). As necessary, you can also use the [BANK] keys and the [COMPARE] key.
Popup buttons and popup menus You can press a popup button to access a popup menu, and then set parameter values (p.8). Keyboard input When inputting a note number or a speciﬁc velocity as the value of a parameter, you can use the keyboard to input the setting.
Turning the power on/off Before you turn on the power, make sure that the desired connections have been made as described in “Connections” (p.10). 1. Turning the power on 1 Press the rear panel [POWER] switch to turn on the power.
Listening to a demo song Here’s how to listen to demo songs on the TRITON STU- DIO. This section explains how the demo song data can be loaded from the internal hard drive using the Disk mode, and played back in Sequencer mode. We will explain how to play back songs individually, or consecutively using the Cue List function.
2. Selecting and playing a dem- onstration song in Sequencer mode 1 Press the [SEQ] key (the LED will light). You will enter Sequencer mode. Song Select Popup button 2 Access the P0: Play/REC, Program T01–08 page. If this is not already displayed, press the [EXIT] key and then press the Prog.
Selecting and playing a program In Program mode you can select and play a program from banks INT-A–EXB-G. Here we will show how to select preset programs. Try selecting various programs and hear how they sound. Selecting a program 1 Press the [PROG] key (the LED will light). You will enter Program mode.
4 To cancel the 10’s HOLD function, press [./10’s HOLD] to erase the display. Using a connected switch to select programs An optional on/off-type switch (such as the Korg PS-1) can be connected to the rear panel ASSIGNABLE SWITCH jack, and assigned a program select function. (p.125)
“Using 10’s HOLD to select programs” p.23 Using a connected switch to select combinations An optional on/off type foot switch such as the Korg PS-1 can be connected to the rear panel ASSIGNABLE SWITCH jack, and used to select combinations. (p.125)
Using controllers to modify the sound The TRITON STUDIO provides various controllers – a joystick, the ribbon controller, the SW1 and SW2 switches, and the REALTIME CONTROL , , ,  knobs – that let you modify the tone, pitch, volume, or effects in realtime while you play.
The Lock function Joystick 1 Select program bank INT-A001: Acoustic Piano, and play the keyboard. To select a program, make sure that you are in Program mode, and press the BANK [INT-A] key, numeric key , and then the [ENTER] key. 2 Move the joystick toward yourself (the –Y direction).
Adjusting the cutoff frequency of the high-pass ﬁlter will modify the fullness of the sound from which the low fre- quency range has been ﬁltered out. Level Cutoff frequency Knob : EG-INTENSITY Adjust the ﬁlter EG intensity (the depth at which the ﬁlter EG is applied).
Assignable Foot Switch If an optional foot switch such as the Korg PS-1 is con- nected to the rear panel ASSIGNABLE SWITCH jack, an assigned function can be switched on/off using the foot switch.
Using the arpeggiator while you play The arpeggiator is a function that automatically generates arpeggios (broken chords). Most arpeggiators produce an arpeggio when you play a chord on the keyboard. The chord you played on the keyboard is sounded as an arpeggio (broken chord) In addition to this, the TRITON STUDIO’s arpeggiator is a polyphonic arpeggiator that is able to produce a variety of...
The arpeggio playback speed is affected by the “Reso” setting (Program P0: Play, Arpeggio page), or “Resolution” (P7: Edit-Arpeggiator, Arpeg. Setup page). If “MIDI Clock” (Global P1: MIDI) is set to External MIDI or External mLAN, the display will indicate “...
Synchronizing the arpeggiator to your key- board timing You can specify whether the arpeggio will begin at the moment you play the keyboard, or whether it will always play in synchronization to the MIDI clock tempo. Press the “Key Sync.” check box in the LCD screen to make this setting.
Checking the structure of a user arpeggio pattern Let’s see how combination INT-B097: Try Some Tekno is constructed. Select combination INT-B097: Try Some Tekno, and look at the Arpeggio Play A page and Arpeggio Play B page. • As you can see from the “Timbre Assign” table, arpeggiator A is assigned to timbre 7 and 8, and arpeggiator B is assigned to timbre 6.
Playing with the RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording) function TRITON STUDIO’s Sequencer mode provides an RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording) function. Using the RPPR function, each note of the keyboard can be assigned to a preset pattern or user pattern and a track that will play the assigned pattern.
Simple program editing By operating the performance editor and the realtime con- trollers you can easily and intuitively modify the sound of a program. Program editing refers to the process of modifying the parameters that make up a program, in order to modify the sound or change the controller, effect settings etc.
Simple combination editing A combination is a set of multiple (up to eight) programs, and allows you to create complex sounds that could not be produced by a single program. Combination editing refers to the process of modifying the sound of a combination by changing the program selected for each timbre or by adjusting each timbre’s key- board range and velocity range, or by modifying the con- troller, and effect settings.
If you wish to select a different program from the same category, press the desired program. That pro- gram will be highlighted. Press the scroll bar to see other programs in the same category. If you wish to select a program from a different cate- gory, press one of the tabs located to the left and right to select the desired category.
Sampling (recording a sample) The TRITON STUDIO can record 48 kHz stereo 16-bit samples. Sampling can be performed in Sampling, Pro- gram, Combination, and Sequencer modes. (Open Sam- pling System) The various functions of each mode can be used while sampling.
3. Specify the recording method (Recording Setup) 1 Set “Source BUS” to L/R. Now you can sample the sound of the L/R channels, which is output from the headphones and from AUDIO OUTPUT (MAIN) L/MONO and R. 2 Set “Trigger” to Threshold, and set “Level” to –30. With this setting, recording will begin automatically when the audio input reaches –30 dB or higher in record-ready mode.
6. Record a sample 1 Press the Recording tab to access the P0: Recording, Recording page. 2 Press the SAMPLING [REC] key. Press the SAMPLING [START/STOP] key to enter record-ready mode. Speak the word that you want to sample. (Example: “It’s”) Recording will start when the input exceeds the “Level”...
8 Press the SAMPLING [REC] key. Press the SAMPLING [START/STOP] key, and speak the word(s) that you want to sample. Speak the word that you want to sample. (Example: “It’s”) Recording will start when the input exceeds the “Level” –30dB level. Press the SAMPLING [START/STOP] key to stop.
When saving is completed, a ﬁle with an extension of .KSC together with the .KMP and .KSF ﬁles (in folders) will be saved. For details on each ﬁle, refer to PG p.162 “About Korg format PCM data ﬁles.” Converting a multisample into a program A multisample you create can be converted into a pro- gram.
The converted program settings will automatically be stored in the internal memory, but the sample data you created will be lost when the power is turned off. In order to reproduce the sound of the program after the power is turned on again, you must ﬁrst load the previ- ously-saved sample data back into the TRITON STU- DIO, using the Disk mode.
Set the following parameters as shown. Input 1: “Level” 127, “Pan” L000, “BUS” L/R Input 2: “Level” 127, “Pan” R127, “BUS” L/R When you change the Bus setting from Off to L/R or IFX, the volume level of the AUDIO OUT L/MONO and R jacks or the headphone volume may rise abruptly.
1 Press the [MENU] key to access the page menu, and press P2: Loop Edit. The P2: Loop Edit page will appear. 2 Notice that 0000: LOOP1-140BPM-L is selected for “Sample (Sample Select),” and that the sample wave- form data is displayed. The selected sample is a stereo sample.
Resampling an arpeggiated phrase in Program mode You can play a program or combination, using the arpeg- giator if desired, and resample your performance as audio data (sound). As an example, this section explains how to sample an arpeggiated phrase in Program mode. Sampling can be performed in the same way in Combination or Sequencer modes as well.
3 Press the SAMPLING [START/STOP] key to stop recording. Sampling will end automatically when the speciﬁed “Sample Time” is reached. 6. Listen to the sample and edit it 1 Press the Perf. Edit tab to select the P0: Play, Perfor- mance Edit page, and select the program into which the newly-recorded sample was converted.
2 Press the Sampling tab to access the Sampling page. 3 Set the parameters so that the signal from the AUDIO INPUT 1 jack will be sent to the L channel. Make the following settings. “Input”: Analog Input 1 “Level”: 127, “Pan”: as desired, “BUS Select”: 3.
Examples of sampling settings Resampling only the sound of the TRITON STUDIO (e.g., arpeggiator and/or keyboard performance) “Input”: Analog Input1 “BUS Select”: Off Input2 “BUS Select”: Off “Source BUS”: L/R “Recording Level”: –12.0 “Auto +12dB On”: On (chacked) PG p.5, 57 Resampling the sound of the TRITON STUDIO (arpeggiator and/or keyboard performance) together with the input sound from the AUDIO INPUT 1 jack...
Producing a song This section explains how to use the TRITON STUDIO’s internal sequencer. The example procedures described here will cover realtime recording and step recording, as well as various convenient functions provided by the internal sequencer, such as template songs, preset pat- terns, and the arpeggiator.
3 When you play the keyboard, you will hear the drum program for track 1 of the template song. 4 Press the popup button located at the left of “Track Select,” and select Track 02: Bass. When you play the keyboard, you will hear a bass sound.
You can use the Quantize and Resolution functions to correct the timing of your performance as it is recorded. For example during realtime recording, suppose that you input eighth notes at slightly inaccurate timing, as shown in line 1 of the diagram below. If you set “Reso”...
5. Recording other tracks 1 As described in “Recording the bass track,” use “Track Select” to select Track03: Elec. Piano, and record about 16 measures. 6. Step recording The TRITON STUDIO provides two main methods of recording a song. The ﬁrst is realtime recording, in which your performance on the keyboard and operation of the joystick and other controllers are recorded in realtime.
When you begin step recording, all data that follows the measure where you began recording will be erased from that track. You need to be aware of this if you begin step record- ing from a measure mid-way through the song. If you want to re-input data into a measure that already contains data, perform step recording in another un-recorded track, and execute “Move Mea-...
Saving the song Remember to save the song you created. Begining on page 88 is a description of how you can perform further editing on the song you created here in “Quick Start” and how you can assign it to a cue list, so we recommend that you save the song you cre- ated here for further use.
Basic functions Types of data that can be saved On the TRITON STUDIO, there are three ways to save data: writing to internal memory, saving on media (ﬂoppy disk, internal hard drive, CD-R/RW, hard disk and other removable media etc.), and MIDI data dump. Writing to internal memory The following types of edited can be written into the inter- nal memory.
About preloaded data and preset data “Preloaded data” refers to the data that is loaded in the TRITON STUDIO when it is shipped from the factory. You are free to rewrite this data, and with the exception of the demo songs, the data will be written to the location listed in “Writing to internal memory.”...
In the case of a combination, the category you specify here will be used when you select a combination by category in Combination P0: Play “Category” (Cate- gory/Combination Select). 5 Use “To” to specify the bank and number of the writ- ing destination program/combination.
About the Edit Buffer When you select a program or combination in Program P0: Play and Combination P0: Play, the program or combi- nation data is called into the “edit buffer.” When you modify the parameters in P0: Play or in the Edit pages P1–P9 of Program mode or Combination mode, the changes you make will affect the data in the edit buffer.
Using the (SEQUENCER) [REC/WRITE] key to write 1 In the following pages, press the SEQUENCER [REC/ WRITE] key. A dialog box will appear. Global settings: Global P0–P4 User drum kits: Global P5 User arpeggio patterns: Global P6 The example shown is for Update Arpeggio Patterns 2 To execute the Write operation, press the OK button.
Formatting media You can format a ﬂoppy disk, the internal hard drive, external SCSI media, or CD-R/RW media. Newly purchased media or media that has been used by another device cannot be immediately used by the TRI- TON STUDIO. In order to use such media on the TRITON STUDIO, you must ﬁrst format it.
9 Press the OK button to execute the Save operation. If the data ﬁts on one volume of media The data will be saved on the speciﬁed media, and you will return to the Save page. If the data does not ﬁt on one volume of media (ﬂoppy disk) The “No space available on medium”...
Cautions when handling ﬂoppy disks When handling ﬂoppy disks, please observe the following points. Data loss may occur if a ﬂoppy disk is handled improperly. Floppy disk type and format The TRITON STUDIO can use 2HD or 2DD 3.5 inch ﬂoppy disks.
Loading data and restoring the factory settings Loading data Types of data that can be loaded The types of data that can be loaded from media (ﬂoppy disk, etc.) are shown in the diagram below. (For details on each type of data, refer to PG p.155) Loading data/Restoring the factory settings When you want to use programs, combinations, samples,...
2 Enter Disk mode, and touch the LCD screen to make the TRITON STUDIO detect the disk. 3 Press the Load tab to access the Load page. The LCD screen will display ﬁle information. 4 Use “Drive select” to select the FDD. 5 Select the PRELOAD.PCG ﬁle.
Loading data by individual item or bank The TRITON STUDIO lets you load programs and combi- nations individually or by individual banks. Drum kits and arpeggio patterns can also be loaded individually or as a group. This allows you to restore just an individual item to its factory setting, or to rearrange combinations (for exam- ple) in the order in which they will be played during a concert.
1 If you have modiﬁed the program settings or the order of the programs in banks INT-A or INT-B, load banks I-A and I-B from the internal hard disk or the included ﬂoppy disk. Combinations (except for those of the EXB-PCM03) are created using the EXB-PCM programs and the bank INT-A and INT-B preloaded programs.
Program settings Program editing is performed in Program mode, just as programs can be selected and played in Program mode. Program mode consists of the P0: Play–P9: Edit-Master Effect pages. In P0: Play, you can select and play programs. You can also perform simple editing of the program, make arpeg- giator settings, and make settings for audio input and sampling.
The three elements of sound Sound can be broken down into three elements: pitch, tone, and volume. On TRITON STUDIO, these elements correspond to the Pitch, Filter, and Ampliﬁer settings of a program. In other words you would adjust the Pitch settings to modify the pitch, the Filter settings to modify the tone, and the Ampliﬁer settings to modify the volume.
Additional multisamples can be added by installing EXB- PCM series options. Data sampled on the TRITON STU- DIO can also be used as a multisample. Selecting a multisample The multisample will determine the basic character of the program. Use “High MS Bank” to select the multisample bank, and use “High Multisample”...
Velocity Zone page Here you can specify the range of velocities for each oscil- lator. In the example shown above, the velocity ranges are as follows. • OSC1 will sound at all velocity values. • OSC2 will sound only on strongly played notes (64 and above).
“Intensity (AMS Intensity)” speciﬁes the depth of vibrato that will be applied by the LFO when an AMS (Alternate Modulation Source) is used. For example if “AMS (LFO1 AMS)” is set to After Touch and you set an appropriate value for “Intensity (AMS Intensity),” vibrato will be applied when you apply pressure to the keyboard or when MIDI aftertouch messages are received.
High pass ﬁlter This type of ﬁlter allows the high frequency range to pass and cuts the low frequency range. Use this when you wish to make the sound thinner. However if the cutoff fre- quency (Frequency) is raised excessively high, the volume will become very low.
For example, the volume of a piano note begins at a high volume the instant you play the note, and then decreases gradually. The volume of an organ note remains constant as long as you continue pressing the key. The volume of a note on a violin or wind instrument can be varied during the note by the musician (i.e., by regulating the amount of pressure on the bow or the force of the breath).
LFO settings P5: Edit-Common LFO For each oscillator, you can use two LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) units: LFO1 and LFO2. You are free to select the type of each LFO and set its speed. The depth of the LFO1 and LFO2 that you specify here is adjusted by the settings of the P2: Edit-Pitch, P3: Edit-Fil- ter and P4: Edit-Amp pages.
Combination settings Combination editing is performed in Combination mode, just as combinations can be selected and played in Combi- nation mode. Combination mode consists of the P0: Play–P9: Edit-Mas- ter FX pages. In P0: Play, you can select and play combinations. You can also perform simple editing, make arpeggiator settings, and make settings for audio input and sampling.
Layer, split, and velocity switch Within a combination, you can use key position and veloc- ity to determine which program will sound. The programs assigned to each timbre can sound in three ways: as part of a layer, a split, or a velocity switch. A combination can be set to use any one of these methods, or to use two or more of these methods.
Settings for status, MIDI channel, and pitch parameters P2: Edit-Trk Param MIDI Ch page Status Here you can specify the MIDI status of the internal tone generator assigned to each timbre. Normally when play- ing the internal tone generator of TRITON STUDIO, you will set this to INT.
Adjusting the BPM of multisamples or samples cre- ated in Sampling mode If a timbre’s program uses multisamples or samples that you created in Sampling mode (or loaded in Disk mode) at a speciﬁc BPM value, you can use the page menu com- mand “Detune BPM Adjust”...
You can also enter these values by holding down the [ENTER] key and playing a note on the keyboard. Key Zone Slope Here you can specify the range of keys over which the original volume will be reached, starting at the top key and bottom key.
TRITON STUDIO contains a 16-multi track MIDI sequencer. The sequencer acts as a hub, integrating TRI- TON STUDIO’s numerous functions, allowing it to be used in a variety of situations including music production and live performance. Sampling or resampling can be performed in Sequencer mode (p.115).
The structure of Sequencer mode The following describes the structure of Sequencer mode. (diagram below) Songs A song consists of tracks 1–16, a master track, song parameters such as the song name, effect, arpeggiator and RPPR parameters, and 100 user patterns. A maximum of 200 such songs can be created on TRITON STUDIO.
Preparations for recording On the TRITON STUDIO, “recording” is the process by which your performance on the keyboard and controllers is written into the tracks and patterns of a song as data. This section explains how to make preparations for recording a song, such as assigning a program to each track, and setting the volume.
The display will change from “PLAY” to “MUTE,” and the playback of track 1 will no longer be heard. In this way, the “mute” function allows you to silence a speci- ﬁed track until the track is un-muted. Press track 2 “PLAY/MUTE/REC.” The display will change, and the playback of track 2 will also be muted.
2 Set the “Recording Mode” to Over Write. 3 In “Location,” specify the location at which you wish to begin recording. 4 Press the SEQUENCER [REC/WRITE] key, and then press the SEQUENCER [START/STOP] key. If the “Metronome Setup” is still set to the default set- tings, the metronome will sound for a two-measure pre-count, and then recording will begin.
• Loop All Tracks This method lets you continue recording as you add musical data. The speciﬁed region can be recorded repeatedly. This is ideal when recording drum phrases, etc. 1 Use “Track Select” to select the track that you want to record.
9 When the song ends, stop the external sequencer. TRITON STUDIO’s sequencer will receive the MIDI Stop message transmitted by the external sequencer, and will automatically stop recording. You can also press the SEQUENCER [START/STOP] key on TRI- TON STUDIO itself to stop recording. 0 Playback.
9 If you want to delete speciﬁc data while you continue pattern recording, you can press the SEQUENCER [REC/WRITE] key or check the “Remove Data” check box. For details refer to step 6 of “Loop All Tracks” (p.85). 0 Press the SEQUENCER [START/STOP] key to stop recording.
Song editing methods A variety of editing operations can be performed on a song. Here we will give some examples of how you can use various editing operations on the song you created in “Producing a song” (p.49), to prepare for creating a cue list as described in the next section.
A dialog box will appear. Input the number of measures for the song. For this example, select 008 (8 measures) and press the OK but- ton. The performance data from measures 1–8 will remain, and the data of subsequent measures will be deleted. When you press the SEQUENCER [START/STOP] key to play the song, playback will stop at the end of the 8th measure.
About editing Song editing In addition to copying and renaming a song, other opera- tions such as Delete can be performed from the Utility menu commands in pages such as Sequencer P0: Play/ REC (PG p.52). Track editing Event Editing allows you to edit or insert data in a recorded track.
4 In “Repeat,” specify the number of times that the song for that step will be repeated. For this example, set Step 02 S001: VERSE to 02. 5 Specify whether effect settings will also be switched when the song at each step is played back. If you want to effect settings to change, check the “FX”...
Converting a song Although it is not possible to record additional material onto tracks in a cue list, you can convert a cue list to a song, and then record solos etc. on vacant tracks. You will also need to convert a cue list to a song if you wish to save it on a ﬂoppy disk etc.
By using “REVERT” in this way, you can work efﬁ- ciently when the patterns to be assigned have consec- utive or nearby numbers, or use the same track. Use the above method to assign several patterns from the range of P123: HipHop 3/HipHop–P135: HipHop 15/HipHop.
If you want RPPR pattern playback to begin at the moment that song playback begins, it is a good idea to insert an empty measure containing no musical data before the song playback begins. If the song is stopped, the pattern will synchronize to the timing of the arpeggiator function.
If you press a key during the pre-count before record- ing, the pattern playback and arpeggio performance will begin simultaneously when recording begins, and will be recorded. Record the RPPR pattern playback and arpeggio per- formance. When recording the playback of patterns triggered by RPPR, the timing of the recorded events may be slightly skewed.
In the Sequencer P0: Play/REC, Preference page, the “Multi REC” check box will be checked. If you are using the arpeggiator, press the ARPEGGIA- TOR [ON/OFF] key to turn it off, and then turn it on again. 3 Begin recording. Press the [LOCATE] key to set the location to 001:01.000.
*1. If the “MIDI Channel” of multiple tracks operated by the arpeggiator is set only to 01, refer to the lines for “01 only.” If the “MIDI Channel” settings are 01 and one other channel, such as 01 and 02, or 01 and 03, then refer to the lines for “01 02, 01 03 etc.”...
Operations for which Compare is not available • Editing song parameters • Page menu commands other than those listed above (in Operations for which Compare is available) Memory Protect Before you record a track or pattern, or edit the musical data, you will need to turn off the memory protect setting in Global mode.
• In Disk mode, you can load multisample/sample data from various types of media. • Korg format or Akai (S1000/3000 samples, mapped multisamples only) format sample data, and AIFF or WAVE format sample data can be loaded. (Once data has been loaded into the TRITON STUDIO, it will all be treated as Korg format sample data.)
• The waveform can be viewed in the LCD screen, and edited by a variety of waveform editing commands that include rate convert (down-sampling) and reverse playback. • Start, loop start, and end addresses can be specified in units of a single sample. Loop tune, reverse playback, and loop lock functions are also supported.
Since a different phrase could be assigned to each key, you can perform just as though you were using a pad-type sampler. Alternatively, these samples could be assigned at one-octave intervals, and played as phrase variations with different playback pitches.
Preparations for sampling The multisample and sample data in the sample memory (RAM) is not backed up when the power is turned off. If you wish to keep this data, you must save it onto a ﬂoppy disk, internal hard drive or external SCSI device before turning off the power.
If “Input” is set to S/P DIF or mLAN, an “Obey Copyright Rules” dialog box will appear. Carefully read “About copyright” (p.iii), and if you accept the terms, press the OK button to continue with set- tings. If you do not accept the terms, press the Cancel button to cancel the setting.
3. Specifying the recording method (Recording Setup/Sampling Setup) 1 In “Source BUS,” select the source that you want to sample. The sound being sent to the bus you select here will be sampled. L/R: The sound being sent to the L/R bus will be sam- pled.
by one after you sample, so that the next sample you record will be assigned to the next higher note. Press the OK button to ﬁnalize the settings. Set the “Auto +12 dB On” parameter. If you check “Auto +12 dB On,” the sample playback level will automatically be increased by +12 dB after sampling.
Sampling and editing in Sampling mode In Sampling mode, you can record samples, and edit sam- ple data that you sampled or loaded from media (includ- ing WAVE and AIFF formats). You can also assign the edited samples to indexes (zones) to create a multisample. For an example of sampling, refer to p.37–.
2 Record a sample. The recorded sample will automatically be assigned to the index you created in step 1. 3 Repeat steps 1 and 2. This is an efﬁcient way to record multiple samples. (p.39) Applying an insert effect to a sample and resampling it The process of applying an insert effect etc.
In “Sample Select,” assign the sample that you will resample, and set “Resample” to Manual. Set “Trig- ger” to Note On, and set “Sample Mode” to Stereo as desired. Then set the bus and effect as described in steps 3 and 4, press the SAMPLING [REC] and then the [START/STOP] key, and then press the C2 key to start resampling.
Select DISK if you want to rip the sample to hard disk. Use drive select to select the drive, and use the Open and Up buttons to select the directory in which the data will be saved. Also specify a name for the WAVE ﬁle that will be saved.
Loop settings Using the default settings after the TRITON STUDIO is ﬁrst turned on, the sounds you sample will automatically be looped (P0: Recording, Preference page “Auto Loop On” On) To edit the loop and other playback address settings for the sample, use the P2: Loop Edit page.
The grid display will be based at “LoopS (Loop Start)” if looping is on. If looping is off, the grid will be based at “Start.” 4 To hide the grid display, select the page menu com- mand “Grid”, uncheck “Grid,” and press the OK but- ton.
1 Select the P3: Multisample. 2 Use “Multisample (MS)” to select the multisample that you wish to edit. 3 Select the “Index.” You can also select an index by holding down the [ENTER] key and playing a note on the keyboard. 4 Press the buttons to modify the number or order of the indices, and edit them.
3 Select the page menu command “Time Slice.” The Set Sample Tempo dialog box will appear. 4 Specify the number of quarter-note beats in the sam- ple, and its tempo. If you know the BPM, set “Source BPM.” If you do not know the BPM, set “Beat” and the BPM will be calculated automatically.
• P0: Play/REC page Song: 000, Meter: 4/4, Tempo: 120 • P0: Play/REC, Program T01–08 page Track01 Program: INT-E101 • P5: Track Edit, Track Edit page Track01: track data: 8 measures (D2–) Press the SEQUENCER [START/STOP] key to start playback. As an example, set “...
Sampling in Program, Combina- tion, or Sequencer modes External audio sources can be sampled from the various input jacks in Program, Combination, and Sequencer modes as well. A performance in the above modes can also be internally resampled in digital form. You can resample a perfor- mance that uses the TRITON STUDIO’s full range of fea- tures (ﬁlters, effects, arpeggiator, and sequencer).
8 Begin sampling. Press the SAMPLING [REC] key, and then the SAM- PLING [START/STOP] key to enter recording-standby mode. Press the [LOCATE] key to reset the song playback location to the beginning of the song, and press the SEQUENCER [START/STOP] key to play back. If you want to verify the location, press the Prog.9–16 tab to access the Program T09–16 page.
7 When the song ﬁnishes playing back, press the SAM- PLING [START/STOP] key to stop sampling. Use the page menu command “Select Directory” to verify that the WAVE ﬁle was created. Select the ﬁle and press the SAMPLING [START/STOP] key to listen to the sound that was sampled.
Creating an audio CD from WAVE ﬁles sampled to hard disk This section explains how you can create an audio CD by specifying the desired order of WAVE ﬁles on the hard disk. As described in “Resampling the song playback to create a WAVE ﬁle on the hard drive”...
4 Select the page menu command “Write to CD” to access the dialog box, and specify how the CD will be written. Use “Speed” to set the writing speed. This will indicate the speeds supported by the CD-R/RW drive you are using.
SMF (Standard MIDI File) playback In Song Play mode, you can play back Standard MIDI Files (SMF) directly from media such as ﬂoppy disk or hard disk. You can select this mode if you simply want to play back the SMF without editing it. If the EXB-MOSS is installed, the special bank INT-F can be used in Song Play mode as well.
Playing SMF data Direct playback from external media such as a ﬂoppy disk When you wish to playback SMF data that is compat- ible with the GM/GS/XG standards, set “Bank Map” (Global P0: Basic Setup, System Preference page) to GM(2). 1 Press the [S.PLAY] key to enter Song Play mode.
Playback using the Jukebox func- tion The TRITON STUDIO provides a Jukebox function that can be used to playback SMF data. This function allows you to specify the order in which ﬁles in the same directory will be played. Any jukebox list you create will be erased when the power is turned off, and cannot be recovered.
Playing along with SMF data Do not subject the TRITON STUDIO to physical shock or vibration while playing back data from a disc in the CDRW-1 drive (if installed). If you perform on the keyboard or controllers at this time, the data may not play back correctly.
Settings for the entire TRITON STUDIO In Global mode you can make settings that affect the entire TRITON STUDIO, such as master tune, key trans- pose, effect global switch, global MIDI channel, and sys- tem clock. In this mode you can also make settings for the damper pedal, assignable foot switch/pedal, and edit the program/combination category names.
If you have connected a Korg PS-1 pedal switch, set this to (–) KORG Standard. If the polarity is not set correctly, the pedal will not function appropriately. 6 Either press the [PROG] key to enter Program P0: Play, or press the [COMBI] key to enter Combination P0: Play.
Creating original scales You can create your own original scales. You can create sixteen different User Octave Scales in which the pitch of each note of the octave is repeated for all octaves, and one User All Note Scale in which the pitch of each of the 128 notes can be speciﬁed independently.
Drum kit settings This section explains how to edit a drum kit. When you play the keyboard in Global mode, the TRITON STUDIO will sound as in the previous mode in which you were previously. Be aware that if you moved from Sampling mode to Global mode in a state where the sample memory (RAM) contained no data (such as immediately after the power is turned...
Editing a drum kit Before editing a drum kit, uncheck the Memory Pro- tect (p.57). 1 In Prgoram P0: Play, select the program that you wish to use while editing the drum kit. Select a drum kit program from the preload programs etc.
A Set the “Exclusive Group.” The “Exclusive Group” setting is used when you wish to group drumsamples of the same type. For example if the note number assigned to an open hi- hat drumsample and a closed hi-hat drumsample are set to the same exclusive group number, the open hi- hat and closed hi-hat can not be sounded simulta- neously, ensuring that the hi-hat performance will...
Arpeggiator settings This chapter describes the procedure for making arpeg- giator settings in each mode. For details on the arpeggia- tor function, refer to “Using the arpeggiator while you play” (p.29). Arpeggiator settings for a pro- gram Arpeggiator on/off Each time you press the ARPEGGIATOR [ON/OFF] key, the arpeggiator will be switched on or off.
4 Adjust the settings of the various parameters. “Octave”: Selects the octave range in which the arpeg- gio will be played. Octave: 4 If a user arpeggio pattern is selected, the “Octave Motion” setting (Global P6: Arpeggio, Pattern Setup page) will affect the way in which the arpeggio is played.
Arpeggiator settings in Combina- tion and Sequencer modes In Combination, Sequencer and Song Play modes, the TRITON STUDIO provides dual arpeggiator functionality that lets you use two arpeggio patterns simultaneously. The settings in each of these modes are made in the simi- lar way.
0 The “Status,” “MIDI Channel” and “Assign” settings shown in the LCD screen of steps 2 and 3 can be made so that certain timbres will sound only when the arpeggiator is On, and will be silent when the arpeggiator is Off. Although this is a somewhat sophisticated editing technique, we will describe the settings of one of the preset combinations as an example.
Creating an user arpeggio pat- tern About user arpeggio patterns The patterns that can be selected on the TRITON STU- DIO’s arpeggiator are called “arpeggio patterns.” There are two types of arpeggio patterns: preset arpeggio pat- terns and user arpeggio patterns. Preset arpeggio patterns: There are ﬁve patterns;...
• Tone: At each step, a chord consisting of up to 12 tones (Tone No. 00–11) can be sounded. To input tones, select “Step No.” and then use numeric keys –, [–], and [./10’s HOLD] to input tones. The “Tone No.” corresponds to the –, [–], and [./10’s HOLD] keys as shown below.
Other examples of creating a user arpeggio pat- tern Melody pattern 1 Set “Step No.” to 01, and press the  key. Set “Pitch Offset” to +00. 2 Set “Step No.” to 02, and press the  key. Set “Pitch Offset” to +10. 3 Set “Step No.”...
4 Make settings for “Tone No.” and “Fixed Note No.” Select “Tone No.,” and set “Fixed Note No.” to the note number that will be sounded by that tone. For each horizontal line (Tone) in the screen, you will spec- ify the drumsample (note number) of the drum kit.
Synchronizing the arpeggiator The note timing of the arpeggiator will differ depending on the state of the arpeggiator “Key Sync.” check box. If this is checked, the arpeggiator will operate at the tim- ing of the ﬁrst note-on you play from a state in which all keys are released.
Effects settings The effect section of the TRITON STUDIO provides ﬁve insert effects, two master effects, one master EQ (stereo 3-band EQ), and a mixer that controls the routing of these components. You can choose from 102 types of full-digital effects for each insert effect, and from 89 types for each master effect.
Routing settings and effect set- tings The insert effects, master effects, and master EQ have the same structure in all modes, but the routing settings will determine how the oscillators of a program or the timbres of a combination or track of a song will be sent to each insert effect or master effect.
Master effects The input levels to the master effects are set by the “Send 1, 2” levels (step 3 or 8). If “Send 1, 2” are zero, the mas- ter effects will not apply. “Send 1” corresponds to MFX1, and “Send 2” corresponds to MFX2. 0 In Program P9: Edit-Master Effect, select the Master FX page.
Master effects Master EQ These settings can be made in the same way as in “Effect settings for a program” (p.141). Effect settings in Sampling mode In Sampling mode, you can apply an insert effect to an external audio source that is input from AUDIO INPUT 1, 2, S/P DIF IN, or mLAN (if the EXB-mLAN option is installed), or to audio from an audio CD (if the CDRW-1 option is installed), and sample the result.
Effect settings for AUDIO INPUT In Program, Combination, Sequencer, Song Play, and Disk modes, external audio sources can be input from the AUDIO INPUT 1, 2, S/P DIF IN, and mLAN (if the EXB- mLAN option is installed) jacks, or from an audio CD inserted in the CDRW-1 option (if installed), and pro- cessed by the TRITON STUDIO’s effects.
About dynamic modulation (Dmod) Dynamic modulation (Dmod) is a function that lets you use MIDI messages or the TRITON STUDIO’s controllers to control speciﬁc effect parameters in realtime. BPM/MIDI Sync is another function that controls effect parameters, and is used to synchronize the LFO speed of modulation-type effects or the delay time etc.
Other functions Setting the function of [SW1] and [SW2] You can specify the function of the [SW1] and [SW2] keys (PG p.249). The function of the [SW1] and [SW2] keys can be speciﬁed independently for each program, each combination, and each song.
Sounding a beep when the LCD screen is pressed If the Global P0: Basic Setup, System Preference page “Beep Enable” check box is turned on, a beep will sound when you press an object in the LCD screen. Uncheck this if you do not want a beep to be sounded. Using the TRITON STUDIO as a data ﬁler MIDI exclusive data transmitted from an external device...
Appendices Troubleshooting If you experience problems, refer to the relevant item and take the appropriate measures. Power supply Power does not turn on Is the power cable connected to an outlet? p.11 Is the [POWER] switch turned on? Turn on the rear panel [POWER] switch. p.19 LCD screen The power is turned on, but nothing is shown in the LCD screen.
Are the Key Zone and Velocity Zone set so that sound will be produced when you play? PG p.11, 42, 66 Notes do not stop In Program P1: Edit Basic, select the Program Basic page, make sure that the “Hold” check box is unchecked.
Noise or oscillation is heard When using an effect on the external audio source being input from AUDIO INPUT 1 and 2, oscillation may occur depending on the type of effect or on the parameter settings. Please adjust the input level, output level, and effect parameters. You need to be particularly careful when using a high-gain effect.
If you are sampling to hard disk, select a different hard disk. PG p.7, 37, 57, 96 Delete unneeded samples. PG p.92 Save samples you want to keep, and then delete them. PG p.167, 92 Is the “Trigger” setting correct? PG p.4, 37, 56, 97 In Sampling mode if you are resampling with “Resample”...
Select an effect other than 000: No Effect for “IFX1– 5” or “MFX 1, 2.” Are the “IFX 1–5 Off,” “MFX1 Off,” or “MFX2 Off” (Global P0: Basic page) settings checked? p.140 If you are in Combination, Sequencer, and Song Play, and master effects are not applied when you raise the “Send1”...
Can’t write Was the drive subjected to physical shock or vibration while data is being written? If you are unable to save data such as PCG or SNG files, has the disc been formatted? If you are writing audio tracks to create an audio CD, it is not necessary to format the disc.
Maximum sample data memory capacity 96 Mbytes (with SIMM expansion) 4,000 samples, 1,000 multisamples (128 indexes for each multisample) Record/playback/rip CD-DA (audio CD) Able to load AIFF, WAVE, AKAI (S1000/3000), Korg format sample data can be loaded Sample data can be exported in AIFF or WAVE formats Effect section...
User interface TouchView graphical user interface (320 [VOLUME] slider Mode keys Value controllers [MENU] key, [EXIT] key, [COMPARE] key BANK keys SEQUENCER keys SAMPLING keys Audio outputs AUDIO OUTPUT (MAIN) L/MONO, R AUDIO OUTPUT (INDIVIDUAL) 1, 2, 3, 4 AUDIO OUTPUT HEADPHONE S/P DIF Audio inputs AUDIO INPUT 1, 2...
*2: LSB,MSB=02,00: Arpeggiator ON/OFF, 0A,00: Arpeggiator Gate control, 0B,00: Arpeggiator Velocity control *3: LSB,MSB=00,00: Pitch bend range, 01,00: Fine tune, 02,00: Coarse tune *4: In addition to Korg exclusive messages, Inquiry, GM System On, Master Volume, Master Balance, Master Fine Tune, and Master Coarse Tune are supported.
Numerics 10’s Hold 4, 23, 24 24 dB/oct low pass filter with resonance 71 After Touch 26, 27, 124 Allocation 20, 42 Alternate Modulation 74 Amp 68, 73 Amp EG 72, 73 Amp Level 34, 73 Amp Mod. 73 Keyboard Track 73 LFO 73 Amp EG 27, 34, 73 Amplifier 34, 68, 72...
Keyboard, Arpeggiator 31, 131 .KMP 41, 55, 61, 63 .KSC 21, 42, 55, 61, 63 .KSF 41, 55, 61, 63 L/MONO, R jacks 6, 11, 38, 140 Layer 76, 78 LCD screen 4, 8 Contrast 7, 145, 147 Level Amp Level 34 AUDIO INPUT 6, 102 Drum Kit 128 Multisample 69...
Send AUDIO INPUT 143 Combination, Sequencer, Song Play 141 Drum kit 129 Program 140 Sequencer 5, 14, 16, 21, 33, 49, 80, 81, 99, 102, 112, 115, 138, 139 Shortcut 146 SIMM 5, 19 .SNG file 55, 61 Solo 82, 121 Song 21, 33, 49, 80, 81 Convert a cue list 92 Copy 88...
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