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Korg Speaker System User Manual

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Thank you for purchasing the Korg TRITON proX, TRITON pro, or TRITON music worksta-
tion/sampler. To ensure trouble-free enjoyment, please read this manual carefully and use the
instrument as directed.
About this manual
The owner's manuals and how to use
The TRITON proX, TRITON pro, and TRITON come
with the following owner's manuals.
• Basic Guide
• Parameter Guide
• Voice Name List
Basic Guide
First read this manual carefully to gain a basic under-
standing of the instrument and to learn basic opera-
"Introduction" explains the function of each part, how
to make connections, basic operation, and gives an
overview of each mode.
"Quick Start" explains basic topics (hearing the demo
songs, selecting sounds, convenient functions for per-
formance). If you wish to begin playing immediately,
read this section first.
"Basic Functions" contains mode-by-mode explana-
tions of what you need to know to edit sounds, record
on the sequencer, and record samples. This section also
explains how to use the arpeggiator, effects, and MIDI.
"Appendices" explains how to install the Korg MIDI
Driver that you will need when connecting the instru-
ment to the TO HOST connector or to a computer, and
lists the specifications etc.
Parameter Guide
The Parameter Guide contains explanations and other
information regarding the operations of the parame-
ters and settings on the TRITON proX, TRITON pro,
and TRITON. The explanations are organized by
mode, page, and tab. Explanations and other informa-
tion on the effects and their parameters are also pro-
vided for each effect.
Refer to this guide when an unfamiliar parameter
appears in the display, or when you need to know
more about a particular function.
Voice Name List
This lists the multisamples and drumsamples that are
built into the TRITON proX, TRITON pro, and TRI-
TON, and the factory preset combinations, programs,
drum kits, and user arpeggio patterns.
Refer to these lists when you wish to know more about
the preloaded sounds.
Conventions in this manual
References to the TRITON proX, TRITON pro, and
The TRITON proX, TRITON pro, and TRITON are col-
lectively referred to in this manual as the TRITON.
Switches and knobs [ ]
References to the switches, dials, and knobs on the
TRITON's panel are enclosed in square brackets [ ].
References to buttons or tabs indicate objects in the
LCD display screen.
Parameters in the LCD display screen " "
Parameters displayed in the LCD screen are enclosed
in double quotation marks " ".
Boldface type
Parameter values are printed in boldface type.
Content that is of particular importance is also printed
in boldface type.
Procedure steps 1 2 3 ...
Steps in a procedure are listed as 1 2 3 ...
These indicate pages or parameter numbers to which
you can refer.
These symbols respectively indicate cautions, advice,
and MIDI-related explanations.
Example screen displays
The values of the parameters shown in the example
screens of this manual are only for explanatory pur-
poses, and may not necessary match the values that
appear in the LCD screen of your instrument.
MIDI-related explanations
CC# is an abbreviation for Control Change Number.
In explanations of MIDI messages, numbers in square
brackets [ ] always indicate hexadecimal numbers.
Data handling
Malfunctions due to incorrect operation may cause the
contents of memory to be lost, so we recommend that
you save important data on a floppy disk. Please be
aware that Korg will accept no responsibility for any
damages which may result from loss of data.
Also, when digitally recording copyrighted audio
material from a DAT or CD etc., you must obtain per-
mission for use. Please be aware that Korg will accept
no responsibility for any copyright violations which
may occur through your use of this product.
* Company names, product names, and names of for-
mats etc. are the trademarks or registered trade-
marks of their respective owners.


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  • Page 1: About This Manual

    Thank you for purchasing the Korg TRITON proX, TRITON pro, or TRITON music worksta- tion/sampler. To ensure trouble-free enjoyment, please read this manual carefully and use the instrument as directed. About this manual The owner’s manuals and how to use...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    About this manual ......iii Data handling ....... iii Introduction .

  • Page 3

    P3: Edit-Filter Filter settings ......48 P4: Edit-Amp Amplifier settings ..... .49 P5: Edit-Common LFO LFO settings .

  • Page 4

    Windows 95/98 ..... . . 129 Korg MIDI Driver settings....130 Setting up the Korg MIDI Driver (Windows) .

  • Page 5: Introduction

    When the separately sold EXB-MOSS option is installed, 128 programs for the Korg MOSS tone generator will also be available. • For use as the oscillator of a drum program, the TRITON provides 64 user drum kits and nine GM2- compatible ROM drum kits.

  • Page 6

    grams together with effects and two arpeggiators, in order to create complex sounds that could not be produced by a program. You can also make settings that include external tone generators. Sampling The TRITON provides 48 kHz 16 bit linear mono/ste- reo sampling functionality.

  • Page 7: Overview Of The Modes

    Overview of the modes The TRITON has a large number of functions that let you play and edit programs and combinations, record and play sequence data, record and play back samples, and manage data on disk. The largest unit used to organize these functions is called a mode.

  • Page 8

    EXB-SCSI option is installed) can be formatted, and data can be managed by copying etc. • Korg format sample data can be loaded and saved. Akai, AIFF, and WAVE format sample data can be loaded. • Songs that you created in Sequencer mode can be saved in SMF format.

  • Page 9: Front And Rear Panel

    Front and rear panel Front panel 1. [SW1] key, [SW2] key These keys are on/off switches for the functions to which they were assigned in Program, Combina- tion, Sequencer, Song Play, and Sampling modes. When on, the LED will light ( p.25).

  • Page 10

    6. [VOLUME] slider This adjusts the volume that is output from the OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R) and the headphone jack. 7. REALTIME CONTROLS Use the [REALTIME CONTROLS] key to select A or B mode for the realtime controllers, and use knobs [1]–[4] to control the tone, effects, and MIDI control changes etc.

  • Page 11

    Numeric keys [0] – [9] [ENTER] key [–] key [./10’s HOLD] key Use these keys to numerically input a parameter value. Use numeric keys [0]–[9], the [–] key, and the [./10’s HOLD] key to enter the value, and press the [ENTER] key to confirm it. The [./10’s HOLD] key lets you input a value with a decimal point.

  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    8. DAMPER jack A separately sold switch-type pedal such as the Korg DS-1H damper pedal can be connected here. If a DS-1H is connected, it will function as a half- damper pedal. If another switch-type pedal is con- nected, it will function as a damper switch. In...

  • Page 13

    9. ASSIGNABLE SWITCH jack A separately sold on/off foot switch such as the Korg PS-1 foot switch can be connected here p.16). Its function can be assigned in Global mode, allowing you to use the foot switch as a modula-...

  • Page 14: Names And Functions Of Objects In The Lcd Screen

    Names and functions of objects in the LCD The TRITON’s LCD screen features a Touch View sys- tem that uses a touch panel. By pressing objects displayed in the LCD screen, you can select pages, set parameter values, rename pro- grams and combinations, write data, and perform many other operations.

  • Page 15

    e: (Category) popup button When you press this button, a tabbed popup menu will appear, allowing you to perform the fol- lowing selections. • “Category/Program Select,” “Category/ Combination Select”: Select programs or combinations by category To close the tabbed popup menu, press the OK button or Cancel button.

  • Page 16: Basic Operation Of The Triton

    Basic operation of the TRITON 1. Selecting modes In order to use a particular function on the TRI- TON, you must first select the appropriate mode. Press one of the front panel mode keys ([COMBI] key – [DISK] key) to enter the corresponding mode.

  • Page 17: Value Controllers

    • Some pages have no tabs. 5 To move to another page or tab, press the [MENU] key and repeat the procedure from step 2. 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 [0]–[9], [–] key, [ENTER] key, and [./10’s HOLD] key).

  • Page 18: [compare] Key

    G001 Acoustic Piano g(1) 001 Acoustic Piano w g(2) 001 Acoustic Piano d g(3) 001 *Acoustic Piano g(4) 001 *Acoustic Piano g(9) 001 *Acoustic Piano g(d) 001 STANDARD Kit G001 Acoustic Piano [COMPARE] key Use this key when you wish to compare an edited pro- gram or combination sound with the un-edited origi- nal (i.e., the sound that is written into memory).

  • Page 19: Connections

    Connections must be made with the power turned off. Please be aware that careless operation may damage your speaker system or cause malfunc- tions. 1. Connecting the power cable Connect the included power cable to the AC power supply inlet of the TRITON, and then connect the other end of the cable to an AC outlet.

  • Page 20: Connecting Pedals Etc

    Connect a separately sold Korg foot switch such as the PS-1 to the rear panel ASSIGNABLE SWITCH jack. The function that will be controlled by the foot switch and the polarity of the foot switch can be set in Global: P2 “Foot Switch Assign,”...

  • Page 21: Quick Start

    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.15). 1. Turning the power on 1 Press the TRITON’s [POWER] switch to turn on the power. The LCD screen will display the name of your model (TRITON, TRITON pro, or TRITON proX), and the software version.

  • Page 22: Listening To A Demo Song

    Listening to a demo song Here’s how to listen to a demo song on the TRITON. Contents of the disks The TRITON series comes with two floppy disks (TNFD-00P and TNFD-01P). PRELOAD.PCG • Preloaded data (programs, combinations, drum kits, arpeggio patterns, global settings) •...

  • Page 23: Selecting And Playing A Demonstration Song In Se- Quencer Mode

    The “Select .KSC Allocation” radio buttons specify how the sample data will be loaded into sample memory. For this example, select Clear. If you load with “Select .KSC Allocation” set to Clear, the sample data will be loaded from the beginning of the sample memory area.

  • Page 24: Playing A Cue List

    3. Playing a cue list Here’s how to playback the demonstration cue list. A cue list allows you to playback multiple songs in suc- cession, and specify the number of times that each song will be repeated. 1 Press the [MENU] key. The LCD screen will show a list of the pages in Sequencer mode.

  • Page 25: Selecting And Playing A Program

    Selecting and playing a program In Program mode you can select a program from banks A–G and play it. Here we will show how to select preset programs. Select various programs and hear how they sound. Selecting a program 1 Press the [PROG] key (the LED will light), and you will enter Program mode.

  • Page 26

    Using a connected switch to select programs p.125) An separately sold on/off type foot switch such as the Korg PS-1 can be connected to the ASSIGNABLE SWITCH jack, and used to select programs. Selecting programs from a MIDI device (...

  • Page 27: Selecting And Playing A Combination

    Selecting and playing a combination In Combination mode you can select a combination from banks A–D and play it. Here we will show how to select preset combinations. Select various combina- tions and hear how they sound. Selecting a combination 1 Press the [COMBI] key (the LED will light), and you will enter Combination mode.

  • Page 28

    Using a connected switch to select combinations p.125) An separately sold on/off type foot switch such as the Korg PS-1 can be connected to the ASSIGNABLE SWITCH jack, and used to select combinations. Selecting combinations from a MIDI device p.114)

  • Page 29: Using Controllers To Modify The Sound

    Using controllers to modify the sound The TRITON provides a variety of controllers that can be used to control the tone, pitch, volume, effects, and arpeggiator etc. in realtime while you play. Joystick +Y −X +X −Y JS(+X): Move the joystick toward the right to apply an effect.

  • Page 30: Realtime Control Knobs [1], [2], [3], [4]

    4 To release the locked condition, press the [SW1] key once again. Ribbon controller When the [SW1] or [SW2] key function is set to Ribbon Lock, the sound produced by moving the ribbon con- troller can be held even after the ribbon controller is released.

  • Page 31: B Mode Controls

    By adjusting the filter resonance level, you can increase or decrease the resonance level to add a unique charac- ter to the sound. By adjusting the cutoff frequency of a high pass filter, you can modify the brightness of the sound. Level Cutoff frequency...

  • Page 32: Foot Pedals

    The half-damper function cannot be controlled by other pedals. Assignable Foot Switch A separately sold on/off switch such as the Korg PS-1 foot switch can be connected to the TRITON, allowing you to turn an assigned function on/off by stepping on the foot switch.

  • Page 33: Using The Arpeggiator While You Play

    Using the arpeggiator while you play The arpeggiator is a function that automatically gener- ates arpeggios (broken chords). Most arpeggiators pro- duce 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’s arpeggiator is a poly- phonic arpeggiator that is able to produce a variety of...

  • Page 34: Settings In The Lcd Screen

    Adjusting the length of the arpeggio notes Rotate the ARPEGGIATOR [GATE] knob to adjust the length of the arpeggio notes. Rotating the knob toward the left will shorten the notes, and rotating it toward the right will lengthen the notes. At the center position (12 o’clock), the note length will be as specified by the program parameter “Gate”...

  • Page 35: Using The Arpeggiator As You Play In Combination

    Press the “Key Sync.” check box in the LCD screen to make this setting. Checked: When you take your hand completely off of the keyboard and then play the first note-on, the arpeggio pattern will start from the beginning. This setting is suitable when you want the arpeggio to start from the beginning of the measure as you are playing in realtime.

  • Page 36

    Arpeggiator-A, Arpeggiator-B For each arpeggiator A and B, you can make settings for “Pattern Select,” “Resolution,” “Octave,” “Sort,” “Latch,” “Key Sync,” and “Keyboard.” ( Other settings for the arpeggiator You can also set “Gate,” “Velocity,” “Swing,” and “Scan Zone.” These parameters are set in Combination P7: Arpeggiator ( p.99).

  • Page 37: Playing With The Rppr (realtime Pattern Play/recording) Function

    Playing with the RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording) function The TRITON’s Sequencer mode provides an RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording) function. Using the RPPR function, a note of the keyboard can be assigned to a preset pattern or user pattern and a track that will play the assigned pattern.

  • Page 38: Simple Program Editing

    Simple program editing Program sounds can be modified and created in Pro- gram P1: Edit-Basic–P9: Edit-Master Effect. However, you can also use the “Performance Editor” to perform simple editing in Program P0: Play as well. You can also use REALTIME CONTROLS [1]–[4] knobs to modify the sound.

  • Page 39: Simple Combination Editing

    Simple combination editing A combination is a set of multiple (up to eight) pro- grams, and allows you to create complex sounds that could not be produced by a single program. You can edit a combination in Combination P1: Edit- program/Mixer–P9: Edit-Master Effect, but can also make settings for “Program Select,”...

  • Page 40: Adjusting The Stereo Position

    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 at left and right to select the desired category.

  • Page 41: Basic Functions

    Basic functions Types of data that can be saved On the TRITON, there are three ways to save data: writing to internal memory, saving on external media (floppy disk etc.), and MIDI data dump. Writing to internal memory The following data that you edit can be written into internal memory.

  • Page 42: Writing A Program Or Combination

    The System Preference page will appear. 4 Press the “Memory Protect” check box for the type of internal memory into which you wish to write data, so that the box is unchecked. Assigning a name (Rename) You can modify the name of an edited program, combi- nation, song, drum kit, user arpeggio pattern, multi- sample or sample etc.

  • Page 43: Writing Global Settings, User Drum Kits, And User

    When you have input the desired name, press the OK button to return to the Write Program/Write Combination dialog box. 3 In “Category,” specify the category of the program/ combination. The category you specify here can be selected in the Category/Program Select menu, the Category/ Track Program Select menu, or the Category/Tim- bre Program Select menu (when choosing a pro-...

  • Page 44: Saving On External Media

    The example shown is for Write Arpeggio Patterns 2 To execute the Write operation, press the OK but- ton. To cancel, press the Cancel button. When you press the OK button, the display will ask “Are you sure?” Press the OK button once again to write the data.

  • Page 45: Midi Data Dump

    To move to a lower directory level, press the Open button. To move to a higher level, press the Up but- ton. 6 Press the page menu button, and then press the “Save All” page menu command. A dialog box will appear. The contents of the dialog box and the settings etc.

  • Page 46: Restoring The Factory Settings

    Restoring the factory settings The factory setting data is referred to as the “preload data”, and you can restore the factory settings for the TRITON’s programs, combinations, and global settings by loading this preload data. This will rewrite any data that had been written before loading.

  • Page 47: Program Mode

    Program mode About the pages in Program mode In Program mode you can select and edit programs. Program mode consists of pages P0–P9. In P0: Play you can play programs. You can also per- form simple editing ( p.34). In P1–P9, you can edit the parameters of the program that was selected in P0.

  • Page 48: How A Program Is Organized

    modify using the performance editor, you must turn off memory protect in Global mode ( and write the program ( p.38). The Arpeggio tab • Use the ARPEGGIATOR [ON/OFF] key to turn the arpeggiator on/off. • You can select arpeggio patterns and edit arpeggiator parameters in realtime while you play.

  • Page 49: Oscillator Settings

    Basic program editing Program editing refers to the process of modifying the parameters that make up a program to vary the sound or to set controllers etc. General program editing can be performed using the performance editor of Program P0: Play, or using the REALTIME CONTROLS knobs [1]–[4], but detailed editing is performed in Program P1–P9.

  • Page 50

    If you press the popup button, all multisamples of internal ROM will be displayed, grouped into fif- teen categories. Use the tabs at left and right to select a category, and select the desired multisample. About High/Low You can specify two multisamples for an oscillator, and use velocity (keyboard playing dynamics) to switch between the two multisamples.

  • Page 51: Pitch Settings

    Controller Setup tab For each program, this tab lets you make settings for the [SW1] and [SW2] keys, and for the B-mode of REALTIME CONTROLS knobs [1]–[4] ( 217, 218 in the Parameter Guide) P2: Edit-Pitch Pitch settings Here you can specify how the pitch of the multisample selected for the oscillator will change.

  • Page 52: Filter Settings

    P3: Edit-Filter Filter settings The filter allows you to diminish or emphasize speci- fied frequency areas of the multisample selected for the oscillator. The tone of the sound will depend signifi- cantly on the filter settings. The TRITON lets you choose between two types of fil- ter for each oscillator.

  • Page 53: Amplifier Settings

    • “Intensity to A” and “Intensity to B” adjust the effect that keyboard tracking will have on filters A and B ( p.13 in the Parameter Guide). Filter EG Adjust the effect produced by the filter EG, whose set- tings are made in the Filter 1 EG tab. •...

  • Page 54: Lfo Settings

    Use DKit Setting This is valid when “OSC Mode” is set to Drums. If this is checked, the pan location specified by the Drum Kit for each drum sound will be used. If this is unchecked, all drum sounds will sound at the same location. Preset drum kits are set to stereo settings.

  • Page 55: P7: Edit-arpeggiator

    P7: Edit-arpeggiator Arpeggiator settings Here you can make arpeggiator settings ( P8: Edit-Insert Effect Insert Effect settings Here you can select insert effects and make settings for them. You can also specify the oscillator routing (the signal sent to the insert effects, master effects, and independent outputs) ( p.107).

  • Page 56: Combination Mode

    Combination mode Pages in Combination mode In Combination mode you select combinations and edit them. Combination mode consists of pages P0–P9. To play a combination, select P0: Play. In P1–P9 you can edit the parameters of the combination that was selected in P0.

  • Page 57: How A Combination Is Structured

    Status For each timbre 1–8, this indicates the status of MIDI and the internal tone generator. Normally, you will set this to INT if you want the TRITON’s internal tone generator to sound. Turn this Off for unused timbres. With settings of Off, EXT or EX2, that timbre will not sound.

  • Page 58: P1: Edit-program/mixer Timbre 1-8 Program, Pan And Volume

    If you wish to keep a combination that you edited, you must Write it ( p.38). Layer, split, and velocity switch Within a combination, you can use keyboard location and velocity to change the program that sounds. The programs assigned to each timbre can sound in three ways: as a layer, a split, or a velocity switch.

  • Page 59: P2: Edit-trk Param

    P2: Edit-Trk Param Settings for status, MIDI channel, and playing mode MIDI Channel tab Status Select a “Status” of INT for all timbres that you wish to use. Select Off for unused timbres. Timbres that are set to INT will sound the TRITON’s internal tone generator.

  • Page 60: P3: Edit-midi Filter

    Other tab Delay [ms] Specify the timing of the delay before each timbre sounds. Select the preset combination A127: One Fin- gerTVShow, and play a single note. Timbres will sound consecutively, according to their Delay setting. If you select KeyOff for this parameter, the timbre will sound when the note is released.

  • Page 61: P7: Edit-arpeggiator

    Vel (Velocity) Zone tab (Velocity zone settings) For each timbre, you can specify a range of velocities for which it will sound. The range of velocities for which a timbre will sound is called the Velocity Zone. By setting a velocity zone, you can set up a timbre which will be sounded only by notes played at a cer- tain strength, and not by stronger or weaker notes.

  • Page 62: Sequencer Mode

    The TRITON contains a 16-track MIDI sequencer. This sequencer is the center to which the TRITON’s numerous functions are integrated, allowing it to be used in a variety of situations including music pro- duction and live performance. When you turn off the power, the settings made in Sequencer mode and the song data, cue list data, and user pattern data that you recorded are not backed up.

  • Page 63

    • The Track BPM Adjust function (playback pitch adjust) can automatically change the pitch of a sample/multisample that was sampled in Sampling mode or loaded in Disk mode so that it matches the tempo. About song data The following two types of song data can be loaded from floppy disk or other external media into the TRI- TON’s sequencer.

  • Page 64: About Each Page In Sequencer Mode

    About each page in Sequencer mode For details on how to access each page or modes, refer to “Basic operation of the TRITON” ( P0: Play/REC Play and record songs, and make related settings. Select the program for each track, and set pan and level.

  • Page 65: Patterns

    ** Musical data (MIDI RPN data) can be used to change the starting settings during playback. For details on control changes, refer to p.223 in the Parameter Guide. Patterns There are two types of patterns: preset patterns and user patterns. •...

  • Page 66: Playback

    Playback Playing a song (Play) When you wish to playback song data on the sequencer, you must first record song data, or load or dump song data into the TRITON. To load song data from a floppy disk etc., use Disk mode.

  • Page 67: Recording

    Recording The process by which your playing on the TRITON’s keyboard and controllers is captured on the tracks or patterns of a song as data is called “recording.” Recording on a track, and recording on a pattern Recording on a track There are two ways to record on a track: realtime recording and step recording.

  • Page 68: Realtime Recording On A Track

    Realtime recording on a track Preparations for recording Before you begin recording, you need to make track settings. Be sure to turn off the Global mode protect setting p.37). Song No. and name Track Select Category Bank/Program 1 In Sequencer mode, select P0: Play/REC, and select the Program T01–08 tab (or Program T09–16 tab).

  • Page 69

    4 Press the [REC/WRITE] key, and then press the [START/STOP] key. If “Metronome Setup” has the default settings (refer to “Preparations for recording” step 5), the metro- nome will sound for a two-measure pre-count, and then recording will begin. Play the keyboard and move controllers such as the joystick to record your performance.

  • Page 70

    5 Press the [REC/WRITE] key, and then press the [START/STOP] key. Playback will begin. When you reach the starting location you specified in step 3, recording will begin. Play the keyboard and operate controllers such as the joystick to record your performance. When you reach the ending location you specified in step 3, you will return to the starting location, and continue recording.

  • Page 71

    Using the Track Play Loop function to record The Track Play Loop function lets you specify a range of measures over which each track 1–16 will loop repeatedly during playback. As an example, we will describe how you can use the Track Play Loop function to efficiently record tracks.

  • Page 72: Realtime Recording To A Pattern

    Copying combination sounds to multiple tracks You can copy a combination sound to multiple tracks to record it. For the copy procedure, refer to “Copy From Combina- tion” ( p.48) in the Parameter Guide. If you wish to use the arpeggiator settings of a copied combination and record the arpeggiator performance in realtime, use “Track Select”...

  • Page 73: Step Recording On A Track Or Pattern

    If you want the arpeggio to start at the moment that recording begins, turn off ARPEGGIATOR [ON/OFF], hold down a chord on the keyboard, and then start recording. The arpeggiator will start at the moment that recording begins, and the arpeggio will be recorded.

  • Page 74: Editing

    Editing Track editing Track editing is performed using the page menu com- mands of P5: Track Edit. Event Edit allows you to modify previously-recorded data or to insert new data. Track Edit commands such as Create Control Data allow you to insert bend, after touch, and control change data, and to delete, copy, insert and move tracks ( p.62 in the Parameter Guide).

  • Page 75

    3 Press the Insert button three times. Steps 01–04 will become active. 4 Select a song for each “Step” 01–04. Select S000: Intro for “Step” 01, S001: A for “Step” 02, S002: Bridge for “Step” 03, and S003: Ending for “Step”...

  • Page 76: Rppr (realtime Pattern Play/recording)

    RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/ Recording) function For details on the RPPR function, refer to “Playing with the RPPR function” ( p.33). Here we will give an example of how to make RPPR settings, and how to playback and record. RPPR settings RPPR settings are made individually for each song.

  • Page 77: Rppr Playback

    RPPR playback Here’s how you can use the RPPR function to perform in the P0: Play/REC page. You can also playback a song while you perform with the RPPR function. 1 In Sequencer mode, select P0: Play/REC. 2 Check the “RPPR” check box. The RPPR function will be turned on.

  • Page 78

    For example if you are using tracks 1 and 2 for RPPR playback and using track 3 for keyboard per- formance, you would set REC only for tracks 1, 2, and 3 as shown below. 5 Check the “RPPR” check box. The RPPR function will be on.

  • Page 79: Sampling Mode

    AIFF or WAVE files can be loaded. (When this data is loaded into the TRITON, it will all be handled as Korg format sample data.) • The external audio source that you are sampling can be processed by the five insertion effects to apply effects such as compressor, EQ, or lo-fi.

  • Page 80: Pages In Sampling Mode

    Pages in Sampling mode For the procedure of entering each page or modes, refer to “Basic operation of the TRITON” ( P0: Recording Record samples. Select the sample or multisample to record, make various recording settings and AUDIO INPUT settings. View the memory status. P1: Sample Edit Perform waveform editing etc.

  • Page 81: Samples And Multisamples

    The “fixed intervals” mentioned above are generally expressed as the “sampling frequency.” 48 kHz (kilo- hertz) means that sampling is performed 48,000 times each second, and that the interval is 1 (second)/48,000 (times) = approximately 0.00002083 (seconds) = approximately 0.02083 mS (millisecond). The higher the sampling frequency is, the closer to the original analog signal the waveform in memory will Each level is read, and converted into digital data.

  • Page 82: Sampling (recording A Sample)

    Sampling (recording a sample) Preparations for sampling Connections and settings for a monaural source When sampling in monaural from a mic, the output of an external audio device or mixer, or an instrumental sound such as guitar or synthesizer, connect the source to the AUDIO INPUT 1 or 2.

  • Page 83: Manual Sampling

    4 Use the AUDIO INPUT [LEVEL] knob to adjust a suitable input level. (Refer to step 6 of “Connec- tions and settings for a monaural source”) The AUDIO INPUT [LEVEL] knob adjusts both AUDIO INPUT 1 and 2. Using an insert effect The TRITON’s insert effects can be applied to the sound that is being input from the AUDIO INPUT 1 and 2 jacks, allowing you to record a sample with...

  • Page 84: Auto Sampling

    5 In “Sample Select,” select the sample that you wish to record. For this example, select ----: ---No Assign----. Immediately after the power is turned on, this will be set to ----: ---No Assign----. You may sample even in this condition. The sample will be automatically recorded to a vacant sample number.

  • Page 85: Creating Multisample Indexes And Sampling

    Creating multisample indexes and sampling Here’s how to create indexes for a multisample, and assign a sample to each index. If desired, you can first create several indexes for a multisample, and then record a sample for each index. 1 In P0: Recording, select the Recording tab. 2 Select the “MS”...

  • Page 86: Loop Settings

    Loop settings With the default settings after the power is turned on, the sounds you sample will automatically be looped (P0: Recording page Preference tab “Auto Loop On.”) To edit the loop and other playback address settings for the sample, use the P2: Loop Edit page. 1 Select P2: Loop Edit.

  • Page 87: Sample (waveform Data) Editing

    The grid is displayed according to the playback pitch of the base key (the key shown in gray in the “Keyboard & Index” area). You can select the base key by holding down the [ENTER] key and playing a note on the keyboard. Sample (waveform data) editing Editing the waveform data of the sample is done in P1: Sample Edit.

  • Page 88: Multisample Editing

    Multisample editing Editing a multisample consists of creating indexes for the multisample and assigning a sample to each index (these basic settings can also be performed in P0), edit- ing operations such as deleting, copying, and inserting indexes, and detailed settings such as sample level and pitch for each index.

  • Page 89: Song Play Mode

    Song Play mode In Song Play mode you can read Standard MIDI Files (SMF) directly from a floppy disk and play them. If you simply want to play an SMF without editing it, it will be convenient to select this mode. The pages in Song Play mode For details on how to access these pages or modes, refer to “Basic operation of the TRITON”...

  • Page 90: Playing Smf Data

    When the “Status” of a track is set to EXT or BTH, the data played back by that track and the data produced by operating the keyboard or controllers of the TRI- TON will play and control an external tone generator. (The MIDI channel of the external tone generator must match the “MIDI channel”...

  • Page 91: Playback Using The Jukebox Function

    To move to a directory that contains SMF data, press the [MENU] key, and then press “P3: Select Direc- tory” to display P3: Select Directory. If the separately sold EXB-SCSI option is installed and a hard disk etc. is connected, press the drive select button to select the drive that contains the desired data.

  • Page 92: Saving A Jukebox List

    • Change the directory • Remove the floppy disk • Change drives Saving a Jukebox list Saving procedure 1 Use the procedure described above to create a jukebox list. 2 If the separately sold EXB-SCSI option is installed and you wish to save the list on a hard disk etc., use the P3: Jukebox drive select button to select the drive in which you wish to save the data.

  • Page 93: Global Mode

    In Global mode you can make settings that affect the entire TRITON, such as user scales, category names, drum kits, and user arpeggio patterns. This chapter will describe the procedure for editing a drum kit. For the procedure of editing an user arpeg- gio pattern, refer to “Arpeggiator settings”...

  • Page 94: Creating A Drum Kit

    Creating a drum kit About drum kits A drum kit assigns a drumsample (PCM waveform data for a drum) to each key, and specifies adjustments in pitch and level etc. for each sample. The TRITON contains 73 drum kit memory areas. With the factory settings, 00–15 (A/B) contain preset drum kits suitable for various styles of music.

  • Page 95

    6 Refer to the explanations below for the “Sample Setup tab” and “Voice/Mixer tab,” and make the desired settings. The parameters are located in the Sample Setup tab and the Voice/Mixer tab. 7 As necessary, repeat steps 4–6 to set the parame- ters for each key.

  • Page 96: Disk Mode

    How Disk mode is organized In Disk mode you can use floppy disks or a connected external SCSI device (if the separately sold EXB-SCSI is installed) to save or load various types of data. You can also make settings related to saving and loading func- tionality.

  • Page 97

    2 Press the [DISK] key. You will enter Disk mode. Drive select button 3 Press the Load tab. The screen will appear, and file information will be displayed. 4 If you are loading from external SCSI media, press the drive select button to select the drive that con- tains the data to be loaded.

  • Page 98: Saving Data

    Loading a .PCG file from the floppy disk included with a separately sold EXB-PCM series option When loading EXB-PCM series programs and combi- nations, use the following procedure. When doing so, you will specify the loading destination bank (C, D) in step 5.

  • Page 99: Cautions When Handling Floppy Disks

    Cautions when handling floppy disks When handling floppy disks, please observe the fol- lowing points. Data loss may occur if a floppy disk is handled improperly. Floppy disk type and format The TRITON can use 2HD or 2DD 3.5 inch floppy disks.

  • Page 100: Arpeggiator Settings

    Arpeggiator settings This chapter describes the procedure for making arpeggiator settings in each mode. For details on the arpeggiator 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.

  • Page 101

    other arpeggio patterns will be added to U200– U215(C)/U216–U231(D). 4 Make settings for the various parameters. “Octave”: Select the octave range in which the arpeggio will be played. Octave: 4 If a user arpeggio pattern is selected, the “Octave Motion” setting (Global P6: Pattern Setup tab) will affect the way in which the arpeggio is played.

  • Page 102: Arpeggiator Settings In Combination, Song, And Song Play Modes

    For example, suppose that you set “Pattern Select” to P0: UP, check “Latch,” set “Top Key” to B3 and “Bottom Key” to C–1. The arpeggiator will operate when you play keys in the range of B3 and below. Since “Latch” is on, the arpeggio will continue playing even after you release your hand from the keyboard.

  • Page 103

    For this example, set timbres 1–4 to a “Status” of INT, and timbres 5–8 to a “Status” of Off. Set the “MIDI Channel” of timbres 1–4 to Gch. 3 In Combination P7: Edit-Arp., select the Setup tab. 4 Set the ARPEGGIATOR [TEMPO] knob to specify the tempo.

  • Page 104: Creating An User Arpeggio Pattern

    channel). When the arpeggiator is on, playing the keyboard will cause arpeggiator A (which is assigned to T7 (Gch)) to run. T8 will be sounded by arpeggiator A. T7 will not sound since its “Status” is Off. • In this example, the “Status” of T7 is Off, so it will not sound regardless of whether the arpeggiator is on or off.

  • Page 105

    3 In Global P6: User Arpeggio, select the Pattern Setup tab. 4 If you moved here from Program mode, A will automatically be selected for “Arpeggiator Select.” 5 In “Pattern,” select the arpeggio pattern that you wish to edit. For this example, select an empty user arpeggio pattern.

  • Page 106

    You can also select “Step No.” by using the ] keys, the [VALUE] slider, the [VALUE] dial, or the popup menu. 9 When you play the keyboard as shown in the illus- tration, the arpeggiator will begin playing. Tone 0 corresponds to the pitch of the lowest key of chord you play on the keyboard.

  • Page 107

    5 For “Step No.” 05, do not enter a tone. 6 Set “Step No.” to 06, and press the [1], [2], [3], [4] keys. Set “Gate” to Legato. 7 For “Step No.” 07, do not enter a tone. 8 Set “Step No.” to 08, and press the [1], [2], [3], [4] keys.

  • Page 108: Dual Arpeggiator Editing

    If “Fixed Note Mode” is set to Trigger All Tones, playing a single note on the keyboard will cause the rhythm pattern to play. If “Fixed Note Mode” is set to Trigger As Played, playing a single note on the keyboard will cause only the kick (Tone00) to play.

  • Page 109: About Arpeggiator Synchronization

    About arpeggiator synchroniza- tion The note timing of the arpeggiator will depend on the setting of its “Key Sync.” check box. If this is checked, the arpeggiator will operate at the timing that you play the first note-on after having released all notes.

  • Page 110: Effects Settings

    The effect section of the TRITON 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.

  • Page 111: Routing Settings And Effect Settings

    Routing settings and effect set- tings The insert effects, master effects, and master EQ have the same structure in all modes, but the routing set- tings 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.

  • Page 112: Effect Settings In Combination, Song, And Song

    “Send 1”, “Send 2”: Set the send levels to the master effects. For this example, set this to 127. 8 Select the IFX1–5 tabs, and set the parameters for each of the selected effects. For details on the parameters of each effect ( in the Parameter Guide).

  • Page 113: Effect Settings In Sampling Mode

    has passed through each insertion effect. If effects are chained, the settings after the last IFX in the chain will be used. “Send 1” and “Send 2” adjust the amount of master effect that is applied to the signal that has passed through the IFX.

  • Page 114: About Dynamic Modulation (dmod)

    to L000). When you are inputting a monaural audio source, you will normally set this to C064. “BUS (IFX/Indiv.) Select”: In the same way as for the oscillator of a program, specify the bus to which the external audio source from AUDIO INPUT jacks 1 and 2 will be sent.

  • Page 115: Midi Applications

    MIDI applications About MIDI MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, and is a world-wide standard for exchanging various types of musical data between electronic musical instruments and computers. When MIDI cables are used to connect two or more MIDI devices, perfor- mance data can be exchanged between the devices, even if they were made by different manufacturers.

  • Page 116: Connecting A Computer (to Host Connector)

    2 In Global P0: Basic Setup, set “PC I/F Baud Rate” to 38.40 [kBPS]. ( “PC I/F Baud Rate settings”) 3 If you are using Windows, install the Korg MIDI Driver. For the installation procedure, refer to “Installing and setting up the Korg MIDI Driver”...

  • Page 117: Connecting An Apple Macintosh

    2 In Global P0: Basic Setup, set “PC I/F Baud Rate” to 31.25 [kBPS]. ( “PC I/F Baud Rate settings”) 3 If you will be installing the Korg MIDI Driver p.131 “Installing the Korg MIDI Driver into a Macintosh”). PC I/F Baud Rate settings 1 Press the [GLOBAL] key to enter Global mode.

  • Page 118: Messages Transmitted And Received By The Triton

    Messages transmitted and received by the TRITON [...] indicates hexadecimal notation MIDI channels MIDI messages can be exchanged when the transmit- ting and receiving devices are set to the same MIDI channel. MIDI uses sixteen channels, numbered 1–16. The way in which channels are handled will differ depending on the mode.

  • Page 119: After Touch

    Program mode • In Program P0: Play, program change and bank select messages are transmitted and received on the global MIDI channel. These messages are not received in P1: Edit-Basic – P9: Edit-Master Effect. Combination, Sequencer, and Song Play modes •...

  • Page 120

    • In Combination and Sequencer modes, the P3: MIDI Filter settings allow transmission/reception of control changes to be individually turned on/off for each timbre/track. For the assignable controllers ([SW1], [SW2], REALTIME CONTROLS [1]–[4] knobs, Foot Pedal/Switch), MIDI filter settings will apply to the control change number to which each controller is assigned.

  • Page 121

    sages to create changes in dynamics within the musical data of the song. ( p.31, 49 in the Parame- ter Guide “Volume” - “MIDI) By using the universal exclusive Master Volume mes- sage, you can adjust the overall volume without changing the volume balance between timbres or tracks.

  • Page 122

    Damper pedal (CC#64) [Bn, 40, vv] This message is transmitted when you operate a damper pedal (separately sold Korg DS-1H etc.) con- nected to the DAMPER jack, and the damper effect will be turned on/off. If the DS-1H is used, a half-damper effect can be applied.

  • Page 123: Using Rpn To Edit

    Sustain level (CC#70) [Bn, 46, vv] Attack time (CC#73) [Bn, 49, vv] Decay time (CC#75) [Bn, 4B, vv] LFO 1 speed (CC#76) [Bn, 4C, vv] LFO 1 depth (pitch) (CC#77) [Bn, 4D, vv] LFO 1 delay (CC#78) [Bn, 4E, vv] These messages are transmitted when assign the above CC# to the REALTIME CONTROLS [1]–[4] knobs and operate them.

  • Page 124: Controlling The Arpeggiator (nprn)

    Inquiry message [F0, 7E, nn, 06, 02, (nine bytes), F7] When an inquiry message request is received, the TRI- TON will respond by transmitting an inquiry message that means “I am a Korg TRITON series instrument, with system version ...” GM system on [F0, 7E, nn, 09, 01, F7] When this message is received in Song Play mode, the TRITON will be initialized for GM playback.

  • Page 125: If Notes Are "stuck

    Master fine tuning [F0, 7F, nn, 04, 03, vv, mm, F7] (A value of 8192 [mm, vv=40, 00] is center, 4096 [mm, vv=20, 00] is -50 cents, and 12288 [mm, vv=60, 00] is +50 cents.) When this is received, the Global P0: Basic tab “Master Tune”...

  • Page 126: Playing The Triton Multi-timbrally From

    Playing the TRITON multi-timbrally from an external device The TRITON can be connected to an external device and played multi-timbrally in the following ways. • MIDI messages from the external device can play a combination (8-part multi-timbral performance). You can change the overall settings (programs, levels, and effects) by using program change messages to switch combinations.

  • Page 127: About Gm/gs/xg

    • If you set Global P1: MIDI “MIDI Clock” to External MIDI or External PCI/F, the start of recording and the tempo etc. will all be under the control of the external sequencer. Since the two devices will be synchronized during the recording process, measure divisions etc.

  • Page 128

    Song Play mode • In Song Play mode, the TRITON can playback SMF data directly from a disk or external SCSI device (if the separately sold EXB-SCSI option is installed); i.e., the data will be played back as it is being read, and does not need to be loaded into memory.

  • Page 129: Other Functions

    Here we will show how to make settings that allow an assignable switch to change programs or combina- tions. 1 Connect a separately sold Korg PS-1 to the ASSIGNABLE SWITCH jack. 2 Press the [GLOBAL] key to enter Global mode.

  • Page 130: Adjusting The Way In Which Velocity Or After Touch Will Affect The Volume Or Tone

    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. If you want this setting to be preserved after the...

  • Page 131: Setting The Function Of [sw1] And [sw2]

    Setting the function of [SW1] and [SW2] You can specify the function of the [SW1] and [SW2] keys ( p.217 in the Parameter Guide). The functions of the [SW1] and [SW2] keys are set independently for each program, combination, and song.

  • Page 132: Shortcuts

    Shortcuts [MENU] key + numeric keys [0]–[9] • Access the pages within a mode [ENTER] key + numeric keys [0]–[9] • Access the page menu commands in each page (up to ten items) [ENTER] key + keyboard • Input note number values or velocity values •...

  • Page 133: Appendices

    Installing the Korg MIDI Driver into Windows 95/98 If your application (sequencer) is Windows-compati- ble, using the Korg MIDI Driver will allow you to use a Korg tone generator connected to the serial port (COM, RS-232C) as a MIDI device.

  • Page 134: Korg Midi Driver Settings

    Click the [OK] button, and then click [OK] again. 6 Make settings as described in “Setting up the Korg MIDI Driver” (below), and click the [OK] button. 7 Be sure to restart your computer so that the new driver becomes effective.

  • Page 135: Installing The Korg Midi Driver Into A

    Windows. Installing the Korg MIDI Driver into a Macintosh You can use the Korg MIDI Driver if the MIDI applica- tion (sequencer) you use runs on Apple MIDI Manager. If you are using a MIDI application that does not use Apple MIDI Manager, it is not necessary to install the Korg MIDI Driver.

  • Page 136: Wiring Diagram For Special Connection

    To use the Apple MIDI Driver, you must first delete or move the Korg MIDI Driver if it exists in your system folder. Then start up PatchBay, dou- ble-click the Apple MIDI Driver icon that appears, check Enabled for the Port to which the TRITON is connected, set Interface Type to [1 MHz], and close the dialog box.

  • Page 137: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you experience problems, refer to the relevant item and take the appropriate measures. Power does not turn on • Is the power cable connected to an outlet? ... • Is the [POWER] switch turned on? Turn on the rear panel [POWER] switch..Power is on, but nothing is displayed in the LCD screen •...

  • Page 138

    with the send setting of the timbre/track. Cannot record a sample • Are one or more SIMM modules installed? ... PG • Is there free RAM area... PG Select a different RAM memory... PG Delete unneeded samples..PG Save important samples before deleting them ...

  • Page 139: Specifications And Options

    Maximum sample data memory capacity 64 Mbyte (with SIMM expansion) 4000 samples, 1000 multisamples (128 indexes for each multisample Able to load AIFF, WAVE, AKAI (S1000/3000), Korg format sample data can be loaded Effect section 5 insert effects (stereo in/out),...

  • Page 140: Options

    Audio inputs AUDIO INPUT 1, 2 LEVEL [MIC/LINE] switch, [LEVEL] knob Input impedance 10 [kΩ] Nominal level LINE +4 [dBu] –30 [dBu] –17 [dBu] –52 [dBu] Maximum level LINE +14 [dBu] –20 [dBu] –7 [dBu] –42 [dBu] Source impedance 600 [Ω] Control inputs DAMPER (half-damper supported), ASSIGNABLE SWITCH/PEDAL...

  • Page 141: Midi Implementation Chart

    *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.

  • Page 142: Index

    Numerics 10’s Hold Combination 23 Program 21 12 dB/oct low pass filter and 12 dB/ oct high pass filter 48 24 dB/oct low pass filter with reso- nance 48 After Touch 27, 115 After Touch Curve 126 Lock function 26 Vibrato effect 47 Wah effect 49 Alternate Modulation 51...

  • Page 143

    Keyboard 31, 32, 97 Keyboard & Index 82 Keyboard crossfade 54 Keyboard input 14 Keyboard Track 48 KMP file(.KMP) 93, 94 Korg MIDI Driver 129, 130 KSC file(.KSC) 93, 94 KSF file(.KSF) 93, 94 Latch 97 Layer 54, 56 LCD screen 17...

  • Page 144

    Routing AUDIO INPUT 109 Combination, Sequencer, Song Play 108 Program 107 Sampling 109 RPPR 33, 72, 72 Check box 33 Playback 73 Realtime recording 73 Setting 72 Shutdown Key, RPPR stop 33 Sample 77 Recording 78 Save 40, 83 Sampling 75, 78, 106, 109 Sampling frequency 76 Save 37 .PCG file, .SNG file, .KSC file,...

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