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...
About this manual ......iii Data handling ....... iii Introduction .
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 – to control the tone, effects, and MIDI control changes etc.
Numeric keys  –  [ENTER] key [–] key [./10’s HOLD] key Use these keys to numerically input a parameter value. Use numeric keys –, 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.
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...
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-...
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.
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.
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.
• 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 –, [–] key, [ENTER] key, and [./10’s HOLD] 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).
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.
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,”...
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.
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) •...
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.
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.
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.
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 (...
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.
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)
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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”...
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.
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).
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.
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 – knobs to modify the sound.
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,”...
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.
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.
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.
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-...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 –, but detailed editing is performed in Program P1–P9.
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.
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 – ( 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.
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.
• “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. •...
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
** 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. •...
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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”...
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.
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).
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”...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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”...
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.
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.
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.
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”...
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”...
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.
• 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.
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”...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 For “Step No.” 05, do not enter a tone. 6 Set “Step No.” to 06, and press the , , ,  keys. Set “Gate” to Legato. 7 For “Step No.” 07, do not enter a tone. 8 Set “Step No.” to 08, and press the , , ,  keys.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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).
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.
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.
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.
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”...
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.
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.
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 •...
• 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 – knobs, Foot Pedal/Switch), MIDI filter settings will apply to the control change number to which each controller is assigned.
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.
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.
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 – knobs and operate them.
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.
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”...
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.
• 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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Shortcuts [MENU] key + numeric keys – • Access the pages within a mode [ENTER] key + numeric keys – • Access the page menu commands in each page (up to ten items) [ENTER] key + keyboard • Input note number values or velocity values •...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 •...
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 ...
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),...
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...
*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 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...
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...
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,...