Please read this before you begin
• When installing, repairing, or replacing the parts of this
product, you must perform only those actions that the
owner's manual directs, and no other.
• Do not apply excessive force to the electronic
components or connectors of the circuit board(s), or
attempt to disassemble them. This could cause electric
shock, fire, or malfunction.
• Before installing this product, be sure to disconnect the
power supply cable, and the connecting cables to any
peripheral devices. Failure to do so could cause electrical
shock or may damage this device.
• Do not allow this product to become wet, and do not
allow objects to be placed on top of it. Doing so could
• Before touching this product, touch a metal component
of the device into which it will be installed, to discharge
any static electricity that may be present in your body.
Static electricity may damage the electronic components.
• When handing this product, be careful not to touch the
leads on the back side of the circuit board (the side
opposite that on which the components are mounted).
The sharp points may cause injury.
• When installing this product, never touch components
or circuit boards that are not related to the connections
you are required to make. Doing so may cause
electrocution or malfunctions.
• When installing this product, be careful not to cut your
hands on the sharp edges of the metal brackets etc. of
this product or of the device into which it is being
• When installing this product, be careful that screws or
other parts do not fall into the device into which it is
Korg Inc. takes no responsibility for any malfunctions or
damage that may occur from improper use or modiﬁca-
tion of this product. Nor will Korg Inc. be responsible for
any damages resulting from the loss or destruction of
Memory that can be used with the
■ EXB-SMPL sampling upgrade
The functionality of the TR can be expanded in the following
ways by installing the EXB-SMPL sampling upgrade.
The upgrade adds audio inputs (AUDIO INPUT), Sampling
mode (sampling functionality), and a SCSI connector for
external SCSI devices.
In Sampling mode you can record 48 kHz 16 bit mono/ste-
reo samples from an analog audio source connected to the
AUDIO INPUT 1 and 2 jacks, such as a mic or audio device.
When the included 16 Mbyte DRAM SIMM module is
installed in the TR's SIMM slot, you will be able to sample
for approximately 2 minutes 54 seconds in monaural, or
approximately 1 minute 27 seconds in stereo.
In modes other than Sampling mode, the analog audio sig-
nal from a mic or instrument connected to the AUDIO
INPUT jacks can be processed by the insert effect, master
effects, and master EQ, allowing the TR to function as a 2-in
4-out effects processor.
You will also be able to connect external SCSI devices such
as hard disk or removable media drives. In the same way as
when using Smart Media, the TR's programs, combinations,
song data, and sample data can be saved/loaded on high-
capacity storage media (e.g., hard disks, MO disks, Zip
disks, Jaz disks, ORB disks). Akai (S1000/3000), Korg, AIFF,
or WAVE format sample ﬁles can also be loaded from a CD-
The TR cannot format media with a format of other
than 512 bytes/block (such as 640 MB, 1.3 GB MO disks
CD-ROM formats that can be loaded
• AKAI (S1000/S3000) format
• ISO9660 Level 1 format (multisession data can be loaded
only if the first session is in ISO9660 format)
• TRINITY format and TRITON format (only .KSC/
.KMP/.KSF files can be loaded)
■ Memory that can be used
DRAM SIMM memory is used as sample data RAM.
Caution when purchasing DRAM SIMM modules
Some commercially available DRAM SIMM modules
cannot be used on the TR. Before you purchase memory
modules, please check the following points.
Types of DRAM SIMM modules that can be used on the TR
• 72-pin 16 Mbyte or 32 Mbyte
• Access time of 60 ns or less
• Address input 11 bit (A0–A10)
• Power supply voltage 5 V
DRAM SIMM modules that meet the above requirements
can be used.
If you have any questions regarding the type of DRAM
SIMM modules that can be used, please contact your local
Korg distributor .
On the TR, a total of two DRAM SIMM modules can be
installed, for a maximum total of 64 Mbytes (32 Mbytes x 2
modules). (☞"3–3. Installing additional DRAM SIMM's")