Korg TRITON Quick Start Manual

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  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated • Read these instructions. “dangerous voltage” within the product’s • Keep these instructions. enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude •...

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    Also, when digitally recording copyrighted audio mate- rial from a DAT or CD etc., you must obtain permission for use. Please be aware that Korg will accept no respon- sibility for any copyright violations which may occur through your use of this product.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Setup ............. 1 Sampling (recording a sample) ..... 18 Sampling a vocal from a mic, and playing Listening to the demo songs ....2 it as a “one-shot” sample ....... 18 Applying an insert effect to the audio input Loading the demo song data ......

  • Page 5: Setup

    TRITON Extreme. be written and saved to the internal memory. However, Before we begin, let’s get the TRITON Extreme set up, sequencer data and the data you create by sampling connected, and ready to play.

  • Page 6: Listening To The Demo Songs, Loading The Demo Song Data

    COMPARE Basic Loading the demo song data Selecting and playing a demo song Let’s start by listening to the TRITON Extreme’s demo Press the [SEQ] key (it will light). songs. You’re in Sequencer mode. Make sure that the Sequencer P0: Play/REC, Program T01–08 page is Press the [GLOBAL] key (it will light).

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    * The numbers shown in the illustration correspond to the step numbers in the text. (Not every step is represented by an illustration.) Ten key [0]–[9] PROG BANK SMPL MOSS COMBI BANK [MENU] key PROG/COMBI BANK SEQUENCER ARPEGGIATOR PAUSE TEMPO GATE VELOCITY [EXIT] key...

  • Page 8: Combination, Selecting A Program, Using Controllers To Modify The Sound

    Selecting and playing a program or combination Category popup button Program Select (Category/Program Select) REALTIME CONTROLS ON/OFF VOLUME COMBI PROG VALUE LPF CUTOFF RESONANCE/HPF EG-INTENSITY EG-RELEASE SAMPLING ASSIGNABLE 1 ASSIGNABLE 2 ASSIGNABLE 3 ASSIGNABLE 4 VALVE FORCE INPUT TRIM ULTRA BOOST TUBE GAIN OUTPUT LEVEL S.PLAY...

  • Page 9: Using The Arpeggiator, Selecting A Combination

    [BANK] key [VALUE] dial PROG BANK SMPL MOSS COMBI BANK PROG/COMBI BANK SEQUENCER ARPEGGIATOR PAUSE TEMPO GATE VELOCITY [EXIT] key SAMPLING EXIT MENU /10's HOLD ENTER LOCATE REC/WRITE START/STOP ON/OFF START/STOP Using the arpeggiator Make sure that “Combination Select” is high- lighted.

  • Page 10: Simple Program Editing, Performance Editor, Realtime Controls

    Simple program editing Program Select 4, 6, 9 5, 7, 10 REALTIME CONTROLS ON/OFF VOLUME COMBI PROG VALUE LPF CUTOFF RESONANCE/HPF EG-INTENSITY EG-RELEASE SAMPLING ASSIGNABLE 1 ASSIGNABLE 2 ASSIGNABLE 3 ASSIGNABLE 4 VALVE FORCE INPUT TRIM ULTRA BOOST TUBE GAIN OUTPUT LEVEL S.PLAY GLOBAL...

  • Page 11: Saving The Data You Edit

    The content that is controlled will depend on the fil- toward the right will apply the filter EG more ter type specified by the program. deeply. Since the filter EG will operate based on the By adjusting the filter resonance level, you can cutoff frequency of the filter, knobs [1] and [3] will increase or decrease the resonance level to add a work together to control the tonal changes produced...

  • Page 12: Simple Combination Editing, Changing The Program Assigned To A Timbre

    Simple combination editing Combination Select Page menu REALTIME CONTROLS ON/OFF Timbre 2 Timbre 1 VOLUME COMBI PROG VALUE LPF CUTOFF RESONANCE/HPF EG-INTENSITY EG-RELEASE SAMPLING ASSIGNABLE 1 ASSIGNABLE 2 ASSIGNABLE 3 ASSIGNABLE 4 VALVE FORCE Bank/ INPUT TRIM ULTRA BOOST TUBE GAIN OUTPUT LEVEL Program S.PLAY...

  • Page 13: Adjusting The Pan Of Each Timbre, Adjusting The Volume Of Each Timbre

    Adjusting the volume of each timbre Selecting another program from the same category Press “Volume” for timbre 2 (it will be high- lighted), and use the [ ] keys or the [VALUE] dial to adjust the value. If you check “Hold Balance” and adjust the “Volume” value, the volume balance between the timbres at the time that “Hold Balance”...

  • Page 14: Simple Arpeggiator Editing, Changing A Program's Arpeggiator Pattern, Adjusting The Arpeggiator Speed

    (broken chord) In addition to this, the TRITON Extreme’s arpeggiator is a polyphonic arpeggiator that is able to produce a vari- ety of chordal transformations or phrases based on the pitch or timing of the notes you play on the keyboard.

  • Page 15: Changing The Way That The Arpeggio Is Played, Saving Your Edited Data

    If the display indicates “ =” EXT, the TRITON Extreme Unchecked: the arpeggio will sound each note in the is operating according to an external MIDI clock signal;...

  • Page 16: Specifying The Arpeggio Patterns Used In A Combination, Making Arpeggiator Assignments

    Combination Select REALTIME CONTROLS ON/OFF VOLUME COMBI PROG VALUE LPF CUTOFF RESONANCE/HPF EG-INTENSITY EG-RELEASE SAMPLING ASSIGNABLE 1 ASSIGNABLE 2 ASSIGNABLE 3 ASSIGNABLE 4 VALVE FORCE INPUT TRIM ULTRA BOOST TUBE GAIN OUTPUT LEVEL S.PLAY GLOBAL MEDIA COMPARE 4, 7 Specifying the arpeggio patterns used in a Selecting an arpeggio pattern and specify- Combination ing how it will play...

  • Page 17: Arpeggiator Assignments In A Combination

    PROG BANK SMPL MOSS COMBI BANK PROG/COMBI BANK SEQUENCER ARPEGGIATOR PAUSE TEMPO GATE VELOCITY [EXIT] Key SAMPLING EXIT MENU /10's HOLD ENTER LOCATE REC/WRITE START/STOP ON/OFF START/STOP Arpeggiator assignments in a combination • If you uncheck “Arpeggiator Run A” or “Arpeggiator Run B,”...

  • Page 18: Editing Effects And Valve Force, Working With The Effect Settings In A Program

    COMPARE EXIT MENU The TRITON Extreme provides five insert effects, two Access the P8: Edit-Insert Effect, Insert FX page. master effects, and a three-band master EQ. For each Press the Insert FX tab. In this page you can select an insert effect, you can choose from 102 types of effect effect and specify how it is connected.

  • Page 19: Working With The Effect Settings In A Combination

    COMBI PROG VALUE SAMPLING S.PLAY GLOBAL MEDIA COMPARE EXIT MENU Working with the effect settings in Select the P9: Edit-Master Effect, Master FX page. Press the [MENU] key to access the page jump a combination menu, and press the P9: Edit-Master Effect button. Then press the Master FX tab.

  • Page 20: Valve Force Settings

    REALTIME CONTROLS ON/OFF VOLUME COMBI PROG VALUE LPF CUTOFF RESONANCE/HPF EG-INTENSITY EG-RELEASE SAMPLING ASSIGNABLE 1 ASSIGNABLE 2 ASSIGNABLE 3 ASSIGNABLE 4 VALVE FORCE INPUT TRIM ULTRA BOOST TUBE GAIN OUTPUT LEVEL S.PLAY GLOBAL MEDIA COMPARE Valve Force settings “Input Trim,” “Ultra Boost,” “Tube Gain,” and “Output Level”...

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    Earlier in step 3, we explained how Valve Force works whenplaced on bus 3/4. You can place the TRITON Extreme’s Valve Force circuit at the final stage of the L/R bus, so that the signal will enter Valve Force after the master EQ is applied. This means that the output of all timbres will pass through Valve Force.

  • Page 22: Sampling (recording A Sample)

    GLOBAL MEDIA COMPARE Input Setup The TRITON Extreme can record mono or stereo, 48 kHz Press the page menu button. 16-bit samples. The Open Sampling System allows sam- The menu will appear. Press the scroll bar to display pling to be performed in Sampling, Program, Combina- “Auto Sampling Setup.”...

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    –30 dB or higher in Press the OK button. record-ready mode. The TRITON Extreme will automatically set up the following sampling parameters. Set “Pre Trigger” to 005 ms. With this setting, sample recording will begin 5 ms earlier than (i.e., immediately before) sampling is...

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    The samples you just recorded will play successively. (In the example described here, you would hear “It’s So Easy To Sample With The TRITON Extreme.”) The “It’s” you sampled for the C2 key in this example will play as a loop. You can defeat loop-playback by unchecking the “Loop”...

  • Page 25: Applying An Insert Effect To The Audio Input And Sampling The Result

    Applying an insert effect to the audio input Recording will start when the input exceeds the “Level” –30 dB level. and sampling the result Press the SAMPLING [START/STOP] key to stop. Press the Input Setup tab to access the P0: Record- Play the keyboard.

  • Page 26: Resampling An Arpeggiated Phrase In Program Mode

    REALTIME CONTROLS ON/OFF VOLUME COMBI PROG VALUE LPF CUTOFF RESONANCE/HPF EG-INTENSITY EG-RELEASE SAMPLING ASSIGNABLE 1 ASSIGNABLE 2 ASSIGNABLE 3 ASSIGNABLE 4 VALVE FORCE INPUT TRIM ULTRA BOOST TUBE GAIN OUTPUT LEVEL S.PLAY GLOBAL MEDIA COMPARE Sampling Resampling an arpeggiated phrase in Pro- Choose “Resample Program Play.”...

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    PROG BANK SMPL MOSS COMBI BANK PROG/COMBI BANK SEQUENCER ARPEGGIATOR PAUSE TEMPO GATE VELOCITY SAMPLING EXIT MENU /10's HOLD ENTER LOCATE REC/WRITE START/STOP ON/OFF START/STOP “Trigger”: Note On Sample the sound. Sampling will start the moment you play the key- Press the ARPEGGIATOR [ON/OFF] key to turn it board.

  • Page 28: Producing A Song, Loading A Template Song, And Copying Preset Patterns (drum Phrases)

    OUTPUT LEVEL S.PLAY GLOBAL MEDIA COMPARE This section explains how to use the TRITON Extreme’s If you want to specify the program and volume settings yourself from scratch, refer to “Preparations for record- internal sequencer. The example described here will ☞...

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    (except for Multi REC or Master Track). Next select T03–T08 in order, and play them from the keyboard. (The TRITON Extreme has sixteen sequence tracks, but this template song specifies only tracks 1–8.) Use “Track Select” to select T03: Elec.Piano.

  • Page 30: Realtime Recording, Realtime-recording An Arpeggio Pattern

    You can use “Quantize” to add a sense of “swing.” in, the arpeggio will wait and begin at the same time that recording begins. (☞PG p.84) Press the SEQUENCER [REC/WRITE] key. You will hear the metronome. The TRITON Extreme will be in record-ready mode.

  • Page 31: Step Recording

    Play the keyboard for about 16 measures and Press the page menu button to access the page record your performance. menu, and press “Step Recording.” A dialog box will appear. Press the SEQUENCER [START/STOP] key to stop recording. If you made a mistake or would like to re-record, you can use the Compare function (press the [COM- PARE] key) to re-record as many times as you wish.

  • Page 32: Using Controllers To Record Tonal Changes

    Set the “Recording Mode” to Over Dub. The functions we’ve introduced here are only a small Over Dub allows you to add to a previously- portion of what the TRITON Extreme has to offer. recorded track. We strongly recommend that you next read the separate “Operation Guide.”...

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