So what is it that KORG has in store for us? Check out the newly release teaser from KORG below. The Japanese manufacturer has also been busy on the soft side of things with their newly launched Triton software, all the details lined up.
They haven’t made any official announcement about it yet, but the teaser shows a synth keyboard, with mod wheels.
Korg has announced the addition of a reproduction of the Triton workstation synthesizer to its Korg Collection bundle of software synthesizer instruments.
Supervised by Triton’s original engineers, the software version features the original’s HI (Hyper Integrated) synthesis system, original PCM samples and effect circuits, and the subtle sound texture unique to the hardware. It comes with over 4,000 ready-to-go sound programs in an easy to use sound browser.
The KORG TRITON series of synthesizer workstations was first released in 1999 to accolades and prestigious awards. Top musicians around the world loved the expressive PCM sound and used their TRITONs on countless songs.
This year, on the 20th anniversary of its release, the KORG TRITON will finally be realized in software as the KORG Collection TRITON. The plug-in faithfully reproduces the HI (Hyper Integrated) synthesis system down to the smallest details and contains every one of the vast number of preset programs. Reclaim the true masterpiece sound that characterizes so many hit songs.
KC Triton features
- Including eight-part multi-timbre combis, abundant PCM samples, five IFX, and two MFX, the KORG Collection TRITON is a complete reproduction of TRITON’s HI (Hyper Integrated) synthesis system.
- Supervised by original TRITON developers.
- Over 4,000 ready-to-go sound programs.
- Includes all of the expansion library EXB-PCM cards.
- Features a new sound browser for quickly searching by instrument/character.
- Includes an EASY mode that gives you instant access to important parameters.
- Full of ready-to-go phrases with 307 dual arpeggiator patterns.
The Trition software instrument (VST/AU/AAX) is on sale for $199 USD for a limited time (regular $249 USD). It is also part of the KORG Collection Special Bundle v2 alongside Arp Odyssey, MS-20, Polysix, Mono/Poly, M1, Wavestation, and MDE-X, priced $299 USD (regular $399 USD).
More information: Korg
About: The Triton was Korg’s flagship workstation synthesizer for professional music production! It looks and sounds beautiful, and hiding under the hood is an extremely souped-up synth-engine ready to tear up your tracks! Literally! It is a digital 62-voice synthesizer with built-in sequencing and arpeggiators and an ultra-large touch-screen control panel at the center of its face-plate.
The Triton is in-fact an evolved Trinity…Korg’s previous flagship workstation. Whereas the Trinity was capable of 32-note polyphony, the Triton now boasts 62! Waveform ROM has been expanded as well, now with 32MB of multi-sample sounds that sound crystal clear and quite warm. With these samples and the Triton’s in-depth programmability you can create pretty much any sounds, from an orchestral flute with life-like vibrato to all-out chord-stabs with filtering for dance-floor house music, complete with beats and cool arpeggio patterns and phrases.
Also on-board is a stereo-sampler. With 16MB RAM and space for up to 1,000 samples there’s nothing you can’t create with this synth. There are plenty of on-board digital effects as well for sprucing up your samples or the Triton’s own internal multi-samples. Controllers include a Joystick, 2 assignable switches, 4 assignable knobs, 3 arpeggiator control knobs and inputs for a damper pedal, PC Interface Host and 2 audio-ins for the sampler section. There are also stereo outputs plus 4 individual outputs. A dedicated 16-track sequencer with a 100,000 note capacity, Real-Time Pattern Play functions and an Arpeggiator with several patterns round this beast out as a truly all-in-one music workstation. The Triton is rivalled by the likes of Yamaha’s EX5, Kurzweil K2500 and the Roland XP-80 comes close. But Triton makes for a professional, versatile, elegant and superb synthesizer. It has been used by The Orb, Orbital, Depeche Mode, BT, Rick Wakeman, Yes, Keith Emerson, Vangelis, Saga, Aqua, Royksopp and Apollo 440.