Korg Triton Studio keyboard synth workstation


Korg Triton Studio 61 keyboard synthesiser

The KORG TRITON STUDIO features Korg’s HI (Hyper Integrated) synthesis system and best PCM sounds. Its high-capacity 48 Mbyte PCM ROM, with 429 multisamples and 417 drum samples, covers every need imaginable. And, in addition to the “classic” TRITON’s complete ROM, the TRITON STUDIO also includes a new 16 Mbyte stereo acoustic piano with two levels of velocity switching. With room for up to seven PCM expansion boards and up to 96 Mbytes of sample RAM, you can expand the TRITON STUDIO to a whopping 256 Mbytes of waveform data.

The TRITON STUDIO delivers a staggering assortment of high-quality programs created by Korg’s acclaimed voicing “team.” Programs that range from piano, guitar, organ, synth and drums to the latest synth and sound effects. An amazing 1,536 Program locations are provided in user-writable memory (512 preloaded), as well as 256 sounds and 9 drum kits in ROM for GM2 compatibility. For drum Programs you can choose from 144 user drum kits (20 preloaded) and 9 ROM drum kits for GM2. User-writable memory also provides 1,536 Combination locations (512 preloaded), each of which allows you to use up to 8 timbres (8 sound programs) simultaneously. Open memory locations can be used for sounds that you edit/create, load from expansion board packages or get from other sources

The TRITON STUDIO provides high-grade mono/stereo 16-bit sampling at a stunning 48 kHz sampling frequency. It comes with 16 Mbytes of sample memory (RAM) and you can add 72-pin SIMM boards* to expand the sampling memory to a maximum of 96 Mbytes (three 32-Mbyte SIMMs). Samples in RAM can be used in Programs or in drumkits. You can even sample directly to the internal hard disk to create a mono or stereo .WAV file. This is perfect for capturing large files that you wish to move to a computer-based system, and is used for the audio CD recording feature we’ll talk more about later. Samples you record to hard disk can be loaded into sample memory for editing and use in Programs and drumkits**.

The TRITON STUDIO supports both analog and digital input sampling. AIFF, .WAV, AKAI (S1000/S3000 samples and mapped multisamples), and Korg format data can be loaded into sample memory. Your sample data can be exported as AIFF or .WAV format sample files. When using the CDRW-1(internal ATAPI connection) you can sample any audio CD played on the drive with no other cables needed.

The sample editing functions include essential commands such as Normalize, Truncate, Cut, Copy, and Reverse. The graphic waveform display provides a grid function that displays vertical lines to indicate resolution and tempo. There’s even a Rate Convert function that changes the sampling frequency to create lo-fi sounds. Sophisticated editing capabilities such as Time Slice, Time Stretch, Crossfade, and Link are provided, giving you the music production power you want.

*User installable. Use either 16 Mbyte or 32 Mbyte 72-pin SIMM boards that support Fast Page or EDO, with 11-bit addressing and have an access speed of 60 ns (nanoseconds) or faster.
** Hard disk samples up to 16 Mbytes (mono) or 32 Mbyte (stereo) can be loaded into sample memory (if sample memory has been expanded to 32 Mbytes or more).



1,536 user programs (512 preload),
128 programs for Korg\’s MOSS tone generator can be added
(After installing the separately sold EXB-MOSS option),
144 user drum kits (20 preload),
GM Level 2 – 256 programs + 9drum kits

Tone Generator
HI synthesis system
48kHz Sampling frequency
48Mbyte PCM ROM
429 multisamples + 417 drum samples
16 bit
48 kHz stereo/mono sampling
16 Mbytes memory standard, expandable to 96 Mbytes
Maximum of 1,000multisamples/4,000samples.
Up to 128 indices can be assigned to a multisample.
AIFF, WAVE, AKAI (S1000/S3000 samples and mapped multisamples) and Korg format sample data can be loaded.
Note: TFD-1S – 4S not supported

Sound Source
Single mode
60 voices (60 oscillators) / Max 120 voices (120 oscillators)*
Double Mode
30 voices (60 oscillators) / Max 60 voices (120 oscillators)**
60 Oscillators to play PCM samples from the internal ROM bank or RAM (user sampling), and 60 oscillators to play PCM samples from the internal Piano bank or an EXB-PCM expansion board

61Keys/76Keys/88Keys (Real Weighted Hammer Action2)
Velocity and aftertouch sensitive

Stereo digital multi-effect system
2 master effects (mono in, stereo out),
5 insert effects (stereo in/out),and
1 master EQ (3 band stereo) simultaneously
Number of effects
102 (insert effects/89 for master effects)

1,536 user combinations (512 preload)

Capacity and Functionality
16 timbres, 16 tracks, 1/192 resolution,
150 preset/100 user patterns per song,
200 songs, 20 cue lists, 200,000 notes maximum,
Reads and writes Standard MIDI File (Format 0 and 1)
Realtime Pattern Play / Recording,
One set per song,
74 patterns per

5 preset patterns
507 user patterns (3 X preload)

Ribbon controller,
(2) Assignable switches,
(4) Realtime knobs ,
(3) Arpeggiator control knobs

Control Inputs
Damper pedal (responds to half-pedaling), Assignable (SWITCH/PEDAL)

Main = L/MONO, R,
Individual = 1, 2, 3, 4,
S/PDIF (optical 24 bits, 48/96 kHz),

1, 2,
Level Switch LINE/MIC,
Level volume,
S/PDIF (optical 24 bits, 48/96 kHz)

Disk Drive
3.5 inch 2HD/2DD,
HDD (2.5 inch, 5 Gbyte)



TouchView Graphical User Interface,
320 x 240 dots

Power Consumption
38 Watts

43.46″ (1104mm) Wide x 15.04″ (382mm) Deep x 5.08″ (129mm) High

61Keys= 37.92 lbs. (17.2kg)