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A KORG TRITON FAQ

Version "OS 2.0" 2000/04/02

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Introduction

Hello Tritonians,

This is a FAQ about the Korg TRITON. Most of the info came from the digests of the TritonHaven Mailing List. Hope you will find all information you are looking for. If not, contact me.

The FAQmaster,

Xavier.

Remark: Paragraphs marked with "[OS2]" describe only OS 2.0 and later features.

Remark: Take a look at your manuals, too... The "Basic Guide" is very clear and gives you a quite good tutorial through all features of the "Silver Monster" of Korg.


Table Of Contents

Total: 74 questions in 16 sections.

1. About this FAQ (2)
1.1. I've a question that isn't in the FAQ...
1.2. I see errors in the FAQ
2. General Questions (12)
2.1. What are the differences between Triton, Triton Pro and Triton Pro-X?
2.2. All my C and D banks are blank. No trace of banks C and D on the preload disks...
2.3. What's about this third factory disk some people are talking about?
2.4. Does the Triton save date and time after poweroff?
2.5. Are there some "Easter eggs" (e.g., hidden features) on the Triton?
2.6. Can I connect an IDE hard disk to the Triton? Can I replace the internal diskette drive by a 120MB super disk?
2.7. How can I change the behaviour of the joystick, ribbon controller, ...?
2.8. Is it possible to split the keyboard? How?
2.9. What's that "To Host" connector?
2.10. My computer has only USB ports (e.g., Power Mac G3). How can it connect to my Triton?
2.11. Does the Triton have a digital in/out?
2.12. My sustain pedal (of effect switch) don't work correctly: the effect is inverted...
3. OS Upgrade (7)
3.1. What is the latest version?
3.2. I've downloaded the latest OS from Korg Japan. Is it a Japanese version?
3.3. Is the version 2.0 compatible with the Pro/ProX models?
3.4. My Triton has OS 1.0.4 and I've downloaded the OS 2.0 Do I need install first 1.0.8?
3.5. I've downloaded the OS 2, but it can fit in one diskette...
3.6. OK, I've the three OS disks. What should I do?
3.7. The OS I downloaded is splitted in three files ending with "zip" (or "exe"). When I copy them to three diskettes and start the upgrade procedure, the Triton says "Insert Disk 1" and don't read the first diskette. What's up?
4. Program Mode (1)
4.1. What happens when you hold notes on one program sound and switch to a different program? Is the transition smooth?
5. Combination Mode (1)
5.1. How can I control an external instrument in a combi?
6. Sequencer Mode (17)
6.1. The sounds in the sequencer sound not as good as in the Program or Combi Mode...
6.2. When I copy a combination to tracks, 8 tracks are use for that combi..
6.3. Can I use all banks in the sequencer?
6.4. Can I put insert effects in all tracks?
6.5. How can I do "swing quantization"?
6.6. How can I save my sequences?
6.7. Is the sequencer memory volatile?
6.8. When I load a General MIDI song, the instruments aren't correct.
6.9. Can the sequencer record and play System Exclusive messages?
6.10. How can I control an external instrument?
6.11. How can I create a cue list?
6.12. Can a cue list be used to load multiple SNG files?
6.13. How can I remove blank measures at the end of the song on the Master Track?
6.14. How can I insert a MIDI event (program change, control, ...) in a track?
6.15. How can I record pan or volume in a track?
6.16. How can I remove unnecessary volume changes in a track?
6.17. How can I change the tempo in a song?
7. Sampling Mode (8)
7.1. Which sample formats can understand the Triton?
7.2. Which RAM chips can I use to upgrade samples memory?
7.3. Are my samples saved in memory after power off?
7.4. How can I save all my samples to disk?
7.5. Has the Triton "time stretch","time slice","crossfade loop" features?
7.6. Can the sampler do internal resampling?
7.7. How can I play a sample file?
7.8. Does the Triton support the Midi Sample Dump Standard?
8. Song Play Mode (2)
8.1. What is the usage of "S. Play" mode?
8.2. What is the extension of Standard Midi Files?
9. Global Mode (0)
10. Disk Mode (3)
10.1. Is it possible to load only one program or combi from the disk?
10.2. Is it possible to save one program/combi/arpeggio/drumkit to disk?
10.3. Can I load Trinity's PCG and SNG files?
11. Arpeggiator (2)
11.1. I'm trying to figure out wether I can have the Triton actually send the arpeggiator notes through the MIDI.
11.2. While in sequencer mode: is there a way to adjust the tempo of the arpeggiator, independently from the tempo of the sequencer?
12. Effects (3)
12.1. How can I make slow sweepy sound?
12.2. What's the difference between insert and master effects?
12.3. Is it true that internal sounds and external sources (analog-Inputs) can be selected as carrier- and modulator signals?
13. MIDI Connectivity (6)
13.1. How can I synchronize the Triton with an external sequencer?
13.2. What is the better mode to use the Triton with an external sequencer?
13.3. When connected to a MIDI controller, all my notes are "doubled"...
13.4. What exactly is sysex?
13.5. Why does the Triton always go to bank G (GM) no matter what bank I select in Cakewalk/Cubase/Voyetra or other sequenceprogram?
13.6. Ok, now I can use bank A, but how can I use bank B AND ALSO the GM bank in combination with all the banks.
14. MOSS Extension (2)
14.1. Is the MOSS extension polyphonic and multitimbral?
14.2. How can I use the MOSS extension in the sequencer and in Combination mode?
15. PCM Extensions (2)
15.1. For what is the diskette delivered with the EXB-PCM expansion? Why can't I access the new sounds?
15.2. Do I have to reload the programs/combinations/etc from the PCM-01 diskette each time I powerup, or is this permanently added to memory?
16. SCSI (6)
16.1. What's the SCSI #ID of the Triton? Can it be changed?
16.2. Can I use a standard PCI SCSI card?
16.3. Can I connect my Triton to a computer so that I can directly access to the internal drives (hard disk, CD-ROM, ...)?
16.4. Which formats can read the Triton?
16.5. How big can be the size of the SCSI devices?
16.6. Can the Triton do SMIDI (MIDI via SCSI)?

1.

About this FAQ

1.1. I've a question that isn't in the FAQ...

Oh... Do you have the related answer too? If yes, contact the FAQmaster and give him the question and answer. He will add it to the FAQ.

Don't ask the FAQmaster questions without answers! Please use mailing lists, Triton Heaven for example.

1.2. I see errors in the FAQ

Huh, contact the FAQmaster and he will correct it.


2.

General Questions

2.1. What are the differences between Triton, Triton Pro and Triton Pro-X?

Only the number of keys:

  • Triton: 61 keys ("light" touch)
  • Triton Pro: 76 keys ("light" touch)
  • Triton Pro-X: 88 weighted keys ("piano"-like touch)

All the rest (main features plus extensions) is the same.

2.2. All my C and D banks are blank. No trace of banks C and D on the preload disks...

Maybe you didn't receive all the three preload disks. You can download the "C-D Banks" disks here.

2.3. What's about this third factory disk some people are talking about?

Early Tritons came with 3 disks. Preload disk 1 had banks A/B programs and combi's.Preload disk 2 has sample data for the demo's. Disk 3 was a made in the U.S. disk containing banks A/B/C/D programs and combi's as well as the demo's from disk 1. This disk has an id #TNFD-00PUS. The new Tritons now come with just 2 disks that contain all the data.

2.4. Does the Triton save date and time after poweroff?

You can set date time in Disk/Utilities/Menu/Set Date/Time. The Triton store the date and time you set after power off. However the date/time is not updated by a clock, it must be manually updated for the time stamps on your disk files to be correct.

See:
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Disk mode", p. 142: "0-3E: Set Date/Time"
  • 2.5. Are there some "Easter eggs" (e.g., hidden features) on the Triton?

    Here's a non exhaustive list. At bootup:

    • [Enter]+[0]: resets all the memory (blanks progs and combis)
    • [Enter]+[2] or [Enter]+[3]: self-test mode. You have to connect midi in to out to see "MIDI OK". Use [Start/Stop] [REW] [FFW] to progress through the tests.
    • [Enter]+[9]: gives more info about the OS. For example, an OS 2.0 gives:
      • Triton Version 2.0.0B80
      • date february 22 2000
      • core Version 2.0.0B80
      • preset Version 1.0.3
    • [Enter]+[Locate]: Starts OS upgrade
    • [Menu]+[9] during 15 seconds: initialize memory.
    • [Menu]+[1]: changes boot screen to "Triton Pro"
    • [Menu]+[2]: changes boot screen to "Triton ProX"
    • [Menu]+[3]: changes boot screen to "Triton"
    2.6. Can I connect an IDE hard disk to the Triton? Can I replace the internal diskette drive by a 120MB super disk?

    No. Only SCSI drives are recognized, if you own the SCSI extension board. If you want, you can remove the disk drive and replace it by a SCSI zip drive, but this operation is quite "dangerous"...

    2.7. How can I change the behaviour of the joystick, ribbon controller, ...?

    Most of each parameter page of programs/combinations have "AMS" zones. Change them to use joystick, controllers, ...

    2.8. Is it possible to split the keyboard? How?

    Of course, it is! And you can do more: you can split by position (note) and by velocity range. All of that is possible in Combination or Sequencer modes.

    See:
  • "Basic Guide", section "Combination mode", p. 56: "Key Zone tab (key zone settings)"
  • "Basic Guide", p. 57: "Vel (Velocity) Zone Tab (Velocity zone settings)"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Combination mode", p. 37-38: "Combination P4: Edit-Zone/Ctrl"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 59-60: "Sequencer P4: Zone/Ctrl"
  • 2.9. What's that "To Host" connector?

    It's a computer serial cable for those who don't have a MIDI controller. It works like a MIDI in/out connector.

    Ask your dealer for the "AG001B" (PC) or "AG002B" (Mac) cable and drivers. For Mac users: you need a serial connector. New Mac don't have it by default.

    See:
  • "Basic Guide", section "Introduction", p. 8-9: "Rear panel"
  • "Basic Guide", section "MIDI Applications", p. 112-113: "Connecting a computer (TO HOST connector)"
  • 2.10. My computer has only USB ports (e.g., Power Mac G3). How can it connect to my Triton?

    There exists USB MIDI and audio devices; it depends if you want to do MIDI and/or audio. Contact you computer dealer.

    2.11. Does the Triton have a digital in/out?

    No. Maybe it will be a new extension card?

    2.12. My sustain pedal (of effect switch) don't work correctly: the effect is inverted...

    Go to global, then "menu" and controller. Modify the damper "polarity" (change the sign). Don't forget to save this setup by pressing the "rec/write" button.

    See:
  • "Basic Guide", section "Other functions", p. 124-125: "Specifying the function of the ASSIGNABLE Switch and ASSIGNABLE Pedal"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Global mode", p. 121: "Global P2: Controller"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Global mode", p. 115: "0-1D: Half Damper Calibration"

  • 3.

    OS Upgrade

    3.1. What is the latest version?

    OS 2.0. It has MANY enhancements. See the download section of this site to find where to download it.

    3.2. I've downloaded the latest OS from Korg Japan. Is it a Japanese version?

    No. There actually are only one kind of OS version, the English one. There is no Japanese or Spanish version by now. This OS from Korg Japan will displays all his messages in English.

    3.3. Is the version 2.0 compatible with the Pro/ProX models?

    YES, of course!

    3.4. My Triton has OS 1.0.4 and I've downloaded the OS 2.0 Do I need install first 1.0.8?

    No.

    3.5. I've downloaded the OS 2, but it can fit in one diskette...

    In fact, this file is a compressed archive (Zip or whatever), that holds the contents of three high density IBM-formatted diskettes (MS-DOS format, 1.44 MB).

    First, uncompress that file to you hard disk (with Unzip, for example).

    Remark: Verify that you decompress also the "directory structure": you should obtain some directories like "disk1", "disk2" and "disk3" in your hard disk; otherwise, all the files would be messed in the same directory.

    Then, copy the CONTENT of "disk1" to a blank (formated) diskette. Do the same for the two other disks. You are ready for the upgrade!

    3.6. OK, I've the three OS disks. What should I do?
    1. Place disk 1 in the Triton disk drive.
    2. While turing it on, hold the "Enter" and "Locate" buttons until a messages appears on the screen.
    3. While asked, insert Disk 2, then the Disk 3
    4. When OS is upgraded, it is safer to clear all the sound memory by pressing "Enter" and "0" at power on. Then reload the PCG's.
    3.7. The OS I downloaded is splitted in three files ending with "zip" (or "exe"). When I copy them to three diskettes and start the upgrade procedure, the Triton says "Insert Disk 1" and don't read the first diskette. What's up?

    Those three "zip" (or "exe") files are not recognized by the Triton: they are "archived". You have first to uncompress them and copy the result of uncompression to three separate diskettes. Please read the README information given with that files to know how exactly to uncompress them.


    4.

    Program Mode

    4.1. What happens when you hold notes on one program sound and switch to a different program? Is the transition smooth?

    Combination programs just shut off the notes (unless maybe the next combo has the same programs, but I am not sure).

    Program mode oscillators do carry through on prog change, and the effects for the current program take over, so it isn't usually very smooth.


    5.

    Combination Mode

    5.1. How can I control an external instrument in a combi?

    Assign the midi channel of the track to "external"

    See:
  • "Basic Guide", section "Combination mode", p. 55: "P2: Edit-Trk Param Settings for status, MIDI channel and playing mode"
  • "Basic Guide", section "MIDI Applications", p. 111-124
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Combination mode", p. 33-35: "Combination P2: Edit-Trk Param"

  • 6.

    Sequencer Mode

    6.1. The sounds in the sequencer sound not as good as in the Program or Combi Mode...

    Have you also copied the insert and master effects of that sound to the track? If not, the sounds are "dry" (i.e., without effects).

    Remark: Also note that when you "Copy From Combi" in sequencer mode, the combination only sounds right if you copy the effects. If you copy a Combination to 1-8, and it uses five effects, and you also copy a combination to 9-16, and it uses five different ones, one of the combinations isn't going to sound right. Don't forget you can only max 5 insert effects in a sequence...

    See:
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 48: "0-1F: Copy From Combi (Copy from Combination)"
  • 6.2. When I copy a combination to tracks, 8 tracks are use for that combi..

    It's normal, because you can assign only one instrument and MIDI channel per track.["Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 48: "0-1F: Copy From Combi (Copy from Combination)"]

    6.3. Can I use all banks in the sequencer?

    Yes.

    6.4. Can I put insert effects in all tracks?

    You can use maximum 5 inserts effects for all the tracks. You have thus to choose which effects assign for each track.

    Remark: you can group tracks for the same effect.

    See:
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 75-77: "Sequencer P8: Insert Effect"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 77-78: "Sequencer P0: Master Effect"
  • 6.5. How can I do "swing quantization"?

    Quantize your track(s) with the "triplet" ("3") value.

    See:
  • "Basic Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 68: "Quantize"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 46: "0-1f: Reso (Realtime Quantize Resolution)"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 66-67: "5-1N: Quantize"
  • 6.6. How can I save my sequences?

    You have to go to DISK mode (press the DISK button). Press the save tab on the bottom of the screen, then press the save icon on the top right-hand corner of the screen. A menu will pop up and you will choose "SAVE SEQ" from that menu.

    See:
  • "Basic Guide", section "Saving Data", p. 40-41: "Saving on external media"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Disk mode", p. 139-141: "0-2: Save"
  • 6.7. Is the sequencer memory volatile?

    Yes, it's in RAM. But the templates and preload pattern are saved in "permanent" Flash RAM.

    6.8. When I load a General MIDI song, the instruments aren't correct.

    Maybe you have not the GM Program Change mode selected. Press GLOBAL, then MENU, and select the MIDI page. You will be able to select the KORG or GM2 ProgramChange mode. Write this setting in memory using the "Write Global Setting" command under the page menu.

    See:
  • "Basic Guide", section "MIDI Applications", p. 112-113: "Connecting a computer (TO HOST connector)"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Global mode", p. 115: "0-2a: System Preference"
  • 6.9. Can the sequencer record and play System Exclusive messages?

    No, but you can record and play System Exclusive messages in Disk mode

    See:
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Disk mode", p. 135: "21) Load and Transmit MIDI Exclusive Data"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Disk mode", p. 141: "0-2G: Save Exclusive (Receive and Save MIDI Exclusive Data)"
  • 6.10. How can I control an external instrument?

    Assign the midi channel of the track to "external"

    See:
  • "Basic Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 59: "About MIDI"
  • "Basic Guide", section "MIDI Applications", p. 112-113: "Connecting a computer (TO HOST connector)"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 55-57: "Sequencer P2: Trk Param"
  • 6.11. How can I create a cue list?

    This is actually very easy, just select the songs in the order you want them in the cue list and they will be played in that order. Think of your songs as parts instead. For each song you can decide how many times you want it repeated. You can also decide if you want each song to have different effects. However, the last doesn't work very well because loading effects take time so you get a delay during the playback. You can also convert your cuelist to a song when you have finished everything. However, when you do this, the setup for the effects from the first entry in the cue list is used and effect setups for the other entries in the list is ignorded. But it works good if you remember this.

    See:
  • "Basic Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 70-71: "Creating and playing a Cue List"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 51-54: "Sequencer P1: Cue List"
  • 6.12. Can a cue list be used to load multiple SNG files?

    No. A cue list can only play songs in the sequencer memory.

    6.13. How can I remove blank measures at the end of the song on the Master Track?

    Select these measures on a track, then delete them with the option "delete all tracks".

    [OS2] You can also change the length of the song with the "Set Song Length" feature in the menu page 5.

    Remark: The "Set Song Length" feature cannot be undone. Think twice before deleting measures (or save your song before)...

    See:
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 63-64: "5-1G: Delete Measure"
  • "System Version 2.0 Update Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 18: "Sequencer P5: Track Edit"
  • 6.14. How can I insert a MIDI event (program change, control, ...) in a track?

    In Event Edit, press "insert" and change "note" to "prog" for example.

    See:
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 62: "5-1B: Event Edit"
  • 6.15. How can I record pan or volume in a track?

    Select "Overdub" (not "Overwrite") in "Recording Setup", tab "Preferences" and press record. Then change the values of pan/volume. It will be recorded.

    You can also change the velocities of the notes in "Track Edit" mode (page 5, menu "Modify Velocity")

    An other solution is to insert "Control Change" data in the track (Sequencer mode page 5, Menu "Create Control Data"). The Control Number for volume is 7, Pan is 10.

    See:
  • "Basic Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 64-68: "Realtime recording on a track"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 49: "0-3: Mixer 1-8 (Mixer T01-08)/0-4: Mixer 9-16 (Mixer T09-16)"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 50: "0-7: Preference"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 67: "5-1P: Modfy Velocity"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 65-66: "5-1L: Create Ctrl Data (Create Control Data)"
  • "Basic Guide", section "MIDI applications", p. 115-119: "Control Change"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Appendices", p. 221-222: "MIDI trasmission/reception when the TRITON's controllers are operated"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Appendices", p. 223-224: "TRITON operations when control changes are transmitted/received"
  • 6.16. How can I remove unnecessary volume changes in a track?

    In sequencer mode Page 5, use the menu "Erase Ctrl Data". The Control number for volume is 7; for pan, it's 10.

    See:
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 66: "5-1M: Erase Ctrl Data (Erase Control Data)"
  • "Basic Guide", section "MIDI applications", p. 115-119: "Control Change"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Appendices", p. 221-222: "MIDI trasmission/reception when the TRITON's controllers are operated"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Appendices", p. 223-224: "TRITON operations when control changes are transmitted/received"
  • 6.17. How can I change the tempo in a song?

    In Sequencer mode page 5 (Track edit), select the Master Track, select the measure where to insert the tempo change, then step edit it (menu "Event Edit"). Press the "Insert" button and modify the tempo value if necessary.

    See:
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sequencer mode", p. 62-63: "Event Edit"

  • 7.

    Sampling Mode

    7.1. Which sample formats can understand the Triton?
    • AIFF
    • AKAI: S1000 and S3000 (both disk and CD-ROM formats)
    • Korg: Trinity and Triton
    • WAVE (Windows .wav files)

    Remark: You can use sample files converters (like Awave) to convert other samples readable by the Triton

    See:
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Disk mode", p. 132-138: "0-1: Load"
  • 7.2. Which RAM chips can I use to upgrade samples memory?

    Any 72 pin SIMM RAM, EDO or Fast-Page compatible, with at least 60 ns access time (max 2x32 Mb).

    Remark: Experience says you have to get the fastest RAM of that type. Slow chips (60ns) are very noisy...

    See:
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Appendix: Option boards/memory", p. 237: "DRAM SIMM (sample data memory modules)"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Appendix: Option boards/memory", p. 239: "Option board/memory installation procedure"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Appendix: Option boards/memory", p. 243: "2-B2 Installing a DRAM SIMM"
  • 7.3. Are my samples saved in memory after power off?

    No. They are saved in RAM. You have to save it to disk and reload it after power-on.

    See:
  • "Basic Guide", section "Disk mode", p. 92-94: "Loading data"
  • "Basic Guide", section "Disk mode", p. 94: "Saving data"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sampling mode", p. 79
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Disk mode", p. 136-138: "Loading sample data"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Disk mode", p. 140: "0-2E: Save Sampling Data (Multisamples and Samples)"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Disk mode", p. 141: "0-2H: Select other medium"
  • 7.4. How can I save all my samples to disk?

    Once you have defined your samples/MS (index, keys, etc ..) and the program using this MS, save (of course) the program in the non volatile memory, select DISK > SAVE > Sampling Data. Give the name of the ".ksc" file, select "All" and then "OK". That's all. The triton creates a ".ksc" file as well as a directory (with the same name as the ksc file) containing all the sample and MS files (.ksf & .kmp). When turning on your triton, you have to select DISK > LOAD, select the ".ksc" file you have saved before and then LOAD > Load selected.

    7.5. Has the Triton "time stretch","time slice","crossfade loop" features?

    YES! in the OS 2.0.0.

    7.6. Can the sampler do internal resampling?

    No. Maybe in a newer OS?

    7.7. How can I play a sample file?

    Load the sample into memory, then in Sampler mode, assign it in a multisample and play it by pressing a key in the zone assigned in the multisample for it. You then copy your multisample into a program.

    See:
  • "Basic Guide", section "Sampling mode", p. 77: "Samples and Multisamples"
  • "Basic Guide", section "Sampling mode", p. 81: "Creating multisample indexes and sampling"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sampling mode", p. 80: "0-1a:MS (Multisample), Index, Keyboard & Index"
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Sampling mode", p. 84-85: "0-1G:Convert MS To Program (Convert Multisample to Program)"
  • 7.8. Does the Triton support the Midi Sample Dump Standard?

    No.


    8.

    Song Play Mode

    8.1. What is the usage of "S. Play" mode?

    To play Standard Midi Files.

    8.2. What is the extension of Standard Midi Files?

    It's simply ".MID".

    See:
  • "Basic Guide", section "Song Play mode", p. 85: "About SMF"

  • 9.

    Global Mode


    10.

    Disk Mode

    10.1. Is it possible to load only one program or combi from the disk?

    Yes: you can "enter into the file" by pressing "open" and select the bank, or go further and choose a program or combi.

    10.2. Is it possible to save one program/combi/arpeggio/drumkit to disk?

    No. The smallest unit is a bank.

    Remark: If you are connected with a System Exclusive librarian or an external MIDI sequencer with System Exclusive capabilities, you can record the System Exclusive data sent by the Triton when you change a program, combi, etc. The "Enable System Exclusive" checkbox must be checked in Global Mode page 2

    See:
  • "Parameter Guide", section "Global mode", p. 136-137: "2-1a: Filter"
  • 10.3. Can I load Trinity's PCG and SNG files?

    No. You can only load Trinity Samples, if they don't use compression.


    11.

    Arpeggiator

    11.1. I'm trying to figure out wether I can have the Triton actually send the arpeggiator notes through the MIDI.

    Record the arpeggio to the sequencer using "multiRec" and then play that sequence and send it via MIDI. [Is it possible to send MIDI info in Prog or Combi mode?]

    11.2. While in sequencer mode: is there a way to adjust the tempo of the arpeggiator, independently from the tempo of the sequencer?

    No you can not set the tempo of the arpeggiator and the sequencer independently.


    12.

    Effects

    12.1. How can I make slow sweepy sound?

    Use TVF (Time Variant Filter). Take a look at some preset sounds and base your sound from that preset.

    12.2. What's the difference between insert and master effects?

    The insert effects apply to only one program (in Combi mode) or track (in Sequencer), while the master effects are global.

    12.3. Is it true that internal sounds and external sources (analog-Inputs) can be selected as carrier- and modulator signals?

    Yes, it is! For example, is it possible to modulate an internal sounds via human voice (Mic+preamp at inputs).


    13.

    MIDI Connectivity

    13.1. How can I synchronize the Triton with an external sequencer?

    In Global mode P1 set the Triton's MIDI clock to "EXTERNAL MIDI".

    13.2. What is the better mode to use the Triton with an external sequencer?

    With Triton, you can have:

    • 1 channel in Program mode
    • 8 channels in Combi mode
    • 16 channels in Sequencer mode

    So, switch to Sequencer mode to have the maximum multitimbral capabilities when programming songs from an extrnal sequencer.

    Don't forget copy the insert effects of the used programs/combis into the tracks...

    13.3. When connected to a MIDI controller, all my notes are "doubled"...

    It's because your sequencer (or MIDI controller) does "Midi Thru", echoing every input note to the sequencer's output. Two solutions:

    1. You can disable the "Thru" feature of your sequencer (or soundcard). See their manuals...
    2. The other solution is to disable "Local control" on the Triton:

      1. Press GLOBAL.
      2. Press MENU, then the MIDI soft button.
      3. Uncheck the "Local Control On" option (Triton will go in "Local Off").
      At this point, you should be able to send midi data to your sequencer, without playing the internal sound generation. If you prefer this configuration at the next power on, select the page manu soft button, and select the "Write Global Setting" command to save this setting in memory.
    13.4. What exactly is sysex?

    SysEx means System Exclusive. These are MIDI messages that are addressed for a particular synth, so you can send these messages and only the correct synth will respond to them. Files which contain only SysEx messages usually have a .SYX file extension.

    The two main uses for SysEx are:

    1. Make changes to a synth while a song is playing.
    2. Send/Receive Patches/Performances/etc to and from a synth.

    SysEx also allows you to access most of the functions of the synth that you can access from the keyboard via MIDI messages.

    13.5. Why does the Triton always go to bank G (GM) no matter what bank I select in Cakewalk/Cubase/Voyetra or other sequenceprogram?

    Go to Global mode, find System Preference/Bank Map, set that to Korg, it defaults to GM, that's why you can't get out of Bank G.

    13.6. Ok, now I can use bank A, but how can I use bank B AND ALSO the GM bank in combination with all the banks.

    This is a little more tricky, you have to find the 'controller' section in your sequenceprogram. Most of the time you can find it in some 'eventwindow' or something like that.

    Controller are:

    • mod wheel(1)
    • sustain(64)
    • breath(2)
    • volume(7)
    • etc...

    you need the following controllers: msb (controller 0) and lsb (controller 32)

    here's the scheme: also see p.115 in the Parameter Guide

    BANK msb(0) lsb(32)
    Bank A 0 0
    Bank B 0 1
    Bank C 0 2
    Bank D 0 3
    Bank E 0 4
    Bank F 0 5
    GM Drums 120 0
    GM Sounds 121 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 or 9

    14.

    MOSS Extension

    14.1. Is the MOSS extension polyphonic and multitimbral?

    Yes. In Combi an Sequencer modes, you can assign 1 to 6 MOSS voices to a track: in the Zone control, select the MOSS setup tab and reconfigure the number of voices on each track.

    Remark: Like the Z1, the MOSS card utilizes Sondious XG technology, a physical modeling synthesis system developed jointly by Yamaha and Stanford University here in the San Francisco area. Other synths utilizing Sondious XG include Yamaha's EX-5, EX-7 and EX-5R, as well as their virtual horn module.

    See:
  • "EXB-MOSS Owner's Manual", section "Introduction", p. 4
  • "EXB-MOSS Owner's Manual", section "The structure of bank F programs", p. 5-6
  • 14.2. How can I use the MOSS extension in the sequencer and in Combination mode?

    You have to "assign voices" to tracks: press "Menu" and then select P4: Zone/Ctrl. Select a MOSS Tab "1-8" or "9-16" depending on what track you are using (only visible if you have the MOSS expansion).

    Tadaaa!!! Here you can assign voices to your tracks, but remember: Total Max: 6 voices.

    In the lower part of the screen you can also assign what track to use as refference for applying insert effects. Note that you can't assign more than one insert "track" to the MOSS.

    See:
  • "EXB-MOSS Owner's Manual", section "Bank F Operations", p. 7-10
  • "EXB-MOSS Owner's Manual", section "Combination mode", p. 47: "Combination P4: MOSS Setup"
  • "EXB-MOSS Owner's Manual", section "Combination mode", p. 48: "Combination P4: MOSS Setup"

  • 15.

    PCM Extensions

    15.1. For what is the diskette delivered with the EXB-PCM expansion? Why can't I access the new sounds?

    The EXB expansion chip is only a SAMPLE extension. You can then use them in programs. The diskette deliverded with the chip gives you a bank of programs and combinations using it. There are two files: "BANK_C.PCG" and "BANK_D.PCG". They are the same as the original "PRELOAD.PCG" file, except that one bank (C or D) of programs and combinations (C or D) is overwritten by the new programs.

    15.2. Do I have to reload the programs/combinations/etc from the PCM-01 diskette each time I powerup, or is this permanently added to memory?

    The programs/combis loaded and extension samples (in ROM) are permanently kept in memory (until you load an other PCG). You don't need to reload the disk at powerup.


    16.

    SCSI

    16.1. What's the SCSI #ID of the Triton? Can it be changed?

    It's 7. This value is fixed.

    16.2. Can I use a standard PCI SCSI card?

    No. Only the Korg Triton's one.

    16.3. Can I connect my Triton to a computer so that I can directly access to the internal drives (hard disk, CD-ROM, ...)?

    Yes, if there is no conflict with SCSI IDs, terminations and voltages.

    Remark: Do this absolutely AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! A SCSI bus is not a network. It is bus for linking peripheral devices like hard disks to a single computer. If you attach two computers (a PC and a Triton) to the same single host bus then you stand every chance of corrupting data, breaking the PC and or the Triton.

    Remark: I really recommend you the veritable site of Knut Inge Hvidsten. It has very useful information about SCSI

    16.4. Which formats can read the Triton?

    FAT (MS-DOS), AKAI.

    BUT NOT: FAT32 (Windows 9*), HPFS/NTFS (OS/2, Windows NT/2000), MAC...

    16.5. How big can be the size of the SCSI devices?

    The triton can access disks or partitions of up to 4GB. It will only use the first partiton on a disk if there are more than one.

    16.6. Can the Triton do SMIDI (MIDI via SCSI)?

    Not yet. Maybe in a future OS?