We saw a teaser video from Korg a little while ago that seemed to have a Triton workstation lurking behind the fog and lights. It came from the Korg App department and so we thought it might be something for iOS but it turns out to be a new addition to the excellent Korg Collection software suite of virtual instruments for MacOS and Windows.
Korg says they have reproduced everything perfectly from the original workstation and sampler keyboard. This year is the 20th anniversary of its release and they just about managed to release it in time. The software version replicates the HI (Hyper Integrated) Synthesis and every single one of the 4,000 presets that were made for it, including all eight of the EXB-PCM expansions, and shaped the sound of the “naughties”.
The Triton was based on high quality 48kHz PCM samples. It had two types of filters, five insert effects, two master effects, and a master EQ. The combination mode pulled together up to 8 layers of sound that you could play together.
The software interface gives you an easy, searchable browser and access to the most common synthesis parameters for quick editing.
It doesn’t come with the 16-track sequencer but it does have the dual polyphonic arpeggiator and a whole bunch of pre-programmed patterns to play with.
The Triton is an awesome blast from the past (if you like that sort of thing) that’s packed full of usable and often iconic production sounds. It gives a real new lease of life to the Korg Collection which has some fabulous synths in there like the Odyssey, M1, Polysix, MS-20, Wavestation and MonoPoly. You can buy it on its own for $199 or $299 as part of the collection.