Before the computer-based DAW took over the world, the keyboard workstation was a mainstay in electronic-based music studios, and the KORG TRITON was one of the last great workstations standing. In this KORG TRITON video course, Groove3 instructor Tyler Coffin takes you on a tour of KORG’s virtual recreation, the KORG Collection TRITON, demonstrating all the functions and modeling many of its classic sounds. You’ll learn how to work in the various modes, layer different sounds, build sounds from scratch, and much more. These videos are designed for new KORG Collection TRITON users.
After welcoming you to the course, Tyler begins with a bit of history of the hardware unit and an overview of what KORG set out to accomplish with their virtual recreation. Then you’ll get an overview of the interface and the various modes that will be covered throughout the tutorial. Program mode is first, and you’ll get an in-depth look at the various pages within, starting with the OSC page, where the basic building blocks of the sound are found.
Next up are the AMP, FILTER, and PITCH pages, all of which feature many parameters that allow various types of sound-shaping. Then you’ll discover how to add modulation on the LFO page, create dynamic rhythmic sequences of notes on the ARP page, add effects on the IFX/MFX pages, and access key parameters from each with the EASY page.
Throughout the rest of the course, you’ll learn other features as well, including the COMBI mode (layering sounds to play together or as a split on the keyboard), GLOBAL mode (various general settings), TRITON Extreme (separate version with added features), the browser, and more. Tyler finishes off with three sound design examples: bass, lead, and COMBI sounds.
For those familiar with the original hardware, you’re bound to be floored by KORG’s attention to detail in recreating their classic. In this KORG TRITON course, you’ll learn how to make the most of this instrument’s incredible set of features and sounds quickly and easily. Check out the individual KORG Collection TRITON video descriptions for more information about all the things this powerful instrument can do. Find out why KORG decided to recreate this classic synth… watch “KORG Collection TRITON Explained®” today!
What You Will Learn
– Layout of the interface and history of the hardware unit
– Various pages of PROG mode and the parameters within
– How to layer sounds in different ways with COMBI mode
– Designing various types of sounds from scratch
– And much more!
01. Introduction & Overview (2:33)
To start things out, we take a brief look at the broad aspects and nature of the Korg Collection TRITON as well as a bit of history of this recreated 1999 workstation that helped shape the sound of an era.
02. Modes & Basic Operation (3:15)
In this video, we get an overview of the TRITON interface and see how we can use it as well as the different modes in which we will be working throughout the series.
03. PROG Mode: OSC Page (12:25)
In Program Mode, we dig into an individual sound to handle everything from amp and filter envelopes to samples and effects. This can be very in-depth, but here we begin by looking at where our sounds begin: the OSC Page.
04. PROG Mode: AMP, FILTER, & PITCH Pages (16:00)
Shaping the sounds from Samples and settings we’ve set in the OSC page continues to these pages in PROG mode, all of which have similarities in workflow, such as their respective Envelope Generators.
05. PROG Mode: LFO & ARP Pages (10:05)
In these pages of PROG mode, we see how we can modulate various parameters with our low frequency oscillator as well as how we can create and use note sequences for our programs to follow.
06. PROG Mode: IFX/MFX & EASY Pages (8:10)
Effects are an excellent way to put the finishing touches on a sound, and here we learn how we do so in the TRITON. Then, we put all of PROG modes pages together in the simplified EASY Page.
07. Editing in COMBI Mode (6:26)
COMBI (or Combination) mode allows you to layer programs together to build combinations of sounds that play together or on a keyboard split, allowing a staggering number of possibilities.
08. GLOBAL Mode & Additional Settings (5:49)
Global Mode is where we find various general settings and system parameters. In this video, we see this and a few additional settings.
09. TRITON Extreme (3:26)
The TRITON Extreme is a separate version of the TRITON with a few added benefits on top of everything in the original instrument, mainly the Valve Force. In this video, discover the few differences and additions to the Extreme version.
10. Browser( 6:14)
Managing Programs and data in the TRITON is important so that the several forms of it can be sorted and found when needed in sound design. Here, we cover the intuitive TRITON browser, so we can efficiently sift through its library of excellent sounds.
11. PROG Sound Design Example: Bass (7:15)
Here we use our knowledge of th e TRITON to make a bass sound in Program Mode and explore a few ways to alter it even further.
12. PROG Sound Design Example: Lead (8:03)
Next, we create a monophonic le ad program from an overdriven sine wave and explore a few ways to make it unique.
13. COMBI Sound Design Examples (14:11)
Follow along as Tyler creates a few COMBI presets and explore some advanced layering and splitting of the combinations for a complex and full sound.
14. Review & Conclusion (4:48)
To close things out, we get a brief review of all that we’ve learned in the TRITON plus a few closing remarks and tips so you’re fully prepared to create your own great sounds in one of the Korg Collection’s essential instruments!