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Korg Trinity Advanced Control Combined Synthesis System

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    Description
    Released in 1995 the Korg Trinity was the new flagship in evolution of the workstation which offered modular expansion for sounds, SCSI, ADAT, sound engine options, and, audio recording.

    The Korg Trinity's main sound block was given the acronym A.C.C.E.S.S. which meant Advanced Control Combined Synthesis System. The ACCESS sound engine was was 24 megabytes of sample based PCM sounds sampled at 48khz which was a big breakthrough at the time. It resulted in a plush and robust sounding sample set.

    In addition it was the first synthesizer to feature a touchscreen. Korg's TouchView Graphical User Interface was operated by touching directly on a large 320 x 240 dot LCD screen. More information can be displayed in the large LCD, so that parameter settings could be viewed at a glance for much easier editing.

    The Trinity plus added the solo synth option which was the Prophecy sound engine integrated with the Trinity. All models offered this optional expansion.

    More options offered such as

    + The SCSI interface for direct connection to computers, CD Roms ie. sampling and sampling libraries.

    + The HDR-TRI option to record audio data as well.

    + Flash ROM option so that sample data can be read into flash ROM, and used as a sound source.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Formant, Karplus–Strong, Physical modelling, Sampling, Subtractive
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: ROM, White Noise
    ROM Size: 24MB
    ROM Resolution: 16 bit
    Oscillator Notes:
    375 different PCM multi-samples
    258 drum samples
    Sampling: 16 bit
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    LFO
    LFO: 2
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 32
    Timbrality: 16
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 256
    Storage: Tape, Internal
    Editing: MIDI, SCSI
    Arpeggiator
    None
    Effects
    Stereo digital multi-effect system, 2 master effects and 8 insert effects simultaneously. 14 effects algorithms for master effects and 100 effects algorithms for insert effects
    Sequencer
    20 songs, 100 patterns, 1/192 resolutions, 80,000 notes, 16 tracks, 16 timbres, Standard MIDI File capability
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Breath, Faders, Joy Stick, Pedal - Patch Change, Mod - Ribbon, Pedal - Sustain, Tempo Knob, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
    Display Count H: 240
    Display Count V: 64
    Dimensions (WxDxH): TRINITY proX = 1,540 (W) x 463 (D) x 147 (H) mm TRINITY pro = 1,297.1 (W) x 348.3 (D) x 125.9 (H)mm TRINITY plus, TRINITY = 1,090.1 (W) x 348.3 (D) x 125.9 (H)mm
    Weight: TRINITY proX = 31.3 kg TRINITY pro = 17.05 kg TRINITY plus = 14.25 kg
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 6
    Inputs: Optional HDRTRi SCSI input and ADAT interface
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Power: 22w to 45w
    Production
    Year Released: 1995
    Year Discontinued: 1999
    Used By
    Dream Theater, Jon Johnson, Spock's Beard, Yes, Alphaville, Vangelis
    Manuals & Documents
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $2,800 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $2,399 - convert
    Used Price: $150 - $600 - convert
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