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Korg Trinity Advanced Control Combined Synthesis System

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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.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Formant, Karplus–Strong, Physical modelling, Sampling, Subtractive
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: 1
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
LFO: 2
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 32
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
Patches RAM: 256
Storage: Tape, Internal
Editing: MIDI, SCSI
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
20 songs, 100 patterns, 1/192 resolutions, 80,000 notes, 16 tracks, 16 timbres, Standard MIDI File capability
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
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
Power: 22w to 45w
Year Released: 1995
Year Discontinued: 1999
Used By
Dream Theater, Jon Johnson, Spock's Beard, Yes, Alphaville, Vangelis
Manuals & Documents
MSRP List Price: $2,800 - convert
Retail Street Price: $2,399 - convert
Used Price: $150 - $600 - convert

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