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June 2017 Giveaway

Korg Triton Extreme 61 Review

Korg packed as much as possible for the studio player, the composer and the performer, into one portable board. Amazing!

I’ve been a keyboard player for 20 years, I own a Kurzweil K2600 and a Yamaha Motif ES, competitors for the Korg Triton Extreme I’m reviewing. After a couple of days evaluation, I want a Triton Extreme!

The sounds are stellar, and it is full of them, with 1334 programs, 50 drum kits, 1280 combinations and additional banks of General MIDI 2 sounds. Going through the sounds, which are sorted by instrument category, I was impressed at the quality, and I recognized many of the sounds from pro recordings, film and TV; these sounds are what the big cats use.

If those sounds aren’t enough, the Triton Extreme is also a powerful sampler, with two inputs, plenty of effects and you can even use the tube on your samples, and record vocal tracks into the sequencer.

The Triton Extreme also uses Valve Force technology, adding tube warmth and analog low frequency boost to already killer sounds – just ask any guitar player if tube is better!

The touchscreen is great for navigating in a hurry, whether you’re on studio time or stage it packs useful options onto the 320×240 display so you get right to making the music.

The back panel has what you need in a modern keyboard; USB, S/PDIF digital I/O, Compact Flash, four individual analog outs and two inputs for sampling or recording.

It’s also fun! Jamming along with excellent grooves, realtime controls like ribbon joystick and aftertouch, massive layered sounds that turn a simple melody into anything from a film score to a rock band to dance music.

A ton of fun, professional sound, great interface, and some great extras to set it apart from the competition – the Triton Extreme is one amazing machine!

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