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Korg TR-61 61-Key Keyboard Workstation  

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Loaded with acclaimed TRITON sounds, effects, and sequencing power!

The Korg TR61 61-Key Keyboard Workstation helps you turn great ideas into brilliant music. It takes your music from okay to extraordinary. Built around Korg's proven Hyper Integrated sound engine that has powered TRITON into a worldwide standard, the TR includes a deep 64MB ROM soundset with both cutting-edge and Korg classic sounds. The TR61 keyboard features USB MIDI capabilities and dependable, portable SD card data storage. Packed in a sleek black body housing a 16-track sequencer, superb effects engine, and a user-friendly interface.

HI Synth engine

The TR Music Workstation hums and throbs with the acclaimed HI (Hyper Integrated) sound that made the TRITON series the first choice of pro musicians around the planet. 64MB of PCM data doubles the size of the original TRITON ROM and the 48kHz sampling frequency surpasses CD standards to deliver highly expressive, professional-quality sound. This wealth of PCM data is enhanced by multi-mode resonant filters, abundant modulation tools, and sophisticated effects to create the rich and brilliant sound with the warmth and fatness you've come to expect from Korg. The TR maintains compatibility with many TRITON family sounds and songs.

64MB Sample ROM

Sampled waveforms include stereo-sampled piano (from the same sampling session used on the OASYS), electric piano, nylon-string guitar, acoustic guitar, and strings. With wide dynamic ranges and natural instrument articulations and vibrato, these waveforms create expressive, realistic-sounding voices. A full complement of top-quality drum sounds and patterns cover a broad range of styles for studio and live performance use. The TR Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) provides 470 high-quality multisamples and 518 outstanding drum samples for a large cross-section of styles and feels.

Modulation for total expressive control

Various modulation modes create motion, nuance, and articulation give voice to your unique creative signature. The TR61 Music Composition Workstation's Alternate Modulation provides 42 types of AMS (Alternate Modulation Source) including EG, LFO, keyboard tracking, and joystick (as well as controllers such as knobs and pedals) for creation of sophisticated, vibrant sounds. These modulations can be changed and operated in realtime to give your sounds a breathing, alive quality.

Comprehensive effects

Korg took a page from their acclaimed D-Series digital recorders and TRITON workstations to equip the TR with 89 types of effects for sonic enhancement. Two Master effects, one stereo Insert effect, and one Master 3-band synergize with a comprehensive mixer section to control routing. Many effects allow realtime modulation of parameters and tempo-based synchronization, interacting with your songs and sounds to further personalize your musical vision. Parameters can be set independently for each Program, Combination, and Song.

Sampling capability with a simple add-on board

The optional EXB-SMPL sampling upgrade board allows you to sample through the Insert effect for even more possibilities.

Re-imagined Programs and Combinations

Korg's renowned international voicing specialists created an abundance of freshly realized high-quality Programs and Combinations for the TR61. The stereo piano velocity switches between two levels, providing dynamic, realistic response to your touch. Additional realistic electric pianos, choirs, guitars, strings, woodwinds, and drums are also provided. Includes a rich assortment of synth and sound-effect programs that are ideal for trance, techno, and hip-hop music. In addition to the 512 preloaded Programs, 128 GM-compatible programs and 9 drum kits allow General MIDI level 2 compatibility. All Program locations are in RAM so you can adjust sounds to your liking or replace them as you wish, a useful capability that you won't find on most synths.

Up to 8 Programs can be used simultaneously in a Combination to create extremely deep, evolving sounds. Combinations allow layers to play multiple sounds simultaneously, splitting the keyboard into zones with different sounds and velocity layers that dramatically alter the sound. Or you can change Programs according to your playing dynamics. Control assignments allow further sound manipulation.

Up to 512 Programs, 384 Combinations, and 24 drum kits can be stored to the internal memory and may also be stored or transferred to your computer with an SD card. The TR DAW is compatible with many sounds available for the TRITON and Karma keyboards, with many commercial and user/shareware sounds available for the extremely popular TRITON platform.

The Korg TR can load sounds made for the TRITON Classic, Le and Karma music workstations, using only Insert effect 1 while ignoring the other 4 and also disregarding Karma settings. Sounds with TRITON Studio and Extreme can be loaded, with variable reproduction depending on whether those particular Triton patches are found in the TR.

A Complete Music Production System

The TR61's 16-track sequencer provides a capacity of 200,000 notes and up to 200 songs, creating a comprehensive music production system in an easily usable, portable configuration. Realtime or step time recording is supported, and a powerful toolbox of editing utilities is provided.

Set up new songs quickly and easily. Just choose a template song (16 preset, 16 user) that has sounds and effects already set up or use Auto Song Setup to instantly change the Program or Combination you are currently playing into a new record-ready song, with all your current effect and arpeggiator settings intact. Either way, you're ready to start recording immediately before you lose that flash of musical inspiration.

Construct your arrangements in Cue List with up to 99 sections and then convert them into a single song for consecutive playback or to create new song structures. Build songs using 150 preset drum patterns or 100 user patterns as well as using Track Loop function to loop specified regions of measures within each track.

Song data can also be saved on an SD card in SMF (Standard MIDI File) format 0 or 1, letting you exchange data with most MIDI sequencers. Share your ideas with other musicians who are computer users or move your songs into your computer for further editing, notation, or integration with other applications. Once again, Song data can be loaded from the TRITON and Karma line of music workstations* for compatibility with tens of thousand of users around the world.

* Only Insert Effect 1 will be loaded, the other four are ignored. Karma settings will also be ignored, as will Tone Adjust settings from the Studio and Extreme.

Expand your creative songwriting potential

The TR Digital Audio Workstation contains powerful polyphonic dual arpeggiators as well as Korg's inspiring RPPR feature, offering amazing levels of expressive power and high-impact playing. Performances enriched by these unique composition tools can be recorded directly into the internal sequencer in realtime.

Awesome arpeggiators

Expressive dual polyphonic arpeggiators generate powerful performances. In addition to 5 basic preset arpeggio patterns, the TR gives you 200 patterns suitable for use with all different types of sounds, either fixed-note drum patterns or variable pitched parts. Use one arpeggiator in Program Mode, both arpeggiators simultaneously in Combi mode, and even record their output directly into the sequencer.

The are endless creative possibilities to be discovered. You could use 2 different arpeggio patterns to apply 2 separate key-split sounds of a Combination, or use velocity to switch between 2 arpeggio patterns. Along with the original patterns that you create, a total of 216 different patterns can be stored in internal memory. Arpeggios can be synced with MIDI clock, so they stay in time with the internal sequencer, BPM-based effects, and more.

RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording) Function

RPPR lets you record a simple sequenced phrase or pattern, assign it to a key, and play that pattern back in realtime simply by pressing a key. Offers amazing possibilities for realtime performance, like switching to different patterns with each key, using multiple keys to play different phrases simultaneously, or adding additional patterns by pressing more keys. There are 150 preset drum patterns, with the capability to create and store 100 more for each song.

USB Connector

A rear panel USB connector (type B) lets you make MIDI connections to your computer with a single cable-—no additional MIDI interface needed! Your TR easily connects with a computer-based DAW for recording or notation. Transmission and reception of sys-ex data allows you to manage sounds and other types of data on your computer for efficient song production.

SD Card for easy, portable storage

The TR music composition keyboard uses slim, high-capacity SD cards to save and load sounds, sequences, and sample data. Reads SD card capacities from 16 MB to 1 GB, and easily transfers data to your computer with commonly available card readers.

Friendly, Intuitive Interface

The Korg TR61 is powerful, smart, and speedy. The 240x64 pixel LCD is adjustable contrast for optimal viewing in any lighting. You can quickly find the sound you want by using the category select, a function available not only for Programs and Combinations but also for PCM waveforms and effect algorithms. The Audition key automatically plays a phrase that's appropriate for the sound being selected.

Controllers for maximum performance

The TR Music Composition Workstation's 4-way joystick lets you freely vary the pitch and apply modulation effects such as vibrato or wah. There are also four assignable knobs plus two assignable switches and foot pedal jacks that you can use for applying alternate modulation, providing you with a full range of control that is indispensable for burning up the stage or cutting sizzling tracks.

Lightweight and Compact

The TR61 Keyboard Workstation is lightweight, with the 61-note model weighing only 17.8 lbs. and the 76-note model weighing only 20 lbs. The rich sound and powerful functionality you expect from Korg are now available anywhere, anytime, any place.

Upgrade to Full Sampling

With the addition of the EXB-SMPL sampling upgrade option board, your TR keyboard turns into a full-blown sampler. The TR's sampling mode supports 48kHz 16-bit linear mono/stereo sampling with powerful waveform editing functions that include time slice, time stretch/compress, crossfade loop, and more. The user-installable EXB-SMPL lets you connect external SCSI devices to the TR for taking advantage of a wide range of storage media as well as CD-ROM sound libraries (ISO9660 and AKAI-format discs are supported). You may load AIFF/WAV files and AKAI® S1000/S3000 samples and programs as well as Korg format data. (For AKAI programs, only key-map related parameters are loaded as multisamples.)

FEATURES
  • Acclaimed TRITON sound engine
  • Fresh samples include pianos, guitars, and more
  • 470 multisampled waveforms plus 518 drum samples
  • 512 program sounds (all programmable) with many fresh programs and combinations
  • Potent sound-shaping tools
  • Superb effects section with 89 effects
  • 16-track sequencer
  • 200-song capacity
  • Arpeggiators - 205 patterns, polyphonic
  • USB connector
  • High-capacity SD card
  • Sampling capability with user-installable EXB-SMPL

The Korg TR61 61-Key Keyboard Workstation is a musical everything machine that will free your creative mind. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

TR-61 61-Key Keyboard Workstation

  • Dimensions: 41-7/50"W x 11-9/10"D x 3-7/10"H
  • 17.2 lbs.
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4.7

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Great sounds could have more FX

I've owned the Triton Rack and the Triton Extreme, and although this little brother comes with some nice sounds, you can't upgrade it. You can buy the sampling board, and load other sampled...Read complete review

I've owned the Triton Rack and the Triton Extreme, and although this little brother comes with some nice sounds, you can't upgrade it. You can buy the sampling board, and load other sampled keyboard sounds in it, which is cool- but what about us lazy ass musicians? can't we just buy a card or something and pop it in and get more sounds? i mean korg get with the program, already. Don't think I don't like the keyboard, its dope. You can control outside modules with its built in sequencer, so its useful for more than one thing. But when it comes to effects, this thing is lackluster. Of course we get many to choose from, but only one can be used at at time (not including the pre-paired effects I don't use.) C'mon korg, gimme 4 effects processors on this puppy...or at least two. We get this master effects channel which is not a total loss.. So all in all the korg has nice sounds overall, great build, nice styling, easy to use, good price for what it does. I do however wish it had more effects and upgrading options.

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Decent....but thats it

Like my title says... it's decent. It's pretty much an updated Triton LE. I first had a Triton Extreme but returned it and bought the TR. It wasn't a week before I...Read complete review

Like my title says... it's decent. It's pretty much an updated Triton LE. I first had a Triton Extreme but returned it and bought the TR. It wasn't a week before I returned the TR. The sounds are alright but are not by any means impressive, especially for the price. If you're use to a touch screen, prepare to be frustrated. All in all I would probably have kept it if the price was lower. Make sure you play this and other models before you pick one up for yourself.

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5.0

Nice Lightweight Utility Keyboard

The Korg Triton TR-61 is a nice lightweight utility keyboard with good across-the-board selection of rich sounds. I would even contend that the TR-61 represents the best cross-section of light weight, quality and number of sounds, and overall value. After considering several $600 synths from A, R, K, and Y, it was plain to me that the TR-61 was worth the extra investment. I like that I can easily fit this keyboard in my SUV (in an SKB hard case w/casters) and it doesn't weigh a ton.

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5.0

For the $$, Korg is KING!

By Jingle Giant

from Joplin MO

If you compose music (any style) this workstation has everything you'll need. I shopped and shopped and shopped before buying this board and I couldn't be happier with my decision. In this price range, nothing comes close.

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5.0

Great

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Purchased this about a year ago. Once you get past some of it's inital quirks (with the user interface) you can really get a lot out of this instrument.The preloaded patches and combinations are fantastic.

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3.0

Decent....but thats it

By Ph03nixF0x

from California

Like my title says... it's decent. It's pretty much an updated Triton LE. I first had a Triton Extreme but returned it and bought the TR. It wasn't a week before I returned the TR. The sounds are alright but are not by any means impressive, especially for the price. If you're use to a touch screen, prepare to be frustrated. All in all I would probably have kept it if the price was lower. Make sure you play this and other models before you pick one up for yourself.

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5.0

Korg TR61 61-Key Keyboard Workstation is pure love

By ninetyninenails

from Medford, OR

I've used this thing only once but it was only one time it took to blow me away. The price may be a little high but it is WORTH IT. Limitless possibilities await you with this Korg, any electronic genre is possible, all sounds are of extreme high quality. Trust me the Korg TR61 61-Key Keyboard Workstation is a must buy.

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5.0

GREAT WORKSTATION

By DAVIDO2I

from Ohio

For a beginner or a pro, this workstation has everything you need to make great music. It took me a good three months to get down everything, but this was my first keyboard. Honestly, trial and error teaches you the most. I am now 100% confident if you know the sound of great music this workstation is for you.

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5.0

Will NOT Sell This One

By synth

from MN

Had a Triton Le sold it. Missed it so bought another one and sold it too. Just bought the TR61 and plan to NEVER sell this board.It IS an upgraded Le with better key feel and sounds. I sold the Le's but will not sell the TR61. It's a great board. Buy it!

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4.0

It's nice.

By TredMD

from Libertyville, IL

It's a really nice keyboard/workstation. The electronic sounds are great and those sounds mixed with the velocity settings are even better. No good piano sounds found on this keyboard. And the reason I gave the quality such a low rating... I already have to send it in to get fixed. One of the knobs is malfunctioning tossing parameters all over the place. And between playing gigs and recording, I just don't have the time to send it in. And until I get it fixed I have to turn off half the functionallity. This is a great keyboard that does more than I know what to do with it, but get the protection plan.

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5.0

Nice Back Up Synth

By Ben Rillo

from TEXAS

I just got my TR61 this past Saturday at 11:30AM, by 3:00PM was ready for my gig the same night. An old KORG X3 user and KARMA owner the KORG interface has really stayed the same over the years just adding new technology over that unlike YAMAHA that makes every Keyboard differently with very steep learning curves I also own a Motif6.KORG makes their keyboards very user friendly. I'm also old school synth player so I don't miss not having a touch screen, I don't mind looking thru the menus sometimes you might find something useful in there.The synth IS upgradeable, you just need to upgrade the sounds yourself within the ROM. Don't need any expansion boards, and I already have 2 other synths in my setup.TR61 Great Synth compliments my others, and a great price too

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5.0

glad I waited

By Chazman

from Colorado Springs, CO

So...the Triton sound is something I had wanted. The pads are sweet, lots of high quality sound wrapped in a clean, user friendly workstation for a great price. While I really enjoy my Motif, now that I have the TR-61 I can't imagine how I got by without it. I have heard that this is an updated LE, but all I know is that it sounds great and is a great second keyboard for live gigs.

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