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Janyc15



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:00 pm    Post subject: Entry level advice Reply with quote

Hi, can anyone please point me to some basic entry level tutorials or guides.

I'm not a sound engineer, just a piano player who's been given a Korg Triton LE to play in a band. It's a bit like giving a supercar to a learner driver! The manual is a foreign language to me. I really need step-by-step instructions. I have searched the forum but don't understand the answers I've found, since they often shortcut past the basics. Google & youtube are not producing the goods!

My main problems to solve are:

1. the default reverb on all the programs is too long
I've managed to adjust it on one program and save it. Is there a way to adjust it globally or do I need to do this for every program I want to use? I've searched this forum and found advice to turn off MFX1 but I can't find where to do that. Is there any easier way - e.g. can I add reverb to one of the programmable knobs?

2. Can I set it up to play tonic chords with 1 finger on one section, like an arranger keyboard?

Thanks for any help.
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voip
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum.

The Triton family of keyboards is a pretty impressive line up, in terms of sounds and features. They're useful for musicians who just want to play, with no interest in sound design, but they also offer a considerable range of other features to modify sounds, create new ones, record using the sequencer, and even sample (if the EXB-SMPL option is fitted).

The way to learn more about these keyboards is revision, not the dreaded exam revision, but rather re vision, a repeating pattern of trying something on the keyboard, going away to think, or read, or ask a question on this forum, about what happened, and going back to the keyboard to try some more. It won't take long before the most useful bits start to become second nature.

The good thing about learning about one of the Korg keyboards, is that most of them follow similar principles. Whilst the Korg Kronos is a deeper instrument than the Triton LE, it still has Programs and Combis as the basic sound "structures", and the Korg M50, M3, Triton Extreme, and others also bear significant similarities. Very soon, the seemingly foreign language in the manuals will begin to make more sense.

A useful tutorial is provided by the original Triton LE video manual. It has been uploaded to YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf6jjo10uOI

Your mention about the default reverb on all the programs being too long is intriguing. I wonder if the previous owner of the instrument has made extensive changes to the Programs and Combis. One way to check this would be to restore the Factory settings, which is detailed on page 47 of the Triton Le Basic Guide. Before doing so, it might be worth backing up the existing Programs and Combis by doing a Save All, as described on page 45 of the Basic Guide.

The Le will do chordal transformations, using its arpeggiators, but it is not an arranger.

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Janyc15



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the welcome and encouragement! Good point about the previous owner, I'll stick at it, keep exploring and watch the video too. 🙂
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wpostma



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no substitute for just getting your hands dirty.

Probably you've done so already. You've explored the category button, found sounds, probably you've altered and saved some Combi and Prog patches so they work for your band's songs.

You may have made it into editing drum patterns and arpeggiator settings.

There are some youtube videos on those topics.

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