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Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Mark a part-time user writes:
Just aquired a Korg Trinity and it is very nice. I am also using an Yamaha SY85, the SY85 is a pro synth but i have to say the Trinity pulls the ears off the Yamaha SY85

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Aug-07-2004 at 13:18
Neil Parfitt a professional user from Toronto writes:
This machine still floors people when hearing sounds (and im not talking about the stock ones) - People will ask "is that a Fantom Sound? A Motif Sound?" To which I reply "No, its from a synth made in 1995" and then I tell them: It's a Loaded Korg Trinity" .. which is followed by "O the Trinity Yeah!!! ... . . . what is that?".

It's amazing that the Triton completly made this synth vanish so fast in its dust, yet - it is still a better sounding synth allround. Really only lacking a sampler, argegiator and higher polyphony. It's odd how they rebranded the synthesis method from Access to "HI" when they sound so close. IF you load in the additional Dance PCM library into the Trinity.. it's 90% stock triton sounds. Bet you didnt know that!

This was the first "Modular" Keyboard that came out, and the first with a touchscreen as well.

You have the ability to have a 4 track hard disk recorder, ADAT, Realtime FX (a TON), flashrom/AKAI import and Physical Modelling (Z1 or prophecy)... in the day way the latest workstaiton was the O1/Wfd. It came out of nowhere and freaked people out. Basically the child of the Korg OASys Prototype synth.

As with everything Korg Does, they add 10 amazing ideas and then add 1 stupid thing on top. Such as: The Hardrive partitioning was soo weird - consisting of a DOS partition and a korg audio partition that was incompatible with everything - making backup difficult.

O - and the biggest peave, "it's sparkling *LOCKED* 48k sample freq" .. this has caused the biggest digital sync nightmare ever for me. I am not a post facility.. im not pulling down my sample rates.. Why not 44.1?!?! Dumb! Heh - porbably the only reason to have a *gulps* SBlive! - considering it's locked at 48! ;)

Also, really managing sampled Flashrom data and internal patches was a nightmare when you wanted to moved things around.

Other than that, its a beautful peice. I mainly use it for weird pads and stuff these days with the onslaught of sampled acoustic libraries.. but it's a great controller.

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If you can find a fully loaded version.. its sitll a DEEP machine.. and very enjoyable to work on.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-May-14-2004 at 00:39
SYNTEX77 from Italy writes:
I know well a V3 version of this synth. The trinity V3 (add a Os 3 version and a MOSS Z1 sintesis) is one the best workstation every made, the sound are better to the triton for many reason, and i prefer the V3 at the motif and fantom. If you wont a workstation buy this one, is the best chosen... I say it only for the pure sound, the trinity lacks many features, a real internal sampler, and have only 32 note polyphony, but for me this is not a problem, the sound is the better reason when i judge one synth...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jan-06-2004 at 17:33
Jim a part-time user from United Kingdom writes:
I'm a big fan of this amazing machine. I own the V3 and it's the centrepiece of my studio. It's a very clean-sounding and expressive synth (I'd echo the point below about it being unsuitable for industrial-type music); perfect for the type of music I produce.

Presets aren't bad at all; I still use some of them although I've edited them considerably. I've supplemented these with patches from Pro-Rec, together with sounds from the Internet and my own creations, and have transformed my Trinity into a strong dance-production synth. I like the FX although would appreciate a little more flexibility. Don't use the sequencer at all (except when I was starting out); when I did use it, I didn't find it particularly user-friendly.

Overall, however, a great synth.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Aug-19-2002 at 08:05
Stace a part-time user from Australia writes:
Love the sounds and the big screen makes editing very intuitive.

I play in a band and I'm yet to work out a way of easily selecting my favourite sounds without endless scrolling or remembering banks and patch numbers... Is there a quick and easy way to program some performance patches or quick keys?

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-26-2002 at 02:36
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