How to Hook Up a Korg Triton Studio With MIDI

The Korg Triton Studio is a digital workstation, meaning that it can function as a keyboard, a music synthesizer and a self-contained multi-track recorder. You can also use the Triton Studio as a MIDI controller. MIDI control allows you to play music on an external device (such as a computer or a digital sequencer) using the Triton's keys. Establishing this connection will require a bit of custom configuration.

Things You'll Need

  • MIDI cable
  • Digital recording software
  • MIDI interface

Instructions

    • 1

      Connect your Triton Studio to your second MIDI device, such as a computer, sequencer, sound module or sampler. In order to send MIDI from your Triton to your second device, connect your cable to the "MIDI Out" port on the Triton and to the "MIDI In" port on the second device. To send MIDI from your second device from your Triton, use "MIDI In" on the Triton and "MIDI Out" on the second device.

    • 2

      Turn on your Triton Studio. The "Power" button appears along the back panel. Click the "GLOBAL" button to the left of your LCD screen to access your main options.

    • 3

      Turn the round "Value" dial to navigate between the options and your screen, and continue turning the dial until your "MIDI" option appears highlighted. Press the "Enter" key to select your MIDI options.

    • 4

      Select the "MIDI Clock" option on the next screen, and then select "External MIDI." You can now use your Korg Triton Studio as a MIDI device.

    • 5

      Click the "COMBI" button to select a voice (instrument sound) for your MIDI transmission. If using your Triton as a controller (as opposed to a receiver), you can skip this step, but if you want to transmit MIDI notes from your second device into your Triton, you must designate an instrument sound. On the "COMBI" menu, select any instrument preset.

    • 6

      Select a voice on your second MIDI device if using your Triton as a controller instrument. If using a computer, your digital recording program may not have a list of "Voices," but rather a menu for "Software Instruments" or "Software Synthesizers." With your connection established and your voice selected, you can begin transmitting MIDI.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you want to use your computer as a MIDI device, you must connect a MIDI interface to your USB or FireWire port. An interface contains a cable connected to a small box with "MIDI In" and "MIDI Out" ports. You can find one at your local instrument supply store or electronics store. From there, you need only install a computer program that reads MIDI, such as GarageBand, Logic, MixCraft, Pro Tools, Reason or ACID.
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