How to Use a Sustain Pedal With a Korg Triton


The sustain pedal on a Korg Triton synthesizer is used to prolong the length a note rings after being played. It is also known as a damper pedal, since it simulates the effect of a piano damper pedal. The Korg Triton supports half-damper pedals for use as a sustain pedal. The only difference between the two is a half-damper pedal is able to partially sustain notes if the pedal is not pressed all the way down.

Things You'll Need

  • Korg Triton
  • Sustain pedal
  • Half-damper pedal (optional)
  • Plug the cable from the sustain or half-damper pedal into the "Damper" jack on the back of the Triton. The terms "Damper" and "Sustain" are used interchangeably for this pedal. There is no difference between the two.

  • Turn on the Triton keyboard with the power switch.

  • Play a note on the keyboard.

  • Press completely down on the sustain pedal while the note is still ringing. The note continues to play, even if you stop pressing down on the keyboard.

  • Press the pedal partway down if you are using a half-damper pedal. The note continues to play, but eventually fades out. The half-damper pedal increases the length the note rings without pressing down on the key, but it does not ring indefinitely.

  • Release the pedal to stop sustaining the note.

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