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Korg Unveils the TR Music Workstation

Korg has unveiled the TR Music Workstation, which features the same Hyper Integrated (HI) synthesis technology found in the Triton.
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Korg has unveiled the TR Music Workstation, which features the same Hyper Integrated (HI) synthesis technology found in the Triton. The 61-key TR61 will be priced at $1,599, and the 76-key TR76 will be $1,899. TR workstations offer 64 MB of PCM ROM with 470 multisamples and 518 drum samples, including a stereo Velocity-switched piano. The internal memory offers 512 Programs, 384 Combinations (each with up to eight Programs), 24 drum kits, and 128 General MIDI (GM) programs with nine drum kits.

Two master effects, a stereo 3-band master EQ and a stereo insert effect, are available, featuring 89 different effects types. Effects parameters can be modulated in real time and can sync to MIDI clock or to the internal sequencer.

The TR workstation's 16-track MIDI sequencer holds up to 200,000 notes and 200 songs. Sequences can be recorded in real time or by step entry. The Cue List feature lets you assemble a song from individual elements (intro, verse, chorus, etc.), then rearrange them and store up to 20 variations of the same Song. The Template Song function provides 16 Songs containing pre-chosen programs and effects appropriate to various styles of music, with 16 additional user locations for saving favorite setups. Also included are 150 preset drum patterns that match the provided genres.

The TR workstations have dual polyphonic arpeggiators, and the RPPR (Real-time Pattern Play/Recording) function allows sequenced patterns to be triggered from individual notes on the keyboard. The workstation supports up to 1 GB SD card storage and offers USB MIDI functionality for use with computer-based DAW systems (Windows XP, including x64 Edition and Mac OS X are supported).

Sampling can be added to the TR workstations with the EXB-SMPL Sampling option. The EXB-SMPL adds two audio inputs with mic/line switching and a variable gain knob, and it supports 16-bit, 48 kHz linear mono and stereo sampling. The instrument also offers sample editing functionality, including a graphical waveform display (with a BPM note grid), Crossfade Loop, Truncate, Normalize, Time Slice, Time Stretch, Reverse, and Rate Convert.

For more information, visit Korg online.