USB CONTROLLER KEYBOARD/SYNTHESIZER
- Reported issues between KORG nanoKONTROL series, taktile series and the latest version (10.4.5) of GarageBand.
- Updates - KORG KONTROL Editor v2.0.9 is now available!
- Updates - taktile/TRITON taktile Control Surface Plugin for GarageBand/Logic v1.0.1 is now available!
- iZotope Ozone Elements ($129 value) will now come bundled with matching* KORG products!
- Keyboard lessons added! Major update for "Melodics" included in the KORG Software Bundle.
The sounds of Korg's best-selling TRITON music workstation
With total sales of more than 300,000 units for the series, KORG's TRITON music workstation is legendary. The 512 program sounds built into the TRITON are included, specially tuned for the taktile (*1). You can register 16 of your favorite sounds for immediate recall at the touch of a switch. The sounds range from standards such as electric piano and organ to synth leads for soloing and elegant pads, making this a treasury of sounds that will stimulate your inspiration as a player. You can also control the TRITON taktile from your computer via USB MIDI as an external sound module to enhance your existing music production setup.
(*1) This is a preset sound module with adjusted sounds based on the TRITON's PCM waveforms, and only some parameters can be edited.
A compact and lightweight synthesizer that you can take anywhere
Gathered all connectors on the right side
Turn on the power and start playing immediately. Since you can power-on the TRITON taktile and start playing immediately without having to wait through a lengthy start-up. This is a convenient way to hear your ideas using the internal sound module or to do a bit of practicing or playing when the feeling strikes you. Even when the TRITON taktile is not connected to your computer, you can use it stand-alone with an AC adapter or with mobile batteries (separately sold: USB 2.0 compliant DC5V 550 mA or higher). As a single-unit compact and lightweight synthesizer, it doesn't have to stay on your desk; it can be a trusty partner that goes with you everywhere, whether it's the studio or on the stage.
Use the trigger pads to easily enter chords
The touch pad located in the center of the TRITON taktile feature the Touch Scale function that was so popular on the KORG Kaossilator. Simply stroke the touch pad to generate melodies in the key and scale that you specify; you'll be able to use easy and intuitive gestures to perform musical phrases without needing advanced musical knowledge or keyboard performance skills. There's also an arpeggiator function with fifty different rhythm patterns, so you can play your software synthesizers with a single finger just as though you were using a Kaossilator.
The trigger pads placed in the right of the panel have two banks, A and B, and are also velocity-sensitive. Since the dynamics of your performance will be faithfully conveyed, your drum and percussion input will have a sense of life. The Chord Scale function automatically generates chords according to the key and scale that you specify. By using this in conjunction with the arpeggiator and the Touch Scale function of the touch pad, you'll find yourself finishing entire songs in no time at all. You can also assign chords that you yourself play, opening up endless possibilities that are limited only by your imagination.
Semi-weighted keyboard with a great playing feel
The semi-weighted keyboard featured on the KROME and KingKORG music workstations and synthesizers that are used by players around the world is also featured on the TRITON taktile. No compromises have been made in the playing feel for either the 49-key or 25-key model. You can use these keyboards not just to enter notes on your desktop music production setup, but also for real-time performance.
Touch pad that can also be used as a mouse
The touch pad can also be used as a USB track pad, with gestures such as two-fingered vertical scrolling and tapping to click. Your productivity will be boosted since there's no need to interrupt your musical workflow.
A full array of DAW presets and basic functionality; simply connect, and start playing
The TRITON taktile is designed for simplicity; connect it to your computer via a single USB cable and the power turns on. It supports the major DAW/sequencer software (*2), and its easy setup lets you start creating music right away. Controllers can be freely assigned, making the taktile a USB/MIDI controller that will meet all demands, from controlling a mixer to editing your software synthesizers.
(*2) Supported software:
Garage Band 10
Logic Pro X, Pro Tools 10
Digital Performer 8
Any other application that supports MIDI input
The “KORG KONTROL Editor” & “Control Surface plug-in” are available
The “KORG KONTROL Editor” allows users to easily use their computer to edit and manage the settings for their TRITON taktile. For example, users can select from eight velocity curves, or a fixed velocity. In addition, detailed edits can be made to the Touch Pad, Trigger Pad plus various sliders and MIDI message assignments, to create a customized work flow for the user. These customized settings can be saved as a Scene, and users can save up to 16 scenes.
When the “taktile Control Surface plug-in for GarageBand/Logic” is used, there is no need for complicated settings. Simply install the plug-in on your Mac, and you’re ready to start making music!
A generous array of bundled software provides amazing value
The numerous bundled license/discount coupons mean that you'll be enjoying popular music software from the day you bring the taktile home. In addition to the KORG Legacy Collection Special Bundle, these include titles that you’ll enjoy using with the tactile, such as KORG Gadget 2 Le for Mac, Ultra Analog Session, Strum Acoustic Session, Lounge Lizard Session, Ableton Live discount coupon, Reason Limited DAW software, Melodics 40 free lesson, Skoove free 3 month trial of Skoove Premium and Ozone Elements.