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Korg Trident


Released: 1980

MSRP: Y560,000 ($4595US)


"Ensemble" synth with synthesizer, string and brass sections. Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Korg Trident is a 61 key (8 voice polyphonic) synthesizer, featuring flanger, vibrato, ADSR volume envelope, and separate Brass, Synthe, and String sections. The single oscillator String section features a dedicated EQ (low/high), AR volume envelope, and vibrato. The single oscillator Brass section features a dedicated resonant low pass analog filter and ADR volume envelope. The dual oscillator (saw, square, pulse, waveforms) Synthe section features a dedicated resonant low pass analog filter, ADSR envelope (routed to filter and volume), and 19 presets (Piano1, Piano2, Clav, 16 editable).


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
61 keys W:1012mm H:52mm D:524mm 21kg no HiZ LoZ String Brass Synthe no Synthe:Filter Brass:Filter/Trigger no sustain:Synthe AC (41W)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
- No synthe:16 Piano1 Piano2 Clav no no knobs buttons LED


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
3 (B2/C3 split) 8 no VCO1+VCO2->VCF->VCA VCO->VCF->VCA VCO->VCF->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
flanger(BBD delay) "ensemble":string EQ(lo/hi):string no BrassEG SyntheEG StringEG pedal yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A no N/A N/A no no


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no no no pedal yes no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
VCO1 analog saw square pulse 4' 8' 16' no PWM joystick Vibrato no
VCO2 analog ? 4' 8' 16' no no joystick Vibrato no
Brass analog saw? 8' 16' no no joystick Vibrato no
String analog saw? 4' 8' 16' no no joystick StringVibrato Vibrato no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
VCF analog discrete? yes low pass SyntheEG key no no
Brass analog discrete? yes low pass BrassEG no no
String analog discrete? no low pass? key no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
SyntheEG sustain attack decay release no no VCF no no
BrassEG sustain attack decay release no no no no no
StringEG - attack release no no no no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
StringVibrato triangle? yes no no no no no
Vibrato triangle square yes no no no joystick no
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