Korg and Korg USA are releasing a number of new sound collections to support the popular TRITON series of music workstations. First up is "Trance Attack" (EXB-PCM09), the ninth PCM expansion board in this ever-growing line. This 16MB collection contains over 240 new samples used to create a massive collection of sounds that define the house and trance music experience. 128 Programs and drumkits, 128 Combinations, plus all-new arpeggiator patterns deliver a powerful new sound palette. Three full sets of RPPR (Real Time Pattern Play and Record) patterns are included for live performance and songwriting. Korg USA is also providing 256 additional Programs for use with this board available for free download at www.korg.com.
"Global Village" (TNCD-002) is a new CD-ROM of world music instruments developed in partnership with Q Up Arts. The collection contains a wide variety of ethnic percussion, stringed, and wind instruments that are fully programmed to take advantage of the TRITON's powerful synthesis, effects, and performance controllers. Arpeggiator settings are also provided. The collection is compatible with the Studio, Classic, Rack, and Le models and loads into sample RAM.
"TRITON Drum Hits & Ambience" (TNCD-003) takes an in-depth approach to providing sampled drum kits. Not only have the drums been sampled, but the ambient sound of the recording studio is also provided as a separate sound that can be blended in. Developed by Perfectionear, various configurations of Ludwig and Yamaha drumkits were recorded in the famous Surrey Sound Studios in England. Small, medium, large, and gated stereo ambiences are provided for truly natural and expressive performance.
"Trance Attack" is currently shipping; the two CD-ROM titles will be available in the U.S. in March 2003.