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Korg is premiering a new operating system for its flagship TRITON STUDIO music workstations at Winter NAMM. OS Version 2.0 delivers a number of new functions and enhancements, starting with two tracks of HD-Audio recording. In addition to already powerful 16-track MIDI recording, resampling, and "In-Track" sampling, the new HD-Audio tracks allow the user to record live audio onto two dedicated tracks. Audio can be recorded through onboard effects, and a number of editing functions are available. Whole songs can be bounced onto two HD-Audio tracks for virtually unlimited track capabilities.

Other additions to the sequencer include MIDI System Exclusive Message recording for realtime capture and control of every sequencer parameter (including effects changes), swing quantize, a powerful Tone Adjust system for tweaking sounds from within a song, and one-touch setup for recording Programs and Combinations complete with their arpeggiator settings.

AKAI-format sample data loading has been improved, and the ability to merge multiple banks of native sample-based sounds (first premiered on TRITON Classic OS 2.5) has been included. Audio that has been sampled onto the internal hard drive can now be edited without loading into RAM, and the TRITON STUDIO can even be connected directly to a computer via SCSI to move files to and from the internal hard drive.

Additional enhancements include Tap Tempo, compatibility with TRITON Le and Karma sound and sequence data, and footswitch control of Song Play (SMF playback) mode.

TRITON STUDIO OS Version 2.0 will be available for free download from www.korg.com in early April 2003.

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