Korg Triton Le 61 : stompboxjon's user review
"got old quick"
I have used the Triton LE 61 a few times in a couple different studios. It seemed like a keyboard that was pretty popular years ago, but I think it’s a decent keyboard at best. There are a lot of other boards that are out that can give you way better quality sounds than the Triton LE. The LE just seems to be like a cheap version of some of the Triton sounds and everything seems to be watered down. The sequencer is ok and the on board effects are ok. Not really anything bad to say about them but when it comes to the sounds I have major complaints.
Gettins started is simple and takes not time to understand the basic functions of the board, the manual wasn’t needed and I havent ever seen one.
The keys are good, nice semi weighted and they seem to work well even when playing melodies because they arent too heavy. But they still have enough weight to them that you wont feel like your playing with a cheap midi controller (because most midi controllers just have plastic keys). But the sounds just fell short to me because I own a triton board so I know what the Triton is capable of and I know what sounds they really have in them. I guess that’s why the LE is more affordable than the regular triton and the triton rack is because its missing the most important factor to me, the sounds. Most of us don’t purchase a keyboard just for the workstation. We can use our computers as a workstation if needed or if we want. We go out and spend money on these keyboards for the sounds and the ability to edit those sounds and make our own. You can easily change how the sounds will sound and make them your own but the quality of them over all as far as depth and warm just is a miss to me.
You can get this if you don’t have enough money to get the “real” triton boards. But you will get bored with this pretty quick.