All user reviews for the Korg TR-Rack
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FP User's review
Price paid: $800 USD
Easy to use and navigate patches. Comes with own patch editing software and computer interface.
The hottest sounds since MOOG. Same sounds found on Trinity with extras! Extreme high quality
Sturdy enough to gig. attach to your keyboard and hit the road! beware- sound quality goes down when you attempt to use more than one patch at a time. Customer support is practically non-existant, so find a user group and fire your questions over thier way.
Excellent machine for studio use. When you need all of the sound on the Trition and Trinity boards one at a time. Save 1000 bones and pick up the rack unit!
Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 5-, 2002)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
MJCJM's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Place in a HS"
It has multi-24mo samples 48Khz
The connection could not be simpler> 2 stereo outputs - a trio Midi and an option to add a card with a digital optical SPDIF output and BNC word clock port.
There is a To Host port (we found some expanders Yamaha) for connecting a computer to the beast!
There is a dedicated editor:
No controller ... what is the catch of the rack, making it tedious to edit sometimes ...
But once done there's more that That said the screen is very readable and it's nice!
The sounds are enough for a rack of 1995 ...
512 programs divided into 4 banks!
512 combinations (8 routable MIDI programs) can provide enough power when playing sounds layered but be careful because the polyphony is limited to 32 channels!
As for the Trinity to the newts and even the M3 series ... 5 insert effects are available + 2 Masters and Global effects a feat at that time!
It is possible in my opinion, I often make the comparison with the YAMAHA EX5 ... I just think these two synths deserve to be compared, given their age and also their complementarity!
The config is simplified by the fact that the rack is rather simple ... !
Navigation is done by page (up to 42 times ... which can make back some)
But no submenus ... a button menu, which greatly facilitates things!
The manual is clear, detailed, a little at a Yamaha but I find manuals for Korg against more detailed but less clear!
Editing sounds may be facilitated via an external controller ... not easy to implement but against the possibility of external controls are more accessible to a newcomer to the Yamaha machines (I do not compare to the Roland or other because they are other worlds)
Sounds ... this is why I bought it ... this is why I keep!
There are many, mythical and deep! Some acoustic instruments are certainly daunting, but the potential modulation, controls and effects are to forget!
We will not hesitate to drown the piano in several reverbs if desired we forget immediately turn a little metal.
I knew I would not have been disappointed by buying ... well by testing it was quite the opposite ... Tablecloths are beautiful, scalable wish (thank you to the original patch) The bass is deep and terrible ... dry! The Rhythm Sets and also the Global sound is very punchy and dynamic is not left ... 24 mo are there, it is less easily turn a EX5 example! The strings are really nice, even if the guitars are mediocre compared to a EX5 remains one of its strong points!
The Leads are incisive and wear in all styles, there are very good and very good synth pads ...
I have not done the trick, but really I'm not disappointed by the overall sound ... this is clearly not a EX5 but it perfectly complements ...
Do not look for realism in this rack ... or at least some are drums, bass, some are ethnic see some strings but not anymore!
I use it for more than a month just so ... yet weariness sure!
Having already played Du Yamaha (EX5, A5000 ...) the Korg M3, samplers and expanders E-MU, the Novation, a little Roland ... !
What I love most ... what are its capabilities, sound, its fishing and compact (1U)
I like the least ... ben apart from some noise are poor, and navigation ... Nothing!
At that price so I do it again this choice is clear!
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
Equinoxe30's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Beautiful sounds of sacred!"
Korg when you know we found it easily, the screen is very large for an expander and not need glasses to see clearly! The buttons are very small on the other hand but react bien.Le manual is clear, no surprises.Pour edition of the sounds, it is not worth a PC, but thanks to the size of the screen (no buttons, small! ) we found it well!
Excellent! I have a Korg Triton TR but also really sounds best to me, sounds powerful and rich with very good dynamique.Ma preference on synth leads and pads, pianos are less good, the strings very well and good dynamic for orchestral sounds. The number of sounds is impressive (especially since the device was released in 1997!). This rack has a real personality sound (like the Wavestation) in my opinion.
I use it for now (several hours) but I have enough expanders / synths so I can get a good idea of the machine in comparison.
I like synthetic sounds and webs, then I'm thrilled!
the least: the piano (but not the height of Korg ... especially for a device of 97).
Quality / price excellent when we spotted a good opportunity, the unit is worth (cost!) Is undeniable!
I remake that choice of course!
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
Oliviercool's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
In addition to regular MIDI interface, it has four audio outputs and, above all, optionally, an optical digital output with input worldclock (map Korg TRI-DI Digital I / F) four of which are carried out (Attention: ADAT only!).
Well, I have not had time to study it in depth, to be continued. All I can say for now in use - usability is that it has a large display screen and highly visible ^ ^
While there, the highlight of the sound generator is indeed the acoustic instruments: guitars - electric guitars - electric bass - wind instruments (flutes, flute, pan flute) - Accordions - Acoustic drum kits, and especially the organ are crying so realistic )))) Perfect for rock bands - hard rock - jazz ^ ^
As for the purely synthetic sounds, it's a little less clear: they are a little dry air. For the pianos, they are, certainly, but I would rather my Alesis QSR to do with realism as bluffing.
I do not sound entandu GM and / or XG: it does not integrate them? This would be a pity. I see him well in his further study.
For the price (I bought used for only 450 CHF - approx. 280 euros !!!), I do not regret. This module gives me the sounds of his acoustic rock - jazz I'm missing in my assortment of sounds ^ ^ And these are stunning realism ^^^^^ And in addition, it is only 1U high and that's an advantage, especially at the price where the rack cabinet ^ ^
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Bojhu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Very easy to use despite the reduced display, with clear documentation.
Sounds of Trinity are wonderful, including the sounds of orchestras.
Dynamic and profound. Super catch! the pianos are also staggering. The SL 880 afertouch gives expressive phenomenal! Baterie kits are excellent too ...
Use since 1999 with a SL 880 in master keyboard, which was the configuration "extended piano" the least expensive at the time.
Cubase is more perfect.
Today I have less time, and if I had to redo a choice, it would be a keyboard sequencer to ... rapid implementation.
For use with PC, you still have to spend a little time to get a basic MIDI configuration by manually assigning the midi channels. But ... it's not very hard.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful