Korg Tr 61
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Korg Tr 61

Tr 61, Workstation from Korg in the TR series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 11 reviews )
 8 reviews73 %
 3 reviews27 %
Value For Money : Excellent
ericthegreat11/27/2011

ericthegreat's review"Love it"

Korg Tr 61
The Korg TR 61 is a digital keyboard workstation that has preset sounds for just about every keyboard based instrument you can think of. It has the ability to record and also has two pitch benders that are each in different form. It has a 1/4 inch output to send this to an amp, and it also has a 1/4 inch out for sustain as well as a number of other outputs for various applications.


UTILIZATION

The configuration of the Triton is pretty easy to follow, but there are a lot of different things to learn about using the Triton and can take a while to figure out all the ins and outs of this powerful workstation. This being said, it is quite easy to pick between the many traditional sounds as the interface of the screen is easy to figure out. The manual is sufficient and is helpful when learning the Korg Triton.


SOUNDS

The sounds form the Triton are varied and are great for all types of music. It has your traditional sounds like different pianos and organs as well as a ton of different synth and pad sounds. All of the sounds are realistic and all sound pretty awesome to me. The Triton has a reputation for having a sound bank of great sounds.


OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the Korg TR for about three years and I have found it to be a great overall keyboard for both live and studio use. I would compare this to a Yamaha Motif, but it is hard to choose one or the other as they are both full in what they can do. I love the sounds the Triton has and it is pretty easy to use overall. The price is about right for a workstation of this type, and is probably not for the beginner because of this price. Overall, for the experienced keyboard player who wants a ton of sounds in one place this is absolutely worth a look.
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Korg Tr 61
When you purchase the low end of a series, you can't expect too much for features. Sure, it doesn't have sound routed through a tube amp, or built-in RAM, or a sampling board, but it does have a large number of usable sounds, easily tweaked with knobs and a mod lever, a nice sequencer, USB built in, expandable sampling board and RAM available, quick access to sounds via category groupings, an awesome arpeggiator and external media slot for SD cards up to 1G. If this were a pricier synth, I would expect more, but at a grand, I give it a:

Price paid: $999 USD

UTILIZATION

The first time I played it at the store, I felt it was easy to navigate through the sounds to check them out (right next to the Triton LE for easy comparison). Everything is clearly labeled and a decent sized display. There are a few unusual placements, but mostly for save/load features, and the more technical editing pages, which actually is good, in my opinion. I've played some gigs where people have come up to the stage area to look at my keyboards and accidentally hit a button or two yeilding irreparable memory loss, so I don't mind. The category feature is a little odd as well. I give it a:

SOUNDS

This is an upgraded version of the Triton LE, and the sounds have alot to do with it. I've heard the LE's and they dont have the punch that the TR has. Many cool organs and electric pianos, to start. Orchestral sounds are nice, and one of the most expressive saxophones I've played. The word is that they used samples from the big daddy OASYS, and you can definately tell. For the price I give it a:

OVERALL OPINION

Seems to be built ok. The keys are kind of light, but it is a 61 key. The main parts are what appear to be brushed steel. The edges are plastic. As long as you are keeping it at home, or have a solid case for it you should be alright. I'd say it deserves a:

Oh, I love all of my keys, regardless of color, creed or religeon. This one will allow me to integrate a sequencer and sampler into my live rig at low cost, without dragging a bulky rack unit around the US. With the sampling upgrade, an additional 32MB simm Ram stick, and a modest 128 MB SD card, I'm only out $1335 USD. Add on to that if you don't have a damper pedal ($65 for a nice one) and stand ( you can get cheap ones for $30), and you're all set for under $1500. I love the sounds, portability and expandability.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: higskies (January 2-, 2005)
flo3703/12/2010

flo37's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Tr 61
see above

UTILIZATION

the korg is not a lot of buttons pr lot of features, but hey when you have the patience we made it.


SOUNDS

enormous. for the price of the machine I am amazed every time I put the legs in it. I put a big flat qd mm on certain sounds, including piano sound, yamaha is much better in there, ditto for some ropes. it says this machine is not made too pr ca. Loan terms of lead, tablecloths, sound environments, and so on .. c génialissime.

OVERALL OPINION

I think this machine is exactly what it takes to walk to the creation of all kinds, there's really no big difference in sound quality with high-end machines. qd mm can be as a second keyboard is the perfect complement to touch a Yamaha Heavy: yam pr pianos and mechanics, purely dr korg sounds. personally with a p120 and TR61 I do not think one day I will see the limits of the config.
fredcamille09/12/2008

fredcamille's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Tr 61
Korg TR61 ... You probably already know the features so next question ...

oh yeah right, the map sampler option is not really happy! and then the memory is very limited, it is a shame!

UTILIZATION

It's a Korg interface ... a small screen, full button everywhere, a billion features ... It is not easy koi! And then the record is a bit ... indigestible. (But it is indispensable!
At the keyboard, not too personal I hit the KORG, but that's just a matter of taste ...

SOUNDS

Then the sounds ... they are impressive ... sometimes to the point of killing creativity.
A fault it ... there are too many effects!

OVERALL OPINION

This is a good keyboard. He met a lot of features, sounds ... with it can do most.
A big bad word to say to KORG ... a decision on the SCSI card sampler ??!!! and maybe a floppy drive 5 1 / 4 inch! It's a shame that the use of USB is also limited.

Keyboard to recommend for the budget in love with electronics ...
photymo07/29/2008

photymo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Tr 61
(See review previous ones)

UTILIZATION

I am beginners.
Beginners in music, I've never done solfge, I never made music so much younger. I bought my TR on AudioFanzine fvrier in 2008. It is therefore six months. Getting started is easy enough for little we spend time in the menus, we understand how each is organized fashion, function, ... A strength to follow these paths, we end up having to understand the architecture and menus at the top. If in doubt, you can count on the guide paramtres pais (trsdtaill I really apprci or the concise but prcis user manual. We ar response all our questions.
Add the EXB SMPL, the Sampling option, really adds a TR. It was a real sampler workstation and can he pleases, to grind the samples with the insert effect, convert "multisample" in program, which is enjoyable trs. Several features allow any "return" if you want to.
Say anything at the keyboard robustness and its keys. Touch enjoyable but somewhat effete compar other machines of the same brand.

SOUNDS

Always a beginners point of view.
I bought it to get into the atmosphere, the exprimental and electro. I served! Well served! The TR takes the engine synthse Triton, a machine must! J'apprcie particulirement synthetic groundwater, although the low sr and leads. The drumkits offer a wide range of tones for its drum loops, it's perfect. In short, what we do, there is enough in seeking what was at the top. It was also enough to make level effects ... A total of 89 effects can grind its sounds.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had six months. I love my TR! I m'clate with and I'm not PRS lcher! Bought in the classifieds of Audiofanzine (Do not hesitate, the vendors are friendly and cordial trs) to 660 fdp included. The rating is still grave.
david8006/20/2007

david80's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Tr 61
Keyboard 61 keys
With the Total!
What it all! Must See!
For your info I am Kurzweil ROLANDSITE, KORGISTE and a bit difficult YAMAHAISTE I played K2000 K2500 K2600 on the same old trick on the type Roland Juno 106 (love) of Yamaha DX etc. (I love too.)
In short, it suits me! sounds beautiful and Exploit!

UTILIZATION

Simple Config
edition ... must read!
Manuel worthy of Korg!

SOUNDS

Sounds HOuaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Broad topic, but where does that thing there? G juno the other yamaha MO et al had better watch out! (I own them all and assure you that the TR is law to be a dirty beast)
The expression is great and punchy, short ... the Korg!
I desteste the preset techno (y 'are few) I like all the rest (and there are many)
tablecloths (VANGELIS fans and other tricks of style put your money in the TR)
Even the freeware VST and standalone are sized (you say).

OVERALL OPINION

For seven days, and I am far from having been around!
triton, trinity, etc. .. they are all the sounds (I do have a preference for the series trinity that I find unparalleled, except perhaps with the oasis but here, take the money!)
Its more --- ---- divertsité remains, he does everything
Its less ---- ---- c'esr mismanagement in memory for a few preset techno and GNI out loud!
Value for money ... you who want a synth worthy of the name! buy!
Now that I know, I'm not there to let go!
The TR is a profound source of inspiration!
Shazz02/05/2007

Shazz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Tr 61
Summary:
PCM synth, ROM 64 MB (470 multisamples + 518 drum samples)
Update "technological" 2005 Triton LE

Polyphony:
62 voices, 62 oscillators (single mode)
31 voices, 62 oscillators (double mode)
61 keys with velocity and aftertouch

Effects:
2 Master effects (mono in, stereo out)
1 Insert effect (stereo in / out)
Master EQ (3-band stereo)
89 (Insert or Master)

Patches:
512 Programs
384 Combinations
24 Drumkits (16 preloaded)
Compatible GM 128 Programs + 9 drum kits (ROM)
Ability to load programs / samples from the SD

Sequencer:
16 tracks, resolution 1 / 192, 200 songs, 200,000 notes, 20 cue lists, 150 preset drum patterns for use patterns/100 song
Supports format TR / TRITON files (. SNG), Standard MIDI Files (format 0 and 1)

Media:
- SD slot (up to 1 GB)
- 2 slots RAM (EDO 2x32Mo max)
- Entries Switch / Pedal Damper and (half damper)
- Headphones, hand (L / Mono, R), individual 1 / 2
- MIDI (I / O / T), MIDI / USB
- Sampling ports for expansion

Option:
- EXB-SMPL Sampling

PC Tools / Mac:
- Mac and Windows drivers, Programs list
- It's all !!!!! No edition of Programs utility, nothing

UTILIZATION

Very ergonomic-ienne Korg, anything but natural, a lot of keys prior to the same purpose (inc / dec, arrows, rotary controller, buttons <- ->,...) but used differently depending on the menus.

The edition of the sounds I'm not yet ... already be able to load new programs has been a journey not easy.

Thick manual (in English unfortunately for me but I bought the US ... my fault) and not always understandable, more oriented manipulation 'and menus rather than use cases. Therefore not very didactic.

The pots to play in real time on the sounds (low pass filters and high-pass, resonance ,...) are nice but a little soft. Not possible to identify the value in real time (or I did not see how)

Sequencer perfectly suited for powerful and MIDI tools (I use Logic Express without too many problems for now)

SOUNDS

- It is the big addition to the TR-61 synth for this category (quality / price ratio), the sounds are generally very good (apart from the classical violins and trumpets always difficult to reproduce)
- Various sounds (electro, classical ,...)
- Big addition, Triton is compatible so it is easy to find a lot of sounds (and excellent) on the internet (free and paid)
- Combinations nice but I do not use them too
- Arpeggios preprograms quite impressive especially for groundwater or create electro riffs from a fairly traditional instrumentals. It remains to see if I can play from the MIDI
- Effects: not really tested but there seems to have something fun ...
- Good keyboard reaction, especially in velocity, aftertouch is more discreet. Nice touch (well I had a Roland JX-3P before ...)
- Sounds more suited to my wife (more classical instruments realistic) to me (more electro / analog) but there are all our pleasure

OVERALL OPINION

Experience and competition:
US to buy two weeks ago, very good price (new, Rebox Korg United States), I hesitated a long time with the Roland Juno-G, but despite the engine a little older (Triton, Hyper Integrated) that the Fantom Juno-G, the opening of Korg (sound libraries available), the sound and the fact of having found a very good price made me decide for the TR-61.
I had previously tested the Juno-D and Korg X50 but it's really a category below. Incomparable.

Maybe not quite to the taste of the day technically (add 64 MB of EDO RAM that smile), ergonomics difficult but a certain charm.

The big PLUS:
The sound and Programs available (and presets on the net), its charm.

Much LESS:
The big snag is the lack of utility for Mac and PC tweaking programs, especially if you have the option of not sampling. But ... by fiddling you get there.

Value / Price:
In my case (particular) unbeatable (<650 euros) but in the general case, it is a matter of taste ... euros for 1000, between the Juno-G and the TR-61 ... not easy, the Juno-G is probably more technically impressive ... the factor of choice is more personal ... Renauld or Peujot ... Sonny or Nitendo ... Korg and Roland ;-)
fab9311/20/2006

fab93's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Tr 61
Hi all I say more
I just acquire a few days it is great, before I played with a 01w, as described below is the sequence of the tr, except the key, the 01w which is heavier which is very appreciable for play piano
pity that the sampling is a luxury home korg
I compared it with a friend of Newt's the same with a little extra for qualitée of his property to the tr fewer features.

So here I would say one thing and last try

UTILIZATION

Ras

SOUNDS

Ras

OVERALL OPINION

Ras
Axellys08/04/2006

Axellys's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Tr 61
Everything is already said

UTILIZATION

I think there is the obligatory passage with the manual on the knees especially for me who until now was working on the roland, but I do not regret the purchase, the more I discover and the more I like this keyboard

SOUNDS

Just terrible

OVERALL OPINION

I just bought it and I am very happy with my choice
06/19/2006

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg Tr 61
64 MB linear
16 bit 48kHz
128 Program in ROM and 512 in RAM
9 drum kits in ROM and 24 RAM
384 combinations Ram
Sequencer 16 tracks, 200,000 notes, Resolution 192 BPQN
Polyphonic arpeggiator 2
Two filter types, single or double
61 sensitive to light touch speed and pressure of strikes
2 + 1 multi master effects in multi-effect integration
USB 1.1 host
EXB-SMPL sampling card option + SCSI

UTILIZATION

The general configuration is not very complicated but needs to be understood.
Fortunately the owner's manual is very well done!
The editing and sound effects is quite simple (As The Trion).
The manual is clear and is accompanied by the guide parameters (very useful!).
The use of TR remains quite simple.Exepté few small adjustments that are well explained in the manual!

SOUNDS

The sheets are fine and of a quality quite exeptional!
Some are taking surround sound and realistic (it could be film music)
However the sounds of violins, trumpets, and all other classical instruments not seem very realistic even if it is worked well!
the expression of sound is very nice, its sound changes depending on how you press the note or depending on the speed of the game

OVERALL OPINION

I am totally seduced by this workstation! The price / quality ratio is very good and it was worth the money! I'm not disappointed in my choice of synthesizer I am pleased with the TR!