Synth Site: Korg: Trident Mark 1 & 2: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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a part-time user writes:
somebody have the instruction manual of korg trident? please reply me thanks

posted Sunday-Jan-18-2004 at 22:22
Robert morley a professional user from Norway writes:
I've bought many different synthesizers since I wrote the review on the Trident, and I've bought two Trident's since then! And all I can say is: This instrument is so nice sounding, that if you can get hold of one, buy it! You will not regret!!!! If you like warm, analouge, polyphonic sounds, this is a really good choice compared to price and user-friendlyness. And it sounds WARM! (If you like the old stuff...) It is great value for the money, and the synth will be worth a lot in the future, because this is one of the best analogue polyphonic synthesizers ever made, especially compared to prices you will have to pay for a Moog or a Prophet. (If you have a low budget, and like the sound of the early 80's, this is the synth for you.) And if you sell it, you will probably earn money on it in the future. When collectors realize the true value of this synth in 5-10 years, the price will go up! (I guarantee you that this is a highly collectable synth!) This was one of the last real analog polysynths from Korg, and it has a great potential of beeing one of the real classis in the synthesizer history. I will NEVER part from this synthesizer again! I just love it! (And I concider it to be a real classic!) I own a Roland Jupiter 4, 8, a Minimoog, ARP 2600, and lots of other real classic analog synthesizers, and I will give the people who made this synth credit for making a lovely piece of musical instrument! I will rate it 5 because of the great value you will get for the money, if you ever will be so lucky to get hold of this great synthesizer. Forget about all the new stuff. In 10 years, they will be gone, but the old analog synthesizers will still make music, and the will still sound far better than ANY virtual or digital synth! The quality of the parts used is much better than the virtual analog synthesizers they make today. (And in 20 years from now, most of the new stuff will NOT be working anymore!) But the old analog synthesizers will still be going strong, and they will cost a fortune! You can not compare any of the synths made after 1985 with the classic analog sound of the 70's and early 80's. (I will keep this synth until I die!)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Oct-28-2003 at 21:07
JoyJoy77 from Finland writes:
I think whoever said "better than jp or nord" meant in pure-sound quality, not a better synth.. I think it's not trying to be Prophet-5 either. It should be viewed as a string machine-synthesizer combo.. such as Arp Quadra. As such it is something quite special. The strings are 70's string-machine type of strings.. like Solina/Crumar but a bit more refined and smoother (Solina would be rougher and possibly more organic). I like Trident's strings better of all the dedicated string machines (I haven't heard Arp Omni or Quadra though). It can also do an excellent analog brass (from the synth section!), incredibly warm, evolving organs (with chorus/flanger), great solos with the aid of the joystick.. I actually find the limitations in Trident quite exciting. I'm not thinking of letting it go..

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-23-2003 at 06:34
Ruben a hobbyist user from Denmark writes:
I have never tired a better synth!!The organ is so nice, you can practicly do everything with it. You if you use some time with the strings, you can make it really warm and nice (it dosn´t sound like "normal" strings)but better (I think)!! The brass section is really good aswell

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Apr-29-2003 at 04:09
Albert King a part-time user from Glorious USA writes:
Now this is a boogie machine! It has some real power behind it. The reviewer making those marks is damn wrong. First of all, the strings are legendary analog strings, not 50% or whatever. He must have wanted ROMpler emulation or something. Also, the bass can be massive if programmed right (4 VCO Bass!) but the sound of this devil machine is very "middle range" and not much bass usually. Weird sounds, very bright, an analog organ that slaps you in the face with it's male member! But the bass can be tremendous... And nice string-y pads too.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Dec-03-2002 at 19:39
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