At the 2014 NAMM Show, Korg announced the Taktile and Triton Taktile, two new USB/MIDI controller keyboard designs, available in either 25 or 49-key variations.
The Taktile features the same semi-weighted keyboard that’s used on synthesizers and music workstations such as the KingKORG and KROME. It includes a touch pad, inherited from the Kaossilator, that lets you play melodies using a single finger, trigger pads that let you generate chords in the key and scale of your choice and an arpeggiator that includes rhythm patterns.
The taktile also delivers standard functionality that you expect from a MIDI controller, including drum pads, pitch and mod wheels and more.
- Touch-sensitive, illuminated Drum Trigger Pads (8 for the 25-key models 16 for 49-key models)
- Pitch Bend & Mod Wheel controls
- A KAOSS-style X-Y Touch Pad that provides CC, note and track pad input
- A ribbon for fast parameter selection or right/left click when in track pad mode
- Assignable controllers (8 sliders, 8 knobs, 8 switches)
- Dedicated DAW transport switches
- A bright, clear OEL screen displays parameters and program names.
The TRITON taktile controller cranks it up a notch, adding 512 sounds from KORG’s TRITON music workstations.
Here’s the official video intro:
Here’s a preview of the Pad functions:
The Korg Taktile and Triton Taktile are expected to be available in June 2014, priced at US $249.99/$349.99 for the Taktile 25 and 49, and $349.99/$499.99 for Triton Taktile 25 and 49 models. See the Korg site for more info.