Korg Intros Taktile, Triton Taktile Control Keyboards


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.

29 thoughts on “Korg Intros Taktile, Triton Taktile Control Keyboards

  1. Man these things seemed cobbled together. I haven’t seen much love for those no-aftertouch, paddle-style keys from the Krome. Then you have what looks like the touch interface and tiny screen straight off the Mini-KP2 and the faders from the nanoKONTROL. If they’d just put those 512 TRITON sounds in a little inexpensive desktop module I’d actually be mildly interested.

    1. Hey man, dont upgrade a Command Station with a shitty plasticky keyboard never! Never get rid of it. I did, and I lost my workflow.Have had every groovebox, sampler sequencer, keyboard ever made..

  2. could this be used as a stand-alone midi sequencer without using a cpu? I can’t find anything that says it does or doesn’t. I’m looking to upgrade from my EMU command station eventually and use it as a rack instead. Or would I at least be able to use beatmaker 2/mididesigner/lemur on my ipad slaved to it and those 16 pads assigned to independent midi channels

    1. Ouch. I was like: sold, and now I’m like: oh, booh.

      It looks great, the x/y pad and chords feature seems fun and I really like the trend of including arpeggiators in controllers. But no aftertouch… that’s my favourite way of adding expression.

  3. I would like to see one of the big makers take a stab at a controller that follows what is going on in the IOS world as standard now and allow the playing of keys constrained to a scale and root note with all out of scale keys being shifted up or down to allow for seamless improvisation. I currently achieve the same with a MidiPal, but it would be nice to have it all “in the box”.

    On the other hand, without this , I could do without the keyboard and have a simple controller with just the “in scale chords” on the left hand side and a kaoss style touch pad on the right…kindof like a Omnichord on steroids.

    1. Look dude, we get it, you have an SH-201. Believe it or not, your ownership of a VA synth is not relevant to every single article posted on this site.

  4. Its to bad some of those pads are not on the left hand side. Putting leads over a chord will be hard if both hands are using the right side of the keyboard.

    1. Korg said the Triton sounds could be edited, but not saved. Also the memory is read-only. Hopefully they can be transmitted from a DAW with Sysex or CCs or something.

  5. The KROME and KingKORG keybeds are pretty shoddy, so hearing that they’re using the same clattering components here is a big FAIL. I’m a keyboard player, not a lever-pusher. Give me a keybed that has a relatively smooth action and I’m there, but keys that clack or bend in bad places are insulting. The internal capabilities of the gods don’t mean jack if you only get a cheap, toy-like connection point. Between dance music and all of the catering to it, the standards for a playable KEYBOARD have all but dropped off the map in favor of $#@! BUTTONS. Grrrrr. I was hoping for better from Korg. I won’t be buying either of these. It sucks that you have to buy a flagship synth to get a decent keyboard and half of THOSE feel like planks. That’s the most unmusical thing of all. WTFF?????

  6. The layout of the controls (including having the wheels above the keys) is fantastic. The inclusion of the seldom seen X-Y pad completes my personal list of preferred controls on a master keyboard. At first glance, this appeared to be the keyboard controller for which I’ve waited patiently throughout years of disappointing NAMMs.

    Moreover, it’s been almost a DECADE since Korg has released a full-size, non-micro, non-nano keyboard controller. You know, something resembling a musical instrument more than a toy to use with your computer. This is the first since the Kontrol 49, which I’ve heard nothing of in what seems like ages.

    The lack of aftertouch is the sole reason I won’t be purchasing a Taktile 61. Very upsetting that this came so close to being a product I’d be excited to buy, rather than the situation I and surely many others have dealt with (and will perhaps be dealing with) for years: simply settling for an underwhelming product that seems the least bad.

    Reviews of the Krome keybed that this shares have been unanimously negative, from what I’ve seen. I have not tried it, but if it’s anything like the M50, I would have to agree. Such a shame, the plummet their quality has taken since I first became a Korg enthusiast many years ago. They’d never have dreamed of putting their name on such shoddy pieces of plastic in their heyday.

  7. I have a Kontrol 49 and the keyboard is great. I won’t be selling that anytime soon. I agree many of these “new” affordable Ideas fall short of the mark.

  8. No aftertouch ? So disappointing – a 61key with A/t would be ideal
    Why do Korg / roland insist on bring out these low quality keybeds
    The best keybeds I personally rate include clavia, waldorf blofeld, and DSI
    come on give us a midi cntroller with a decent keybed

  9. I just packed my Korg Triton Tektile up to get repaired. Display went bad then the audio connector now I get no power to it. I like Korg products, this is the first one that ever broke down on me.

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