Korg Triton: PC HOST possible without elusive AG-001B cable?

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Korg Triton: PC HOST possible without elusive AG-001B cable?

Postby ShropshireFad » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:26 pm

I'm looking to connect my Korg Triton up to the computer so i can trigger drum patterns/arpeggios through logic. According to the manual I need an AG-001B cable plus "korg midi driver software" (no more details supplied) in order to HOST the Triton on the computer. The cable seems to be obsolete though since i can't find one for sale anywhere.....
Does anybody know if there is a more recent equivalent of this cable? Or, indeed, if theres another way of doing this altogether?

I've tried looking on Korg forums but i can't find anything specifically-related. Perhaps this is something obvious and i'm alone in my ignorance, so could somebody please shed some light!

I'm using Logic 5.5 on a Dell Dimension 5150 that has (if this helps):

2 PCI slots
1 PCIe x 1 slot
1 PCIe x 16 (graphics) slot

8 USB 2.0 ports - 2 front/5 back/1 internal for media card reader
1 integrated graphics port

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Re: Korg Triton: PC HOST possible without elusive AG-001B cable?

Postby Hugo76 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:26 pm

Yes. Buy a midi cable and connect it to the pc via a midi adapter.
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Re: Korg Triton: PC HOST possible without elusive AG-001B cable?

Postby meatballfulton » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:10 pm

The original Triton was pre-USB, the "To Host" connection is meant for a PC parallel port or Mac serial port...both obsolete ways of connecting.

Like Hugo76 wrote, just get a USB-MIDI interface.
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Re: Korg Triton: PC HOST possible without elusive AG-001B cable?

Postby ShropshireFad » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:37 pm

Thanks guys. So i just go for a two way midi connection through the midi adaptor that i ordinarily use to play vst's with my contoller keyboard (i.e. the midi adaptor you mentioned is the one that normally converts the midi cable into the soundcard pci slot.

**** This way i can trigger tones through midi on logic to come from the Triton BACK onto the logic sequence?***

This is Logic 5.5 i'm talking about. Will i need to change any settings from those i use to trigger the vsts?
I guess it's probably a completely different channel?

I think ''ve opened up a whole new subject, but this part of recording is completely alien to me and i could do with a pointer!
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Re: Korg Triton: PC HOST possible without elusive AG-001B cable?

Postby McHale » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:24 am

The cable is nothing special. The pinouts are in your manual. I made mine. All you need is an old PS2 mouse or keyboard. Cut the mouse/keyboard off and pick up a DB9 serial adaper at Radio Shack and solder up. Took me about 5 minutes to make and cost about 5 bucks...

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Re: Korg Triton: PC HOST possible without elusive AG-001B cable?

Postby Ashe37 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:40 am

it goes to a PC serial port, not parallel. I have a cable like that, i got it for my Alesis QS6 which i no longer have.
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