more triton sampler stuff
The Triton will hold a maximum of 2 mins 54 (mono) out of the box, ie with 16Mb
of pre-fitted Ram, of course you can expand this as you wish up to 64Mb, this will give you a maximum time of 11 mins 39. It reads wav, aiff, some akai files (S1000, 3000) and Korgs own sample format, these can be loaded via floppy or the optional SCSI..
What you sample can be played back instantly from the triton and you can create multi-samples very easily, and layer them across the keyboard. (If you have it!) You can choose to sample dry, in stero/mono, or through the tritons fx, and you can apply a maximum of 5 at one time + 2 master fx.
All of your samples can then be saved into programs and then worked into combination patches, the triton DOES make all of this very easy and there is a lot of flexibility in some areas. However you will still need to reload your samples each time as the triton uses flash ram, and there are all the other 'issues' to consider..
As some folks have already pointed out there are many good things about triton. Particuarly as a synth/workstation. However if you really are set on it as a sampler I advise you to check it out totally before commiting. It's a great instrument truly, but I would not say it has the best implementation of sampling. For all its sampling credentials it remains in my opinion a synth first and a sampler second. As a one stop solution though it really kicks! But you might be better off with a dedicated EMU/Akai/Roland solution etc.. Good luck..