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Re: HOWTO: Installing a USB floppy emulator in a Korg Trinity

Postby Teklas » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:07 pm

I have my sound back again. It was a wire not connected properly to the motherboard.

I had to install a new floppy drive and everything with it works fine so far.

However, now that I have a floppy drive back again, I cannot update the OS because I cannot make the disks even following step by step per Korg guidelines

I created a post about it.
https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... 23&t=76597

If you have any idea how to solve it, you are more than welcome to let me know
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Re: HOWTO: Installing a USB floppy emulator in a Korg Trinity

Postby Tomeczek » Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:08 pm

BillB wrote:Ooh, back on-topic (briefly...)

That Nalbantov website really does cover a lot of devices (ALL the devices?) when you dig into it.

Hi Bill,
Have you seen there information regarding installation of this emulator on KORG 01WproX?
Could you provide link?

Thank you in advance!
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Re: HOWTO: Installing a USB floppy emulator in a Korg Trinity

Postby Tomeczek » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:13 pm

Stan Citrine wrote:Hi all. I've bee reading this thread and have a similar issue trying to install a gotek usb drive to my Korg 01w proX. I just can't get the thing to save to a partitioned usb stick. I've followed all the advice given so far but still no luck.

I keep getting this message.

ERROR: Drive not ready

Any advise welcome.

Hi Stan,
I've also been trying to install Gotek USB floppy emulator on 01WproX. I read all tutorials and suggestions I found, followed all of them (they were practically giving the same instructions). Still getting:

ERROR: Drive not Ready.

I even created new post https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=76812&e=0 asking for help, but no responses.
I tried to use two thumbdrives: 32GB and 4GB. Formatted them using Ketron utilities as 1.44MB and 720kB. No difference...
Have you been able to get rid of that error on your keyboard? If so – please explain what you did! :thumbup: Please...

Thank you in advance!
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Re: HOWTO: Installing a USB floppy emulator in a Korg Trinity

Postby tommei3 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:56 am

Change Disk without Reboot
in Korg Trinity with Gotek

MY SOLUTION with a new built in "push button switch"
(A switch that makes contact only while pressing)

1) interrupt (cut) the single wire from Pin 34 (Ready Signal) of the floppydrive data-cable

2) connect the end of the wire, which is going to the circuit board ...
to the pin a push button switch

3) Connect a new wire to any ground cable (-) of the floppy (i.e. the power cable of the floppydrive)

4) Connect the other end of the new wire to the second pin of the push button switch


While you press the push button switch
it should make contact (not interupt!)

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How to change the "floppy" on the Korg Trinity:
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1) Select "COMBI" or "PROG" or "SEQ" Modus on the Korg (Any other then "DISK")
2) While pressing the new built-in "push button switch" ... click on "DISK"
3) The display should now show ... "no disk"
4) Release the new built-in "push button switch"
4) Change to any disk number on the "Gotek"
5) Press "Load" on the right corner of the Display,
6) Now the Korg should load the content of the chosen Disk
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To change Disk, you have to repeat this procedure
and you dont need to reboot the trinity!

I hope this solution will help you :-)
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Re: HOWTO: Installing a USB floppy emulator in a Korg Trinity

Postby Eddy Deegan » Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:45 am

Thank you for adding this information tommei3; that sounds like a great workaround for those without the HDR option to force a re-read of the disk volume! :thumbup:
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