An 8-voice polyphonic analog orchestral synthesizer with a 61-note keyboard. Released in 1980, replaced by the superior Trident mk II in 1982.

The original Trident features only 16 memory locations for user patches. Unlike mk II, the patches can't be modified once saved, forcing the user to start programming the sound from scratch. Furthermore, there is no separate ADSR envelope generator on the VCF, nor a tape interface. Otherwise the two models are more or less identical.

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