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Posted On: 19th January 2017

Pioneer TORAIZ AS-1 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer


Pioneer TORAIZ AS-1

Since August 2016 Pioneer the world renowned DJ industry monopolising brand has been dipping their toe in the ever growing production market. Releasing their first stand-a-lone unit the Pioneer TORAIZ SP-16 hit the market with a hype of energy. Having partnered with the legendary Synth Master Dave Smith, from Dave Smith Instruments known worldwide for the amazing Prophet-5, the TORAIZ SP-16 has been a hugely successful product for Pioneer. Allowing users to easily introduce Studio to Deck Stand the SP-16 was as much at home behind the decks for live performance as it was being used as an instrument to create in home and professional studios alike.

Introducing the Pioneer TORAIZ AS-1 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

Released on the first day of NAMM Show 2017 in Anaheim LA, the Pioneer TORAIZ AS-1 certainly has people talking already. Pioneer taking the next step along the road of Production Market domination with this beauty. An analog synth engine based on the circuitry of the world class Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6 , it is laid out in a way that anyone could get their hands on it and immediately start making the own unique sounds. You can use the touchpad-style keyboard and slider to manipulate sounds during performances and it’s easy to control the seven on-board effects, which with the addition of a brand-new digit distortion from the Prophet synth. In addition you can connect the TORAIZ AS-1 synth to the TORAIZ SP-16 live sampler via MIDI and use the sampler’s sophisticated sequencer to create even more complex patterns with the sounds you’ve created in the synthesizer.

Key Features of The TORAIZ AS-1

-True analog sound from Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6
-Two voltage-controlled oscillators
-Two voltage-controlled filters
-Two envelope generators
-Voltage-controlled amplifier and low-frequency oscillator
-Full programmability with 495 presets, 495 user programs and Quick Program
-Dual FX engine with seven FX (six from the Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6 synth)
-Touchpad-style keyboard and slider
-Scale Mode
-64-step sequencer with Sequence Lock
-Bright OLED display
-Easy connection to a PC/Mac or an external MIDI device
-Robust metal chassis

The TORAIZ AS-1 will be available from March 2017 at an SRP of £479