Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 is a monophonic analog synthesizer that brings new creative possibilities to the studio and the stage. Its intuitive controls include parameter knobs that let you make both subtle and dramatic changes to the tone of your music to create your own personalized sound. Plus you can use the touchpad-style keyboard and slider to manipulate sounds during performances.
Toraiz AS-1 is driven by a fully programmable, true analog synthesis engine based on the discrete analog circuitry in Dave Smith Instruments' Sequential Prophet-6 synthesizer. It also inherits seven onboard effects from the Prophet-6 synth as well as a brand new digital distortion.
Collaboration with Dave Smith
Working closely with Dave Smith himself, Pioneer DJ has created a synth that produces powerful analog sound. Toraiz AS-1 is an ideal addition to the setups of professional and aspiring producers.
Sequential Prophet-6 analog sound
Toraiz AS-1 is based on the same analog filters as Dave Smith's renowned Sequential Prophet-6 synthesizer. It has two voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) with continuously-variable triangle, sawtooth and pulse wave shapes. Sculpt your sound using the two voltage-controlled filters (VCFs), a 4-pole resonant low-pass filter that can self-oscillate and a 2-pole resonant high-pass filter.
Use Toraiz AS-1 to create one-of-a-kind sounds using two VCOs, two VCFs and VCA, two EGs and an LFO, then save each sound and its parameter settings as a program so you can instantly access it later.
The inspiring 495 preset programs each have a different sound and 64-step sequence that can be edited separately. You can also save up to 495 of your own programs in the five user banks.
Sequential Prophet-6 effects
Be creative with the Prophet-6-derived dual effects engine and use a single effect or pair two together to add extra texture to your sounds. Available effects include delay, distortion, ring modulation, chorus and phaser.
Keyboard and scale mode
Toraiz AS-1 will make sure your performance is in perfect harmony as you perform the sounds you create with the touchpad keyboard or change the notes assigned to the keys using Scale Mode.
Add dynamic changes to your performance by using the slider to manipulate seven different parameters. Change the pitch of two oscillators, adjust the amount of effects and more.
Be ready to experiment: perform a repeating chord pattern and change it in real time, try out different scales, match scales with a track during playback and more.
Give your performance the edge with the 64-step sequencer. Step record patterns, change musical key, edit the sound without editing the pattern — it's all possible.
Creative DJ setup
Create even more complex patterns by connecting Toraiz AS-1 synth to Toraiz SP-16 live sampler via MIDI. Or take it to the booth and connect the sampler to your DJ setup via Pro DJ Link: CDJs play the track, Toraiz SP-16 adds loops and one-shots, and Toraiz AS-1 generates unique analog leads.
|Built In Speakers||No|
|Included From Manufacturer||Power Supply|
|Number of Keys||None|
|Midi||In, Out/Thru, and USB|
|Product Unique Features||Sequential Prophet-6 analog filters|
|Audio File Playback||No|
|Control Connections||1/4" TS trigger in works with footswitch, trigger, gate inputs|
|Onboard Controllers|| 13-key membrane keyboard
Multi-assignable touch slider
|Expansion Options||Supports Pro DJ Link protocol for integration with other Pioneer DJ products|
|Audio Outputs|| Dual L/R 1/4" TS main output
1/4" headphone output
|Oscillators per Voice||2|
|Product Weight||3.09 lbs.|
|Programs/Presets|| 495 factory presets
495 program locations in 5 user banks
|Sequencer||64-step sequence can be saved with each program|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI;System Updates;Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager|
|Voices of Polyphony||Monophonic w/two oscillators|
Pioneer DJ Americas, Inc. Limited Warranty
Pioneer DJ Americas, Inc. (PDJA) warrants that products distributed by PDJA in the USA and Canada that fail to function properly under normal use due to a manufacturing defect when installed and operated according to the owner's manual enclosed with the unit will be repaired or replaced with a unit of comparable value, at the option of PDJA, without charge to you for parts or actual repair work. Parts supplied under this warranty may be new or rebuilt at the option of PDJA.
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