Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer - Dave Smith Instruments

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Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer - Dave Smith Instruments
Key Features
  • Based on the DSI Prophet-6 Analog Synth
  • Monophonic
  • 495 Preset Patches
  • 2 x VCO & VCF, 2 x EG, VCA, LFO
Designed in collaboration with Dave Smith Instruments, the Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 is a monophonic analog synthesizer based on the discrete analog circuitry of the Prophet-6 synthesizer, bringing new creative possibilities to the studio and the stage. The intuitive controls include parameter knobs, which allow for subtle or dramatic changes to the tone of your music to create a personalized sound. Additionally, the on-board, touchpad-style keyboard and slider allow for sound manipulation on the fly during performances.
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Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Collaboration with Dave Smith
  • 3Prophet-6 Analog Sound
  • 4Full Programmability
  • 5495 Presets
  • 6Prophet-6 FX
  • 7Keyboard and Scale Mode
  • 8Slider
  • 9Arpeggiator
  • 1064-Step Sequencer
  • 11Creative DJ Setup
  • 12Sound Editor LE

Designed in collaboration with Dave Smith Instruments, the Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 is a monophonic analog synthesizer based on the discrete analog circuitry of the Prophet-6 synthesizer, bringing new creative possibilities to the studio and the stage. The intuitive controls include parameter knobs, which allow for subtle or dramatic changes to the tone of your music to create a personalized sound. Additionally, the on-board, touchpad-style keyboard and slider allow for sound manipulation on the fly during performances.

The instrument features two voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO) with continuously variable waveforms including triangle, saw, and pulse wave shapes. There are two voltage-controlled filters (VCF), a 4-pole, resonant low-pass filter that can self-oscillate, and a 2-pole resonant high-pass filter. Additionally, there are two ADSR envelope generators, a VCA, and an LFO. For effects, the AS-1 inherits the Prophet-6's dual FX engine and includes a bucket-brigade delay, ring modulation, chorus, phaser, and digital distortion. There are 495 preset programs organized into 10 banks, with each program offering its own 64-step sequencer. The Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 ships with an AC adapter and power cord.

Collaboration with Dave Smith

  • Working closely with Dave Smith himself, Pioneer has created a synth that produces powerful analog sound
  • The Toraiz AS-1 is an ideal addition to the setups of professional and aspiring producers

Prophet-6 Analog Sound

  • The AS-1 is based on the same analogue filters as Dave Smith’s renowned Prophet-6 synthesizer
  • Features 2 voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO) with continuously variable triangle, sawtooth, and pulse wave shapes
  • Sculpt your sound using the 2 voltage-controlled filters (VCF), a 4-pole, resonant low-pass filter that can self-oscillate, and a 2-pole, resonant high-pass filter

Full Programmability

  • Use the Toraiz AS-1 to create one-of-a-kind sounds using 2 VCOs, 2 VCFs, a VCA, 2 EGs, and 1 LFO
  • Save each sound and its parameter settings as a program so you can instantly access it later

495 Presets

  • There are 495 preset programs, each with a different sound and 64-step sequencer that can be edited separately
  • You can also save up to 495 of your own programs in the 5 user banks

Prophet-6 FX

  • Be creative with the Prophet-6-derived dual FX engine—use a single effect or pair 2 together to add extra texture to your sounds
  • FX includes:
    • Bucket-brigade delay
    • Distortion
    • Ring modulation
    • Chorus
    • Maestro phaser

Keyboard and Scale Mode

  • The 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 with Scale Mode

Slider

  • Add dynamic changes to your performance by using the slider to manipulate 7 different parameters
  • Change the pitch of 2 oscillators, adjust the amount of FX, and more

Arpeggiator

  • Perform a repeating chord pattern and change it in real time
  • Try out different scales
  • Match scales with a track during playback

64-Step Sequencer

  • Give your performance the edge with the 64-step sequencer
  • Step-recording of patterns, changing the musical key, editing the sound without editing the pattern

Creative DJ Setup

  • Create even more complex patterns by connecting the Toraiz AS-1 synth to the 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: The CDJs play the track, the Toraiz SP-16 adds loops and one-shots, and the Toraiz AS-1 generates unique analog leads

Sound Editor LE

  • Use the optional Soundtower Sound Editor to view the details of your programs in a single graphical interface, and experiment freely by editing the parameters directly on your Windows computer or Mac
UPC: 841300100737

Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1 Specs

Polyphony1 voice
ProgramsPrograms: 99 in 10 banks (5 factory banks, 5 user banks)
Synthesizer StructureOscillator 1
Frequency
Pulse width
Sync (off, on)

Oscillator 1 Waveshapes (Continuously Variable)
Triangle
Sawtooth
Variable-width pulse

Oscillator 2
Frequency
Fine
Pulse width
Key follow (off, on)
Low frequency (off, on)

Oscillator 2 Waveshapes (Continuously Variable)
Triangle
Sawtooth
Variable-width pulse

Oscillators
Slop

Mixer
Oscillator 1 level
Oscillator 2 level
Sub level
Noise level

Low-Pass Filter
Cutoff
Resonance
Key amount (off, half, full)
Velocity (off, on)

High-Pass Filter
Cutoff
Resonance
Key amount (off, half, full)
Velocity (off, on)

Filter Envelope
Low-pass filter amount
High-pass filter amount
Attack
Decay
Sustain
Release

AMP Envelope
Amount
Velocity (off, on)
Attack
Decay
Sustain
Release

Glide
Rate
Off, on
Mode (fixed rate, fixed time, fixed rate A, fixed time A)

LFO
Frequency
Sync (off, on)
Initial amount

LFO Shapes
Triangle
Reverse sawtooth
Sawtooth
Square
Random

LFO Destination
Oscillator 1 frequency
Oscillator 2 frequency
Oscillator 1 and 2 pulse width
Low-pass filter cutoff
High-pass filter cutoff
VCA

Modulation Source
Filter envelope
Oscillator 2 amount

Modulation Destination
Oscillator 1 frequency
Oscillator 1 shape
Oscillator 1 pulse width
Low-pass filter cutoff
High-pass filter cutoff
Effects & ControlsFX 1 Types
Bucket-brigade delay
Distortion
Ring modulation

FX 2 Types
Chorus
Low-resonance phaser
High-resonance phaser
Maestro phaser

Parameters: Each effect has 2 adjustable parameters
SequencerStep Length
Up to 64 steps


Parameters
Key, velocity, slew (off, on) for each step
BPM (shared with arpeggiator)
Time divide (shared with arpeggiator)
ArpeggiatorMode
Up
Down
Up + down
Random
Assign

Range
1 to 3 octaves

Parameters
BPM (shared with sequencer)
Time divide (shared with sequencer)
Performance ControlKeyboard
13 keys
22 preset scales
9 Octaves: C0 to C9 (use with oscillator 1 and 2 frequency parameters)

Slider Parameters (Multi Assignable)
Oscillator 1 frequency
Oscillator 2 frequency
Low-pass filter amount
High-pass filter amount
LFO amount
FX 1 mix
FX 2 mix

OLED Display
Able to access all parameters
MIDI DataMIDI-Controllable Parameters

Aftertouch
Amount

Aftertouch Destination
Oscillator 1 frequency
Oscillator 2 frequency
Low-pass filter cutoff
High-pass filter cutoff
VCA
LFO Amount

Pitch Bend Range
Up to +/-12 semitones
MiscellaneousKey Mode

Low
High
Last
Low retrigger
High retrigger
Last retrigger

Alternative Tuning
17 preset tunings
ConnectorsOutputs

Audio Out (L/R): 1/4" / 6.35 mm TS
Phones: 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS

MIDI
MIDI In: 5-pin Din
MIDI Out/Thru: 5-pin Din

USB: Type-B port
Others: Trigger In: 1/4" / 6.35 mm TS

Trigger Input

Able to connect a general footswitch or input audio signals
Able to Set the Operation from 4 Types:
Pedal
Trigger
Gate
Trigger-gate
PowerPower Supply: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Rated Current: 0.4 A
Rated Output: 5 VDC, 2 A
Power Consumption (Standby): 0.08 W Power Consumption: 5 VDC, 1500 mA
Temperature and HumidityOperating Temperature: 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Operating Humidity: 5% to 85% (no condensation)
Dimensions (W x H x D)10.5 x 2.7 x 7.0" / 267.4 x 68.6 x 177.7 mm
Weight3.1 lb / 1.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.955 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.95 x 11.45 x 4.7"
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