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Pioneer DJ AS-1 Toraiz

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The TORAIZ AS-1 is driven by a fully programmable, true analogue synthesis engine based on the discrete analogue circuitry in Dave Smith Instruments’ Prophet-6 synthesizer. It also inherits 7 on-board effects from the Prophet-6 synth as well as a brand new digital distortion.


Develop unique sounds

The second musical instrument in our TORAIZ range, the 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 personalised sound. Plus you can use the touchpad-style keyboard and slider to manipulate sounds during performances.

  • Collaboration with Dave Smith

    Working closely with Dave Smith himself, we have created a synth that produces powerful analogue sound. The TORAIZ AS-1 is an ideal addition to the setups of professional and aspiring producers.

    • Prophet-6 analogue sound

      The AS-1 is based on the same analogue filters as Dave Smith’s renowned Prophet-6 synthesiser. It has 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, and VCA, 2 EGs and 1 LFO, then save each sound and its parameter settings as a program so you can instantly access it later.

        • 495 presets

          The inspiring 495 preset programmes each have a different sound and 64-step sequence that can be edited separately. You can also save up to 495 of your own programmes in the 5 user banks.

          • Prophet-6 FX

            Be creative with the Prophet-6-derived dual FX engine and use a single effect or pair 2 together to add extra texture to your sounds. FX includes Bucket Brigade Delay, Distortion, Ring Modulation, Chorus and Maestro Phaser.

            • Keyboard & scale mode

              The TORAIZ AS-1 will make sure your performance is in perfect harmony as you

              • Arpeggiator

                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.

              • 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 – it’s all possible.

              • 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 analogue leads.

              • Sound Editor LE

                Use the Soundtower Inc. Sound Editor to view the details of your programmes in a single graphical interface and experiment freely by editing the parameters directly on your PC or Mac. Watch the video here.

              perform the sounds you create with the touchpad keyboard or change the notes assigned to the keys with Scale Mode.

            • Specifications

              Sound Generation

              Analog synthesis

              Programme

              99 programmes x 10 banks (5 factory banks, 5 user banks)

              * Each program includes its own sequence pattern
              * Able to set up to 13 favourite programmes can be registered

              Width

              10.53 in

              Height

              2.7 in

              Depth

              7 in

              Weight

              3.09 lb

              Power Supply

              Included Accessories

              • AC adaptor
              • Power Cord
              • Quick Start Guide
              • warranty

              Synthesis Parameters

              Oscillator 1

              • Frequency
              • Pulse Width
              • Sync (Off, On)

              Oscillator 1 Shapes

              • Triangle
              • Sawtooth
              • Variable-width Pulse

              Oscillator 2

              • Frequency
              • Fine
              • Pulse Width
              • Key Follow (Off, On)
              • Low Frequency (Off, On)

              Oscillator 2 Shapes

              • 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

              FX 1 Type

              • 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

              Sequencer

              Parameters

              • Key, Velocity, Slew (Off, On) for each step
              • BPM (shared with arpeggiator)
              • Time Divide (shared with arpeggiator)

              Step Length

              Up to 64 steps

              Arpeggiator

              Mode

              • Up
              • Down
              • Up + Down
              • Random
              • Assign

              Range

              1 ~ 3 octaves

              Parameters

              • BPM (shared with sequencer)
              • Time Divide (shared with sequencer)

              Performance Control

              Keyboard

              • 13-key touch keyboard
              • 22 preset scales
              • 9 octaves: C0 ~ C9 (use with Oscillator 1 and 2 frequency parameters)

              Slider Parameters

              • 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 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

              Miscellaneous

              Key Mode

              • Low
              • High
              • Last
              • Low Retrigger
              • High Retrigger
              • Last Retrigger

              Alternative Tuning

              17 preset tunings

              Terminals

              Outputs

              • 1 AUDIO OUT L/R (1/4 inch TS Jacks)
              • 1 PHONES (1/4 inch stereo phone Jack)

              MIDI

              • 1 MIDI IN (5P DIN)
              • 1 MIDI OUT/THRU (5P DIN)

              USB

              1 USB B port

              Others

              1 TRIGGER IN (1/4 inch TS jack)

              Trigger Input

              • Able to connect a general foot switch or input audio signals
              • Able to set the operation from 4 types:
                • Pedal
                • Trigger
                • Gate
                • Trigger-Gate