Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

Craft fat sounds with Dave Smith-designed filters. Build new grooves on the 64-step sequencer. Producer DJs -- get creative with Pioneer's TORAIZ AS-1 synth!
The second musical instrument in the Pioneer TORAIZ range, the AS-1 is a monophonic analog synthesizer that brings 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.

The TORAIZ AS-1 is driven by a fully programmable, true analog 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.

Collaboration with Dave Smith

Working closely with Dave Smith himself, Pioneer has 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 analog 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 read more LFO, then save each sound and its parameter settings as a program so you can instantly access it later.

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.

Features:

- 495 presets
- Prophet-6 analog sound
- Prophet-6 FX
- Keyboard & scale mode
- Slider with 7 parameters
- 64-step sequencer
- Full programmability
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- Maximum Polyphony: 1 voice
- 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
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 267.4 x 68.6 x 177.7 mm
- Weight: 1.4 kg
- Power Supply: AC adaptor DC 5 V
- Power Consumption: 1500 mA
- Included Accessories: AC adaptor, Power cord, Quick Start Guide
Synthesis Parameters
- Oscillator 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:
- FX 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
Sequencer:
- Step Length: Up to 64 steps
- Parameters:
- Key, Velocity, Slew (Off, On) for each ste
- BPM (shared with arpeggiator)
- Time Divide (shared with arpeggiator)
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 keys
- 22 preset scales
- 9 octaves: C0 ~ 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 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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 12 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAS-1
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 12 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAS-1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-421-1404 or 800-782-7210
(2 ratings)
Submitted November 19, 2019 by Jay H in USA, DE
"THIS THING IS AMAZING!!!!!"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I want to slap myself for not getting this sooner. This little box is like a micro Prophet 6. Lush warm analog sounds, DSI parameters galore, quality all around, and that fun little touch sensitive keybed. I own a Prophet REV 2 I also got from zZounds and this is my 2nd DSI product. I felt right at home using it. Same parameters as on the Prophet Rev as soon as I plugged it in and started playing with it I feel in love with this thing. I can't wait to start recording songs with this thing once I get into the manual for it!
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