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Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS1   ( Pioneer TAS-1 )

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.

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.

KEY FEATURES
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 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
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

Specifications:

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

Width
267.4 mm

Height
68.6 mm

Depth
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 step
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

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