Pioneer DJ has partnered with synth legend Dave Smith for the Toraiz SP-16, a new sampler that aims to take your creativity to the next level on the stage or in the studio.
The tactile sampler features a seven-inch, full-colotouchscreen, 16 sampler engines, analog filters based on Dave Smith Instruments’ Prophet-6 synthesizer, and Pro DJ Link for perfect quantization. Users can load samples into the standalone unit via USB or from the internal memory and then use the 16-step sequencer to create patterns and loops or trigger one-shots with the multicolored Performance Pads. Additionally, if users utilize the Pro DJ Link to connect to CDJs, everything will be synced to the beat of the master deck.
Smith’s Prophet-6 analog filters add a rich warmth to the sounds, with a touch strip giving musicians intuitive control of various parameters, including time stretch, pitch bend, and amp envelope.
More information is available here and below. The Toraiz SP-16 will be available beginning this summer.
KEY FEATURES OF THE TORAIZ SP-16
1. Create up to 256 patterns using the 16-step sequencer
Drop sounds into the sequencer to create your own 16-step loops and use the six dials to modulate the sounds. The multicolored buttons reflect the colors you’ve assigned to each sound: for example, kick drums in red. You can save your patterns then play them back instantly in the booth or on stage.
2. 7-inch full-color touch screen with detailed sample information
The large touch screen puts all the information you need in your line of sight. Quickly browse and load samples and allocate colors to them for a visual guide. Users can also see real-time waveforms and full details of the sample’s characteristics, and use the dials underneath to manipulate a variety of parameters.
3. Multicolored Performance Pads with Velocity Mode
The Performance Pads are taken from our DJ controllers to give you a truly tactile experience. Load up to 16 samples to the pads, then finger drum freely to layer sounds on the fly. The lights reflect the colors you’ve assigned to each sound, while Velocity Mode lets you control the volume of the sample with how hard you hit the pad.
4. 8GB of flash memory and real-time processing for non-stop music production
The TORAIZ SP-16 delivers 16-voice polyphony so you can play all 16 samples at once – even when you’re using time stretch or editing the sound using the touch screen amp envelope. The 8GB of flash memory means you’ve got plenty of space – and you can use it as a stand-alone unit, with no need for a laptop.
5. Analog filters from Dave Smith Instruments’ Prophet-6 synthesizer
We’ve collaborated with Dave Smith to add the analog filters from his iconic Prophet-6 synthesizer to the TORAIZ SP-16. Use the dials to sculpt your sound – manipulating Drive, Cut Off and Resonance – and add true analog warmth and presence.
6. Pro DJ Link and MIDI clock mean you’ll never miss a beat
Add the TORAIZ SP-16 to your CDJ or XDJ set-up using Pro DJ Link. The sampler will snap your one-shots and loops to the beat of the master deck so you can layer multiple sounds over your tracks and they’ll always be in sync. It also has a MIDI clock so you can connect other devices via USB and stay in sync, and we’ll be adding connectivity with DAWs and synths at a later date.
7. Other features:
· Use the touch strip to control various parameters
· Comes with Loopmasters samples already on board