The compact module blurs the lines between DJing, live performance and production.
Like Pioneer DJ’s Toraiz SP-16 sampler, also made with Smith, the unit is designed to bridge the gap between DJing, live performance and production.
Inside are two voltage controlled oscillators, a 4-pole low-pass and a 2-pole high-pass filter. These can be modulated with two envelopes and an LFO and sequenced on 64 steps with a sequence lock function. There are also dedicated controls for tap tempo and BPM, reflecting the unit’s hybrid live-DJing possibilities.
It also comes with Pioneer Link support so you can plug it into a CDJ and sync to that, which, with Pioneer’s dominance in the DJ booth, could be this instrument’s secret weapon.
The Toraiz AS-1 is set to go on sale in March for €549. Watch the demonstration video below. [via CDM]