Make Music I by I 22.01.17

Watch Pioneer DJ and Dave Smith’s powerful Toriaz AS-1 mono synth at NAMM 2017

FACT gets a closer look at the new analog synth aimed at producers and DJs.

One of the biggest surprises of this year’s NAMM show in California was the announcement of a new collaboration between Pioneer DJ and analog synth legend Dave Smith, the Toraiz AS-1 mono synth.

The AS-1 is the second collaboration between the two companies after last year’s Toraiz SP-1 sampler, and uses the same circuits and effects found in Dave Smith’s Prophet-6 synthesizer. However, its compact form is designed to bridge the gap between DJing, production and live performance.

From the outside it looks a lot like Roland’s classic TB-303 bassline synth on steroids, but as FACT found out from Pioneer DJ’s Stuart Murphy at NAMM 2017, it’s designed to be a lot more versatile.

The Toraiz AS-1 is released in March for €549. Find out more from the Pioneer DJ website, and look out for more videos from the world’s biggest musical instrument show on FACT this week.

Watch next: Watch Percussa’s unique digital modular synth in action at NAMM 2017



Share Tweet

Privacy Preference Center

Required Cookies & Technologies

Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions.

gdpr, woocommerce_cart_hash, woocommerce_items_in_cart, _wp_wocommerce_session, sucuri_cloudproxy_uuid_*

Site Customisation

Cookies and similar technologies are used to improve your experience, to do things like:

- remember your login, general, and regional preferences
- personalize content, search, recommendations, and offers

Without these technologies, things like personalised recommendations, your account preferences, or localisation may not work correctly.


Personalised Advertising

These technologies are used for things like:

- personalised ads
- to limit how many times you see an ad
- to understand usage via Google Analytics
- to understand how you got to our web properties
- to ensure that we understand the audience and can provide relevant ads

We do this with social media, marketing, and analytics partners (who may have their own information they’ve collected). Saying no will not stop you from seeing our ads, but it may make them less relevant or more repetitive.

_ga, _gid, gat,_gads,_fbp