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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step recording of patterns, changing the musical key, editing the sound without editing the pattern – it’s all possible.
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.
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Sound Generation: Analog synthesis
Programs: 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, warranty
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
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
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
Step Length: Up to 64 steps
Parameters: Key, Velocity, Slew (Off, On) for each step, BPM (shared with arpeggiator), Time Divide (shared with arpeggiator)
Mode: Up, Down, Up + Down, Random, Assign
Range: 1 ~ 3 octaves
Parameters: PM (shared with sequencer), Time Divide (shared with sequencer)
Keyboard: 13-key touch keyboard, 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
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
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
Key Mode: Low, High, Last, Low Retrigger, High Retrigger, Last Retrigger
Alternative Tuning: 17 preset tunings
Lohith Moger on 28 Sep, 2017