Pioneer TORAIZ SP-16
Catapult your creativity to another level in the studio, the booth and on stage with the TORAIZ SP-16 sampler and step sequencer. The tactile sampler features an intuitive touch screen and layout, 16 powerful sampler engines, analogue filters based on Dave Smith Instruments’ Prophet-6 synthesiser and quantize via Pro DJ Link. And you can use it as a stand-alone unit – no need to take a laptop into the booth.
Pioneer have used every last drop of their 20 years of electronic music industry experience into their first sampler to create a versatile sound machine. Load samples via USB or from the internal memory; then use the 16-step sequencer to create patterns, or playback loops or trigger one-shots with the multicoloured Performance Pads. And if you’re connected to CDJs via Pro DJ Link, everything is synced to the beat of the master deck, so you can get creative with confidence.
Pioneer have partnered up with the legendary synth creator Dave Smith to add his Prophet-6 analogue filters to the sampler, so you can give your creations a rich, analogue warmth and presence. Plus a touch strip gives you instinctive control of various parameters including pitch bending.
The real-time processing engine means you can reliably manipulate the sound using time stretch, pitch bend and amp envelope.
The 7-inch full-colour touch screen puts you in complete control. Pick the Track Menu to see the full information about your sounds and their parameters – which you can manipulate using the six rotary dials just below the screen. The sampler comes with 2GB of samples already on board, courtesy of Loopmasters, so you can start creating bass lines and loops right out of the box.
The TORAIZ SP-16 will be available towards the back-end of summer 2016 at an SRP of just £1279.
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 multicoloured buttons reflect the colours you’ve assigned 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-colour 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 colours to them for a visual guide. Or see real-time waveforms and full details of the sample’s characteristics, and use the dials underneath to manipulate a variety of parameters.
3. Multicoloured 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 colours 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. Analogue filters from Dave Smith Instruments’ Prophet-6 synthesiser
We’ve collaborated with Dave Smith to add the analogue filters from his iconic Prophet-6 synthesiser to the TORAIZ SP-16. Use the dials to sculpt your sound – manipulating Drive, Cut Off and Resonance – and add true analogue 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 and the sampler will snap your one-shots and loops to the beat of the master deck.1 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
TORAIZ SP-16 SPECIFICATIONS
Input ports: Phone x 2
Output ports: Phone x 8, headphones
Other ports: USB, LAN, MIDI
Max external dimension: 436.5 x 261.2 x 74.3 mm (W x D x H)
Weight: 3.2 kg
Last week I used the term 'game changer' and now I feel that I may have used that phrase a little premature... Actually, thats not fair.. There are SO MANY game changers coming out this year, we should embrace the fact that many of the manufacturers are pulling their fingers out and listening to their customers - what people want and crave. This joyous unit just so happens to be a MAJOR contender for product of the year... and if anything better than this gets released in 2016, I promise to play a New Years Eve set of all Justin Bieber songs.... Which will no doubt end my DJ career ;)
We are taking deposits on this monster of a machine, with as little as 10%.
To ensure you get one of the first in the UK, call the team on 0121 224 7650 to place your order.