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Digital Subscriptions > MusicTech > Sept 17 > PIONEER DJ Toraiz AS-1


The new Toraiz from Pioneer DJ is another crossover unit packed with DSI goodness – a mono Prophet-6 analogue synth for less than £500 and a lot more besides. Can Andy Jones resist?

Lead Review


Manufacturer Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1

Price £479 (street)


With the RM speaker range, Pioneer announced some serious musicproduction intentions – they are rock solid monitors, from a company that made its name equipping DJs with some of the best gear around. Pioneer then strengthened its production hand with the Toraiz SP-16 sampler, a hardware beast that utilises Dave Smith Filters and is, as reviewer Martin Delaney said: “One of the most fun hardware experiences I’ve had in ages”. That unit is aimed at Akai MPC beatmakers, or DJs who want a quick way of adding hits, loops and other samples to their sets.

Now, we have a new Toraiz on review, the AS-1, which was one of the standout products of NAMM 2017. This was largely down to the fact that this Toraiz packs in even more DSI sound: an analogue synth based on the company’s Prophet 6…

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The new issue of MusicTech is on sale from Thursday 17th August and we’re honoured to be the first magazine to present a feature on the brand new studio facilities at the legendary Abbey Road studios: The Gatehouse and the Penthouse. To mark this occasion we bring you a giant Abbey Road special, featuring a studio tour, a COMPLETE gear list, an interview with iconic producer John Leckie (who begun his career at AR) as well as hands on tutorials designed to show you how to re-create the Abbey Road sound at home! We’ve also got a disc packed with Abbey Road related video content for you to feast your eyes on. Elsewhere this issue we have features looking at the history of the Korg MonoPoly, 6 ways to cheat at making music as well as our usual plethora of reviews including the Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 and Novation Circuit 1.5 and a wide range of tutorial content.