Pioneer is to introduce the Toraiz SP-16 sampler/step sequencer, which analog filters come straight from Dave Smith's Prophet-6.
Pioneer's Toraiz SP-16 features two discrete voltage-controlled filters developed by Dave Smith Instruments: a four-pole, resonant, low-pass inspired by the original 1970’s-era Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 filter, and a two-pole high-pass filter. It also features a 7-inch color touch screen for accessing its factory sound library and viewing sound and performance parameters and a 16-step sequencer that can store up to 256 patterns. The sixteen sequence step buttons allow color coding of sounds, and patterns can be saved as “scenes” for instant recall in the studio or on stage. When the instrument is connected to a Pioneer DJ CDJ or XDJ DJ Deck using Pioneer DJ’s Pro DJ Link, the system synchronizes its loops and one-shots to the beat of a master deck. (Users will need to update the TORAIZ SP-16 to the latest firmware to use this feature.) A MIDI clock support allows users to connect and synchronize other devices. Is also comes pre-loaded with 2GB of samples and loops.
The TORAIZ SP-16 will be available in the Summer of 2016. More details at www.pioneerdj.com.