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How to use the Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 Monophonic analog synthesizer (Instruction manual)

Get to know the TORAIZ AS-1

Take a look at the key features of the monophonic analog synthesizer, developed in collaboration with Dave Smith Instruments. Read about its extensive library of preset sounds and 64-step sequencer.

What you can do with the controls on the TORAIZ AS-1

Explore the top panel of the analog mono synth and learn what you can do with each button, knob, and key. Take a look at all the connections on the rear of the unit too.

How to connect the TORAIZ AS-1 to your other equipment

Find out how to fit the synthesizer into your DJ or production setup. Plug in a foot switch, MIDI sequencer, PC/Mac, powered speakers, and more.

How to start using the TORAIZ AS-1

Get to grips with playing and editing programs and using the sequencer. Get creative with the slider and learn how to use the Quick Program feature. Here, you can update the unit’s firmware.

How to create sounds with the TORAIZ AS-1

Delve into each synthesis category and adjust parameters to create your own sounds. Learn how to work with the oscillator, filters, envelopes, FX, sequencer, and more.

How to change settings on the TORAIZ AS-1

Access the Global Setting screen to choose your preferred settings for Scale mode, MIDI Clock mode, key sensitivity, and more. See the scale list for Keyboard mode and learn how to calibrate the unit.

How to use the TORAIZ AS-1 with external equipment

Find out how to connect various pieces of external equipment such as MIDI devices or a PC/Mac and sync them with the TORAIZ AS-1. And learn how to control the unit’s play functions via trigger in.

How the TORAIZ AS-1 sends and receives MIDI data

Delve deep into the various lists of MIDI messages to find out how the unit can communicate with different types of compatible external equipment.

How the signal flow works in the TORAIZ AS-1

Explore the block diagram to understand the signal flow of the unit.

How to troubleshoot and fix problems with the TORAIZ AS-1

Find out how to solve issues with power, weak or distorted sound, tuning, the sequencer, and more. Look up a list of the unit’s specifications, including its dimensions and weight.

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