MATRIXSYNTH: TORAIZ AS-1 - a Berlin School sequencing style sound demo

Saturday, February 16, 2019

TORAIZ AS-1 - a Berlin School sequencing style sound demo

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Alba Ecstasy


A short story of my Dave Smith Instruments experience.
Once upon a time I was searching for a cheap keyboard MIDI controller around $150.
I ended buying DSI Evolver (about $600 at that time). Tremendous sound!
Years later, I’m selling it: pots starts to “fall”.

Enters MoPho: fat, dirty yellow box. Instant buy. Years later, I’m selling it: programming was exhausting.

Some strange experiences with Prophet 6: weak knobs, loose top panel.

Years later, Toraiz is released. Me (not impressed): “meh!”...
2019: my friend Robert ask me if I want to test the Toraiz. Me: “what, that fancy Monotribe?! Haha, no thanks!” He brings it to me. Me: plug cables, play notes. WHAT?!

A week later: me, after intense searches I find a cheap B-stock and I’m ordering it!
Yep. I was so wrong about Toraiz. One of the few synths I judged before testing it.
And this is very wrong. First test, and then speak your opinion.

And in this case, I think TORAIZ is BIG.
Look for one. You won’t regret!

In this video, I choose a random a factory preset and start tweaking it. Programming looks much easier on Toraiz, even it has the same linear menu structure as MoPho, but, I don't know: I find it much easier to dive into its menu.

Delay: H-Delay Waves
Reverb: Valhalla Vintagege"

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