Sequential, the legendary synth brand led by Dave Smith and home of the famous Prophet and OB-6 synthesizers is teaming up with Pioneer to bring a new performance lead analogue synth : the Pioneer DJ’s Toraiz AS-1.
Sequential is led by legendary instrument designer and Grammy-winner Dave Smith, the founder of Sequential Circuits in 1974. In 1977 Dave designed the Prophet-5, the world’s first fully-programmable polyphonic synth, and the first musical instrument with an embedded microprocessor. Sequential released many innovative instruments and drum machines over the next 10 years.
Now in 2021, Sequential is teaming up with Pioneer to give birth to the Pioneer DJ’s Toraiz AS-1, a performance-lead analogue synth which has a 64-step sequencer, two VCOs, two VCFs, two envelope generators, an LFO and a VCA. Plus, a whopping 495 presets and 495 user sounds and two effects units.
In other words, it’s a monophonic Prophet-6. And the good news is that you can get it for less than 500 bucks !
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