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Pioneer Toraiz Squid

599.00

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Take control of your workflow and make new styles of music with the SQUID. Named for the blend of functionality and creative stimulation it offers, the SQUID (SeQUencer Inspirational Device) is a brand-new multitrack sequencer in our TORAIZ series of musical instruments.

Unlock limitless creativity with the SQUID™ multitrack sequencer. Part of our TORAIZ™ series of musical instruments and production equipment, this inspiration tool will be the heartbeat of your studio and live setups. The SQUID will control your workflow and give you the chance to develop new styles of music as you create unique sequence patterns and phrases at the touch of a button. Connect, sync and simultaneously control up to 16 instruments via its multiple input/outputs. The terminals are compatible with various equipment, from your DAW and hardware instruments to modular synths, vintage synthesizers and drum machines.

Perfect for on-the-fly music production, the layout and controls are effortless to navigate so your ideas will come to life the moment inspiration strikes. This production tool enables you to randomize sounds, sequences, and drums – all in key. Access endless polyrhythmic-looping options and instantly change the playback direction and speeds. With the world-first* Groove Bend feature, you’ll really feel the groove as you generate original rhythms in real time. And by controlling everything in one place, you can focus on developing phrases.

Have fun creating phrases by tapping the 16 multicolored LED rubber pads in the Step Edit section. Set step parameters and play live as if the pads were keys on a keyboard. Combine various sequence functions such as Interpolation and Harmonizer to help build your sounds.

16 MULTICOLORED LED PADS

Instantly switch between features using the 16 multicolored pads. Linked to independent modes, they enable you to engage a range of creative features. You can activate Trigger mode to step-record patterns. Play scales and record performances with Scale mode and add nuance by varying the strength of your keystrokes.

INTERPOLATION

Interpolation helps you instantly make phrases. Set each parameter for the beginning, middle, and end of the steps and quickly assign the pitch and dynamics to bring your idea to life.

HARMONIZER

For chord inspiration, look no further. The Harmonizer feature allows you to assign up to 6 chords to buttons, record chord compositions into steps, and intuitively build evolving phrases.

TRANSPOSE MODE

Tap the pads to switch phrases on the fly with Transpose mode. Use this function to immediately adjust the mood of a phrase or rapidly raise the pitch of a step. The sounds you create can be recorded in real time.

CC MODE

You can manipulate up to 5 of your external device’s CC controls. For instance, if the TORAIZ AS-1 monophonic analog synthesizer is connected on track 1, you can assign a handful of MIDI CC numbers and then step sequence them in one place.

RANDOMIZER

In need of some inspiration? Try randomly changing the parameters of a step to alter the phrase and get new ideas from there. SQUID will individually randomize the trigger On/Off, pitch, gate, velocity, and CC mode control values. In addition to the normal sporadic sounds, trigger On/Off and pitch incorporate a more musical randomization thanks to the Euclidean algorithm – perfect for when you want to quickly generate phrases.

PATTERN SET MODE

This sequencer has 16 MIDI tracks, and you can make up to 64 patterns per track. Call Pattern Set at any time by immediately saving a combination of patterns created by each track and use it to conveniently check the rough composition of your music.

CHORD MODE

Touch one of the 16 pads to trigger a perfect chord. The SQUID knows 18 chord sets and its in-built knowledge of chord progressions will help you create incredible music.

Specifications

Width

374.8 mm

Height

223.9 mm

Depth

72.1 mm

Weight

1.9 kg

Included Accessories

  • AC adaptor
  • Power cord
  • Quick Start Guide

Sequencer

Maximum number of tracks

16 tracks

Maximum number of patterns per track

64 patterns

Maximum number of steps per track

64 steps

Step resolution

  • Quarter note
  • Eighth note
  • Sixteenth note
  • Twenty-fourth note
  • Thirty-second note

Maximum number of notes per step (polyphony)

8 notes

Maximum number of projects

Terminals

MIDI

  • 1 MIDI THRU / OUT

USB

1 USB B port