Pioneer DJ have announced today their first major piece of live performance hardware and the start of their production equipment, the TORAIZ SP-16 sampler and step sequencer, expected to release officially this summer.

The Toraiz SP-16 is a versatile stand-alone sound machine. This new unit features an intuitive 7-inch touch screen, 16 powerful sampler engines, analogue filters and quantization syncing with CDJs via PRO DJ Link.

Toraiz SP-16 features a sequencer which enables DJs to quickly drop sounds into the 16-step sequencer to create up to 256 patterns, playback loops or trigger one-shots with the multicoloured performance pad. Users can quickly drop their sounds into 16-step loops and modulate the sounds via the six dials below the touch screen. The multicoloured buttons correspond to the colours users assign to each sound and patterns can be saved and ready for instant play back.

The 7-inch full-colour touch screen with detailed sample info

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