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The Joy of Toraiz LFO

One of my favorite things about the Pioneer Toraiz SP-16 is that its creators have implemented some unusual combinations of features one my not expect. The types of values the Toraiz can modulate with it's LFO tracks are an example of that.

Other than if you a long-time advanced user of Logic Pro or similar, you've probably never automated something like the bit rate of a LoFi effect. Even if you had, you probably had to do it somewhat manually in an automation editor rather than having good algorithms that handled that for you. 

Here are some of the LFO setups that have gotten me great sounds so far:

  • You can add triggers to a LINE-IN track and therefore have LFO FX modulate live incoming audio (I run my entire Yamaha mixer through this)
  • Sampling my MicroBrute and using a triggered sine wave to modulate the bit rate of the lo-fi effect at random with trigger on full and a half
  • Sampling my MicroBrute and using a triggered saw wave to modulate the frequency of the lo-fi effect at random with trigger on full and a half
  • Sampling a drum loop from the Tempest and using a slow saw wave on the cutoff of the lo-pass filter

While the LFO feature of the Toraiz is more limited than automations in Logic Pro, it's also more accessible. 

My main complaint so far is that I'm experiencing the LFOs cutting out randomly.

James Womack

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hello James,

Im glad your enjoying your toraiz sp-16. I have not experienced audio drop outs while using the LFO. if your able can explain the steps you take to see if I can reproduce the problem. 

Thanks

Carmelo Figueroa
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Good tips James :) I hadn't thought of using LFO's on thru tracks (like I might on my Octatrack) - nice one. I also run my Tempest through the T :)

 

I haven't experienced the LFO cutting out, can you repro?

Simon Fine 0 votes
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@simon I can reproduce it reliably but if others aren't experiencing it, that's awesome :)

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Can you list down the steps to reproduce it so if Pioneer read this they might look into it? I'll see if I can repro aswell.

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