Admittedly, it is waaayyy too strange to start the blog off with a product placement.
But since the first announcements and reports from winter NAMM 2016 (Pioneer just made the hardware sampler that NI, Akai didn’t or http://cdm.link/tag/sp-16/), I had been extremely thrilled by the features:
- Stand-alone: don’t wanna try&pretend be create in front of the laptop
- Touch-screen for sample editing –> not only numbers on numeric displays (#electribe ) or pad (#launchpad / #circuit)
- 8 output channels: an ideal match with K-MIX for Dub mixing
- 8GB + USB with fast & accessible data loading
So today I recived a mail informing that the beast is available at Sweetwater (Pioneer DJ Toraiz SP-16)
After recently releasing a video series 6 videos Play all TORAIZ SP-16 Tutorial Series Pioneer DJ at beginning of August (2016) the User Manual has now also been published for those who want more details.
The info & explanations in that manual are very promising.
Well, yet to see how the will handle firmware updates, interoperability, etc.
With the recent trend of mobile /table audio, I ask myself, why is Ableton Link not included for connectivity with the mobile world?
And reading from the manual, the effects section will need some more additions.
As with the PB vid (Saytek Interview & Pioneer TORAIZ SP-16 First Look), hopefully we will get more reviews and tutorials by the pros in the coming weeks.
I will unfold the history in music selection and creation further in other pages & posts further on.