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Pioneer Toraiz Squid

Postby DavyP » Thu May 09, 2019 6:05 pm

I kind of did an Impulse buy on one of these after first reading about it yesterday. It's a new sequencer from Pioneer with CV/gate, midi, usb etc

I literally just plugged it in, connected up the MS-101 ad hit play.

I'll do something proper and Melodic with it using more synths tomorrow.

First impressions are positive though and it seems like it will have a fast and easy workflow

https://youtu.be/axu2NOnZoRk
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Re: Pioneer Toraiz Squid

Postby DavyP » Fri May 10, 2019 5:31 am

https://youtu.be/kuqQChdVTEQ

Dug a little deeper, learnt a bit more and came up with this.

I used the Moog One, Prophet Xl, Deepmind 12, MS-101, Neutron, Boog D and Erica Techno System.

It's really nicely built and fun to jam with. Liking it so far :)
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Re: Pioneer Toraiz Squid

Postby Dave B » Fri May 10, 2019 8:36 am

I hadn't heard about the Squid, so I had a brief look at the blurb last night. Looks interesting. Will have to look in detail when I'm home over the weekend.
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Re: Pioneer Toraiz Squid

Postby DavyP » Fri May 10, 2019 3:02 pm

Dave B wrote:I hadn't heard about the Squid, so I had a brief look at the blurb last night. Looks interesting. Will have to look in detail when I'm home over the weekend.

I was the same, only heard of it the other day and though, sounds good, so I bought one :thumbup:
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Re: Pioneer Toraiz Squid

Postby DavyP » Fri May 10, 2019 3:03 pm

https://youtu.be/EM04mXvH0DY

Made use of the performance features again to tweak the sequence in this.

MS-101, Prophet Xl backing, and lots of tweaking.

I call it Bull Run....
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Re: Pioneer Toraiz Squid

Postby DavyP » Sun May 12, 2019 12:59 pm

https://youtu.be/V1qvrj5JGw4

Used nearly all my synths for this one, kept the Squid Busy :thumbup:
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Re: Pioneer Toraiz Squid

Postby DavyP » Mon May 13, 2019 2:02 am

I intend to spend the next week or so digging deeper into the Toraiz Squid to suss out it's various features so thought I might as well do a Guide to it as I go along.

So here's part 1, a basic overview.

I'll cover the Global section next in detail and apply the different features in a practical and musical context.

I'll try and keep them concise and to the point, and there will be no waffle as i don't do talky videos!!! Apart from the fact it would be weird hearing my own voice on screen my Northern Irish accent might just confuse people :D

This first video is just a basic visual guide to the Squids features.

https://youtu.be/IDwqUsZmQyk
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Re: Pioneer Toraiz Squid

Postby DavyP » Tue May 14, 2019 9:18 am

https://youtu.be/ATQ5jjq_XmI

Live jam with the Toraiz Squid, bust out the full armoury if synths for this one.

Still getting used to it but it's got a nice fast work flow and feels good to use.

Prefer it over my Squarp Pyramid :thumbup:
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Re: Pioneer Toraiz Squid

Postby DavyP » Wed May 15, 2019 9:27 am

https://youtu.be/PVDdXs_glwE

Did a video showing how my gear is synced and controlled by the Toraiz Squid
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Re: Pioneer Toraiz Squid

Postby DavyP » Sun May 19, 2019 1:33 am

https://youtu.be/GVYUY9nifqs

I bought a Polyend Medusa a couple of weeks back but this was my first time using it.

I sequenced it from the Squid using the various performance features and then just tweaked the sound to see what does what. Seems pretty straight forward and sounds good :)
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Re: Pioneer Toraiz Squid

Postby DavyP » Mon May 20, 2019 1:36 pm

https://youtu.be/SIpOn9haZgQ

Connected multiple synths to the Squid in this one and made use of its various performance features to pull this track together.
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Re: Pioneer Toraiz Squid

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon May 20, 2019 2:18 pm

DavyP wrote:https://youtu.be/SIpOn9haZgQ

Connected multiple synths to the Squid in this one and made use of its various performance features to pull this track together.

Your grooves are sounding better all the time ... lovely stuff :thumbup:

Also, I quite like the look of that Squid ... I love the pyramid but it can be a little 'fiddly' on occasion and the Squid looks to me to be a little more accessible for having a quick play/jam with. Probably a better sequencer for jamming with other people for the same reason. I'll look into it a bit more myself when I get a spare half hour.
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Re: Pioneer Toraiz Squid

Postby DavyP » Thu May 30, 2019 11:48 am

Eddy Deegan wrote:
DavyP wrote:https://youtu.be/SIpOn9haZgQ

Connected multiple synths to the Squid in this one and made use of its various performance features to pull this track together.

Your grooves are sounding better all the time ... lovely stuff :thumbup:

Also, I quite like the look of that Squid ... I love the pyramid but it can be a little 'fiddly' on occasion and the Squid looks to me to be a little more accessible for having a quick play/jam with. Probably a better sequencer for jamming with other people for the same reason. I'll look into it a bit more myself when I get a spare half hour.

It really is fun and quick to use, definately worth a look.

Here's a short jam on it

MS-101 and Cow Bells :lol:

https://youtu.be/-sFqBzaja70
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Re: Pioneer Toraiz Squid

Postby Martin Walker » Thu May 30, 2019 4:00 pm

DavyP wrote:Here's a short jam on it

MS-101 and Cow Bells :lol:

https://youtu.be/-sFqBzaja70

I thought you were joking Davy!! :headbang: :bouncy:


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Re: Pioneer Toraiz Squid

Postby DavyP » Fri May 31, 2019 5:23 am

Martin Walker wrote:
DavyP wrote:Here's a short jam on it

MS-101 and Cow Bells :lol:

https://youtu.be/-sFqBzaja70

I thought you were joking Davy!! :headbang: :bouncy:


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Hah ha nope, had to do the Cow Bells, get in the practice for when the Behringer 808 rip off is released :thumbup:
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Re: Pioneer Toraiz Squid

Postby DavyP » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:22 pm

https://youtu.be/SSf_p-ksrJc

This was a quick jam I put together this morning on the Squid

I used the Keyboard Velocity out to Filter in patch to use the keyboard to effect the filter then just messed about with the sequencer, synth and DJS-1000 for percussion.
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