"I fell in love with the TORAIZ AS-1 in early 2017. A few minutes after unboxing it I had a melody that felt special. The next day, I finished the track ‘Five’ – the first song for my album ‘Playground’."
"I love the pure analog warmth of the AS-1. I use it on almost everything I do now. Despite it being a monophonic instrument, I’ve been using it to build chord progressions one layer at a time – which forces me to be economical and deliberate in my note selection and chord voicing."
"Sampling and sequencing outside the box has never been easier since the introduction of the TORAIZ gear. It's now a definitive part of my sound, and tracks like Citlalmina would not have been possible without it."
"When I was writing the main idea for 'Eclipse', I was on the road touring. I experimented with the SP-16 and quickly built the whole groove on it using samples I'd recorded. It enabled me to try different arrangements on the fly, just as I would during a DJ set using other people's music."