Toraiz SQUID Multitrack Sequencer In-Depth Demo

The latest loopop video takes an in-depth look at Pioneer DJ’s new Toraiz Squid Multitrack Sequencer

The Toraiz Squid is a hardware sequencer that lets you sequence 16 tracks of synths and drum machines, via USB, MIDI, CV, or DIN sync.

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro
0:50 Connectivity
1:40 UI Overview
2:40 Project scope
4:35 Pattern sets
6:10 Sequencing notes
7:20 Ratchets & count
7:45 Scales

The video highlights 14 features:

9:00 (#1) Time warp
11:30 (#2) Multiple arps
12:45 (#3) Transpose locks
13:40 (#4) Repeat pads
14:45 (#5) Chord/harmonizer
16:15 (#6) Interpolation
17:40 (#7) Randomization
18:45 (#8) Groove control
19:30 (#9) Speed modulation
20:30 (#10) Running direction
21:40 (#11) Rhythmic control
22:10 (#12) Trig probability
22:50 (#13) Multiple undos
23:15 (#14) MIDI import/export
24:25 Pros and cons
28:20 Squid jam

For more information, see the Pioneer DJ site.

4 thoughts on “Toraiz SQUID Multitrack Sequencer In-Depth Demo

  1. Great vid, and a fun product. The tempo modulation stuff is pretty fascinating. It wasn’t clear to me if that affects all tracks or can be applied to only one (against others that don’t move).

    Sounded like the chord selection was pretty sophisticated (and didn’t sound like only jazz chords). That’s nice to hear.

    I’d have liked if the note values would use ratios instead of traditional note values. Steps:Beats, so you could set some number of steps per some number of beats. But that’s probably not going to happen. I just think it is more flexible and intuitive.

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