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Pioneer TORAIZ SP-16 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 Professional Sampler TORAIZ SP-16 TSP-16 The Pioneer DJ site shown above offers FAQs, information on software, and various other types of information and services to allow you to use your product in greater comfort. Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    When synchronizing with external devices ..........41 How to read this manual Changing the settings (UTILITY) ! Thank you for buying this Pioneer DJ product. Be sure to read this manual and the “Operating Instructions (Quick Setting preferences .................. 42 Start Guide)”...
  • Page 3: Before Start

    The performance pad technology and know-how acquired through the — For the Japanese region, the corresponding information is pro- development of Pioneer DJ’s DDJ series controllers, coupled with the vided on the back cover of the “Operating Instructions (Quick multicolored LEDs that can be tapped while looking at the track colors, Start Guide)”.
  • Page 4: About The Ac Adapter

    Power Sources Operate this product only from the recommended power sources. If you are unsure of the power source, consult an authorized Pioneer representative. Power-Cord Protection When unplugging the unit, pull on the plug – not on the cord. Do not handle the cord or plug with wet hands;...
  • Page 5: Connections And Part Names

    Connections and part names Connections Be sure to turn off the power and unplug the power cord from the power Refer to the operating instructions for the component to be connected. outlet whenever making or changing connections. ! When using a LAN cable for connection, be sure to use either the Connect the power cord after all the connections between devices have LAN cable included with this product or an STP (shielded twisted been completed.
  • Page 6: Connecting Usb Devices

    2 DC IN terminal Connect the DC plug of the included AC adapter. ! Connect the power cord after all the connections between devices have been completed. ! Be sure to use the included power cord. 3 u switch 4 LINK terminal Connect a PRO DJ LINK compatible device with the LAN cable (included).
  • Page 7: Part Names And Functions

    Part names and functions Top panel 1 MAIN OUT control a USB indicator Adjusts the volume of all outputs. It lights, flashes when this unit is communicating with the USB Adjusts the audio level output from the [OUT1-2/MASTER/ device. = Connecting USB devices (p. 6 ) ASSIGNABLE OUT] terminals, [OUT3-8/ASSIGNABLE OUT] termi- nals, and [PHONES] terminal.
  • Page 8 k d button q Touch strip Plays or pauses a pattern. Adjusts the effect of each mode of the touch strip. = Playing and stopping a pattern (p. 11 ) = Using the touch strip function (p. 15 ) l g button r Performance pads Stops a pattern.
  • Page 9 Description of the touch display 1 Button with focus 3 Menu button Tap to move the focus. Tapping twice switches to a screen to operate Tap to switch menus. the corresponding item. 4 Parameter display area 2 Button Operating the parameter adjustment knobs below the display Switches screens and displays pop-ups.
  • Page 10: Project Structure

    Project structure The data structure of this unit is as shown in the figure below. PROJECT SCENE ARRANGEMENT PATTERN TRACK 1 TRACK 1 Sequence TRACK 2 TRACK 2 Sequence TRACK 3 TRACK 3 Sequence TRACK 4 TRACK 4 Sequence TRACK 5 TRACK 5 Sequence ROUTING TRACK 6...
  • Page 11: Operation

    Operation Starting the system 3 Turn the rotary selector to select a demo project and then press the rotary selector. A confirmation pop-up appears. 1 Make all the connections, then plug the power cord into a power outlet. = Connections (p. 5 ) 2 Press the [u] switch on the rear panel of the unit.
  • Page 12: Switching The Pattern

    2 Set the BPM value. 2 Press a bar selection key. Set the length of the pattern on a bar level. The bar selection keys from bar selection key [1] to the pressed bar selection key light in blue. ! Pressing the [PATTERN] button ends the pattern length setting mode.
  • Page 13: Using The Performance Pads

     Muting a track (MUTE mode) 4 Turn the rotary selector to select the sample you wish to load and then press the rotary selector. The track corresponding to a performance pad can be muted by pressing The sample is loaded to the track, and the name of the loaded sample is the [MUTE] button.
  • Page 14: Using The Step Keys Parameter Adjustment Knobs

    Inputing parameter changes on a step Using the step keys parameter level (step modulation) adjustment knobs 1 Tap the track which you wish to change and tap again to enter. Programming triggers (step recording) The track menu screen appears. ! You can also go to the track menu screen by turning the rotary selec- tor to select a track and then pressing the rotary selector.
  • Page 15: Using The Touch Strip Function

    3 Press and hold down the performance pad that has Using the touch strip function the sample for which you wish to change the parameter assigned. The sample sound assigned to the performance pad plays. Using PITCH 4 Touch the touch strip to change the parameter. The sample sound changes according to position touched on the touch 1 Press the [MODE] button to select [PITCH].
  • Page 16: Saving A Project

    Saving a project 1 Tap [ PROJECT]. The PROJECT screen appears on the touch display. In the project screen, you can perform operations such as loading and saving projects. 2 Turn the rotary selector to select [SAVE] and then press the rotary selector. A saving window pops up.
  • Page 17: Overall Map Of Graphical User Interface Screens

  • Page 18: Making Overall Settings, Adjustments, And Checks (Home)

    Making overall settings, adjustments, and checks (HOME) This screen serves as the base of all screens. It allows you to check the  ACTIVE/MUTE assignment status of the performance pads and the status of each track. If the [MUTE] is performed by pad operation, the indicators in the area indicating the track number are all grayed out.
  • Page 19: Fixed Display Area

    RESAMPLE (RESMPL): Fixed display area Synchronizes the sample to the BPM, but changes the pitch (variable speed playback). This is suitable for a drum loop, etc. MASTER TEMPO (M.TMP): Synchronizes the sample to the BPM, but does not change the pitch (MASTER TEMPO playback).
  • Page 20: Opening A Project

    3 Tap [OK]. 2 Turn the rotary selector to select [OPEN] and then A window will pop up asking you to name the project together with an on press the rotary selector. screen keyboard. The project list appears. ! To return to a higher level, press the [BACK] button or tap [ BACK] on the touch display.
  • Page 21: Deleting A Project

    Saving a project Deleting a project 1 Tap [ PROJECT]. Turn the rotary selector to select [DELETE] and then The PROJECT screen appears on the touch display. In the project screen, press the rotary selector. you can perform operations such as loading and saving projects. An existing project can be deleted.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Volume Of Each Track (Mixer)

    Adjusting the volume of each track (MIXER) The volume levels can be adjusted at the same time while looking at the volume levels, panning positions, and SEND amounts of multiple tracks. The selected track has a frame. Turning the rotary selector moves the frame to change the selected track. The frame moves between tracks 1 to 16, and the selected track is linked to the selection in the HOME screen.
  • Page 23: Setting The Output From Each Output Terminal (Output Setting)

    Setting the output from each output terminal (OUTPUT SETTING) OUTPUT SETTING screen The output bus of each ASSIGNABLE OUT terminal, level, and output channel to send to the headphone terminal can be set. 1 ASSIGN MODE button 2 HP CUE button [M + 6CH] mode: Outputs the master tracks from [OUT1-2], and also Select which of the following to listen to with the headphones: allows sending to the remaining six output terminals on an individual...
  • Page 24 [8CH] mode example 1 VOLUME Sets the volume of the track. 2 PAN Sets the panning position of the track. 3 OUT ASSIGN Sets the output destination of the track. 4 HEADPHONES Adjusts the volume of headphones. 5 MASTER TRACK Adjusts the volume of the MASTER tracks.
  • Page 25 Setting the send effects (MASTER/SEND FX) Initial state SELECT FX The SEND FX selection screen is displayed as a pop-up by the tap operation. The focus is on the effect selected for the current mode, and the effects that cannot be selected for that mode are grayed out. Turn the rotary selector to move the focus, and then press the rotary selector to enter the selection.
  • Page 26: Creating Tracks By Arranging The Created Patterns (Arranger)

    Creating tracks by arranging the created patterns (ARRANGER) 1 ARRANGEMENT Parameters (ARRANGER) Play an arrangement. Each tap of the [ARRANGEMENT] button switches this ON/OFF. The default is OFF. ARRANGEMENT button on (ON): Plays and outputs the patterns created with the arranger. [ARRANGEMENT] button off (OFF): Plays and outputs the current 1 SCENE pattern.
  • Page 27: Setting Bpm And Quantize (Bpm/Quantize)

    BACK button Operation with hardware Pressing the [BACK] button closes the screen, etc. and returns to the previous screen. When the focus is on the selection option side, pressing the [BACK] but- Rotary selector ton moves the focus to the item side. The focus can be moved by turning the rotary selector.
  • Page 28 Selecting a scene and pattern Select the scene and pattern to set as the current ones. Turn the rotary selector to select a scene, and move the focus to the patterns by pressing the rotary selector. Then, turn the rotary selector to select a pattern and enter the pattern by pressing the rotary selector.
  • Page 29 Scene colors The colors set for the 16 scenes are shown in the figure below. COPY Tapping the [COPY] button copies the selected scene or pattern to the clipboard. If something is already copied to the clipboard, tapping the [COPY] button again overwrites the clipboard. ! The scene or pattern that is copied has an indicator to indicate that it is copied.
  • Page 30: Adjusting Track Parameters (Track Menu)

    Adjusting track parameters (TRACK MENU) You can switch to the display of the selected track or each detailed setting screen. Module selection One of the buttons is selected. The [BROWSE] button is selected by default. The focus is displayed on the selected button. If you tap or turn the rotary selector, the button selection position moves. ! When moving the button selection position by turning the rotary button, turn it clockwise to move the position in the ascending order from [BROWSE] to [SEQUENCE].
  • Page 31: Track Attribute Switching Button

    About module display THRU INPUT MONITOR Module buttons are highlighted while a 16-step key of a step including modulated parameters is pressed. 1 The following is an example of when step modulation is performed for [PITCH] (in PLAYBACK) and [ATTACK] (in AMP ENVELOPE). 2 Press and hold a 16-step key of a step with a parameter modulated.
  • Page 32  FILTER TYPE button Displays a list for selecting the filtering method during browsing. The display in the right column varies depending on the type selected here. FOLDER Filters samples by folder level. 1 Turn the rotary selector to move the focus. The focus can be moved on a folder bases by pressing [SHIFT] + turning the rotary selector.
  • Page 33  PREVIEW button  ASSIGNED SAMPLE button Automatically begins a preview when a sample is selected during brows- Tapping this jumps to the location of the sound source assigned to that ing. The preview status can be switched by tapping. track.
  • Page 34 9 EDIT a BAR Tapping this displays the EDIT list. Sets the length (number of bars) of the sample. The value of BAR varies depending on the value that is set here. b BPM Sets the BPM of the sample. The value of BPM varies depending on the value that is set here.
  • Page 35 Setting the playback method of the sample sound source (PLAYBACK) The playback method of the sound source assigned to the track can be set. 1 PITCH Sets the sound pitch for during sample playback. The default is 0. The setting range varies depending on the TIME STRETCH mode. ! When OFF: -24 to 0 to +24 ! RESMPL: [PITCH] is disabled, and depends on BPM.
  • Page 36  Overall waveform display area  GRID SNAP button Displays the overall waveform of the assigned sample. The playback When [GRID SNAP] is enabled, the position of [START], [END], etc. can range is enclosed in a frame and the loop range is highlighted. be set using the GRID position unit specified in [SET SLICE].
  • Page 37 Adjusting the change in volume for sample sound source playback (AMP ENVELOPE) The change in volume can be set for a sample that is played when a performance pad is hit, a sequence is played, or a trigger received. 1 VELOCITY Sets the maximum value of the sample playback volume.
  • Page 38 4 RELEASE Sets the time from when HOLD is passed to when the volume level becomes 0. The minimum value is 0. The maximum value is 127. When the parameter 4 adjustment knob is turned clockwise even further from the maximum value, the value becomes [INFINITY].
  • Page 39 SELECT FX button Applying effects to tracks (FX1) Tapping the [SELECT FX] button displays the FX list. Turn the rotary to select and then press the rotary selector to enter the Effects can be inserted in tracks. selection.  Effect display panel This is a panel for visualizing the replacement of the DAW plugin.
  • Page 40: Through Track

    Adjusting various trigger sequences (SEQUENCE) The trigger sequence of each track can be offset and otherwise adjusted with a smaller unit than steps. 1 Trigger type selection buttons 7 BAR button Selects the type of triggers to input. This is linked to the bar selection button and the bar to display can The default is [FULL].
  • Page 41: System Expansion

    System expansion When transferring samples from When importing sound sources a PC from a USB device Connect the USB port on this unit to a computer and switch to When a USB device is inserted into this unit, the [TORAIZ] folder is cre- [USB MASS STORAGE MODE] in [UTILITY].
  • Page 42: Changing The Settings (Utility)

    Changing the settings (UTILITY) If you tap , the UTILITY screen appears so that you can configure vari- 1 Tap [ UTILITY]. ous settings of this unit. The UTILITY screen appears. ! The UTILITY screen can be displayed with the [SHIFT] button + [HOME] button.
  • Page 43: Setting The User Mode Of The Touch Strip (Touch Strip Setting)

    When the touch strip is touched, the parameters change in accordance Setting the USER mode of the touch with the custom set values. ! Up to eight parameters can be assigned. strip (TOUCH STRIP SETTING) Assign the parameters to operate with USER1 and USER2 of the touch strip. Customizing The [BOTTOM VALUE] value for the bottom and the [TOP VALUE] value for the top of the touch strip can be set using the parameter adjustment knobs.
  • Page 44: About The Auto Standby Function

    Parameter About the auto standby function The parameters that can be assigned are as follows. PLAYBACK AMP ENVELOPE SEQUENCE When the auto standby function is turned on, the power is automatically PITCH VELOCITY CHORUS RATE RETRIGGER CNT set to the standby mode after four hours have passed with all of the fol- ATTACK CHORUS WIDTH RETRIGGER SPD...
  • Page 45: Additional Information

    Troubleshooting ! Incorrect operation is often mistaken for trouble or malfunction. If you think that there is something wrong with this component, check the points below and the [FAQ] for the [TSP-16] on the Pioneer DJ support site. Sometimes the problem may lie in another component. Inspect the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the problem cannot be rectified, ask your nearest service center or your dealer to carry out repair work.
  • Page 46: Signal Flow

  • Page 47: About Trademarks And Registered Trademarks

    About trademarks and registered trademarks ! "Pioneer DJ" is a trademark of PIONEER CORPORATION, and is used under license. ! This software is based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group. ! Dave Smith Instruments and Prophet are registered trademarks of Dave Smith Instruments LLC.