New Roland Aira Sync
New Roland Aira Sync
With all the wicked synth and drum machine hardware flying around these days wouldn't it be handy to have something that can sync it all together?
Roland certainly think so and that's why they developed the little Aira unit shown above. They managed to get the Aira TR-8, TB-3 and System 1 "talking" to the classic SH-101 and TB-303 analogue hardware via the Sync Box. Combining MIDI DIN connections and traditional CV signals all kinds of things become possible. There's no word on a release date or price yet unfortunately.
Are the days of hardware electronic production well and truly back? Who's ditching the mouse and getting down with knobs and faders or are you a plugin fanatic? Let us know below.
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