Roland Aira Has Arrived!
Roland Aira Has Airived!
Fans of synths and drum machines need to mark the 24th of March in their diaries, that's when we'll be receiving our first shipment of Roland Aira units for sale. For now though we've been fighting over who gets first go on the demo units that Roland kindly gift wrapped and sent to us.
Been holidaying in a remote village on Papua New Guinea for the past two months? Not to worry, if you've missed the press coverage on here or in Sound On Sound, Wired and the Guardian, the Aira series they mark the latest evolution of dance music instruments from the geniuses at Roland. Inspired by their analogue classics, TR-808, TR-909 and TB-303 but featuring a host of new features, effects and interface tweaks that make them perfect performance tools for todays electronic producers, DJ's and musicians.
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Plus of course our early look at the Roland Aira, when Roland let us check them out for a few hours under armed guard. Naturally we'll be creating even more Electro Cave with the new demo units and getting you a full Roland Aira review.
Fans of the 808 and 909 will be pleased to know that all the classic sounds are Installed in the Roland TR8. The boom and snap of the 808, the thud of the 909, the robotic click of the 808 rim shot and the classic 909 snare. It's all included on the new TR-8. Whether you're looking for subtle ambient…
Part of the Roland Aira series, the VT-3 Voice Transformer is designed to be played live and make some noise. It can subtly bolster your vocals with pitch correction and reverb then let rip with a full on megaphone effect or vocoder. Ready To Play Live All the controls to do this are right at hand with well lit controls…
There's nothing quite like that screaming resonance of a 303 -18dB/octave low pass filter. That's why Roland have gone to incredible lengths recreating the precise sound of the 80's original. Developing their own Analogue Circuit Behaviour technology to ensure the TB-3 comes complete with all the hardcore distortion, acid squelch and sweet bubbling basslines. Hands On With The Touch Pad…
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Many would argue electronic drums never got better than the 808 kick and 909 cymbals. Inspiring an entire generation of musicians and creating an entire genre of music the 303 is a legend in it's own right. With the Aira they're back, only better and more intuitive than ever before. More affordable too,…
The Aira series was made to be tweaked played with and heard. To that end we heartily recommend checking out the range of videos below showing off just what it's capable of. Click on the banner for full information on the TR-8, TB-3 and VT-3. Roland Aira Series Included…