SubBass Launches World's First Roland AIRA Academy
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The AIRA range of music production equipment includes the TR-8 Rhythm Performer, the reimagined versions of Roland’s classic TR-808/909 drum machines, the SYSTEM-1 Plug Out synth, which recreates some of Roland’s classic analogue synths that are still used by producers all over the world, the TB-3 Touch Bassline Synth - a remake of the very famous TB-303, which was the synth famous for making acid house back in the 80’s and the VT-3 Voice Transformer - the Vocal Transformer which is a descendant of the Roland BOSS VT-1.
Launched last year, the AIRA family was an immediate hit with producers thanks to flexible, hands-on control and easy integration in DJ sets. The students will be learning on the same AIRA gear used by artists ranging from Todd Terry and DJ Pierre to SBTRKT, Eats Everything, Goldie and of course, the legendary Afrika Bambaataa.
Roland’s education consultant, David Barnard, commented;
“Roland’s AIRA range is an exciting platform for developing the next generation of electronic music producers. I‘m delighted to welcome SubBass as the world’s first AIRA Academy and look forward to developing a range of courses that balance technical knowledge with musical know-how. The first course, AIRA 101, is designed and delivered by SubBass’s Fabio Lendrum and covers the essentials of electronic music production. Students will graduate with a deep understanding of how to build their own tracks from the ground up. Our aim is to unlock the creative process and give musicians the freedom and confidence to bring their ideas to life.”
The AIRA Academy will be officially launched on Monday 30th March 2015 where you will be able to view the range of Aira weekend courses HERE
Aira 101 course mid year schedules:
- 23rd & 24th May
- 13th & 14th June
- 22nd & 23rd June
More to be confirmed
For more information or to book any of the courses please call SubBass at +44 (0) 20 7593 0435 or email [email protected]
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