The latest Sonic Lab video features Roland’s David Ahlünd giving an in-depth demo of their new AIRA Compact range, which debuted today ahead of Superbooth 2022.

The Roland AIRA Compact line features three new devices:

  • T-8 Beat Machine – this features Roland drum and bass sounds from the TR-808, TR-909, and TR-606 drum machines, paired with the dynamic TB-303 Bass Line. The six-track TR-REC workflow with deep tools like step loop, pattern shift, probability, and
    others to generate dynamic performances.
  • J-6 Chord Synthesizer – The J-6 Chord Synthesizer pairing a powerful chord sequencer with tones of the JUNO-60 synth.
  • E-4 Voice Tweaker – The E-4 Voice Tweaker combines voice transformer tools and standard vocal effects with a hands-on interface.

All three are class compliant USB-C connectivity with 2 in, 2 out audio and MIDI over USB, a built-in rechargeable battery, MIDI and Sync input and output.

Pricing and Availability

The Roland AIRA Compact series devices are available now with a street price of around $200.

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