Superbooth 2022: Roland release the AIRA Compact, a new series of portable instruments
11.05.2022

Superbooth 2022: Roland release the AIRA Compact, a new series of portable instruments

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Words by Harry Hartney

Including the T-8 Beat Machine, J-6 Chord Synth, and E-4 Voice Tweaker!

Roland is releasing AIRA Compact, a series of portable instruments based on the technologies of the company’s best instruments.

What you need to know:

  • AIRA Compact is a series of portable instruments based on the technologies of the company’s best instruments.
  • These instruments, including the T-8 Beat Machine, J-6 Chord Synth, and E-4 Voice Tweaker.
  • They are available now

Read all the latest product news here.

These instruments, including the T-8 Beat Machine, J-6 Chord Synth, and E-4 Voice Tweaker, are affordable, accessible, and transportable.

AIRA Compact Series instruments can be used individually or combined as a larger layout, and can also connect with selected apps, MIDI gear, and computers.

Taking sonic inspiration from the TR-808, TR-909, and TR-606, the T-8 Beat Machine boasts a six-track drum sequencer, including the TR-REC workflow. Also included is step loop, pattern shift, and probability.

The J-6 Chord Synthesiser features a built-in keyboard that allows users to build chord progressions with one touch. Rhythmic patterns are also available with style and variation controls. This synthesiser is also fitted with on-board filter and envelope controls, as well as customisable delay and reverb effects to further craft sounds.

The final piece to the AIRA Compact Series, the E-4 Voice Tweaker, provides vocal transformer tools along with standard voice effects through hands-on controls. This “box of fun” can auto-pitch, vocode, loop, glitch, and harmonise your voice to your heart’s content.

The AIRA Compact series is an ideal acquisition for any music hobbyist to leading professionals and can be used for jams or performances.

These battery-charged portable powerhouses are perfect for musical exploration and are now available for purchase at selected dealers.

Head to Roland for more information.