* SPECIAL OFFER * Roland AIRA Bundle - TR-8, VT-3 and System-1
Roland AIRA bundle
Package consists of:
• 1 x Roland Aira TR-8 Rhythm Performer
• 1 x Roland Aira VT-3 Voice Transformer
• 1 x Roland Aira System-1 Plug-Out Synthesizer
Roland Aira System-1 Plug-Out Synthesizer
The Roland System-1 Synthesizer can uniquely control Roland developed soft synths or host them in a live situation or do both at the same time.
Back in the 1970s, Roland launched the SYSTEM 100, 100M and the now almost mythical SYSTEM 700. These modular and semi-modular synthesizers are heralded to this day for their flexibility and character of sound. Over the years, they've been put to great use by visionary artists on countless classic tracks.
Meet the SYSTEM-1, a synthesizer probably unlike any you've encountered before. Like its predecessors, the SYSTEM-1 breaks new ground with remarkable flexibility and access to a vast palette of synthesized sounds with the bold and unmistakable character associated with Roland synthesizers for nearly four decades.
At the heart of the SYSTEM-1's sound is Roland's new Analogue Circuit Behaviour technology (ACB) which they use to carefully analyse every aspect of analogue circuits and then faithfully recreate them down to the finest details. This technology fills the SYSTEM-1 with a fusion of beautifully classic and utterly modern synthesizer tones. Sound good?
The SYSTEM-1 can control and even host software recreations of classic Roland synthesizers. That's right. The SYSTEM-1 can control plug-in versions of now legendary Roland synths, and those same plugins can be hosted in the SYSTEM-1 itself – with no computer required. You can even switch between the SYSTEM-1's internal sounds and those of the hosted plug-in. Roland call this wizardry 'Plug-Out' – and we're pretty excited about it.
And we think you'll be excited too once you experience the supreme authenticity of the upcoming SH-101 soft-synth, with the SYSTEM-1 providing an intuitive and fully automatic one-to-one control interface that just works. Let's be honest. Who could make a better plug-in version of a classic Roland synth than Roland?
And The SH-101 Is Just The Beginning
The SYSTEM-1 not only sounds amazing, but it also has a totally innovative design with performance ready controls, quality construction, and a dizzying array of lights and knobs and sliders that proclaim – unashamedly - 'I am synthesizer. Hear me roar'.
A few more things
You can connect the SYSTEM-1 to your computer via its USB jack to send and receive Audio and MIDI data. The SYSTEM-1 can also receive MIDI clock information to sync with external devices including other AIRA series units.
Roland Aira TR-8 Rhythm Performer
The Roland TR-8 Rhythm Performer blends the legendary sound and vibe of the TR-808 and TR-909 Rhythm Composers with new features and performance functionality.
Unleashed upon an unsuspecting world in the 1980's, the TR-808 and TR-909 produce arguably the most influential drum sounds in modern music. Not only have they appeared on thousands of dance tracks over the course of three decades, but they have helped define the sound of entire musical genres.
From Rap and House to Techno and Trance – these two drum machines have left an indelible mark on the art and culture of music.
With the TR-8, Roland have obsessively analysed and faithfully re-created every detail and nuance of the analogue circuitry of these legendary rhythm machines. The boom and snap of the 808. The thud of the 909. The robotic click of an 808 rim shot or a classic 909 snare roll. It's all here.
Not content with mere recreations however, they have enhanced these classic instruments with capabilities far beyond the original units. Tune and Decay knobs are now present on every instrument and the Bass and Snare drum modules have dedicated 'Attack' and 'Comp' knobs allowing for a great variety of tones – from subtle ambient percussion to pounding dance grooves. Per-step effects and the massively addictive 'Scatter' function take things into entirely new territory.
With the authentic tone and character of the original units and with new sound tweaking capabilities inspired by legions of users, the TR-8 breathes new life into the sounds we all know and love.
Make no mistake - the TR-8 is an instrument, carefully designed from the ground-up, to be played. Every control has a solid, predictable feel with each drum instrument having robust, 'playable' faders. Numerous lighted knobs and RGB-lit buttons give real-time performance feedback and a striking appearance on stage.
Pattern creation is creative and intuitive using an evolved version of the TR-REC method which originated in the TR-808 and eventually became the standard for electronic rhythm programing. Based on detailed analysis of the original TR-808, the TR-REC behaviour has been faithfully modelled in the TR-8. But the TR-8 goes well beyond the original, allowing you to seamlessly switch between programming and performance modes and to introduce lots of groovy rhythmic variations – from subtle snare fills to total glitch meltdowns.
What is Scatter?
Scatter is a unique performance function that gives you detailed real-time control over variations in your patterns and any incoming external input signal. Scatter can reverse, glitch, gate, truncate, stutter and perform all manner of rhythmic variations - from subtle to extreme - and all in perfect sync.
Pick from 10 different types of Scatter and smoothly adjust the intensity or 'Scatter Depth' with the large comfortable dial. Seamlessly switch between Scatter patterns and quickly turn Scatter on and off for cool variations when and where you want them.
Scatter lets you freak and tweak your grooves with real-time control and perfect sync
16 per-step pads with bold, full-colour LEDs clearly show the current status
Real-time pattern creation up to 32 steps
Change the pattern step count seamlessly and on the fly
Rec/Play modes have been eliminated enabling seamless pattern making and performance
Seamless switch between step input and playing pads in real-time to create patterns
Real-time play of 4 different types of rolls to suit your beat
Quickly Mute/Unmute individual instruments during performance or production
Shuffle function from original TR-909 now has a knob for continuous real-time control
Pattern randomising function induces creativity and brings spontaneity to live performance
7 segment, 4 character LED display shows the current tempo and has Tap function
Pattern copy makes it easy to create pattern variations
A Few More Things
You can connect the TR-8 to your computer via its USB jack to send and receive Audio and MIDI data. The TR-8 can receive MIDI clock information to sync with external devices including other AIRA series units.
The TR-8 is designed to work seamlessly and look great with other products in the AIRA series.
Roland TR-8 Rhythm Performer Specifications
User Drum Kits: 16
User Patterns: 16
Steps per 1 measure: 1--16 steps x 2 (Variation A/B)
Display: 7 segments, 4 characters (LED)
Effects: REVERB, DELAY, SIDE CHAIN
Scatter Presets: 10
PHONES jack: 1/4-inch stereo phone type
MIX OUT (L/MONO, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
ASSIGNABLE OUT (A, B) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
EXTERNAL IN (L, R) jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
USB port: USB type B (Audio, MIDI)
DC IN jack
USB: Audio, MIDI
Power Supply: AC adaptor
Dimensions (W x D x H): 400 x 260 x 65 / 15-3/4 x 10-1/4 x 2-9/16 inches
Weight: 1.9 Kgs / 4 lbs 4 oz
Roland Aira VT-3 Voice Transformer
The Roland VT-3 Voice Transformer is the perfect tool for introducing heavily processed and vocoder style vocal effects into a liver performance set-up.
Aggressively processed vocals are common in electronic music today, but producing these effects easily and reproducing them live continues to be a challenge. The VT-3 lets you smoothly alter Pitch and Formant and can introduce heavily processed vocal sounds into your studio tracks and live performances with zero hassle.
However, it's not just for robot voices (although we totally approve of robot voices). The VT-3 has the power to transform your voice into synthesizers, synth basses, hard-tuned and lo-fi vocals and more. The VT-3 can also be subtle and musical, with built-in reverb, smooth Wet/Dry fader control and instant bypass.
Built for creative speed and live performance, the VT-3 is meant to be played. It has high quality specs and sturdy, brightly-lit controls that are dead simple to use. The controls and functions are smooth and immediate with no popping or clicking or latency issues to worry about, even when switching presets or changing voice characters. Weighing less than two pounds and small enough to slip into a bag, you can take the VT-3 anywhere.
Choose from 9 types of voice characters:
Pop and electro sounds with two distinct 'AUTO-PITCH' effects
VP-330-style VOCODER sounds without need for a keyboard
Glitchy effects that sound like something broke (in a good way) with SCATTER
Loads of lo-fi character with MEGAPHONE and RADIO settings
Synthetic sounding voices with the ROBOT button.
Synths you can sing with SYNTH, LEAD, and BASS
Roland VT-3 Voice Transformer Specifications
Memory Scene Memory: 3
Voice Changer: Pitch, Formant, Robot, Character
Character Type: DIRECT, AUTO PITCH1, AUTO PITCH2, VOCODER, SYNTH, LEAD, BASS, MEGAPHONE, RADIO, SCATTER
Effect Type: REVERB
MIC IN jack (Rear): XLR type (balanced, phantom power: +48 V, 10 mA Max)
MIC IN jack (Rear): 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced)
MIC IN jack (Front): Stereo miniature phone type (plug-in power)
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
OUT jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
USB port: USB type B (Audio)
PEDAL jack: 1/4-inch phone type
DC IN jack
Power Supply: AC adaptor (Included) or obtained via USB port (USB bus power)
Current Draw: 380 mA
Dimensions (w x D x H): 210 x 175 x 57 mm / 8-5/16 x 6-15/16 x 2-1/4 inches
Weight: 690 g / 1 lb 9 oz