“AIRA is a new series of products designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s electronic musicians. In the studio or on the stage, AIRA brings genre-defining sounds and modern performance features to a new generation.”
Roland have announced a range of instruments that are sure to turn a few heads. The Aira range of products are updated versions of some of the most loved music gear ever. The TR808 and TR909 machines from the early 80s are given a modern makeover in the form of the TR-8. The TB-303, the long time sound of acid music and other genres, is updated to the TB-3. Roland has also given their 1970s semi modular/ modular synthesizers the System 100, 100M and 700 the modern makeover with the announcement of the System-1. Also announced is the VC-3 Voice Transformer and more than a casual nod to the VP ranger of vocoders of the past.