Check out the Roland Aira Bitrazer Module Demo

August 4, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

BITRAZER is a unique modular effect combining intense bit and sample rate crushing effects and unprecedented control and flexibility. Able to be used as a tabletop unit or as a Eurorack module, and with an array of CV/Gate inputs, this compact 21 HP unit has a wide range of uses from studio production to live performance. Not only for modular synth users, BITRAZER is perfect for keyboard players, guitarists, DJs or any adventurous musician looking to expand their sound. Carefully crafted in Japan, BITRAZER has large, ultra-smooth controls with over 16 million steps of resolution and is fully re-programmable via computer or tablet.

  • Intense bit and sample rate destruction
  • CV/Gate parameter control including sample rate, bit depth, and filter
  • Tabletop unit or 21 HP Eurorack module using AC adaptor or Eurorack power
  • 24-bit knobs with over 16 million steps of resolution
  • Re-programmable via Mac, PC, iOS, Android application
  • 15 patchable submodules, expandable with free updates
  • 2 inputs and 2 outputs with dual-mono or stereo capability
  • AIRA Link compatible
  • 24bit/96kHz audio interface

AIRA Start – AIRA MODULAR and SYSTEM-1m

July 18, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

AIRA gear is intuitive and easy to learn. It’s part of what makes it so musically inspiring. But it also has a deep bag of tricks, and these can take time to discover and master. Whether you’re curious about what AIRA can do, or just wondering where to begin, the AIRA Start videos provide a strong base for further exploration.

The AIRA Modular are the next-generation in modular synthesis. Each module can be re-programmed and recall patches using a virtual sub-modular system. This design allows you to customize each effect to your own personal modular system. The AIRA Modular includes:
• TORCIDO modular distortion effect
• BITRAZER modular crusher/filter effect
• DEMORA modular delay effect
• SCOOPER modular scatter/looper

This AIRA Start video for the AIRA Modular is divided into six chapters:

• BITRAZER Modular Crusher/Filter
• TORCIDO Modular Distortion
• DEMORA Modular Delay
• SCOOPER Modular Scatter/Looper
• FUNCTIONALITY showcases the four modules in a live performance and how you can create your own virtual modular patches via the fifteen sub-modules in the AIRA Modular Customizer – available on PC, Mac iOS and Android tablets.
• SETUP: Install the AIRA Modular into a Eurorack modular setup or use as a tabletop device. Learn how to utilise the various connections to your own system.

Visit http://www.roland.com/aira for more information.
Watch the other AIRA Start videos here:
TR-8 Rhythm Performer: https://youtu.be/fLx4bfBVSaI
TB-3 Touch Bassline: https://youtu.be/W7P6hxfw8SE
VT-3 Voice Transformer: https://youtu.be/CYhAhSEMO7s
SYSTEM-1 Plug-Out Synthesizer: https://youtu.be/vF7sGv7jIyU
MX-1 Mix Performer: https://youtu.be/nEkV0CnKehM

Product Information:
TORCIDO: http://www.roland.com/products/torcido/
BITRAZER: http://www.roland.com/products/bitrazer/
DEMORA: http://www.roland.com/products/demora/
SCOOPER: http://www.roland.com/products/scooper/
AIRA MODULAR CUSTOMIZER: http://www.roland.com/products/aira_m…

AIRA gear is intuitive and easy to learn. It’s part of what makes it so musically inspiring. But it also has a deep bag of tricks, and these can take time to discover and master. Whether you’re curious about what AIRA can do, or just wondering where to begin, the AIRA Start videos provide a strong base for further exploration.

The AIRA SYSTEM-1m Semi-Modular Synthesizer is a powerful standalone instrument – the external inputs and the array of CV/Gate connections allow it to be re-patched and to interface with other modular synthesizer systems.

This AIRA Start video for the SYSTEM-1m is divided into three chapters:

• OVERVIEW: A close look at the oscillators, filters, amplifier, envelopes, effects and the available PLUG-OUTs
• SYNC: Learn how to connect to the AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer and TB-3 sequencer via MIDI, and how to create a patch using the control voltage jacks to connect to analog and Eurorack modular synthesizers.
• SETUP: Install the SYSTEM-1 as a 19” rack-mount device, into a Eurorack modular setup or use as a tabletop device

Roland’s AIRA line of products is expanding – check out the new stuff

July 9, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Roland (Booth #924 at the Summer NAMM show) has expanded its popular line of AIRA products with a new free customizer app and two software synths that offer flexible options and infinite music creation possibilities that further blur the lines between software and hardware.

The AIRA Modular Customizer app lets AIRA users fully re-program the internal signal path of AIRA Modular effects units (compatible with TORCIDO, BITRAZER, DEMORA and SCOOPER effects). The app’s array of virtual, re-patchable sub-modules offers complete control of each effect’s signal path, for full user customization. For added flexibility, patches can also be saved and recalled in real time, and shared with other AIRA Modular effect users.

There are currently 15 virtual sub-modules, with more available in the near future. They include: LFO, ADSR, NOISE, SAMPLE & HOLD, RING MOD, FILTER 6 dB, FILTER 12 dB, TONE, AMP, MIXER, STEREO MIXER, CURVE CONV, GATE DIVIDER, TRIG TO CV DELAY TIME, and MIDI CLOCK TO GATE. Musicians can use them to easily customize the signal path of their AIRA effect by connecting the headphone jack of their smartphone or tablet to the REMOTE IN jack on any AIRA modular effect module. Alternatively, users can connect via USB to MAC or PC for realtime control.

The AIRA Modular Customizer app is available for download for iOS, Android, Mac OS X, and Windows.

Roland also debuts two new AIRA soft synths on July 8 — the SH-101 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer, and the SYSTEM-1 Software Synthesizer with Librarian.

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Like its hardware counterpart, the new SH-101 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer is a complete and authentic reproduction of Roland’s iconic SH-101 monophonic synth from the 1980s, right down to the fine details and odd quirks that make it one of the most popular classic synthesizers of all time. Based on Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, the new soft synth version not only reproduces the original SH-101’s legendary sounds, but faithfully recreates the very behavior of its analog circuitry. Included are classic SH-101 synth sounds — bass, lead, noise, and sound effects, plus reverb, chorus, delay and crusher effects that were not included in the original.

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The SYSTEM-1 Software Synthesizer with Librarian features many of the same functions as the hardware SYSTEM-1/1m version. It offers the same sound quality as its hardware counterpart, making it ideal for musicians who either work solely in the software world, or who are considering the hardware version and would like to audition it first. In addition, based on popular user request from the hardware version, the Librarian software has been expanded to now include 64 patches.

Both synths are available for purchase via download; a free trial version is also available. In addition, the Librarian software for SYSTEM-1 is available for free to registered SYSTEM-1/1m owners.

Roland takes AIRA to Movement Detroit 2015

June 4, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Roland AIRA crew headed to Movement in Detroit – a city integral to the history of electronic music and to our history as a company. AIRA gear was in lots of the performance rigs – keeping the music thumping and the crowds jumping. Check out this video of highlights including cutting edge new artists and techno legends.

Roland AIRA EFX Eurorack Modules – First Look

May 30, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

David Ahlund shows us the four new digital Eurorack modules (Bitrazer, Scooper, Torcido and Demora) plus the Configurator editor.

Roland System-1M Semi Modular Presentation

May 26, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

We get a look at the new Roland AIRA Eurorack module, with AIRA specialist David Ahlund

Frequency Modulation by Zeropage

May 18, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Jam Session with Doepfer A-100, Roland Aira, Elektron Octatrack, Analog Rytm, Korg Kaoss Pad

Audio: http://soundcloud.com/zeropage

All you can eat gear video: AIRA Start – MX-1 (a short tutorial)

May 8, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

AIRA gear is intuitive and easy to learn. It’s part of what makes it so musically inspiring. But it also has a deep bag of tricks, and these can take time to discover and master. Whether you’re curious about what AIRA can do, or just wondering where to begin, these videos provide a strong base for further exploration.

This video is a short tutorial on the MX-1 Mix Performer. The MX-1 Mix Performer brings together your synths, drum machines, loops, DAW tracks, and more into a single performance-optimized mixing instrument. Combining elements of a mixer, control surface, audio interface, and step-based effector, the MX-1 is designed to be the nerve center of your electronic music rig. It’s a mixer you can play – and so much more.

More about
TR-8 : http://www.roland.com/products/mx-1/
AIRA : http://www.roland.com/aira

Checking out the Roland AIRA MODULAR EFFECTS & CUSTOMIZER

April 25, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

One more tour of the recently launched AIRA modular

The new effects modules are unique in that they are standalone, table-top and Eurorack compatible effects. The modules include distortion, crusher, delay and scatter.

This line of digital effects Euro modules can be used as audio interfaces and can even be customized via a desktop app.

Taking a close look at Roland Modulars at Musikmesse 2015

April 19, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Roland Aira System-1m, new Aira effects modules and analogue System 500 modules.
For those with short attention spans, audio starts at 3.46.

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