Roland "Aira" - hardware drum machine :)

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Roland "Aira" - hardware drum machine :)

Post by Nick Shepherd » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:11 am

really excited to see what they have come up with... as long as it sounds good i dont really care if its analog or digital, but hopefully not just another controller (which i doubt) 8)

AIRA — The evolution of the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Machine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE9qem7gDKk

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Post by chapelier fou » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:16 am

wait and see.
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Post by dysanfel » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:41 pm

Why do I have a feeling that this is either ROMpler or its a MIDI controller for a VST.
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Post by beatz01 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:13 pm

Sexy looks though.

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Post by cmreal04 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:23 am

If I can load my own samples and the integrations tight, I'm in.
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Post by v00d00ppl » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:34 am

It's analog modeling like an Arturia spark. It models 808, 909, 303 , and SH101. Nothing to see here people move along
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Re: Roland "Aira" - hardware drum machine :)

Post by eddiex » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:09 am

v00d00ppl wrote:It's analog modeling like an Arturia spark. It models 808, 909, 303 , and SH101. Nothing to see here people move along
yeah, i am surprised they didn't go full on analog. THAT would be something.
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Re: Roland "Aira" - hardware drum machine :)

Post by debrice » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:20 am

It LOOKS horrible...

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Re: Roland "Aira" - hardware drum machine :)

Post by störgeräusche » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:28 pm

looks horrible, and will probably sound even worst, i really doubt it will be analog, if that even matters. i somehow hope i will be proven wrong!
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Re: Roland "Aira" - hardware drum machine :)

Post by Airyck » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:43 pm

I personally think it looks really cool, like a modern version of their old drum machines and synths. Wonder what the price is going to be? If it's virtual analogue I'm guessing less than $1000 street price but who knows. Could be a fun thing to have some day :)
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Re: Roland "Aira" - hardware drum machine :)

Post by Nick Shepherd » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:11 pm

it will be VA - they will most likely use Rolands new & shiny "superNATURAL" modelling engine.

this is a info that got leaked by a dutch retailer according to Peter Kirn @ CDM

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2014/01/l ... more-31998

ok - lets see what Elektron has up their sleeves they allready have a teaser for their new drum machine online... 8)

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Re: Roland "Aira" - hardware drum machine :)

Post by tkarmakid » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:00 am

Why would they make digital or VA when the trend clearly seems to be going towards analog? Is it cheaper to make? Are the parts to make analog equipment rare materials?
There analog gear is legendary. Its seems like there is already a good market for a reissue of their classic gear in true analog. People would snatch it up. There is a lot of speculation that it is VA and a lot of hate comments about that. I hope they are paying attention. Other companies see the trend and are already cashing in.
The Aira really does look nice though.

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Post by chapelier fou » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:10 am

It's actually a lot more expensive to produce than digital stuff.
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Re: Roland "Aira" - hardware drum machine :)

Post by tkarmakid » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:08 am

chapelier fou wrote:It's actually a lot more expensive to produce than digital stuff.
That makes sense then. I think people would be willing to pay for the real deal though.

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Re: Roland "Aira" - hardware drum machine :)

Post by cmreal04 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:36 pm

That elektron looks real interesting, hope it has an SD slot.


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