New Roland "DANCE" hardware- AIRA TR-8, TB-3, VT-3, SYSTEM-1

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ChiTown24
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756 posts since 9 Jan, 2012

Post Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:28 am

It's official...

http://www.roland.com/aira/
http://www.roland.com/aira/#what-is-acb <--- {circuit modelling info}

http://www.roland.com/products/en/SYSTEM-1/
http://www.roland.com/products/en/TR-8/
http://www.roland.com/products/en/TB-3/
http://www.roland.com/products/en/VT-3/

http://www.rolandce.com/aira/globallaunchlivestream/nl <--- {live stream of the launch later today}

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D-Ieh7x9vQ

http://www.emusician.com/news/0766/rola ... s--/154093
http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/rol ... mer-594503
http://www.musictech.net/2014/02/aira-1/

Thread continues with official info from page 22:
http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... &start=315





***original pre-official-launch posts below***










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http://www.roland.com/aira/


***First Update Below***



there's some murmuring, It looks like it's happening!?! :D :D :D

Stay tuned, and cross fingers, for TR-08 and TB-03 updates :D :D :D

Looks like a Russian on-line retailer let the cat out of the bag, but the evidence has been taken down.
However, they've still left the page titles :D Screencaps incoming :D

TR-08 - http://promidi.ru/shop/UID_2044.html
TB-03 - http://promidi.ru/shop/UID_2043.html

Countdown timer and product announcement page here:
http://www.rolandconnect.com/

Thread picks up with this new info on page 6:
http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... 1&start=75



***Original Post Below***
Oliver Bondzio on Facebook wrote: **ROLAND IS WORKING ON NEW HARDWARE FOR THE "DANCE PRODUCTION" - THEIR TOKYO DEVISION IS COMING TO GERMANY TO PRESENT THEIR PROTOTYPES TO US**
That was posted yesterday. Oliver is part of the group 'Hardfloor' who are known for making acid tracks on analogue X0X roland machines.

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A Guy Called Gerald on Facebook wrote: After Long discussion with mr yukawa roland corporation's president and takami. big tingz :)
That was posted August 26th, A Guy Called Gerald is also known for making making music on analog X0X roland machines, acid house in this case.

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these posts seem to be causing a bit of a buzz. with Korg apparently doing so well with their recent foray into dirt cheap {to cheap-ish} analog units, modifiable, and the ms20 re-issue, one can only hope roland are taking a cue to do the same. all the clues seem to be pointing to something X0X and analogue, one can only hope!

fervently discuss & speculate :)
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DrGonzo
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2028 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from A Swede Living in Budapest

Post Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:29 pm

ChiTown24 wrote:
Oliver Bondzio on Facebook wrote: **ROLAND IS WORKING ON NEW HARDWARE FOR THE "DANCE PRODUCTION" - THEIR TOKYO DEVISION IS COMING TO GERMANY TO PRESENT THEIR PROTOTYPES TO US**
That was posted yesterday. Oliver is part of the group 'Hardfloor' who are known for making acid tracks on analogue X0X roland machines.

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A Guy Called Gerald on Facebook wrote: After Long discussion with mr yukawa roland corporation's president and takami. big tingz :)
That was posted August 26th, A Guy Called Gerald is also known for making making music on analog X0X roland machines, acid house in this case.

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these posts seem to be causing a bit of a buzz. with Korg apparently doing so well with their recent foray into dirt cheap {to cheap-ish} analog units, modifiable, and the ms20 re-issue, one can only hope roland are taking a cue to do the same. all the clues seem to be pointing to something X0X and analogue, one can only hope!

fervently discuss & speculate :)
I still can't wash away the sour taste after Rolands last hype - which turned out to be a backing keyboard for party and wedding keyboardists. Careful optimism?

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ChiTown24
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756 posts since 9 Jan, 2012

Post Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:24 pm

DrGonzo wrote: I still can't wash away the sour taste after Rolands last hype - which turned out to be a backing keyboard for party and wedding keyboardists. Careful optimism?
hehe, well they do make some things I really have no interest in :)
but in this case, the hype is based on the community reacting to some comments made by artists and not roland themselves. also, Oliver said prototypeS which bodes well for some X0X boxes ala the volca series, only more rolandy :)

from following these guys comments I'm trusting them not to hype up some bullshit product, I also like to think roland wouldn't waste their time asking these particular guys {acid techno/acid house} their opinion on some gospel workstation keyboard. compounded by the timing {korg doing classic analog again, and various other budget analog monosynths on the market being received so well} my bones are telling me this has got to be some lovely analog X0X magic :)

carefully optimistic of course :)

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Sendy
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5230 posts since 20 Jul, 2010

Post Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:31 pm

If it happens - ABOUT FRICKING TIME :roll:

Talk about late to the party.
http://sendy.bandcamp.com/releases < My new album at Bandcamp! Now pay what you like!

ChiTown24
KVRian
756 posts since 9 Jan, 2012

Post Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:46 pm

Better late than never, I've lusted after the 303, 808 & 909 for years but could never justify the expense.

Might be a good idea to sell your 303's while you can still get ~$3k for it ;)

3*s
KVRian
1243 posts since 24 Oct, 2003 from Maine

Post Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:47 pm

in before they announce the TR-9009 digital rompler.
♫♪♫♫♪♫

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nix808
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3644 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Post Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:53 pm

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I hear they are in troubled waters with d16's copyright.
And u have to pay for multiple instances!

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Sendy
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5230 posts since 20 Jul, 2010

Post Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:58 pm

3*s wrote:in before they announce the TR-9009 digital rompler.
It's OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAANND!!

:hihi:

And a synth with the vaunted Supersaw oscillator... which turns out to just be a couple of samples taken from a REAL synth... No, wait... that already happened :> All the synth nerds know what I'm referencing...
http://sendy.bandcamp.com/releases < My new album at Bandcamp! Now pay what you like!

OzWozEre
KVRist
349 posts since 5 Nov, 2012

Post Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:01 pm

3*s wrote:in before they announce the TR-9009 digital rompler.
Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

No jinxes! :)

I would love for Roland to rape the bullshit Ebay X0X $$$$$$$$$$$$$ market with a bunch of new reissues...

8)

ChiTown24
KVRian
756 posts since 9 Jan, 2012

Post Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:02 pm

January NAMM is going to be interesting :) would be nice to get an announcement before then, or hopefully the Hardfloor guys aren't restrained by NDAs and can speak a little about the prototypes when they receive them.

charleston
KVRer
9 posts since 18 Jul, 2011

Post Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:22 pm

As if the button-mashers aren't catered to enough already.

kritikon
KVRAF
5076 posts since 24 May, 2002 from Tutukaka, New Zealand

Post Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:19 am

[yawn]It would be nice, but Roland have persistently shown no interest in going back to analogue. It'll be another digital rehash that sounds nothing like their analogue originals. [/yawn]

I'm not even going to bother checking ROland websites etc. Ain't going to happen.

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tehlord
KVRAF
7697 posts since 22 Sep, 2008 from Windsor. UK

Post Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:22 am

GAIA 2

Probably :(

stimresp
KVRian
1008 posts since 1 Jul, 2008

Post Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:35 am

Sample-based kazoo with extra cupholder?

D-Fusion
KVRAF
3395 posts since 13 Jul, 2004 from Earth

Post Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:36 am

Sendy wrote:If it happens - ABOUT FRICKING TIME :roll:

Talk about late to the party.
A good hunter always watch the prey close before action ;)
So guess they went into a ninja mode and looked at the competition first before they brought out their blades :hihi:

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