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Roland AIRA Compact J-6 Chord Synthesizer

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Portable 4-voice Synthesizer with 64-step Chord Sequencer, Arpeggiator, FX, MIDI, Audio, and Sync I/O
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Roland’s groundbreaking Juno-60 set the stage for decades of audio innovation, and the Aira Compact J-6 Chord Synthesizer distills that expertise into a portable synth that Music Experience’s keyboard curators agree faithfully reimagines that historic ethos. The J-6 is a lightning rod of genre-spanning inspiration, perfect for iterating on ideas with a robust range of sequencing and arpeggiation options to remix the gauntlet of 100-plus chord sets. Experiment with the high-quality FX and hallmark Roland synth voices, moving and grooving to any number of rhythmic phrases and styles. Comprehensive connectivity options mean everything from solo jamming on the go to fully fledged system integration. With decades of sound designed to fit in your pocket, the J-6 is a necessary portable gadget for hobbyists and enthusiasts alike.

Roland J-6 Chord Synthesizer at a Glance:

  • Portable song creation machine with professional Roland sound and features
  • Create with 100 chord sets spanning classic and contemporary music genres
  • Add arpeggios and rhythmic phrases to chords via nine styles with 12 variations in each
  • Programmable chord sequencer with 64 user patterns and up to 64 steps in each
  • Four-voice JUNO-60 synth engine with authentic sound realized through Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology
  • Includes 64 ready-to-play synth presets derived from the original JUNO-60
  • Filter and envelope controls for shaping synth sounds in real time
  • High-quality delay and reverb effects with customizable settings
  • Comprehensive connectivity with audio, MIDI, and sync I/O plus AIRA Link
  • Class-compliant USB-C audio/MIDI interface—no drivers needed
  • Lithium-ion battery with up to 4.5 hours of operation per charge
  • Sturdy construction and high-quality rubber pads
  • Connect to other AIRA Compacts and standard MIDI devices with optional BOSS TRS MIDI cables

Endless combinatorial capabilities

Advanced Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology drives the faithful representation of classic Juno-60 sound that powers this mini module. There are 64 built-in presets ready to go, with customizable reverb and delay as well as filter and envelope controls to further sculpt your sound. Mix and match any of the genre-defying 100-plus chord sets with numerous arpeggio and rhythm-phrasing styles and variations. Intuitive controls and a sleek form factor invite you to explore the boundless possibilities in this petite package. The J-6 is perfect for workshopping ideas, running the show, and anything in between. Plus, abundant MIDI, audio, and sync options make for easy integration with external controllers, DAWs, and any siblings of the Aira Compact family.

    What Roland Says...

    The J-6 Chord Synthesizer is an endless well of musical inspiration, pairing a powerful chord sequencer with the lavish tones of the renowned JUNO-60 synth. Generate soul-stirring song ideas in seconds, and experiment with styles and variations to coax dancing lines and rhythmic patterns from your chords. Add lush effects to frost your sound, and expand your possibilities by interfacing with other AIRA Compacts, MIDI hardware, and music production software.

    Chord Heaven.

    With 100 chord sets spanning a wide range of genres, you’ll always find fresh fuel for songs and jams with the J-6. There’s no need to know chords or theory to make cool music—simply call up a set and compose chord progressions on the fly with one-touch presses on the keyboard. Generate ideas for new tunes, create accompaniment for live performances, or send chord information to other MIDI gear.

    Move And Groove.

    Using the J-6’s style banks and variations, it’s easy to infuse static chords with dynamic energy and compelling movement. Transform an idea with sweeping arpeggios and rhythmic phrases, and keep the groove running non-stop with a press of the hold button.

    Craft Your Next Hit.

    Once you’ve got a chord progression in mind, bring it together with the J-6 chord sequencer. There are 64 patterns with up to 64 steps each, and you can quickly enter chords, style variations, single notes, and tempo changes in each step to mold your masterpieces.

    Tweak And Tweeze.

    After you’ve captured a pattern on the J-6, hit play and inject even more color with tactile controls. Select different synth presets, tweak the filter and envelope in real time, and complete the picture with customizable reverb and delay effects.

    Historic Juno Sound.

    The J-6 puts the influential synth sound behind decades of hits in your pocket or backpack. Our acclaimed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology realizes the famous JUNO-60 voice in flawless detail, complete with 64 presets derived from the original. Use the J-6 engine with the chord sequencer, play it from the onboard keyboard or an external MIDI controller, or use it as a sound module in an expanded setup.

    Expand Your Vision.

    The J-6 has the connectivity you need to integrate with other AIRA Compacts and larger music rigs. Back your chord creations with drums and bass from the T-8 Beat Machine, and add evocative vocal textures with the E-4 Voice Tweaker. Or interface with computer DAWS, mobile music apps, and hardware instruments via USB-C or MIDI.

    Everywhere At Once.

    Compact and convenient, the J-6 is ready to deliver instant inspiration everywhere you go. The lithium-ion battery provides up to 4.5 hours of runtime per charge, while the rugged Roland build ensures years of musical pleasure.

    Roland AIRA Compact J-6 Chord Synthesizer Features:

    • Lightweight and compact design means portability without sacrificing power
    • 100+ chord sets span countless genres for quick ideation and accessibility
    • 64-step sequencer allows for countless sonic combinations through various arpeggio and rhythmic-phrasing styles and patterns
    • Straightforward form factor ensures satisfying tactility and accurate input
    • Intuitive design provides endless sonic opportunity at any level of expertise
    • High-quality FX, filter, and envelope controls let you sculpt your sound on the fly
    • ACB technology powers the 4-voice J-6, opening a wealth of Juno-60 sounds, and more
    • Onboard MIDI, audio, and synch I/O, as well as USB-C, provide endless interoperative potential with DAWs, external controller interfaces, and even additional Aira Compact devices
    • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery means 4.5 hours of classic synth sound, all on the go
    • Weight: 11 oz.
    • Dimensions: 7.4 inches (W) x 4.2 inches (D) x 1.4 (H) inches

            Type Chord Synthesizer
            Internal Sound Engine Yes
            Pads 13 x Key Pads
            64 x Presets derived from the Juno-60
            100 x Chord Sets
            Polyphony 4-voice
            64-steps, 64 Patterns
            Delay, Reverb
            Analog Inputs
            1 x 1/8"
            Analog Outputs
            1 x 1/8" (mix out/headphones)
            MIDI I/O 2 x 1/8" TRS (in, out), USB
            Other I/O 2 x 1/8" (sync in/out)
            USB 1 x USB-C
            Power Source Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery / USB bus power
            Height 1.42"
            Width 7.40"
            Depth 4.17"
            Weight 0.65 lbs.
            Manufacturer Part Number J-6