AIRA is a series of instruments featuring iconic Roland sounds that blur the lines between production in the studio and performance on stage. Optimized for on-the-fly, live performance with legendary Roland sounds (faithfully recreated by Analog Circuit Behavior), AIRA instruments can easily sync to other instruments to perfectly fit into a performer or producer’s setup.
AIRA now brings the sounds, that are the foundation of classic and modern electronic/urban music, to inspire a new generation of DJ.
AIRA DJ instruments make it easier than ever to expand traditional DJ mixing with new performance and production techniques. Blend and transition your mixes with sequenced drums, samples and instruments to add new energy to songs or transform them altogether.
Discover the new world of AIRA DJ.
PROFESSIONAL INSTRUMENTS FOR EVERY DJ
AIRA DJ controllers are instruments; they not only contain their own sounds but have been designed to a professional-standard that aims to inspire, and improve your performances.
With the best sounding DJ hardware on the market, Roland’s decades of experience in high-resolution audio results in superior-quality sound for DJs. Next, the layout of each pad, button and slider has been carefully arranged to provide a deeper level of access to innovative DJ performance capabilities designed to give DJs maximum control over their music. Finally, ultra-low latency platters provide the most realistic scratch response and extremely accurate cueing.
NEW TOOLS TO ENHANCE & REMIX TRACKS
The same way the addition of a crossfader, digital effects and filters evolved within DJ equipment to give DJs new tools for adding enhanced dynamics to their mixes, the TR-S sequencer introduces a whole new way to add energy to songs and create totally unique transitions. You can sequence TR drum sounds and/or samples, all in perfect sync with your mix. The addition of a few dynamic sounds can give a classic track modern punch or transform the rhythm/feel of a song all on the fly without having to edit within a DAW. With the addition of MIDI out, external instruments and sequencers can also be seamlessly synced to add another layer of expression.
INSTRUMENTS WITH ICONIC SOUNDS
Roland has a rich repertoire of legendary drum sounds. One of the most recognized sounds in music is the boom of the TR-808 kick drum that features on many tracks played by DJs today. These sounds have found a new generation in AIRA DJ instruments.
The drums of the TR-808, TR-909, and more, are the essential sounds used by the producers that laid the foundation of dance and urban music genres. AIRA DJ instruments provide these same legendary Roland drum sounds – not as samples – but as synthesized drum machine sounds to add to your live performances and mixes.
Learn more about the AIRA DJ series of instruments below.
The DJ-808 is a state-of-the-art DJ controller with a 4-channel mixer, built-in drum sequencing, vocal processing, and the deepest Serato DJ integration available. Going way beyond a typical DJ controller, the DJ-808 is an instrument, with a Roland “TR-S” drum machine that contains the world’s most iconic drum sounds and can even control the Serato Sampler within Serato DJ. The VT Voice Transformer can pitch your voice to match the key of your Serato DJ tracks, while two AIRA Link ports let you connect compatible synths and electronic gadgets, and produce a live remix, with just a simple USB cable. Sound quality is high-end and the hardware is built tough yet easy to carry—ready for inspired sets that push the boundaries of what it means to DJ.
The Roland DJ-505 is a two-channel, four-deck Serato DJ controller that blends the advanced performance capabilities of Serato DJ with the legendary sounds and sequencing of Roland’s TR-808, TR-909, TR-606*, and TR-707* drum machines. The DJ-505 gives you the tools to move beyond mixing music to creating beats and rhythms on the fly that sync to your Serato DJ tracks, enabling the creation of unique transitions, live remixes, beefed-up classic tracks, or your own original music.
Like the flagship DJ-808 and compact DJ-202 controllers, the DJ-505 is a powerful and inspiring instrument that allows unparalleled flexibility to DJ, remix, and produce, empowering exciting new approaches to music performance. And with its standalone mixer functionality, narrow footprint, and Serato DVS upgrade path, the DJ-505 is an ideal controller to pair with turntables or CD players.
*TR-606 and TR-707 sounds will be added in a future user-installable firmware update.
The Roland DJ-202 is a forward-thinking Serato DJ Intro controller that gives DJs the features and layout of a full-size professional controller in a rugged and portable unit. The compact DJ-202 preserves the concept of the flagship DJ-808 and streamlined DJ-505, allowing unparalleled flexibility to DJ, remix, and produce beats on the fly while performing live or creating in the studio. With its large, low-latency platters, dedicated pad and transport controls, onboard sequencer, and mic input with professional vocal FX, the DJ-202 packs in the most features of any controller in its class.