Oh god, the wait is interminable, even though its only been a month since the first inkling and video was released, it feels like an eternity. Roland, even though they are new to the whole viral/teaser thing, at least with any great prior success, seem to be playing a blinder.
In this latest teaser video, its plain that there are four units in the AIRA range (I think). I can see a drum machine type unit (presumably the TR-08), an actual synthesizer or keyboard, and two other boxes - I have no idea what they might be - anyone?
What I can say is that we have been promised a review unit imminently. I still don't know what that will be, but I am poised like, er, a poised thing.
As we know, the full reveal is going to be the 15th Feb - in fact, the Dutch Dancefair in Jaarbers Utrecht is going to be the first public outing. We hope to have someone there so expect more news (pricing and availability) as it happens.
Anyhow till then, you can enjoy this additional teaser video - there is one more slot to fill on the AIRA microsite.
Any ideas on what the two smaller boxes are?
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They focus heavily on the sound of the TB-303 so I think we can safely say that there must be a remake of that particular model too. Not sure which one of those that is in the main video..
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