Compose Your Own '80s Tunes With These Super-Portable Synths

6/30/2022 1:08:00 AM

These tiny, adorable, rechargeable, and affordable synths fit in a backpack and make you sound like a modern-day A-ha.

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WIRED ✅ Clever, modern design ✅ Lots of inputs and outputs ✅ Great sounds from each unit ✅ Easy to program with the help of the manual ✅ USB-C rechargeable. Good prices TIRED ❌ No XLR input on E-4

These tiny, adorable, rechargeable, and affordable synths fit in a backpack and make you sound like a modern-day A-ha.

with gear that costs as much as a single day's studio rental did in the early 1980s. The Aira is just the latest line to step into the land of old-school synths, drums, and vocoders for less than the price of a Walkman off eBay.The ’80s CalledRoland Aira T-8

Photograph: RolandThe T-8, J-6, and E-4 come in compact plastic cases with orange, blue, and pink backs. A small USB-C port behind each synth acts as a charging port (you can get about four hours of battery life if you want to take these off-grid) with 3.5-mm midi in and out ports beside it.

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5-mm sync ports (in and out, for pairing with other units in time) and mix in-and-out ports for sending audio through all three units without a mixer.. It's a nice touch that lets you play them all at once. On the upper right of each unit is a volume knob, which is small but oddly satisfying to turn. Below that, they become their own distinct digital instruments.. I won’t get into how to use them (Roland's excellent manuals and a few YouTube videos will take you further than I can in a few hundred words), but here’s what they do.

The T-8 acts as a 32-step sequencing drum machine, much like the classic Roland 808 (read: Kanye West’s favorite drum machine) but with more sounds. It has controls for bass drum, snare, hi-hat, toms, and hand claps. You can also add a bass or keyboard line. If you like the sound of ’80s radio beats, you’ll find those here, as well as more than enough tuning and customization features to write EDM, indie, hip hop, pop, and other beats with ease. Roland Aira J-6 .