Roland’s latest teaser video doesn’t reveal anything new as such – it basically comprises lots of in-the-dark close-up shots of some Aira hardware and some nice flashing lights – but the soundtrack, which features squelchy synths aplenty, indicates that this range isn’t going to be restricted to drum machines.
What caught my eye particularly in the teaser was this image and it looks like it’s some sort of keyboard with hopefully and on board sequencer. What I think has been missing from anyone’s line up for a long time is a ROMpler based groove box; it’d be nice to see a new offering from any of the big three in that category.
While my hopes are high for that, I think what we may be looking at is a QuasiMidi style groove keyboard with either an SH-101 or 303 engine on board. Having both would be simply amazing!