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Roland Aira Compact J-6 Chord Synthesizer

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    Inspiration Machine.

    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.

    Standard Features

    • 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


    User Patterns64SequencerMaximum measures: 64InstrumentsPreset Patches: 64EffectsDELAY, REVERBDisplay7 segments, 4 characters (LED)ConnectorsSYNC (IN, OUT) jacks: Miniature phone type
    MIX (IN, OUT) /PHONES jacks: Stereo miniature phone type
    MIDI (IN, OUT) jacks: Stereo miniature phone type
    USB port: USB Type-C® (Audio, MIDI)Power SupplyRechargeable lithium-ion battery
    Obtained via USB port (USB bus power)Current Draw500 mAExpected battery life under continuous useApprox. 4.5 hours
    * These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.Expected battery charging timeApprox. 3 hours
    * To charge the unit, use the USB port of a computer or a commercially available USB power supply adaptor (5 V, 500 mA or higher).AccessoriesLeaflet ”Read Me First”
    USB Type-C to USB Type-A cableSIZE AND WEIGHTWidth188 mm
    7-7/16 inchesDepth106 mm
    4-3/16 inchesHeight36.2 mm
    1-7/16 inchesWeight (including batteries)295 g
    11 oz

    Aria Compact Details

    Serious fun.

    AIRA Compact puts Roland’s legendary creative magic in the palm of your hand. Jam, perform, and develop ideas anywhere with genre-defining sounds. Chain AIRA Compact instruments together to extend your palette—or connect with MIDI gear, computers, and music apps to expand your existing rig. Fun, affordable, and easy to learn, AIRA Compact brings serious musical power to creators on the move.


    However and wherever you make music, AIRA Compact instruments are there for you. Stow one in a pocket or backpack and compose on the go. Mix and match them for busking, club performing, and livestreams. Or use them as high-quality sound generators and input devices for larger-scale performances and computer music production.


    AIRA Compact provides ample I/O to interface with everything in your musical world. Synchronize and monitor multiple AIRA Compact instruments from one unit, connect with stereo audio and MIDI devices, and communicate with computers and mobile music apps via USB-C.


    AIRA Compact strikes the perfect balance between portability and power. Each model is small enough to slip in a pocket and features a tactile panel to jumpstart your creative flow. Onboard lithium-ion batteries provide hours of continuous fun per charge. And with Roland’s famous build quality, your AIRA Compact is ready for years of musical exploration.

    Brand: Roland


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