Roland AIRA Compact J-6 Chord Synthesizer

Roland AIRA Compact J-6 Chord Synthesizer


The Roland AIRA Compact J-6 Chord Synthesizer is a very portable song-writing tool that combines an effective and user-friendly chord sequencer with a rich JUNO-60 synthesizer emulation driven by Roland’s ACB sound engine.

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The Roland Aira Compact J-6 includes 100 built-in chords that cover a range of traditional genres, always giving songs and improvisations new spins. Making great music doesn’t require knowledge of chords or theory,  you can just rapidly pull up and alter chords with the push of a button. Send chords to other MIDI devices, make accompaniments for live performances, or come up with ideas for new songs.

Create up to 64 patterns using the 64-step sequencer and one of the 64 ready-to-play synth presets taken from the iconic JUNO. Add rhythmic phrases and arpeggios using the 9 available genres’ 12 variants. Using the filter, envelope, and configurable reverb and delay FX settings, you may shape the synth in real time. The J-6 includes MIDI I/O ports that let you connect to other AIRA compacts and MIDI equipment as well as a class-compliant USB interface for audio and MIDI. You can take your creativity everywhere thanks to the built-in rechargeable battery, which receives power through USB.


  • 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


  • Type: Chord Synthesizer
  • Internal Sound Engine: Yes
  • Pads: 13 x Key Pads
  • Sounds: 64 x Presets derived from the Juno-60
  • Presets: 100 x Chord Sets
  • Polyphony: 4-voice
  • Sequencer: 64-steps, 64 Patterns
  • Effects: Delay, Reverb
  • Analog Inputs: 1 x 1/8"
  • Analog Outputs: 1 x 1/8" (mix out/headphones)
  • MIDI I/O: 2 x 1/8" TRS (in, out), USB
  • Other I/O: 2 x 1/8" (sync in/out)
  • USB: 1 x USB-C
  • Power Source: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery / USB bus power
  • Height: 1.42"
  • Width: 7.40"
  • Depth: 4.17"
  • Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Weight 2 lbs