J-6 Chord Synthesizer

Categories: Commercial Hardware Products

Submitted by:Matthew Chicoine

24 May 2023

Elevator Pitch

J-6 Chord Synthesizer

The J-6 is a pocket-sized chord synthesizer packed with an array of building blocks for creating compelling chord changes, dynamic musical patterns, and song ideas.

Product Description

J-6 Chord Synthesizer

As part of Roland's AIRA Compact line of portable instruments, the J-6 provides a rich musical toolbox by way of 100 chord sets, a dynamic musical phrase generator, and an on-board sequencer for programming and playing back chord structures and patterns. Sonically the J-6 is powered by Roland’s signature Analog Circuit Behavior technology, faithfully reproducing the lavish synth tones of the legendary JUNO-60 synthesizer with 64 presets plus effects.

How It's Innovative

The J-6 is unique in the field of musical instruments, designed to stimulate and capture rich musical ideas with a distinctive combination of compositional tools including easily-accessible chord sets and a dynamic phrase generator. Ultra-portable, with a lithium ion battery giving users over 4 hours of playing time, the J-6 can be used anywhere, anytime inspiration strikes. And its class-leading I/O makes it incredibly versatile with a bounty of workflows and use cases, from connecting to other AIRA Compact for musical jams, to standalone synth, to external MIDI controller, to audio interface for smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

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Most Inspiring Use Cases

With its unique combination of chord sets, phrase generator, and sequencer, the J-6 offers boundless musical inspiration for music producers and songwriters. Augment existing compositions or start fresh song ideas with single-pad chord playback, conjure dynamic synth riffs, and capture it all in the 64-step chord sequencer to jam atop, record into a DAW, or add to a gadget set up.

Expansion Plans

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