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Roland J-6 AIRA Compact Chord Sequencer



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SKU: J-6

Product Description

The Roland J-6 combines the classic sounds of the legendary JUNO60 with a powerful chord sequencer making this portable synth toolbox a fantastic toolbox for adding flavour to your jams. As part of the AIRA Compact range, an all-new series of ultra-portable instruments for creative exploration, the J-6 provides a fun, affordable, and easy to learn way to build chord sequences. Add gorgeous effects and expand your possibilities by interfacing with other AIRA Compacts, MIDI hardware, and music production software with ease!

Key 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

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Building chord progressions has never been simpler

The J-6 hosts 100 chord sets which span a wide range of genres which means users of all skill levels and experience can put it to good use - you don't need to know chords or theory to make music, simply call up a set and compose chord progressions on the fly with one-touch presses on the keyboard. Write new songs, create extra parts for live performances, or send chord information to other MIDI gear! 

Bring it all together with the J-6 chord sequencer once you've got your chord progression down. There are 64 patterns with up to 64 steps each, you can quickly enter chords, style variations, single notes, and tempo changes in each step to finesse and fine tune your creations.      

Immersive effects and classic synth tones

After you’ve captured a pattern on the J-6, hit play and inject even more colour with tactile controls. Select different synth presets, tweak the filter and envelope in real time, and complete the picture with customisable reverb and delay effects.

Roland's acclaimed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology presents the sounds of the famous JUNO-60 voice authentically, complete with 64 presets derived from the original, right  in your pocket or backpack. Use the J-6 engine with the chord sequencer, play it from the onboard keyboard or an external MIDI controller, or use it as a sound module in an expanded setup! 

In the Box

  • J-6
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-A Cable
  • Read Me First Leaflet

Technical Specifications

  • User Patterns: 64
  • Sequencer - Maximum measures: 64
  • Instruments - Preset Patches: 64
  • Effects: Delay, Reverb 
  • Display: 7 segments, 4 characters (LED)
  • Connectors: SYNC (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 Supply: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Obtained via USB port (USB bus power)
  • Current Draw: 500 mA
  • Expected battery life under continuous use: Approx. 4.5 hours - these figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
  • Expected battery charging time: Approx. 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).
  • Dimensions: 188 (W) x 106 (D) x 36.2 (H) mm
  • Weight (including batteries): 295g

Written by Ainsley Walker


Customer Reviews


11 reviews





Trusted Customer3rd Feb 2024

Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

Mr Iain Kay-Williams14th Jan 2024

The Roland aria compact series puts the fun back into creating music.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer21st Aug 2023

Easy to use, great sounds.

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

David20th May 2023

Brilliant bit of kit highly delighted with it.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

Miss Clarissa Vincent12th Feb 2023

Excellent chord sequencer.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

Trusted Customer12th Jan 2023

Great bit of kit for building keyscapes. portable and fun. Has depth too if you spend the time to experiment.

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

Trusted Customer27th Dec 2022

Value 3Looks 4Durability 4Sound 3

Mr kazuki akana16th Oct 2022

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer9th Jun 2022

Really nice, though lack of midi CC and the sound not always saving correctly with the sequence - somehow filter closes right down after saving then reloading, even though when I saved filter was open, annoying! But great sequencer and sound, would have bern 5 stars without the bugs and with midi CC, so hopefully Roland will update the firmware.

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

Trusted Customer6th Jun 2022

Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

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