New music production course specialising in Roland Aira products

The Roland AIRA range which includes the TR-8, TB-3, VT-3 and the System-1 are one of the most talked about and celebrated music production products on the market today. These modern updates of vintage classic analogue gear can now be seen in some of the best studios in the world and used by some of the biggest artists on the planet.

Now for the first time you can take a dedicated course covering the full range and teaching you how to get the most out of these amazing products in your production. SubBass is the very first AIRA Academy in the world and we have been working closely with Roland to design and develop this course.

The SubBass Roland AIRA weekend is the only official Roland AIRA course available and is certified by Roland.

Spend 2 days in the studio with SubBass trainer Fabio Lendrum and learn how to get the most from the AIRA range. This course is not DAW specific and users of Logic, Ableton Live or any other DAW can take the course as we will be concentrating on the hardware and how to get the best from it.

Completeion of an AIRA Academy course entitles students to preferential discounts on AIRA gear.

Timetable – Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 8pm

Course Content

Day One:

Introduction to AIRA
TR-8, TB-3, System-1 and VT-3
History behind the inspiration for new builds
Overview of 303, 808, 909, SH101 Juno and Jupiter
Understanding ACB (Analogue circuitry behavior)
Discussing studio & live use of the AIRA range

The Roland TR-8
History of 808 & 909 drum machines
Overview of parameters/buttons/sounds
Loading 808 or 909 sounds
Setting tempo and making a beat
Adjusting volume/attack/decay/pitch
Making a second variation of the beat
Panning sounds
Applying Reverb/Delay to individual sounds
Working with FX presets
Recording into Logic/Ableon Live
Working with drum loops inside the DAW
Mixing drums

The Roland TB-3
Syncing TB-3 to TR-8 (audio input/output through logic)
Overview of parameters/buttons/sounds
Loading presets
Programming personal sequence on the step sequencer
Applying FX
Recording 2-3 variations of melody into Logic/Ableton over TR-8 drums
Recording live automation
Mixing down

Day Two

History of Juno (6-106), Jupiter, SH101, JX3P
System-1 parameters/buttons/sounds
Syncing to TR-8 & TB-3 (audio input/output through DAW)
Writing melody to already recorded material from TR-8 & TB-3
Recording into Logic and Ableton
Using SH101 “Plug-out” option
Getting hands on with hardware/software communication
Writing melody with System-1
Recording into Logic/Ableton

Overview of parameters/buttons/sounds/features
Explaining ease of use even if you are not a singer
Examples of records which use similar vocals
Recording own personal vocals with dynamic microphones into Logic/Ableton
Recording variations over already recorded material
Cutting and editing vocals in Logic

How to sync the AIRA range and use together in the studio
How to use the AIRA range in a live situation

The Roland AIRA course runs on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-8pm

For moire information see here