Roland Aira SBX-1 Sync Box – New Addition to series
The Roland AIRA SBX-1 Sync Box is the fifth unit to be added to the Roland AIRA series released earlier this year.
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The SBX-1 Sync Box is designed to integrate the new Roland Aira devices with older pre-MIDI gear. Unlike the Aira series and most modern outboard tech, the old analogue stuff did not have USB and sometimes not even MIDI such as the TR-808, TR-606 and TB-303. In the 90’s Roland built a handful if similar units such as the SBX-10, SBX-80 and SBX-1000 converting between DIN, MIDI and SMPTE.
The SBX-1 Sync Box will allow clock signals to be converted to and from MIDI, USB, DIN and CV/gate, with adjustable swing, programmable CV LFOS and a stable internal clock source for good measure.
SBX-1 Sync Box – A Performance Tool too
Aside from simply connecting all your old gear to the new stuff, the SBX-1 Sync Box is also ideal for jamming with others as you can link multiple instruments – synced to a master midi clock of your choice, but with its built-in CV/Gate outputs, LFOS and other performance features the creatives possibilities are endless for making use of FX on one unit via the output of another.
Roland SBX-1 Sync Box Features:
- Sync box for electronic instruments
- Simultaneous conversion between MIDI, USB MIDI, and DIN Sync
- Integrate analog synths too with CV/Gate outputs
- Can be used as a master tempo clock, or you can choose any of your connected devices as the master clock
- Generate LFOs and trigger data for enhanced performance potential
- Shuffle adds swing to patterns generated on instruments without a swing function
- Runs on USB bus power or AC adapter
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