Roland Aira MX-1 Performer

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  • 18 Channel performance mixer with step-sequencer
  • Full control over Aira instruments and DAW software
  • 6 powerful master effects with 48 variations
  • Mix mode to use as a standalone mixer
  • Transport and tempo control with fine, shuffle, and tap-tempo functions
  • Save and recall mix setups instantly
  • Bright LED lit buttons and faders for easy operation in the dark
  • Scene memories for instant recall of performance settings
  • Rock solid build quality with dark brushed metal finish


Combining all of the most powerful elements of a mixer, control surface, audio interface, and step-based effector, the Roland Aira MX-1 Performer is designed to act as the control 'brain' of your existing digital music rig. The Aira MX-1 takes the traditional mixer and re-spins it as a powerful instrument.

The level of connectivity that you are presented with on the Aira MX-1 allows you to mix multiple sources with ease. Four AIRA Link USB ports, digital I/O, send and return jacks, and the ability to stream 18 channels to and from your DAW puts masses of musical sources at your fingertips.

As you would expect from Roland, the build quality of the Aira MX-1 is simply excellent. The smooth, robust filters offer just enough resistance for you to gently adjust the 6 available volume curves. Each channel also presents you with tone and filter knobs with multiple filters, EQ's and isolators.

Should you need to use the Aira MX-1 in the dark, the faders are LED lit, so you can see their status in the darkest of venue's, this makes it easy for DJ's who will also appreciate the Aira MX-1's DJ-style headphone cue monitoring allowing you to smoothly mix in your audio sources when required.

Get the effect

Effects are a powerful tool in the production and performance of your music and the MX-1’s effects sound superb in their own right, but they’re also designed for ready manipulation and rhythmic sensibility, thanks to the MX-1’s tempo awareness and the TR-style step interface. A total of 48 variations of effects (based on 6 master types) can be used to add shine or glitchy disruption to your music.

A team player

Whilst the Roland Aira MX-1 is a very capable powerful performance mixer, it can be connected to any Mac or PC via USB and act as a high quality audio interface! Mix all 18 channels straight back to your DAW in real time also utilising the recording, clip triggering, effects, and mixing functions of your DAW along with the MX-1’s cue monitoring, sync, and performance-optimised mixing and effects capabilities.

Software updates

With the Roland Aira MX-1 Performer, you will also get software updates to ensure that it is giving you the best performance possible. The latest (Version 1.03 at time of writing) gives you the ability to connect the JD-Xi, JD-XA, Juno-Gi, Jupiter-50, Jupiter-80, FA-08 and FA-06 synthesizers via the "Aira Link" USB ports!

The Roland Aira MX-1 Performer has single handedly redesigned the mixer with features that will simply blow your mind. No confusion, no fuss... Just pure creative musical power.

Sequencer3 (Filter, Side Chain, Slicer)
Effects6 Types (48 Variations)
Connectivity AIRA Link (AIRA Only)
1 x USB (Type B)
Digital In/Out
RCA Aux Send / Return
4 x 1/4" Jack Plug Outs
1 x 3.5mm Stereo Jack Plug Out
1/4" Headphone Out
Included accessoriesAC adaptor, owners manual

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