Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 2015 — Roland
introduces the JUNO-DS Synthesizer, a powerful and versatile keyboard
for performing and recording musicians. This latest evolution of the
popular JUNO series delivers many enhancements over previous
generations, including improved pianos, additional organ sounds,
waveform expansion capability, Phrase Pads, new vocal effects and more.
Along with a 61-key model, the JUNO-DS is also available in a
weighted-action version with 88 keys to complement the expressive new
Relied on by players around the world, Roland’s
JUNO synths are known for their high-quality sounds, intuitive
operation, portability and exceptional value. The JUNO-DS takes the
iconic series to a new level, offering many feature updates for
performing keyboardists. Lightweight and mobile, the instrument is
packed with great Roland sounds for any musical style. And with battery
or AC operation, users have the flexibility to play anywhere their music
Many stage players rely on pianos and organs more
than any other sounds. The JUNO-DS acoustic and electric pianos have
been newly enhanced with improved sound and response, and the selection
of organs has been increased. The 1000-plus sound set from the
previous-generation JUNO-Di is included as well, and patches from that
keyboard are fully compatible with the JUNO-DS.
its onboard sounds, the JUNO-DS supports internal waveform expansion via
USB for unlimited tonal range. Over 1000 EXP sounds are available for
free download at Roland’s Axial website, including top-quality acoustic
piano collections, world instruments, percussion, loops and more. In
addition, users can load in WAV sounds from their personal library and
play them from the keyboard.
The JUNO-DS comes standard with a
quality 61-note synth-action keyboard. For the first time in the JUNO’s
long history, there’s an 88-note model as well, providing a great option
for both piano-based pros and serious piano students. Roland’s Ivory
Feel-G Keyboard with progressive hammer action delivers high-end touch
and playability for the JUNO-DS’s expressive new piano sounds, all while
keeping the instrument light and easy to carry.
JUNO synths, the JUNO-DS features an intuitive design that makes it easy
to call up usable sounds right away. In addition, there are even more
adjustable parameters and real-time controls than before, perfect for
users who like to customize patches and manipulate sounds on stage. The
JUNO-DS also includes eight Phrase Pads on the front panel, allowing
players to supplement live performances with samples or music files
stored on USB memory.
The JUNO-DS’s convenient mic input is
ideal for solo performers and singer/songwriters, allowing them to
achieve professional vocal sounds without having to carry around extra
gear. There’s a dedicated vocal reverb, plus a built-in vocoder and an
Auto Pitch effect for singing with the “stepped” electronic vocal sounds
heard in many modern songs.
With the onboard eight-track
pattern sequencer, users can easily capture their ideas for songs and
beats. Non-stop operation enhances the creative flow, allowing for quick
development of full arrangements. The sequencer is also convenient for
supporting live performances with pre-made backing music and on-the-fly
In addition to being a powerful stage keyboard, the
JUNO-DS excels in computer music production. The integrated USB
audio/MIDI interface provides a solid front end for a mobile or studio
recording setup, and there’s even a dedicated DAW Control mode for
controlling music software from the JUNO-DS’s panel.
To learn more about the JUNO-DS Synthesizer, visit www.rolandus.com/products/juno-ds88/.