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The Roland Juno D 61-Key Synthesizer is packed with hundreds of first-class sounds. You get expressive multi-effects, realtime performance controllers, and tools for groove creation and composition. The 61-note keyboard offers 64-voice polyphony and improved feel. 640 top-quality patches with split and layering capability are organized into categories for easy access. 20 rhythm sets, GM2 compatibility. 47 multi-effects. Powerful arpeggiator with 400 templates. Multi Chord memory for one-finger chord triggering; Rhythm Guide metronome. The awesome D-Beam controller offers intuitive sound control and front-panel control knobs enable instant fine-tuning. 2 tones can be assigned to each patch, and then split or layered. Mac/PC editing software included.
JUNO-D 61-Key Synthesizer
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Most Liked Positive Review
multi timbral and portable
I have owned the Roland Juno D for two weeks. I bought it to use as a General MIDI multi timbral expander. It took a while to figure out how to use the keyboard's...Read complete review
I have owned the Roland Juno D for two weeks. I bought it to use as a General MIDI multi timbral expander. It took a while to figure out how to use the keyboard's multi timbral functions, because the Juno D requires a system exclusive dump recorded with each sequence to set up the multi timbral features. Also each patch change requires a most significant bit, least significant bit, plus the patch change number. Once you get used to this, it is a superb instrument for multi part recording. I am currently using 6 of its 16 MIDI channels simultaneously, and have no problems with voice stealing. The sequencer also records the front panel knobs, which can really bring sequenced tracks to life. The quality of sounds is great, with a full set of general MIDI sounds, plus extra keyboard sounds, synthesizers, sound effects, orchestral, vintage sounds, and percussion instruments. The Juno D doesn't weigh much, which makes it easy to take to live venues. 61 full size keys plus 2 octave shift buttons make it easy to play. It can be difficult to find the sound you need quickly, because the banks have 60 or more sounds to step through, but the performance mode should solve this problem by letting you store your patches ahead of time. The Juno D doesn't have individual outs [only stereo], but I haven't found that to be a problem. It also lacks a MIDI thru port, so I have had to connect a separate MIDI thru box. It has lots of other neat features, like the D Beam controller, that I haven't even had time to try out yet. I expect this keyboard will grow with me for years to come.
Most Liked Negative Review
Great allround keyboard if you're on a budget
My band have used the Juno-D for about a year (bought it second hand). Even though it's not an amazing-sounding instrument, it fills a weird gap in the market... I spent...Read complete review
My band have used the Juno-D for about a year (bought it second hand). Even though it's not an amazing-sounding instrument, it fills a weird gap in the market... I spent ages looking for a keyboard that had a range of classic organ and keyboard sounds but that didn't cost too much. All the cheap keyboards seem to only have synth and techno sounds, whereas the Juno-D has (most importantly) decent piano sounds, electric pianos as well as organs, glockenspiel and a nice mellotron flute. My other option was the Nord Electro but there's a huge price gap.The quality isn't amazing though. We actually have two of this keyboard, one of us bought one for her other band as well. On hers, the knobs wore out really quickly. My one started behaving oddly and it turned out the pitch bender was broken and made it go out of tune.So yeah, if you can't afford the top end ones this is a good option, but make sure you get a warranty!
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Best workstation I've had the chance to work with. This keyboard has unmatched factory sounds. I bought it because I was looking for a keyboard with a Rhodes Organ sound but got so much more. on top of the great Rhodes sound that I was able to shape to my liking, it has great grand piano settings, and I'm pretty picky about grand piano settings on keyboards. Fully programable, easy to use, worth every penny. It does it all. I'm set.
P.S. sounds great through a Fender Champ
A number of other reviews of the Juno-D complain that after a while, some of the keys stop working. This happened to my keyboard, too. BUT I took it to an audio repair shop in Portland called Inner Sound. They called Roland. Roland said this was a common problem (key bed lubricant was corrosive to the connections or something) and they'd send a whole new key bed for FREE!!! Inner Sound installed the new key bed (for their minimum fee) and I'm back touring with the keyboard. Mind you, I bought this USED and without documentation, and whatever warranty it may have had had surely expired. Roland's customer service really came through, and I was so impressed I had to write this. From what I understand, they've fixed the problem on the new ones. This keyboard is worth it! Not the best sounds or the best keyboard you'll buy, but for the money, it's hard to top.
This keyboard has some great features and a sound bank full of 80's sounds. You can use it to make techno, and I actually thought the organ, string, percussion and piano sounds were convicing.I gave this keyboard a low score because a few keys stopped working after a couple years. Then about half of the keys wouldn't work. I paid $125 to have it repaired -- basically many of the contacts were replaced and cleaned. However, some keys still sound louder than others, and it appears I have to go back to replace another contact. This keyboard is built to last 2-3 years. It is a disposable keyboard.
Being that I got this keyboard at a really good deal, I was really happy with it.I considered if I would ever buy it at full price, and I've come to think that I would. The sounds in the lower registers really amaze me, and are perfect to act as drone pedal tones to act as a bass. The string sounds sound are nice, and the vocal sounds are almost too good to be on a keyboard this price. The drum kits don't sound good at all. On this keyboard you might come across a few really good sounds on each setting, and others are kind of just crap. The D Beam I've yet to really use, but its still really cool. The keyboard is light and affordable, the value is pretty decent.
Wow. I loved it when I got it. It was great. Within a year, some keys stopped working. Since it wasn't under warranty anymore, I couldn't get it repaired. So I took it apart and cleaned the metal contacts. Luckily it worked, but after a few weeks they wore out again. Now keys keep wearing out and I have to rip the thing apart every month or so. Also, the "value +" and "value -" buttons are worn out and i have to press them really hard the get them to work. I am so severely disappointed in this product...I will never buy anything Roland again.That being said, the sound quality of this thing isn't bad. It's just the physical manufacturing quality that is disturbingly poor.
I have used the Juno-D for over two years and giged with it so many times It was the backbone of my main rock blues funk group for a year. Great piano sound, great strings and synths but the organ settings shouldn't be used they are so bad, and never go near guitar or world instruments.
After selling my full-length, weighted-key Yamaha, I was in the market for another synth. I wanted to go a different direction this time around and after MUCH research, settled on the Roland Juno-D. I can only say that it is worth EVERY PENNY that I paid for it! Great selection of patches, wonderful key sensitivity, and the keyboard keys vs. weighted keys are A LOT easier to play! I'm very glad I made this purchase and would do it again, in a heartbeat!
Roland has produced an inexpensive synth with some great features. It is lightweight, portable, and works well as a midi controller and song writing tool. The phrase and arpegiator feature works well and there are some beefy synth patches and performance modes for soloing. I'm glad I bought it.
I've been using this for a year. The sound's great! But it's disappointing when you change patches coz the sound stops!
It is the fine tool for playing on a stage. It is easy and compact, all necessary