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Roland JUNO-DS - Basic Overview
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The Roland JUNO-DS61 61-key synthesizer sports all of the quality sounds, intuitive operation and portability of its predecessor, along with improved pianos, additional organs, waveform expansion capability, Phrase Pads, new vocal effects and more. The JUNO-DS61 offers over 1,000 free sounds you can download, including top-quality acoustic piano collections, world instruments, percussion and loops that can be loaded in via USB. You can call up sounds on-the-fly or use the JUNO-DS61's adjustable parameters and real-time controls for custom patch-building. Eight Phrase Pads let you supplement your performances with samples and music files. Great for stage and studio musicians alike, the Roland JUNO-DS61 is a phenomenal portable 61-key synthesizer.

Top-Notch Pianos, Organs and Expanded Sound Library

Acoustic pianos, electric pianos and organs are essential for most performing keyboardists. In the JUNO-DS61, the pianos have been newly enhanced with improved sound and response, and there are even more organs to choose from. In addition to this new DS Tone Bank, the instrument includes the entire 1,000-plus sound set from the previous-generation JUNO-Di and patches from that keyboard are fully compatible with the JUNO-DS61.

Enhanced Editing and Real-Time Control

While the JUNO series is known for its instant-access design, the JUNO-DS61 now offers even more adjustable parameters than before, allowing you to tweak patches and performances with detailed precision. The front panel provides an expanded array of hands-on knobs and sliders for creating patches and adjusting sounds as you perform, while the rear panel features jacks for connecting hold and expression pedals at the same time.

Onboard Phrase Pads and Vocals

With the JUNO-DS61's eight Phrase Pads, you can supplement your keyboard performances with samples or music files stored on USB memory. Just load up the pads with whatever you like—one-shot samples, vocals, sound effects, loops or complete music tracks—and trigger them with a quick touch when needed. The built-in vocoder and Auto Pitch effects let you get creative with vocals by singing into the mic and controlling the tone and pitch via sounds played on the keyboard.

Music Production Partner

The JUNO-DS61 works great for computer music production as well as live performance. The integrated USB interface provides a solid front end for a mobile or studio recording setup, allowing you to record MIDI and audio data, including sounds from the mic input. There's even a dedicated DAW Control mode for controlling your music software from the JUNO-DS61's front panel.

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  • Lightweight, gig-ready instrument with pro sounds, enhanced performance features, and battery-powered operation
  • 61-note velocity-sensitive keyboard with synth action
  • Includes all the sounds from the popular JUNO-Di, plus newly updated acoustic and electric pianos, additional organs, and other stage essentials
  • Wave expansion slot enables users to download new sound waveforms, available for free at Roland' Axial website
  • Sample import function for playing user WAV files on the JUNO-DS61 keyboard
  • Easy sound manipulation and editing with hands-on knobs and sliders
  • Eight Phrase Pads for triggering samples and audio songs stored on USB memory
  • Mic input and dedicated Reverb, Vocoder, and Auto Pitch effects for impressive vocal performances
  • Intuitive eight-track pattern sequencer with non-stop recording for quickly developing song ideas
  • USB audio/MIDI and DAW Control mode

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  • Number of keys: 61 Key
  • Action: Synth action
  • Key size: Full
  • Aftertouch / Velocity: Velocity Sensitive
Key Type: Piano-styleSounds
  • Number of voices: 1,500+
  • Polyphony (max): 128-note
  • Layers: Yes
  • Split: Yes
  • Connectivity
  • AUX input: Yes
  • MIDI Connectivity: MIDI In/Out
  • Line output: Yes
  • Line input: Yes
  • USB Connectivity: Yes
  • Headphone jacks: 1
  • Pedal inputs: 2
  • Storage type: Internal & USB
Expandability available: YesOnboard Features
  • Recording/Playback MIDI sequencer
  • Rhythms: 14
  • Preset songs: 14
  • Display: None
  • Effects: Yes
  • Built-in speakers: No
  • Pitch bend/Modulation: Both
Other controls: Sliders and knobsEffects
  • Reverb: Yes
  • Chorus: Yes
  • Delay: Yes
  • Equalizer: Yes
  • Arpeggio: Yes
Other: Not applicableOther
  • Width: 39-3/4" (1,008 mm)
  • Height: 3-7/8" (97 mm)
  • Depth: 11-13/16" (300 mm)
  • Weight: 11 lb. 12 oz. (5.3 kg)
  • Power: Adapter included
  • Batteries: 8 x AA (not included)
Stand or bench included: Sold separatelyPower
  • Recommended power supply: Roland DC 9V
  • Battery type: Eight "AA," HR6 or Ni-MH rechargeable

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