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Roland Juno DS61 Synthesizer

 
5.0

(5 reviews)

SKU: RJUNODS61-P

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The Roland JUNO-DS61 is an ideal keyboard for all types of players, from performing pros and weekend warriors to music producers and home hobbyists

The Roland JUNO-DS6 also excels in teaching labs and other music education environments. Easy to carry and easy to use, the JUNO-DS61 is filled with great Roland sounds for any style or genre, and versatile battery or AC operation gives you the flexibility to play anytime and anywhere.

Top-Quality Pianos, Organs, and More
Acoustic pianos, electric pianos, and organs are bread and butter 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 1000-plus sound set from the previous-generation JUNO-Di, and patches from that keyboard are fully compatible with the JUNO-DS61.

Mic Input with Vocoder and Auto Pitch
If you’re a solo performer or singer/songwriter, you’ll love the JUNO-DS61’s mic input, which lets you get great vocal sounds without having to carry around extra gear. There’s a dedicated vocal reverb, plus Auto Pitch for singing with the “stepped” electronic vocal effect popular in today’s music. The built-in vocoder is big fun too, allowing you to sing into a mic and control the tone and pitch via sounds played on the keyboard.

Eight-Track Pattern Sequencer
When you have an idea for a song or beat, you can easily capture and develop it with the onboard pattern sequencer. The intuitive, non-stop operation won’t interrupt your creative flow, letting you build up full arrangements with multiple sounds in no time. The sequencer is also perfect for enhancing live performances with pre-made backing music and on-the-fly looping.

Phrase Pads for Triggering Songs and Samples
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.

Music Production Partner
The JUNO-DS61 is not only great on stage—it works great for computer music production as well. 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.

Enhanced Editing and Hands-On Controls
One thing that’s made the JUNO series a players’ favorite is its instant-access design, which makes it easy to call up fantastic sounds right away. But if you like to dig in and customize, 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.

Wave Expansion Slot for Adding New Sounds
To complement its impressive onboard sound set, the JUNO-DS61 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, go-to studio standards, percussion, loops, and more.

If don’t find what you need there, it’s even possible to load in WAV files from your personal library and play them from the keyboard! Out of the box, the JUNO-DS61 comes with the versatile EXP-06 Studio Collection preloaded in the wave expansion slot.

Features:
  • 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’s Axial website
  • Sample import function for playing user WAV files on the JUNO-DS61’s 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 model


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Things You Will Get:

  • Juno DS61 Synthesizer
  • Power Cable
  • AC Adaptor
  • Owner's Manual

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Roland Juno Ds61 Synthesizer
 
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5.0

Get your Juno Fix in a Smaller Package

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from Edison, NJ

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Class Leading Sound
  • Ease Of Use
  • Portable
  • Supernatural Engine

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concert
    • Stage
    • Studio
    • Synthesis

    Comments about Roland Juno Ds61 Synthesizer:

    Drawing from Roland's advanced SuperNATURAL engine and the Juno lineage, Roland has created a faithful modern stage synth. With controls that are more minimalist in nature than generations previous, users can focus on performance and get to playing quickly. 8 drum pads allow for sequencing and loops to use as a tool during production or on stage. The sounds are so real that it almost seems unreal with the quality of sound at this price point. The 61-key model comes in a smaller more manageable package without skimping on any of the audio quality.

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    5.0

    BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK

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    from CANOGA PK CAL

    Staff Reviewer

    Comments about Roland Juno Ds61 Synthesizer:

    VERY DEPENDABLE AND DURABLE. THIS IS A HANDS ON REVIEW FROM ROCKIN DAVE AT SAM ASH MUSIC

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    5.0

    Killer synth

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    from Sam Ash Music Ontario

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    Comments about Roland Juno Ds61 Synthesizer:

    61 keys with awesome sound quality! Phrase pads are easy to use. Singers can plug their mic right into the synth and it even has auto pitch and a dedicated vocal reverb. Top of the line synthesizer.

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    5.0

    Roland Juno DS61 Synthesizer

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    from store 54

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Auto Pitch
    • Easy To Use
    • New Ds Tone Bank
    • Sample Phrase Pads

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Churches
      • Live Performance
      • Studio

      Comments about Roland Juno Ds61 Synthesizer:

      If your a music producer this is a go to synth with all the bump a whistles. Enhanced Editing, Sampling, Sequencing...etc. Great Price Great product...

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      5.0

      Great 61 key synth

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      from Edison, NJ

      Staff Reviewer

      Comments about Roland Juno Ds61 Synthesizer:

      The Juno series has been a staple of Roland pianos for years and this generations Juno DS is a great one to get. Compared to previous models this generations model is stripped down which allows for amazing sound and tone without having a crazy learning curve. The 8 drum pads allow for sequencing and abilities to great loops while you accompany it with over 1000 different sounds.

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      MIDI I/O In; Out
      Number of Presets Over 1200; Performances 64 / User: 256, Performances: 128
      Power Supply Type DC 9 V: AC adaptor or rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) (sold separately) x 8
      Series Juno
      Polyphony 128 voices
      Model DS61
      Weight 11 lbs; 12 ozs.
      Dimensions 39 11/16"W x 11-13/16" D x 3-7/8"H
      Number of Keys 61
      USB Yes
      Digital Inputs 2
      Digital Outputs 2
      Synthesizer Format Keyboard
      Type of Action Organ
      Expansion Yes
      Number of Effects Multi-effects: 3 systems, 80 types; Chorus: 3 types; Reverb: 5 types; Mic input reverb: 8 types
      Arpeggiator Yes
      Sampling No
      Audio Playback Yes
      MIDI Sequencer Yes
      Audio Inputs 2
      Audio Input Types EXT INPUT jack: stereo miniature phone type
      Audio Output Types (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
      Digital Input Type USB
      Digital Output Type USB
      Audio Outputs 2
      Controller Types Pitch bend/Modulation lever; Control knob x 4; Level slider x 4; Multicolor pad x 8
      Battery Life Approx 5 hours (when using batteries having a capacity of 1900 mAh); approx 4 hours if USB flash drive is connected
      CV Jacks (Control Voltage) No
      Warranty Info:

      The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.