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Roland Juno DS88 Synthesizer

Roland's Juno DS88 Synthesizer is a streamlined weighted-action 88-note synthesizer. With compact dimensions, smart operation and pro onboard sounds, the Juno DS88 is perfect for professional piano-oriented keyboard players.

 
4.9

(13 reviews)

SKU: RJUNODS88-P

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Bringing a real piano feel to a portable synthesizer, Roland has created an incredibly diverse instrument. The Juno DS88 Synthesizer is the perfect option for musicians who need one keyboard for every situation. You can take it from the studio to the stage - and even to the streets - with ease. Featuring an 88-note Ivory Feel-G keyboard, essential pro-quality sounds, and eight Phrase Pads, Roland's Juno DS88 is a great choice for the modern musician.

88-Note Ivory Feel-G Keyboard
The Juno DS88 is the first in the Juno series to feature 88 weighted-action keys. The Ivory Feel-G keyboard provides progressive hammer action and a satisfying high-end touch. This, alongside expressive no sounds, produces a truly pleasant playing experience.

Essential Pro-Quality Sounds
If you need to cover a wide range of styles, the Juno DS88 is up to the challenge! Choose your favorite pro-quality sound from nine categories, containing over 1,000 sounds including acoustic and electric pianos, organs, and synths. Patches from the previous-generation Juno-Di synth are fully compatible too. You can also add more sounds using the Juno DS88 wave expansion slot and Roland's Axial website.

Phrase Pads
Eight Phrase Pads allow players to enjoy instant jam sessions when the bandmates are out of town. Use the pads to add instant drums to your keyboard parts, or copy audio data (MP3/WAV) to the USB memory and play along. You can also use the Phrase Pads as a live sampler to add more flavor to your performances. From vocals to sound effects, just load them up and trigger them with one touch.

Features
  • 88-note Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with weighted-action feel
  • Essential pro-quality sounds for band performance
  • Eight Phrase Pads for triggering samples and audio songs stored on USB memory
  • Easy sound manipulation and editing with hands-on knobs and sliders
  • Mic input and dedicated Reverb, Vocoder and Auto Pitch effects
  • USB audio/MIDI and DAW Control mode
  • Wave expansion slot enables users to download new sound waveforms, available for free at Roland's Axial website
  • Optional Battery Power (AAx8)
  • Includes AC adapter, power cord, and owner's manual

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Things You Will Get:

  • Keyboard Synthesizer
  • AC Adaptor
  • Power Cord
  • Owner's Manual

Perfect keyboard for live performance!

5

The Juno DS 88 is a fantastic sounding weighted keyboard with the full range of keys. The action feels great on this guy and the sounds it has are really great! A voice category and favorites bank makes finding the perfect sound quick and easy, and the pads on the right are great for triggering drum loops and rhythm patterns. They also can act as a small volume meter while you're playing! Overall a really solid keyboard that's portable and powerful. This is a Sam Ash review.

Derek

Indianapolis

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Great synthesizer!!

5

It's so good product! I love it!

TPCF

New Jersey

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Great keyboard and support from Sam Ash

5

I was looking for a keyboard to use in my "dad rock" band to expand our sound and/or enhance our guitar sound. While I'm not gigging, my girlfriend will use the keyboard to rebuild her chops using the great piano sounds in the DS88. I was trying to make a decision between this board or the Yammy MX88 and went Roland because of the additional sounds/banks I could download from their site or could load in via a USB thingy. I want to thank Sam Ash employee James Creer for competing for this sale and the after sale follow up which is much appreciated.

tripp2k

Dallas, TX

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Nice Instrument: Very Unique Set of Features

5

I purchased a JUNO-DS88 because I needed an 88 weighted-key instrument that was also very transportable and easy to use for live performance. I haven't bought a Roland keyboard in many years, although I love (and still use) my D50. The DS88 had such a unique set of features, that I thought I would give it a try. First, it's pretty easy to transport (around 35 pounds). In addition, I am pleased with the capacity for sound generation. Many sounds are lively, really useful, and fun to play. I feel the piano sounds are good for an instrument at this price point that also has so many other features built in. Of course, these piano patches are no are no match for my Ivory II American Grand software, but why should they at this price? What makes this keyboard unique is the addition of a microphone preamp system with effects so you can run a microphone right into the keyboard. There is also a very nice section on the left side of the keyboard that permits very easy control of the parameters you most want to adjust on the fly (reverb, attack, release, etc.). This section also has a set of sliders that make it fast and easy to control blends of upper and lower tones for splits, dual overlays, etc. I also really love the "joystick" controller for pitch bend and modulation. I had this controller on my D50 and have been missing it ever since. The DS88 also runs fine on batteries. The keyboard response is adjustable cross a number of parameters that can be changed quickly if needed. That said, the response is certainly not what I have on my Kurzweil. While I recognize that I would love the responsiveness of the Kurzweil, I recognize that that keyboard costs four times as much. I do find that it is a bit of a challenge (for me at least) to play rapidly repeated notes. In general, though, I can express myself well with this instrument. I'd check out the DS88 because, to my knowledge, it is the only instrument with this level of di

Keyman

Maryland

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New Face and Features of an Old Friend

5

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. Piano players will appreciate the hammer action of the keys.

Shu

Edison, NJ

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Great Feel And Sound

5

Roland's new Juno is a great keyboard and a solid value. The key bed feel great and the keys are responsive. The sounds are rich and full, some of the best piano and synth sounds out there. The DS is a great board for stage or the studio. This has been a hands on review by Nathan at Sam Ash Canoga Park.

Nate

Los Angeles CA

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Look No Further!

5

The keyboard/synth player in my cover band uses this model, and loves it! I've borrowed it several times for my amateur recording projects, mainly using it for horn section samples. You can't go wrong with a Juno for an all-around synth!

Adam V

Torrance, CA

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GREAT KEY BOARD. LOTS OF SOUNDS

5

GREAT QUALITY AND SOUNDS. GREAT PRICE.PERFECT FOR HE ROAD. THIS IS A HANDS ON REVIEW FROM ROCKIN DAVE AT SAM ASH MUSIC

ROCKIN DAVE

CANOGA PK CAL

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Great synth!

5

Roland's modern take on their classic Juno is a sure fire winner... Every bank has many useful sounds all of which are tweakable, it is a breeze to transport and its assignable pads are super fun to mess with!

EVincent

Los Angeles, CA

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Roland does it again!

5

This is a great addition to the Juno line-up. The key bed is definitely one of this instruments' strong points. Feels great!. I would recommend this board to anybody considering a weighted keyboard that's affordable and sounds fantastic.

Manny D

Los Angeles, CA

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Juno DS88 Synthesizer

4.9 13

100.0

Digital Outputs 2
Synth Type Digital
Synthesizer Format Keyboard Synthesizer
Number of Keys 88
Controller Types Pitchbend/Modulation Lever, 4 x Control Knobs, 4 x Level Sliders, and 8 x Multi-Color Pads
Polyphony 128
Wave Memory 1 Wave Expansion Slot
Preset Types Over 1200 Patches, Over 30 Drum kits, Over 64 performances
Effects Type 3 x Mulit-effects, 3 x Chorus, 5 x Reverbs, 8 x Mic Reverbs, and Vocoder
Arpeggiator Yes
Sampling Yes
MIDI Sequencer Yes
Headphone Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Audio Input Types 1 x 1/4" (Mic), 1 x 1/8" (Aux)
Audio Output Types 2 x 1/4" (L/R)
MIDI I/O In, Out, USB
USB Yes
Power Supply Type AC Adapter or 8 x AA Batteries
Weight 35 lbs 12 oz
Dimensions 5.68" x 55.75" x 13.43" inches (LxWxH)
Series Juno Series
Model JUNO DS88
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.

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