Easy-to-use 88-note weighted-action mobile synth for bands on the move

Life in a modern band doesn’t run like clockwork. In the same day, you might be rehearsing, recording and playing live, with each session demanding a whole new musical approach. Some synths will slow you down with their bulky size and uninspired sounds. The Roland JUNO-DS88 sets you free. Wherever your music leads you, this streamlined weighted-action 88-note synth will follow, with compact dimensions, smart operation and a choice of pro onboard sounds for anything from studio work to street performance. The JUNO-DS88 is the ideal instrument for piano-oriented keyboard players.

 

 

Session. Studio. Showtime. Wherever your music takes you, the ultra-portable JUNO-DS is with you every step of the way.

 

Wherever you play music, make it matter

Your music could take you anywhere ? and weighing as little as 5.3kg (JUNO-DS61), the light and compact JUNO-DS series is ready to go with you. Public transport, cramped stages and busy studios are no problem for these mobile synths, which combine pro features with a space-saving setup. From club shows using AC power to street performance with optional battery operation and a battery-powered keyboard amp, the JUNO-DS is your new wingman.

Travel like a guitarist

Easy to use. Ready to play. Just choose your favorite sounds and start making music.Find the perfect sound in seconds,
and play for hours

Ditch the manual with the JUNO-DS. This intuitive synth series makes it easy to get up and running. Choose your favorite pro-quality sound from nine categories including piano, organ, and synth ? and simply connect to an amp or PA system to share your music with the world. It’s not rocket science.

The flexibility to make every gig your best performance yet

The JUNO-DS makes it easy to find your signature sound. Select the performance mode and you can set up advanced sounds like layering strings onto the acoustic piano, or assigning organ and bass to right and left hand.

No bandmates, no problem - jam with realistic-sounding, drums, guitar and bass

When your bandmates can’t make it to the rehearsal or gig, the JUNO-DS offers the perfect solution, covering the missing parts and giving you a full-band sound. Using the phrase pads, you can bring instant beats to your music by playing along with the authentic drum patterns, or copy audio data (MP3/WAV) onto the USB memory and play it back at the gig. It’s a flexible feature that means you’ll always have a full and professional sound ? whether you’re in a band or a solo performer.

Record, evaluate, develop; improving
your band’s performance

More than an instrument, the JUNO-DS is a mobile studio. With the onboard audio interface function, you can record your band via the mic input, then store the music on your computer and share with your bandmembers. It’s a great feature for recording minus-one tracks, without keyboard, for home practice, or for assessing your band’s performance.

Get inspired during home practice and songwriting sessionsom flash of inspiration to finished arrangement ? get it done fast

When you’re working at home, the JUNO-DS guides you from flash of inspiration to finished song, with a built-in pattern sequencer that offers up to 8-track recording for full band-style arrangements, including drums, bass, guitar and keyboard. Maybe you’ll complete the track yourself ? or take your portable JUNO-DS synth to rehearsals and let the band help finish it off.

Keep your music up to date with downloadable new sounds

The JUNO-DS’s onboard tones are a great primer - but they’re just the start. With this open-ended synth range, you can enjoy free downloads from Roland’s Axial Sound Library, and give your performance a shot in the arm with tones from the famous XV-5080 Collection or EXP series.

Plug into your DAW and start making music

The JUNO-DS is the all-in-one solution for songwriters who want to write and record original material using a DAW. This flexible synth makes the process simple and cost-effective, with no need to buy an additional MIDI keyboard or audio/MIDI interface.

The smart way to control your sound and inspire your performance.

Use the same sounds as the pros

Whichever setting you choose on the JUNO-DS, you can expect pro-quality tone that sparks an inspired performance. Your next favorite sound is just a button-push away.

Access your all-time favorite sounds,
in a split second

In the heat of a live show, the JUNO-DS puts you in control. With the Favorite function, it’s quick and easy to recall bespoke sounds for every song on the setlist - or even switch tones instantly during a song. From a simple electric piano to an epic synth swoosh featuring layer/split using up to 16 sounds simultaneously, all it takes is a press of the button.

Stand out from the crowd by developing your signature sound

The JUNO-DS is the smart way to bring personality into your music. It’s easy to import audio data ? including sound effects, drum patterns or vocal phrases ? then assign these sounds to each pad or key on the keyboard, ready to be triggered. Plus, by connecting a mic into the dedicated input, you can enjoy vocal effects like vocoder and auto-tune ? and even play keyboard with the voice input from the mic.

Great music can look good too

The JUNO-DS takes your performance into the visual realm, with phrase pads that flash in response to your keyboard performance. There are 13 colors to choose from, helping you to create an onstage atmosphere to match your songs.

Expect pro-quality sound and enhanced performance
from the JUNO-DS.

Roland JUNO-DS Synthesizer Series - Simply Creative

Whether you're working on a song idea in your room, recording a track in the studio, or playing a gig on stage, the lightweight JUNO-DS61, JUNO-DS76, and JUNO-DS88 synthesizers will inspire creativity and take your music wherever you go.

 

 

Keyboard
Keyboard
88 keys (Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement)
Sound Generator
Maximum Polyphony
128 voices
Parts
16 parts
Preset Memory
- Patches: Over 1200 
- Drum kits: Over 30 
- Performances: 64
* GM2 compatible sounds are included.
User Memory
- Patches: 256
- Drum kits: 8
- Performances: 128
- Favorites: 100
Wave Expansion Slots
1 slot
* The wave expansion slot is rewritable internal waveform memory. You can download data from the Axial sound library site and write it via a USB flash drive into the JUNO-DS's internal wave memory (slot).
Sample Import Function
File Format
Audio file: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bits)
Supports multi-sample (System Program Ver. 2.00 or later, with JUNO-DS Tone Manager)
Effects
- Multi-effects: 3 systems, 80 types
- Chorus: 3 types
- Reverb: 5 types
- Mic input reverb: 8 types
Audio File Player Section
File Format
Audio file: WAV, AIFF, MP3
Others
Rhythm Pattern
Preset: 30 groups x 8
Arpeggio
Preset: 128
Controllers
Pitch bend/Modulation lever
Control knob x 4
Level slider x 4
Multicolor pad x 8
Display
Graphic LCD 256 x 80 dots
External Storage Device
USB flash drive (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed flash memory)
Connectors
PEDAL HOLD jack
PEDAL CONTROL jack
MIC INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
EXT INPUT jack: stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
PHONES jack: stereo 1/4-inch phone type
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
USB MEMORY port
USB COMPUTER port (supports USB MIDI/AUDIO)
DC IN jack
Power Supply
DC 9 V: AC adaptor or rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) (sold separately) x 8

* Battery life for continuous use (differs depending on the conditions of use) Rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries: approximately 5 hours (when using batteries having a capacity of 1900 mAh) (approximately 4 hours if USB flash drive is connected)
* Carbon-zinc or alkaline batteries cannot be used.
Current Draw
600 mA
Accessories
Owner's manual
Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
AC adaptor
Power cord
Options (sold separately)
Keyboard stand (*1): KS-18Z, KS-12, KS-G8B
Pedal switch: DP series
Expression pedal: EV-5
USB flash memory (*2)

*1 When using the KS-18Z, ensure that the height of the unit is one meter or lower.
*2 Use USB Flash Memory (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Flash Memory) sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
Size and Weight
Width
1,415 mm
55-3/4 inches
Depth
341 mm
13-7/16 inches
Height
144 mm
5-11/16 inches
Weight (excluding AC adaptor)
16.2 kg
35 lbs. 12 oz.
SKU JUNODS88
Barcode # 4957054507374
Brand Roland
Shipping Weight 20.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.465m
Shipping Height 0.240m
Shipping Length 1.550m
Shipping Cubic 0.172980000m3
Unit Of Measure ea

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