88-key Synthesizer with Velocity-sensitive, Hammer-action Keys, Wave Expansion Slot, Phrase Pads, Vocoder with Auto Pitch, and 8-track Sequencer
A Portable Synth with Real Piano Feel
The Roland JUNO-DS88 88-key synthesizer delivers all of the benefits of its predecessor, along with realistic hammer-action keys, improved pianos, additional organs, waveform expansion capability, Phrase Pads, new vocal effects, and more. You can download over 1,000 free sounds, including top-quality acoustic piano collections, world instruments, percussion, and loops and load them into the JUNO-DS88 via USB. You can call up sounds on-the-fly, or use the JUNO-DS88’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 musicians and sound-tweakers alike, the Roland JUNO-DS88 is a phenomenal portable 88-key synthesizer!
Roland JUNO-DS88 Portable 88-key Synthesizer at a Glance:
- Portable with stage-ready sounds everybody can use
- Enhanced pianos, more organs, and all of your old favourites
- Weighted keys for authentic piano feel
- Choose from great-sounding presets or custom-built patches
- Add tons of new sounds with the wave expansion slot
- Phrase Pads for enhancing your performances
- Superb-sounding vocal effects for solo performers
- Capture your idea with the 8-track sequencer
- Build a mobile recording studio with the integrated USB interface
Portable with stage-ready sounds everybody can use
Everyone from performing pros and educators to music producers and home hobbyists will find something to love about the Roland JUNO-DS88. First of all, it’s packed with great sounds. It’s also highly portable, thanks to its light weight and versatile battery or AC operation. On top of that, it’s also a cinch to use, and it works well with any style of music.
Enhanced pianos, more organs, and all of your old favourites
The Roland JUNO-DS88 includes the entire 1,000+ sound set from its predecessor, along with improved pianos and a plethora of new organ sounds. At Musiekwereld, we were delighted to learn that the JUNO-DS88 is compatible with all of the previous-generation JUNO-Di’s patches. That means that long time JUNO users won’t have to start from scratch!
Weighted keys for authentic piano feel
The Roland JUNO-DS88 provides you with 88 weighted keys – a first for the JUNO series. Keyboardists who are accustomed to acoustic pianos will love the JUNO-DS88’s Ivory Feel-G keyboard and progressive hammer action. These expressive keys deliver high-end touch and playability; however, the JUNO-DS88 itself remains lightweight and easy to transport. The JUNO-DS88’s realistic action makes it ideal for pro players and piano students alike.
Choose from great-sounding presets or custom-built patches
If you’re a stage musician, the Roland JUNO-DS88 gives you tons of easy-to-access sounds right out of the box. That being said, the JUNO-DS88’s adjustable parameters and hands-on controls provide you with plenty of opportunities for experimentation. Whether you want to call up fantastic sounds on-the-fly or tweak your own custom-built patches, the JUNO-DS88 gives you everything you need.
Add tons of new sounds with the wave expansion slot
Not only does the Roland JUNO-DS88 come with a massive collection of top-quality sounds, its internal waveform expansion capability gives you access to over 1,000 free EXP sounds that you can download from Roland’s Axial website. You can download acoustic piano collections, world instruments, go-to studio standards, percussion, loops, and more. You can also load your own WAV files into the JUNO-DS88 and play them from the keyboard. The JUNO-DS88’s wave expansion slot comes preloaded with the versatile EXP-06 Studio Collection to get you started.
Phrase Pads for enhancing your performances
Performing keyboardists will find plenty to be happy about with the Roland JUNO-DS88. Its eight Phrase Pads allow you to supplement your performances with samples and music files that are stored on a USB memory stick. You can load up just about anything, including one-shot samples, vocals, sound effects, loops, and complete music tracks and trigger them with a touch of your finger.
Superb-sounding vocal effects for solo performers
The Roland JUNO-DS88’s microphone input is tailor-made for solo performers and singer/songwriters. First of all, it provides you with a dedicated vocal reverb to add depth and ambience to your voice. You also get Auto Pitch, so you can create the popular “stepped” electronic vocal effect. Plus, you get a vocoder, allowing you to sing into your mic and control the tone and pitch of your voice via sounds played on the JUNO-DS88’s keyboard.
Capture your idea with the 8-track sequencer
With the Roland JUNO-DS88, you’ll never have to worry about losing a musical idea, thanks to its on-board 8-track sequencer. The sequencer’s easy-to-use controls and non-stop operation ensure that your creative flow isn’t interrupted, so building up full arrangements with multiple sounds becomes child’s play. You can also use the JUNO-DS88’s sequencer to enhance your live performances with pre-made backing tracks and on-the-fly looping.
Build a mobile recording studio with the integrated USB interface
The Roland JUNO-DS88 makes a great front end for a mobile recording rig, thanks to its integrated USB interface. With the JUNO-DS88, you can record both audio and MIDI data, including sounds that are captured from the microphone input. You can even use the JUNO-DS88 to control your software with its dedicated DAW Control mode!
- Type: Synthesizer
- Sound Engine Type(s) Updated Juno Engine, Juno-Di compatible
- Analog/Digital: Digital
- Number of Keys: 88
- Type of Keys: Weighted-action, Roland Ivory Feel-G Keyboard
- Other Controllers: Pitchbend/ Modulation Lever
- Pads: 8 x Phrases Pads
- Polyphony: 128
- Prestes: Over 1200 Patches, Over 30 Drum kits, Over 64 performances • Effects Types: 3 x Multi- Effects, 3 x Chorus, 5 x Reverb, * x Mic Reverbs and Vocoder
- Arpeggiator: Yes
- Sequencer: 8-track
- Audio Playback: WAV, AIFF, MP3
- Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/4” ( mic), 1 x 1/8” ( aux)
- Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (L/R)
- Headphones: 1 x 1/4″
- USB: 1 x USB Type A ( stored trigger samples), 1 x USB Type B ( Audio/MIDI)
- MIDI I/O: In/Out/USB/
- Pedal inputs: 1 x 1/4″ (hold), 1 x 1/4″ (control)
- Expansion: 1 Wave Expansion Slot
- Power Supply: DC 9V adapter, 8 x AA batteries
- Height: 5.68”
- Width: 55.75”
- Depth: 13.43”
- Manufacturer Part Number: JUNO-DS88