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2.0 Firmware update
Roland have released the latest version of the firmware for the Juno-DS including a range of upgrades, enhancements and new features. You can download the new firmware from the Roland website and experience the added multi-sample functionality and Tone Manager software.
The new Tone Manager software includes a Librarian section for creating, backing up and renaming your patches. The editor in the software allows you to edit various parameters of drums kit, patches and more. The Sample Creator allows you to use the software to create samples from audio files and export them to the keyboard as user samples.
A range of new features come with version 2.0 including enhanced MIDI functionality and multi-sample performance. Phrase pads can also now send MIDI note messages, as well as samples and multi samples being editable in the performance edit screen. For more information and the download link, please follow the link above.
Mobile design and stage-ready sounds
Ideal for all types of keyboard players from performing pros and weekend warriors to music producers and home hobbyists, the Juno-DS61 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.
Pianos have been newly enhanced in the Juno-DS61 with improved sound and response, and there are even more organs to choose from. Acoustic pianos, electric pianos, and organs are bread and butter for most performing keyboardists. 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.
Enhanced editing and hands-on controls
Juno's instant-access design makes it a players' favourite, making it easy to call up fantastic sounds right away. 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. Create patches and adjust sounds as you perform with the expanded array of hands-on knobs and sliders provided on the front panel, while the rear panel features jacks for connecting hold an 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.
Phrase pads for triggering songs and samples
Supplement your keyboard performances with samples or music files stored on USB memory with the eight Phrase Pads featured on the Juno-DS61. Simply 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.
Mic input with vocoder and auto pitch
Solo performers and singer/songwriters will love the Juno-DS61's mic input which allows you to 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. You can also sing into a mic and control the tone and pitch via sounds played on the keyboard with the built-in vocoder.
Music production partner
The Juno-DS61 is great for computer music production as well as live stage use. Record MIDI and audio data including sounds from the mic input with the integrated USB interface, providing a solid front end for a mobile or studio recording setup. There's even a dedicated DAW Control mode for controlling your music software from the Juno-DS61's front panel.
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.
- 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
- Easy sound manipulation and editing with hands-on knobs and sliders
- Eight Phrase Pads for triggering samples and audio songs stored on USB memory
- Intuitive eight-track pattern sequencer with non-stop recording for quickly developing song ideas
- USB audio/MIDI and DAW Control mode