Since its inception in 1982, Roland's JUNO series of compact, easy-to-use synthesizers has always delivered impressive sound at an affordable price. The Roland JUNO-Gi does justice to the JUNO name by adding 1,300 flexible sounds and professional effects processing derived from the Boss GT series. Best of all, the live-performance features you expect from a JUNO synth are now complemented by an on-board 8-track digital recorder, complete with guitar and microphone inputs. If you want your main gigging keyboard to double as a serious composition tool -- without sacrificing portability -- the JUNO-Gi takes the cake, while breaking the price barrier.
Easy-to-Navigate Sound Bank
Gigging musicians need to be able to navigate the JUNO-Gi fast. Roland's Tone Category buttons and value dial help you scan the vast library of 1,300 useful and current sounds. Just press the buttons for Rhythm, Piano, Keyboard/Organ, Bass, Guitar/Plucked, Strings/Orchestra, Brass/Wind, Vocal/Choir, Synth/Pad, or FX. There's also room to save up to 256 of your own custom sounds by stacking or splitting up to four tones in a "Live Set," with visual confirmation on the JUNO-Gi's large display. Save your ten go-to sounds, splits, or layers, then hit the Favorite button to access them quickly during a show.
Effects and Expression Controls
Let the guitarists of the world lug around their massive pedalboards -- the JUNO-Gi has all the effects processing you need right on board. From delay and dynamics to distortion and amp-simulation, 79 built-in multi-effects cover all the bases. Layer chorus, reverb, and any two multi-effects at a time, and twist the six analog-style control knobs in the Sound Modify section to adjust EQ, reverb mix, low-pass filter cutoff, and resonance on the fly. You can use two assignable buttons to bypass effects, turn layers on and off, and more. And since it's designed for live performance, the JUNO-Gi comes equipped with Roland's combination pitch bend/modulation lever, plus the show-stopping D-Beam controller, which senses your hand's proximity to control volume, vibrato, filter cutoff, and more. This board is all about tactile control of your sound.
Under 13 Pounds
Who wants to schlep a heavy workstation from gig to gig? At under 13 pounds, and only about 40 inches wide, the JUNO-Gi is an incredibly full-featured instrument that's also incredibly easy to move. Roland calls the JUNO-Gi a "mobile synthesizer," and it's not hard to see why: it can actually run on eight AA batteries for three hours. There's a battery-life indicator on the front panel. Grab an 1/4-inch instrument cable, a keyboard stand, and a battery-powered amp (like a Pignose or the Roland Mobile Cube), and you're good to go for a live street performance -- no power required.
A Songwriting Scratchpad
What really sets the JUNO-Gi apart from its little brother, the JUNO-Di, is its on-board digital audio recorder -- perfect for the songwriter who wants to capture ideas anytime the inspiration strikes. With the JUNO-Gi's extreme portability and battery-power, you can now track quickie demos in the hotel room after the gig! Record the JUNO-Gi's onboard sounds directly, or plug in any source: there's a phantom-powered XLR microphone input, a 1/4-inch Hi-Z input for a guitar or bass, a stereo line input, and even a USB port for digital audio from your computer. The JUNO-Gi can handle two tracks of simultaneous recording and eight tracks of playback, with a special ninth track reserved for built-in rhythm patterns. You can even insert any of the 79 multi-effects on your tracks, or apply global reverb, compression, limiting and EQ to the entire mix. Record up to 192 hours on a 32 GB SDHC card, then transfer your tracks and mixes to your computer via an SD card reader. The JUNO-Gi records 44.1 kHz/16-bit WAV files that you can import into any DAW, and it even comes bundled with Cakewalk Sonar LE to get you started right away.
- 1,300 useful sounds optimized for live performance
- 79 built-in multi-effects derived from the Boss GT series
- D-Beam controller and modulation/pitch bend lever
- Large LCD display, Tone Category buttons, and dedicated knobs for extreme ease of use
- Lightweight and compact - under 13 pounds
- 8-track digital recorder with instrument, microphone, and line inputs
- High-capacity SDHC card slot for hours of recording time
- Works as a standalone 44.1 kHz/24-bit USB audio interface with your computer
DC 9V (Included) or 8 Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries (Not Included). Carbon-zinc batteries or alkaline batteries cannot be used.
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In the JUNO tradition of great sound, compact design, easy operation and affordable price, the Roland JUNO-Gi delivers. What propels this synth into another realm is the feature set: over 1,300 fresh sounds, an onboard eight-track digital recorder, and pro-effects created by Boss. Write, record, mix, master, and perform anywhere with the Roland JUNO-Gi.
- Over 1,300 high-quality sounds optimised for live performance
- Friendly operation with dedicated controls and large display
- Lightweight, compact body with battery compatibility
- 128-voice polyphony
- Intuitive user interface, including dedicated Tone Category buttons and large display
- Full-featured 8-track digital recorder onboard with Guitar/Mic/Line inputs
- Plug in a guitar and play/record with built-in pro guitar effects derived from the Boss GT series
- High-capacity SDHC card slot for data storage and direct play
- Complete mobility when used with a battery-powered PA or amp such as the Roland's BA-330 or KC-110
Updated Sound Bank
A updated sound library has been created for the JUNO-Gi, with over 1,300 factory selections that cover a universe of instrument types and musical styles. Tone Category buttons help you scan the vast library and locate the perfect sound with ease and speed. User can customize their own Live Sets, which comprise up to four layered tones each -- create your own unique sounds by stacking and/or splitting tones and saving them together as a Live Set. Furthermore, a special Live Set section takes maximum advantage of the JUNO-Gi sound engine for the most advanced synth sounds.
Performance and Portability
The JUNO-Gi has been designed with the performer in mind. It provides supreme mobility thanks to its lightweight body and battery-power compatibility (up to three hours of continuous operation with eight NiMH AA batteries), letting you experience the freedom of performance in any environment. Roland's battery-powered amps such as the BA-330 and KC-110 are perfect companions for the JUNO-Gi during street performances.
Performers will also appreciate the JUNO-Gi's friendly front panel, which is covered with hands-on controls, clearly marked and within easy reach. The large screen provides clear visibility and fast navigation, even at bright outdoor gigs.
Digital Recording and FX
Pro-recording onboard! The JUNO-Gi's eight-track digital recorder with 64 virtual tracks provides a multitrack studio environment, with dedicated transport controls and mix faders. The recording media is a removable SD or SDHC card, with up to 192 hours of recording time possible when using a single 32GB SDHC card. Also supported is full import and export of track data with a computer. The same pro-performance effects found in the Boss GT-Series are built into the JUNO-Gi, as well as effects designed for vocal processing. Connect a guitar or microphone directly and apply these top-quality effects for instant CD-quality sound as you record.
USB MIDI and Audio
The JUNO-Gi's multifunction USB port offers audio and MIDI functionality -- a one cable connection to your computer is all you need to stream audio and MIDI between your favourite music software. When you combine the JUNO-Gi with the bundled Cakewalk Sonar LE 8.5 software, you have a complete digital audio workstation package for your PC. In addition, the MIDI Controller Mode lets you operate the JUNO-Gi as a MIDI master keyboard for controlling external MIDI devices.