Roland JUNO DS-61 Synthesizer Keyboard, 61-Key

This under-12-pound synth gives you 61 keys and fast access to 1500+ patches, including the JUNO-Di soundset. Add your own samples on a USB stick!
Roland's JUNO synths are known everywhere for their great sound, ease of use, and exceptional value. The JUNO-DS61 takes the iconic series to a new level of performance, adding many powerful enhancements while still keeping operation streamlined and simple. Equipped with 61 synth-action keys for a premium feel, the versatile, intuitive JUNO-DS61 puts you in creative command, making it easy to produce exceptional music everywhere you play.

Mobile Design and Stage-Ready Sounds

The JUNO-DS61 is an ideal keyboard for all types of players, from performing pros and weekend warriors to music producers and home hobbyists. It 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.

Top-Quality Pianos, Organs, and More

Acoustic pianos, electric pianos, and organs are bread and butter for most performing keyboardists. In the JUNO-DS61, the pianos have been newly enhanced with improved sound and response, and there are even more organs to choose from. 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

One thing that's made the JUNO series a players' favorite is read more its instant-access design, which makes it easy to call up fantastic sounds right away. But 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. The front panel provides an expanded array of hands-on knobs and sliders for creating patches and adjusting sounds as you perform, while the rear panel features jacks for connecting hold and 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.

Features:

- Gig-ready instrument with pro sounds, enhanced performance features, and battery-powered operation
- 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
- Sample import function for playing user WAV files on the JUNO-DS61's keyboard
- Easy sound manipulation and editing with hands-on knobs and sliders
- Eight Phrase Pads for triggering samples and audio songs stored on USB memory
- Mic input and dedicated Reverb, Vocoder, and Auto Pitch effects for impressive vocal performances
- Intuitive eight-track pattern sequencer with non-stop recording for quickly developing song ideas
- USB audio/MIDI and DAW Control mode
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- Keyboard: 61 keys (synth-action, with velocity)
- Maximum Polyphony: 128 voices
- Parts: 16 parts
- Preset Memory:
- Patches: 1250 + 256 (GM2)
- Drum kits: 30 + 9 (GM2)
- Performances: 64
- User Memory:
- Patches: 256
- Drum kits: 8
- Performances: 128
- Favorites: 100
- Wave Expansion Slots: 1 slot
- Effects:
- Multi-effects: 3 systems, 80 types
- Chorus: 3 types
- Reverb: 5 types
- Mic input reverb: 8 types
- File format: Audio file: WAV, AIFF, MP3
- 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" unbalanced TS
- EXT INPUT jack: 1/8" stereo TRS
- OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4"
- PHONES jack: stereo 1/4"
- MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
- USB MEMORY port
- USB COMPUTER port (supports USB MIDI)
- DC IN Jack
- Power Supply: DC 9 V: AC adaptor or rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) (not included) x 8
- Current Draw: 600 mA
- Dimensions: (W x D x H) 39-11/16 x 11-13/16 x 3-7/8" (1,008 x 300 x 97mm)
- Weight: 11 lbs. 12 oz. (5.3 kg)
- Accessories: Owner's manual, AC adaptor, Power cord
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 17.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 16 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ROL JUNODS61
Blemished
Shipping Weight: 17.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 16 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MBP ROLJUNODS61
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700
(5 ratings)
Submitted November 14, 2015 by Bill Sykes in Manchester, NH
"Roland juno ds-61"
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Roland has a real winner here. I had the juno di which was good but the juno ds is a better improvement. The controls are on the left side which I like better. the pads button are nice. they included more new organs which sound excellent. and there is a few more added sounds which also sound excellent.also you can get the EXP1+2 and so on from the roland website to download for more great sounds. it's also lighter than the di. the 8 track sequencer is easy to use. and you also have a vocoder which allows you to select different waveforms to vocode. well worth $700
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