Roland JUNO DS-88 Synthesizer Keyboard, 88-Key

Bring 88 weighted keys to the gig with this workhorse synth. The JUNO DS-88 packs 1500+ easy-to-find, tweakable patches -- or add your own on a USB stick.

Roland's JUNO synths are known everywhere for their great sound, ease of use, and exceptional value. The JUNO-DS88 takes the iconic series to a new level of performance, adding many powerful enhancements while still keeping operation streamlined and simple. Equipped with 88 weighted-action keys for a premium feel, the versatile, intuitive JUNO-DS88 puts you in creative command, making it easy to produce exceptional music everywhere you play.

Mobile Design and Stage-Ready Sounds

The JUNO-DS88 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-DS88 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-DS88, 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-DS88.

Weighted Keys for an Authentic Piano Feel

The JUNO-DS88 features 88 weighted-action keys, a first in the read more long history of the JUNO series. Roland's Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with progressive hammer action is an ideal complement to the expressive new piano sounds, providing high-end touch and playability while still keeping the instrument light and mobile. This makes the JUNO-DS88 an obvious choice for pro players, as well as piano students looking for a portable, versatile instrument to learn on.

Enhanced Editing and Hands-On Controls

One thing that's made the JUNO series a players' favorite is 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-DS88 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-DS88 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
- 88-note Ivory Feel-G Keyboard provides weighted-action feel in a lightweight design that's easy to transport
- 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-DS88'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: 88 keys (Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement)
- 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-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)
- 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) 55-3/4 x 13-7/16 x 5-11/16" (1,415 x 341 x 144mm)
- Weight: 35 lbs. 12 oz. (16.2 kg)
- Accessories: Owner's manual, AC adaptor, Power cord
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
with Gator Bag
Shipping Weight: 56.25 lbs
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 42.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 61 x 18 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ROL JUNODS88
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 42.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 61 x 18 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NFS ROLJUNODS88

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 9 out of 10 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted August 9, 2016 by William R in Parkesburg, PA
"Great Keyboard"
Overall: 9 out of 10 stars
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Like any keyboard the Juno DS88 has its limitations but, overall, this is a great instrument. Most of the sounds are excellent, though there are some that I will probably never use. The manual, included with the instrument and those which were downloaded from Roland, are well written and easy to understand. The 88 key keybed has an excellent feel as it feels like a well built piano. Did not need manufacturer support at this point. For the price, this product is hard to beat. I am very pleased with this purchase from zZounds and I would recommend this keyboard to anyone looking for an 88 key instrument that is designed for the working keyboardist. Roland scores big with this one!!
Musical Background:
30+ years. Guitar, saxophones, keyboards, bass. Professional
Musical Style:
Rock, country, jazz, blues, Christian
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