Roland ships the Juno-D synth

Roland proudly announces it is now shipping the Juno-D — the most competitively priced and full-featured synthesizer in its class. Hundreds of radio-ready sounds are packed into the Juno-D’s jet-black metal chassis, along with a world-class array of expressive multi-effects, realtime performance controllers, and tools for groove creation and composition.

The Juno-D is incredibly easy to use, so players can take their minds off the technical details and focus on playing. Simple, direct-access buttons on the front panel provide instant access to the Juno-D’s 640 stunning sounds and 20 rhythm sets. Sounds can be layered and split across the keyboard for performance and sequencing applications, and, for those who want to dig deeper into the Juno-D’s sounds via computer, a Mac/PC editor is included for free.

A host of convenient, performance-oriented features are built into the
Juno-D, including a powerful phrase/arpeggio generator and Multi Chord
memory function, which lets you play a chord by touching a single key. You can assign all 12 notes in an octave to play different chords, and then save them as a set. A Rhythm Guide metronome with real drum sounds is also built in; preset patterns and variations are provided.

Performers will appreciate the feel of the Juno-D’s newly improved 61-note, velocity-sensitive keyboard — a step up from previous synthesizers in this price range. Bend, twist, and manipulate your sounds in real time with the D Beam controller, pitch/modulation lever, and five front-panel control knobs. For additional control, plug in pedal- and/or footswitches such as Roland’s DP-2, DP-8, or BOSS FS-5U, or the popular Roland EV-5 Expression pedal.

More than just a ROM playbacker, the Juno-D is an inviting, cost-effective synthesizer that truly raises the bar.

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