The Roland Juno-DS88 is a comprehensive synthesizer, jam-packed with features that puts you in creative command, making it easy to produce exceptional music everywhere you play. This 88 Weighted-Action Key Synthesizer is ideal for all types of keyboard 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 are included in the Juno-DS88, which have been newly enhanced 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-DS88.
Juno’s instant-access design makes it a players’ favorite, making it easy to call up fantastic sounds right away. 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. 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.
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. If you 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-DS88 comes with the versatile EXP-06 Studio Collection preloaded in the wave expansion slot.
Supplement your keyboard performances with samples or music files stored on USB memory with the eight Phrase Pads featured on the Juno-DS88. 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.
Solo performers and singer/songwriters will love the Juno-DS88’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.
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.
The Juno-DS88 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-DS88’s front panel.