Posted on July 29, 2010
On stage or in the streets, the JUNO-Di is a traveling musician’s dream. It’s lightweight, it can run on batteries, and it’s easy to use, yet it performs and sounds like a heavyweight synth. It’s packed with a wide variety of top-quality sounds — over 1,000 to choose from! It has a friendly “direct access” control panel for easy editing and a Song Player for larger-than-life performances. First-timers and pros alike will love this friendly, portable, great-sounding synth.
Over 1,000 Great Sounds!
At the heart of this exciting new synth is a top-of-the-line voice engine that delivers world-class sounds — including grand and electric pianos, lush strings, beautiful guitars, powerful brass, percussion, plus banks of exotic instruments, modern synth sounds, and much more. The sound-bank is so diverse, it can compliment any style of music! And if you want to customize the sounds, the dedicated “Sound Modify” knobs on the front panel let you instantly cater each sound to your specifications, even while you’re playing. A software editor is also provided if you prefer more advanced editing via PC.
With so many sounds onboard, it could be a daunting task to find what you need. But fear not — the JUNO-Di simplifies the process of finding sounds with its dedicated category buttons. If you want a piano, for example, just press the Piano button. You can even assign your most-used sounds to the Favorite buttons for instant access. Editing is easy too. If you want to create layers or splits, dedicated buttons and the large LCD make the process fast and friendly. And don’t forget the onboard rhythm patterns, which can be easily adjusted on the fly with a dedicated tempo control. It’s a great tool for practice and performance.
The JUNO-Di was born to travel. It’s strong yet amazingly lightweight (only 5.2kg) making it easy to lift and carry. The battery compatibility lets you play for up to five hours without plugging in (uses Ni-MH AA-size rechargeable batteries). When used in conjunction with a battery-powered amp such as Roland’s famous CUBE Street or MOBILE CUBE, the JUNO-Di can be played and heard anywhere. A battery-life indicator on the front panel ensures that you won’t lose power unexpectedly.
More than meets the eye, the JUNO-Di lets you plug a microphone into its external input and process your voice through the built-in vocoder. A dedicated reverb is assigned to the input, so you can add lush ambience to your voice without taking away from the main onboard effects. Sing along with your performances and transform your voice in colorful and creative ways, from silky smooth to sci-fi robotic.
Built-In Song Player
With its USB MEMORY port and Song Player function, the JUNO-Di enables direct playback and control of backing tracks from a USB key. You can play MP3, WAV, AIFF, and SMF files, and control them from the dedicated buttons on the front panel. Impress your audiences with full-band performances from a single keyboard! Additionally, the Center Cancel feature lets you sing along karaoke-style with audio files in the Song Player for a complete entertainment experience. You can also connect MP3 players directly to the JUNO-Di through its external input.
61 keys (with Velocity)
Sound Generator Section
64MB (16-bit linear equivalent)
Patches: 1082 + 256 (GM2)
Rhythm Sets: 20 + 9 (GM2)
Rhythm Sets: 8
Multi-Effects: 3 systems, 79 types
Chorus: 3 types
Reverb: 5 types
Mic Input Reverb: 8 types
SMF/Audio File Player Section
Standard MIDI File: format-0/1
Audio File: WAV, AIFF, MP3
Preset: 24 groups x 6
D Beam Controller
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
Sound Modify Knob x 5
18 characters 1 line + 20 characters 2 lines custom LCD (with backlit)
External Storage Device
USB Memory (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Flash Memory)
Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4 inch phone type
Headphone Jack: 1/4 inch phone type
Mic Input Jack: 1/4 inch phone type
EXT INPUT Jack: Stereo miniature phone type
Hold Pedal Jack
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
USB COMPUTER Connector (supports USB MIDI)
DC 9 V: AC Adaptor or Ni-MH AA SIZE Rechargeable Battery (optional) x 8
Battery Life for continous use
Rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries: approximately 5 hours
* differs depending on the conditions of use
* approximately 4 hours if USB memory is connected
* Carbon-zinc or alkaline batteries cannot be used
CD-ROM (Sound Editor, Librarian, Playlist Editor, USB Driver)
USB Memory Protector
AC Adaptor (PSB-1U)
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