Roland - JUNO-X | Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer (2022)

Vintage heart. Modern muscle.

JUNO-X elevates Roland’s legendary synthesizer series into a new era, fusing authentic vintage spirit with modern creative power. Compose and perform with the next-generation JUNO-X engine, historic JUNO-60 and JUNO-106 Models, sounds from the XV-5080 and RD pianos, Model Expansions, and more. And bring them all together with a familiar hands-on interface that welcomes you like an old friend. Backed by the immense range of our ZEN-Core Synthesis System, JUNO-X goes wherever your music lives—past, present, or future.

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Standard Features

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The next chapter in the JUNO legacy.

Standing among the greatest analog synthesizers ever created, Roland’s iconic JUNO lineup has had a massive impact on music for over four decades. The warm, organic sounds of the JUNO-60 and JUNO-106 defined countless ’80s pop hits and played a huge role in the emergence of techno, house, synthwave, and other electronic styles. Distinctive and timeless, the classic JUNO voice continues to inspire leading music creators everywhere.

JUNO-X brings the best of the past together with Roland’s latest technologies, reimagining the vintage JUNO experience with vastly expanded sound possibilities and free-flowing tools tuned for today’s music. It delivers the full capabilities of the native ZEN-Core engine, along with genuine recreations of JUNO synths and other legacy Roland instruments.

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JUNO Sounds

Three JUNOs in one.

JUNO-X gives you the authentic sounds of the JUNO-60 and JUNO-106 in all their glory, plus a new JUNO-X engine that imbues the JUNO spirit with more sonic muscle and expression.

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JUNO-X

The newly developed JUNO-X Model presents a natural evolution of the historic JUNO voice. Create even fatter sounds with an enhanced version of Roland’s famous Super Saw waveform and go deeper with velocity sensitivity, pitch envelope control, and more. There’s also a new Chorus III mode to complement the two beloved chorus modes from the original JUNOs.

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JUNO-60

Introduced in 1982, the JUNO-60 was a landmark instrument that greatly influenced the synth landscape to come. Succeeding the similar JUNO-6, it offered affordable polyphonic synthesis with a stable digitally controlled oscillator (DCO). The JUNO-60’s rich character, friendly interface, and rock-solid tuning—along with a rich chorus effect and the ability to store sounds in onboard memories—made this synth an instant classic.

(Video) Roland Juno-X Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer - First Look with Scott Berry

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JUNO-106

In 1984, the JUNO-106 built on the success of its predecessor with more memories and the revolutionary new MIDI interface. It also featured a slightly smoother and cleaner sonic character, and the JUNO-60’s arpeggiator was replaced with a cool polyphonic portamento function. Embraced by an even wider audience, the more affordable JUNO-106 went on to become one of the best-selling synths of all time.

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Additional Sounds

Beyond JUNO.

The versatile JUNO-X also includes more onboard Models from the legendary Roland canon and the ability to go even further with Model Expansions and other sound content from Roland Cloud.

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XV-5080, RD-Piano, and Vocoder.

Explore over 900 PCM-based presets from the famous XV-5080 module, from acoustic instruments and vintage synths to drums and world sounds. Play expressive acoustic pianos derived from Roland’s renowned RD stage piano series. Or plug in a mic and use the Vocoder Model with any JUNO-X sound to create expressive ensemble tones, futuristic pads, and funky robot voices.

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Model Expansions and More.

With support for Model Expansions from Roland Cloud, you can transform JUNO-X with the sounds and character of additional Roland instruments both old and new. Load up authentic versions of the JUPITER-8, JD-800, and other classics, or get creative with the newly developed Vocal Designer. Roland Cloud is also home to a growing range of Wave Expansions, Sound Packs, Sample Packs, and more to keep the music flowing.

Learn more about Roland Cloud

Download 10 SDZ Sound Packs from Roland Cloud for free with your JUNO-X purchase.

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Wireless Expansion with Roland Cloud Connect.

JUNO-X also provides integrated support for Roland Cloud Connect, a powerful option that includes the WC-1 wireless adapter and Roland Cloud membership. Browse, audition, and load Model Expansion titles and other content directly to the keyboard via the convenience of Wi-Fi. With Roland Cloud Connect, a universe of fresh inspiration is always at your fingertips.

Learn more about Roland Cloud Connect

(Video) Introducing the Roland JUNO-X Synthesizer | Three JUNOs in One (JUNO-60, JUNO-106, and JUNO-X)
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Creative Experience

Feel the music.

A key element of the JUNO’s appeal was a straightforward interface that made it easy to craft inspiring sounds and evolving textures in the heat of the moment. With a familiar panel adorned with responsive controls, JUNO-X invites you to fully immerse in the music and create without limits.

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Tactile workflow.

The JUNO-X workflow is direct and intuitive, and everything is right where you need it. High-res sliders deliver analog feel with precise digital control, while dedicated buttons let you call up sounds and functions in a flash. When you need to dive deeper, the informative LCD provides clear navigation through an array of advanced parameters.

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Layer it on.

Vintage JUNO synths had modest sound capabilities with a single DCO. With JUNO-X, you can layer multiple JUNOs to create all manner of analog-flavored goodness, from massive leads and basses to rich, lush pads. Or stack Model Expansions and the onboard sounds to build dream synths never heard before. Layer up to four tones at once with enough to polyphony to take on any creative venture.

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Scenic view.

With 256 custom creative spaces called Scenes, you can instantly recall complete JUNO-X setups with a single touch. Store sound parameters for four instrument parts and the dedicated drum part, plus I-Arpeggio settings, effects, and more.

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(Video) Roland JUNO-X vs JUNO-106 - Do They Sound The Same?

Extra swirl.

One of the most-loved JUNO features was a characterful stereo chorus effect that instantly added richness and depth. JUNO-X provides both modes from the originals, plus a third mode with even more fatness and swirl. Better still, you can combine them to create seven different chorus effects for use with any JUNO-X tone.

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Modern multi-effects.

Along with the JUNO choruses, JUNO-X includes a huge variety of additional effects to color sounds. Independent MFX and EQ are available for different parts, plus drive, delay, and reverb. Master EQ and compressor effects are also on tap, along with dedicated vocal effects for the mic input.

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Arpeggio action.

Whether you want classic arpeggios or something beyond, JUNO-X delivers. Call up the traditional arpeggiator for a retro vibe. Or journey to the future with I-Arpeggio, which uses intelligent algorithms to infuse your music with naturally evolving note changes and movement. It’s also possible to export I-Arpeggio MIDI performances for further development in any DAW.

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JUNO-X Editor.

With the full-featured JUNO-X Editor software, you can take your creativity further with the large screen on your Mac or Windows computer. Tweak sounds, effects, and Scenes in microscopic detail, organize performance setups, and much more.

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Hardware Features

Perform with confidence.

From studio to stage and everywhere in-between, JUNO-X has everything you need to keep the music moving.

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Meet the moment.

JUNO-X is built to last, pairing vintage JUNO design elements with light-yet-rugged metal construction that’s ready for the road. It’s also a dream to play, thanks to an expressive 61-note keyboard with aftertouch and our famous pitch bend/mod lever.

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Get connected.

The JUNO-X rear panel is loaded with connectivity for any situation. Balanced and unbalanced audio outputs are available, plus a stereo audio input and MIDI I/O. There’s also a mic input for vocal performing or feeding the onboard Vocoder. USB audio/MIDI support lets you interface with your favorite production software, and you can even back up JUNO-X settings to a flash drive via the USB Memory port.

(Video) NEW Roland JUNO-X - A Legendary Synth Redefined for the Modern Era!

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A sound machine.

Harkening back to the lesser-known JUNO-106S, JUNO-X is equipped with a high-quality stereo speaker system for personal sound monitoring. And with onboard Bluetooth®, you can stream and jam along with music from a phone or tablet.

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    JUNO-X Specs

    Tone

    ZEN-Core
    Various MODEL sound generators

    Size

    1,072 (W) x 333 (D) x 118 (H) mm
    42-1/4 (W) x 13-1/8 (D) x 4-11/16 (H) inches

    Weight

    11.6 kg
    25 lbs 10 oz

    Keyboard

    61 Keys (channel aftertouch)

    Stand (sold separately)

    KS-10Z, KS-12

    Where to Buy

Standard Features

  • The legendary JUNO synthesizer experience reimagined with the power of the ZEN-Core Synthesis System
  • Newly developed JUNO-X Model with Super Saw oscillator, velocity sensitivity, Chorus III effect, and more
  • Authentic Models of the JUNO-60 and JUNO-106 synths from the 1980s
  • Versatile sounds from the XV-5080, RD-series pianos, and Roland’s classic vocoder
  • User slot for loading Model Expansions such as the JUPITER-8, JD-800, Vocal Designer, and others from Roland Cloud
  • Fast and intuitive workflow based on Scenes
  • Instant sound creation with a hands-on panel inspired by historic JUNO synths
  • High-resolution knobs and sliders for precision control
  • Traditional arpeggiator and advanced I-Arpeggio driven by intelligent algorithms
  • Expressive 61-note keyboard with aftertouch
  • Onboard stereo speakers and Bluetooth® audio support
  • USB audio/MIDI interface and USB Memory port for data backup to a flash drive
  • Free JUNO-X Editor software for macOS and Windows
  • Browse and load Model Expansions, Sound Packs, and more over Wi-Fi via Roland Cloud Connect
  • 10 free Sound Packs available from Roland Cloud with purchase
Specifications
Keyboard
61 Keys (channel aftertouch)
Sound Generator
ZEN-Core
Various MODEL sound generators
Parts
5 parts (Play part: 4, Rhythm part: 1)
Tones
Preset tone: 4,000 or greater
User tone: 256
Drum Kit: 90 or greater
Scenes
256
Effects
Multi-Effects: 4 systems, 93 types
Part EQ: 5 systems
Overdrive
Reverb: 8 types
Chorus: 5 types
Delay: 5 types
Mic NS / Compressor
Master EQ / Compressor
Arpeggiator
I-ARPEGGIO (Multi parts arpeggiator with playing detection)
Arpeggio Parts
5 parts
Controllers
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
Assignable Slider x 2
Assignable Switch x 3
Bluetooth
Ver 4.2
Profile Support: A2DP (Audio), GATT (MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy)
Codec: SBC (Support to the content protection of the SCMS-T method)
Display
Graphic LCD 128 x 64 dots
Speaker Amplifier Power Output
4 W x 2
Speakers
Full range (3.5 x 8 cm) x 2
Tweeter 2 cm x 2
Connectors
HEADPHONES jacks: Stereo miniature phone type (front), Stereo 1/4-inch phone type (rear)
MAIN OUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
MAIN OUT jacks (L, R): XLR type
MIC INPUT jack: 1/4 inch phone type/XLR type
AUX INPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
HOLD PEDAL jack
CONTROL PEDAL jack
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
USB COMPUTER port (AUDIO/MIDI)
USB MEMORY port
External Memory
USB Flash drive (sold separately)
Power Consumption
20 W
Accessories
Startup Guide
Power cord
Options (sold separately)
Keyboard Stand: KS-10Z, KS-12
Pedal Switch: DP series
Expression Pedal: EV-5
Size and Weight
Width
1,072 mm
42-1/4 inches
Depth
333 mm
13-1/8 inches
Height
118 mm
4-11/16 inches
Weight
11.6 kg / 25 lbs 10 oz

FAQs

How many voices are in Juno-X? ›

The Juno-X features 61 keys with aftertouch, and five 'parts', with one drum and four synth voices.

Is the Roland Juno-x analog? ›

JUNO-X: Is the JUNO-X an analog synthesizer? The JUNO-X is a digital synthesizer. This synthesizer uses modeling to recreate the chorus effects found on the JUNO-106 synthesizer, as well as some of the tones that were used on the JUNO-106 and JUNO-60.

When was the Juno-X released? ›

The Legendary JUNO Experience Reimagined with the Power of Roland's ZEN-Core Synthesis System. Los Angeles, CA, April 26, 2022 —Roland announces JUNO-X, a new polyphonic synthesizer driven by the next-generation ZEN-Core Synthesis System.

Does Juno DS61 weighted keys? ›

The JUNO-DS61 features 61 weighted-action keys, a first in the 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.

Is Roland System 8 analog or digital? ›

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What is Roland Zen core? ›

ZEN-Core unlocks sound from the confines of a single instrument or plug-in, and makes it yours to customize, share, and play in the instrument that inspires you most—whether it's ZENOLOGY in your DAW, ZC1 in Zenbeats, JUPITER-X in your studio, or FANTOM on stage.

Is the Juno-x worth it? ›

It's expensive, yes, but the Juno-X is clearly a top-shelf instrument and for the most part, it justifies its price. This is especially true when it comes to the sound quality: the Juno-X is all-around, drop-dead gorgeous, so much so that you may forget to care that it's not actually analog.

Is the Roland Jupiter X worth it? ›

It's not a cheap POS, it's a high-quality instrument. A lot of people may hate the Jupiter X because it's not the type of "perfection" they were looking for, but for all of the synth models you get, and the amazing sounds that this synth produces, it's worth it.

Is Juno-x digital? ›

The Roland Juno-X promises faithful vintage recreations and more with its digital heart. Powered by Roland's ZEN-Core engine, this digitally powered Juno has a vocoder, KV-5080 presets and more.

Is the Roland JUNO a good synth? ›

The Roland JUNO DS61 61 Key Synthesizer is a highly portable synth, making this one of the best synthesizers for touring musicians. Not only does it deliver everything you would want from a synth it also has solid piano tones, organs, phrases pads and more, which is noteworthy for best keyboards.

Does Roland JUNO have built in speakers? ›

Before we get into the sounds, let's note that the Roland Juno-DS does not have built-in speakers. You will need to have external speakers or headphones to hear what you're playing.

When did the Roland Juno DS61 come out? ›

The Juno-DS61 is an ultra-portable synth released in 2015 for musicians who don't want to lug around heavy gear.

Are Roland plug OUTs free? ›

The Roland SH-101 PLUG-OUT Software Synthesizer s available free of charge to SYSTEM-1 owners.

Does Roland System 8 have speakers? ›

Roland System- 8 PLUG OUT Synth In Depth Review - YouTube

When did the Roland System 8 come out? ›

October 11, 2016, Los Angeles, CA — Roland announces the availability of the SYSTEM-8 PLUG-OUT Synthesizer, an advanced performance instrument that features the latest generation of the acclaimed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology.

Are Zen-core sound packs free? ›

Each pack focuses on a specific genre, instrument type, or features sounds from leading artists. That's over 700 carefully crafted ZEN-Core sounds for free.

What are Zen-core sounds? ›

ZEN-Core Sound Packs are genre-specific sound collections that give you an extra shot of inspiration—complete with deep editing and programming options absent from most sound packs. ZEN-Core sound packs will be dropping regularly too, so your music will always sound fresh.

Is Zenology Pro standalone? ›

For Zen-Core hardware users Zenology Pro is a no-brainer, since it lets you create complex custom patches to then share with the hardware. As a standalone virtual synth, however, its UI feels a generation behind the competition.

Is the Prophet 6 analog? ›

While the effects themselves are digital, with 24-bit, 48 kHz resolution, a true bypass maintains a full analog signal path. There's also an independent stereo distortion effect, which is 100% analog.

Why is JUNO-60 so popular? ›

A new workhorse standard in synthesis was born. Released in September 1982, The Juno-60 features the same six voices of polyphony, 56 presets, and an IR3109 filter chip, these features, along with the unit's tuning stability, made the Juno-60 a popular instrument choice for a wide range of artists.

Why is the Juno-106 so popular? ›

Because the oscillators were digitally controlled, the Juno-106 stayed in tune while still producing a warm sound. It also included the same non-resonant high pass and resonant low pass filter as the Juno-6 and Juno-60. Because it was so easily programmable with a rich analog sound, users flocked to the Juno-106.

What type of synth is Juno? ›

The Juno-106 is a polyphonic synthesizer with six voices. It is an analog synthesizer but with digitally controlled oscillators and chorus effects.

How do you use Roland Juno? ›

Roland JUNO-DS - Basic Overview - YouTube

How do I add sounds to Juno DS? ›

How to Load Expansion Sounds onto the Juno DS (Tutorial) - YouTube

How much is Roland Juno DS? ›

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How many sounds does the Roland Juno have? ›

Play in any band with a choice of pro sounds onboard

With the JUNO-DS88, you've got a library of sounds for every twist and turn of the setlist. Choose your favorite pro-quality sound from nine categories, with over 1,000 sounds including acoustic and electric pianos, organs, and synth ?

Does Roland Juno DS have weighted keys? ›

The Roland JUNO-DS88 provides you with 88 weighted keys - a first for the JUNO series. Keyboardists who are accustomed to acoustic pianos will love the JUNO-DS88's Ivory Feel-G keyboard and progressive hammer action.

Does Juno-DS88 have aftertouch? ›

You can happily play any plug-in instrument from it. Though do bear in mind it has no aftertouch on any model and the sliders are very limited for mapping to parameters. Juno DS also has a DAW mode that lets you map the sliders (and knobs) to anything you want.

Does Roland Juno DS have weighted keys? ›

The Roland JUNO-DS88 provides you with 88 weighted keys - a first for the JUNO series. Keyboardists who are accustomed to acoustic pianos will love the JUNO-DS88's Ivory Feel-G keyboard and progressive hammer action.

Does Juno-DS88 have aftertouch? ›

You can happily play any plug-in instrument from it. Though do bear in mind it has no aftertouch on any model and the sliders are very limited for mapping to parameters. Juno DS also has a DAW mode that lets you map the sliders (and knobs) to anything you want.

When was the JUNO-60 released? ›

Released in 1982, the JUNO-60 was among the earliest models in Roland's iconic JUNO series, and is an all-time favorite for many synth aficionados.

How many sounds does the Roland Juno DS have? ›

With the JUNO-DS88, you've got a library of sounds for every twist and turn of the setlist. Choose your favorite pro-quality sound from nine categories, with over 1,000 sounds including acoustic and electric pianos, organs, and synth ? enough choice to cover any musical genre or performance style.

How much is Roland Juno DS? ›

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How do you save sounds on Juno DS? ›

How to Save Favorite Sounds on the Juno DS (Tutorial) - YouTube

How do you record on Juno DS? ›

1 Answer
  1. On the Juno-DS61/88, press MENU.
  2. Cursor to "SYSTEM" and press ENTER.
  3. Use the buttons to select the "MIDI" tab at the top of the screen.
  4. Cursor to "USB Driver" and set this to "Vender."
  5. If prompted, cursor to "WRITE" and press ENTER to save this setting, then power off and back on the Juno-DS61/88.
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How much does the Roland Juno ds88 weight? ›

36 lb / 16.2 kg

How do you use Roland Juno DS? ›

Roland JUNO-DS - Basic Overview - YouTube

Why is Juno-60 so popular? ›

A new workhorse standard in synthesis was born. Released in September 1982, The Juno-60 features the same six voices of polyphony, 56 presets, and an IR3109 filter chip, these features, along with the unit's tuning stability, made the Juno-60 a popular instrument choice for a wide range of artists.

Who uses a Juno-60? ›

Impact. The Juno-60 was widely used in 1980s pop, house, 1990s techno music, and even today by acts including Enya, Vince Clarke, Howard Jones, Nik Kershaw, John Foxx, a-ha, Billy Idol, Fingers Inc., Berlin, Eurythmics, A Flock of Seagulls, Cyndi Lauper and Wham!.

What kind of synth is Juno? ›

The Juno-106 is a polyphonic synthesizer with six voices. It is an analog synthesizer but with digitally controlled oscillators and chorus effects. Whereas its predecessor, the Juno-60, has 56 patches, the Juno-106 has 128.

What is Roland Juno DS? ›

The JUNO DS61 is a 61-key digital synthesizer, part of Roland's most recent line of keyboards. Roland describes it as “versatile, intuitive, and highly mobile,” and I agree–with some reservations. This is a well-thought-out instrument for most performing, writing, and recording situations.

How do you transpose on Juno DS? ›

Roland Juno-DS - How to use Key Transpose - YouTube

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