Roland JUNO Synthesizers — Making Waves Since 1982
From the beginning, the JUNO concept has remained the same: great sound, great features, and great price. The first JUNO synthesizer was born in 1982: The JUNO-6, a full-featured polyphonic synthesizer, set a new standard for price and performance. It quickly received worldwide acclaim.
Decades of Affordable Quality.
The JUNO-106 made its debut in 1984, and became a top-selling synthesizer. In recent years it has experienced a resurgence of popularity. In 2004, the JUNO-D was released with an expanded concept: supreme cost-performance with lightweight. Write, record, and perform from any location. Never before has JUNO been more accessible and versatile.
This 6-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer used a DCO per voice to generate sound. Built-in chorus effects increased the range of sounds that could be produced. This synth also had a key transpose feature.
A Juno-6 with newly added memory functions for 56 sounds. Roland's proprietary DCB interface standard was used for exchanging control information with external devices.
This 1DCO per voice, 6-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer was the successor of the Juno-60. Equipped with 128-sound memory and MIDI, it would become a favorite of dance and techno artists. Recently, this synth has enjoyed a revival.
This JUNO was equipped with stereo speakers; other than that, the specs were completely identical to the JUNO-106. As a common feature in this time — internal sound memory could be backed up to a cassette tape.
Pronounced "alpha JUNO-1", this was a low-cost model in the Juno series. It had 49 keys, and a specially designed sound-generator IC. Although it had 6-voice polyphony and 128 sound memory, it was below ¥100,000 in Japan — quite an appealing combination.
A step up from the α JUNO-1, the α JUNO-2 had 61 keys. The JUNO series was always popular for its string and bass sounds, and still is to this day. The PG‑300 programmer, common to the α JUNO-1 and -2, was also available.
Budget priced yet big on features, the Juno-D offered 640 of new patches, a world-class array of expressive multi-effects, realtime performance controllers, and tools for groove creation and composition.
For songwriters and performers, the JUNO-G synth offers a 16-part MIDI sequencer with four companion stereo audio tracks, plus a powerful Fantom-X-quality sound engine, 128-voice polyphony, and SRX expansion.
Decked out with an extra-large display, USB backing-track functionality, a Click output for drummers, performance knobs, hands-free patch select, master MIDI control, and more, the 76‑key JUNO‑STAGE offers onstage power at a great price.
A traveling musician's dream, the JUNO‑Di is lightweight, can run on batteries, and is easy to use. It's packed with 1,000+ great sounds, has a friendly control panel for easy editing, and a Song Player for larger-than-life performances.
In the JUNO tradition of great sound, compact design, easy operation, and affordable price, the JUNO-Gi delivers big. What propels this power-synth into another realm, however, is its supercharged feature set with over 1,300 fresh sounds, an onboard eight-track digital recorder, and pro effects created by BOSS.