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Roland Release Juno-X: Modern Tech, Vintage Complexion

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It looks a lot like the legendary Juno-106 but it has been reimagined with the power of Roland’s ZEN-Core Synthesis System. 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 ZEN-Core Synthesis Systems, JUNO-X goes wherever your music lives—past, present, or future. 

Features:

  • 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 are 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 moreover Wi-Fi via Roland Cloud Connect 
  • 10 free Sound Packs available from Roland Cloud with purchase   

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. 

UNO-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.  

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.  

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. 

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.  

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.

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.  

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.  

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.

Specs: 

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 =  

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)

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)

More info is available at Roland.

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