Roland Juno GI SynthesizerStock code: 88444
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- Over 1,300 high-quality sounds
- Large display screen
- 61 velocity sensitive keys
- Lightweight, compact body with battery compatibility
- 128-voice polyphony
- Intuitive user interface, including dedicated Tone Category buttons and large display
- Full-featured 8-track digital recorder onboard with Guitar/Mic/Line inputs
- Built-in pro guitar effects from BOSS GT series
- High-capacity SDHC card slot
In the JUNO tradition of great sound, compact design, easy operation, and affordable price, the Roland 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. Write, record, mix, master, and perform anywhere with the new JUNO-Gi.
A new sound library has been created for the JUNO-Gi, with over 1,300 factory selections that cover a universe of instrument types and musical styles. Tone Category buttons help you scan the vast library and locate the perfect sound with ease and speed. New to the JUNO-Gi are Live Sets, which comprise up to four layered tones each — create your own unique sounds by stacking and/or splitting tones and saving them together as a Live Set. Furthermore, a Special Live Set section takes maximum advantage of the JUNO-Gi sound engine for the most advanced synth sounds.
Performance and Portability
The Roland JUNO-Gi has been designed with the performer in mind. It provides supreme mobility thanks to its lightweight body and battery-power compatibility (up to three hours of continuous operation with eight NiMH AA batteries), letting you experience the freedom of performance in any environment. Roland’s battery-powered amps such as the BA-330 and KC-110 are perfect companions for the JUNO-Gi during street performances. Performers will also appreciate the JUNO-Gi’s friendly front panel, which is covered with hands-on controls, clearly marked and easy to reach. The enlarged 240 x 64 graphic LCD provides clear visibility and fast navigation, even on outdoor gigs with troublesome sunglare.
Digital Recording & FX
Pro recording onboard! The JUNO Gi’s built-in eight-track digital recorder with 64 virtual tracks provides a full-featured multitrack studio environment, complete with dedicated transport controls and mix faders. The recording media is a removable SD or SDHC card, with up to 192 hours of recording time possible when using a single 32GB SDHC card! Also supported is full import and export of track data with a computer. The same pro performance effects found in the BOSS GT-Series are built into the JUNO-Gi, as well as effects designed for vocal processing. Connect a guitar or microphone directly and apply these top-quality effects for instant CD-quality sound as you record.
USB MIDI & Audio
The JUNO-Gi’s multifunction USB port offers both audio and MIDI functionality — a one cable connection to your computer is all you need to stream audio and MIDI back and forth and interface with your favorite music software. When you combine the JUNO-Gi with the bundled Cakewalk Sonar LE 8.5 software, you have a complete digital audio workstation package for your PC. In addition, the MIDI Controller Mode lets you operate the JUNO-Gi as a MIDI master keyboard for controlling external MIDI devices.
|Connectivity Details||Audio I/O, Guitar Input, Headphones Input, Microphone Input, MIDI, USB|
|Key Stage||Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
|Manufacturers Link||Roland Juno GI Synthesizer|
Powerful yet limiting
Posted on 14/08/2012 by Girish
I have been using the Roland Juno GI for about 3 years now and I think it a decent synthesizer for its price range although a tad on the expensive side. The Juno GI comes with a large set of preset sounds which makes it very playable out of the box. However, the quality of the factory presets flatter to deceive. The piano sound is very flat and the piano does not sound full at all. The organ sounds are pretty good, but again they require a lot of tweaking to sound close to the best organ sounds out there. The synths and pads are top-notch and form the best set of presets. The real power of the synthesizer lies in its ability to tweak sounds and produce new ones from the basic presets. The other annoying feature in the instrument is the delay in shifting sounds from one to another making it very hard to play live when shifting sounds continuously. The delay leaves a very awkward gap in between sounds. As a recording MIDI instrument, the Juno GI fares quite well giving very good response and works well on all systems. The digital recorder and the guitar/mic/line inputs make it a very powerful recording resource especially when jamming. However, the interface fails to please as it is very complex and complicated to use. Overall, there are better synths in the same price range and it would be better to use a MIDI instrument as the workstation does not provide any unique sounds that would define it.