Roland Juno-Di Synthesizer


Roland has introduced a new entry-level synth, the Roland Juno-Di.


  • Professional synthesizer with over 1,000 instruments onboard
  • Friendly, intuitive user interface
  • Battery operation for mobile use (supports Ni-MH AA-size rechargeable batteries)
  • MP3, WAV, AIFF, and SMF playback capability via optional USB memory — perfect for backing tracks when performing live
  • Microphone input with dedicated reverb and vocoder effects for sing-along
  • PC/Mac Editor software included

Pricing and availability have not been announced yet. Details below.

Here’s Roland’s marketing info for the new Juno-Di synthesizer:

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 customise 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.

Simple Navigation

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 Favourite 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.

Let’s Go!

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.

Sing Along!

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 colourful 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 Centre 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.

10 thoughts on “Roland Juno-Di Synthesizer

  1. ples tell me if anybody is using it, abt the performane of the juno di. i willing to buy, so need some suggestion. reply soon.

  2. I bought it about 4 months ago and i love it, the only problem (for me) is that it is too simple and consists of presets which you can alter a little bit. so the synth sounds are quite good but you can't change enough to give it YOUR OWN sound. Even the computer software is insatisfactory.

    so if you want to become a performer, i recommend buying a more expensive version (Juno Stage) which has a lot more features.

    oh and try the J-Pop Brass and Sahara Strings. So beautiful 🙂

  3. 24/11/12

    Yeah, I can dig all that.
    But Juno Di gives you five… that’s, FIVE church pipe organs. Two are very similar. Yamaha only offer two or three at best, including the Chapel.
    The Kurzweil SP4-7 machine has two, although one appears to offer Notre Dame Cathedral.

  4. Even now in 2016 the JUNO Di is great! It is my second keyboard and I bought it about 9 months ago. I practice with my band, playback my own things and don’t struggle carrying it around… I love it!

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