Roland today introduced the JUNO-X, a new polyphonic synthesizer that they say reimagines the vintage JUNO experience with vastly expanded sound possibilities.
JUNO-X includes JUNO-60 and JUNO-106 synth engines, plus an all-new JUNO-X engine with a Super Saw waveform, velocity sensitivity, pitch envelope control, and more.The two chorus modes from the originals are also available, plus a third mode with more “fatness and swirl”. Users can combine them to create seven different chorus effects for use with any JUNO-X tone.
In addition to the core JUNO models, though, it includes models based on the PCM-based XV-5080, acoustic pianos from the RD series, and a Vocoder. Model Expansions from Roland Cloud are supported as well, giving you the ability to load optional titles such as the JUPITER-8, JD-800, SH-101, Vocal Designer, and others.
Additionally, JUNO-X provides integrated support for Roland Cloud Connect, an option that includes the WC-1 wireless adapter and one year of Roland Cloud Pro membership. This allows users to browse, audition, and load Model Expansion titles and other Pro membership content directly to the keyboard via Wi-Fi.
Here’s the official JUNO-X intro video:
Up to four tones can be layered together, and a wide selection of effects are available for enhancing sounds.
First introduced with JUPITER-X, the powerful I-Arpeggio function offers both traditional arpeggio sounds and organic, inspiring movement driven by intelligent algorithms.
JUNO-X comes equipped with an expressive 61-note keyboard with aftertouch and loads of connectivity, including balanced and unbalanced audio outputs, a stereo audio input, and MIDI I/O. There’s also a mic input for vocal performing or feeding the onboard Vocoder. USB is available for data backup, audio/MIDI communication with DAWS, and remote editing with the free JUNO-X Editor for macOS and Windows.
A stereo speaker system provides built-in sound monitoring, and Bluetooth is available for streaming music from a mobile device.
Availability & Pricing
The Roland JUNO-X Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer will be available in the U.S. in May for $1999.99.