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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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Samï Plantt a professional user from Canada writes:
I say this keyboard is great! It serves me well for a lot of songs. The string sounds are great(try the cellos in the lowest octaves :D), brass are good, pianos can be crisp if you edit them a little bit(adding high & bass)and leads are really cool for a keyboard of that price! It's great for live performances, I have a metal band and it's really awesome, sure i'm looking forward to buy a Korg Triton to have those incredible Solo leads(c.o.b, sonata arctica, etc)that the JUNO-D can't be compared to.

Thanks Roland! great keyboard for the price, lightweight, sounds great...Good for secondary keyb.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jan-11-2006 at 19:25
Synthboy a hobbyist user from England writes:
For what its worth the Juno-D is a fantastic Synth!!!!

It has a D-Beam!!!! It has an Arpeggiator!!!! It has 47 world class built in effects!!!! The keyboard feel is top quallity!!!! It is very easy to edit the Pre-Sets!!!!

The only Problem with the Juno-D is that there is very few Analogue Pre-Sets so you have to do some serious editing (thats fun anyway)!!!!

If a Thief stole my Juno-D i would hunt them down and strap a firework up thier arse!!!!

I Simply Love It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jan-08-2006 at 06:26
Robert Garner a hobbyist user from United Kingdom writes:
The Juno D is the first synth i ever bought and is absolutaly stunning for what its worth. The thing that shocked me most about the Juno D was How powerful it is every time i strike a Bass key my bedroom floor vibrates! If you are looking for your first synth or if you want a great Bass or lead synth The juno D is certainly for you.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Oct-15-2005 at 07:14
Azrehan a hobbyist user from Adelaide, Australia writes:
I bought the juno d a month ago and it is my first synth. I am using it to make dark atmospheric industrial/black metal. I have been running the juno into my boss gt6 and getting some great sounds when I add a little (or a f*ckin ass load) distortion and delay, ring mod, panner, etc.

The juno will work well for me, because I am using it for a studio project, and as a guitarist I wanted a budget synth with good strings, choirs and a decent piano sound.

I wouldn't recommend this synth to a live player unless they are using it as a secondary synth. The lack of user patches and volume differences would be a problem.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-09-2005 at 20:02
Dave Sines a professional user from USA writes:
I've been a professional pianokeyboard player for 15 years. My main focus is PERFORMANCE, not sequencing or recording, but performing. The Roland Juno-D is simply amazing for that purpose. If you can actually play piano well and don't need to rely on jacked-up weird sounds, this keyboard is for you. Great organ sounds. Great piano sounds and electric piano sounds. Some cool synth sounds. Brass is nice. Strings are very nice too. I bought this thing for $595, and what a deal. For my purposes, the $2800 keyboards wouldn't have been better.

Sweet Stage (piano 12) is an awesome sound. Go down an octave with it and it's very close to a Hammond B3 sound. I use it to play Green Onions, and it is cool. Gotta have a decent keyboard amp to handle those low tones though. Can't use a guitar amp and expect it to sound like it should. I think this is one of the main reasons some people don't like the sounds - they aren't using decent keyboard amps. It's a must.

I only have two complaints:

1) The sound levels are definitely different for each sound. That seems odd to me. You have to get comfortable with where the volume knob needs to be for each sound. Not a huge problem. Just odd.

2) I don't understand why all the acoustic piano sounding sounds aren't all together in a row. The first 4 piano sounds are decent piano sounds and then you get some other odd ones and then more similar acoustic piano sounds later under the same piano button. Why not put them all together? Same is true for sounds in the organ area. Similar-sounding sounds should be right next to each other. Just seems like they were randomly put there.

All in all though, this is a killer keyboard. If you don't mind using a 61-key keyboard (having to transpose to another key sometimes to get the range you want) then this is THE BEST performance keyboard you can own in my opinion.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-09-2005 at 10:00
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