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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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Dave a hobbyist user from South Africa writes:
After using the Juno D for a few weeks and having sampled less than half the sounds, I can endorse fully that this keyboard will satisfy most needs for a soundbank. It is not a synth or beginner anything – it is a soundbank of inspiring quality, if your head is full of music, then the Juno D will be your pallatte. Apart from the comprehensive selection of piano types, the brilliant guitar sounds and effects together with the three way bender can be used to piece together a highly convincing fill. I wonder if Roland will complete the string package with a strumming feature! A drum pad would also be welcome as an extra to improve the use of percussive sounds. This would add to the great expressive options which include mentioned bender joystick and the fact the varying the key pressures provide tonal alterations for some soundfonts, the editing parameters can add expression during play too. All in all a big step closer to the one person home band. PS, the Juno 60 string patch does not realy sound like the strings on my Juno 60!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-13-2006 at 06:36
Matthew a hobbyist user from America writes:
This keyboard is very good. Programming sounds is easy, as is everthing else is on this keyboard. The sounds are excellent. I made a piano with one piano tone with the attack of -64, and the other patch at something above 0, the result is very good. I wouldn't use it for everyday practicing or recording, but it makes a great classical piano. (The tone with the attack at +0 creates the soundboard effect) The rythmn (spelling) guide is very nice. It only has 32, but they all seem more useful than the whole 100 of them they put on Casio's. The arpeggiator is nice, as is the chord generator. The guitars aren't that great(no keyboard really has great guitars) the Yamaha S03 has decent guitars, but if you want a tighter mix, use a real guitar.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-May-29-2006 at 07:35
jimbo a part-time user from UK writes:
String and brass sounds are excellent. Many of the keyboard instruments are good too. However, the chromatic percussion is dire, and the synth bells are very weak in particular. The D-Beam is both useful and annoying, as is the arpeggiator. Getting the most out of the performance setting involves a lot of time, if you are jamming with some friends just leave it in patch, it is not worth the hassle messing with it.

I am sure the Juno D will be like the XP-10, and Korg X5. You will buy one, and then decide to buy the next model up just as you were intending to do so anyway. If you don't use soft synths, you certainly need an OB 12 or something to supplement it.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-16-2006 at 12:58
Mickey Darling a professional user from Melbourne, Victoria writes:
I used to have a Yamaha CS-1X for demoing and playing keyboards live. I am a pro guitarist, but use keys to write songs and to play at gigs when I am not playing guitar. It has better quality sounds than the cs1X all round, especially the Organ sounds (Juno-D Org 1-5; Slw Ballad Organ; Fast ballad orgran). Great drum sounds for demoing. Easier to use than the Yamaha, a steal at $795AUD for a display model with the box and manual/cd all packed as brand new. Bargaisn price for a fully functional synth, I use it for Faces, Bacharach, Beatles, Charlatans type stuff, but apparently it can also be used to simulate vintage analog 303s, etc, and used to 'techno' and dance music (but all good music you can dance to is dance music isnt it?) Basically I use it for demoing songs, and playing organ/keys/piano parts on stage. Great entry level keyboard for REAL musicians, to give those useless several grand $$ workstations a run for their money! One of the best value and comprehensive keybaords out there for pop/indie/rock, without shelling out for vintage hammond and moog antiques. regards, Mickey Rumor

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Feb-04-2006 at 11:38
Levi Vasquez a hobbyist user from Dubai writes:
Blimey, just bought a juno D and it's a great synth. I already own a Korg Triton and a Kurzweil, but was lacking that all out Roland sound, those warm pads and what not. This latest additions fills the gap. Strongly recommend this synth for any new comer with a sequencer at their disposal, a lot of fun to have, not mentioning how user friendly the manual is. Wish I could say the same for my other two synths, blah!

A Roland fan!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-19-2006 at 05:44
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