Roland has introduced the Juno-X programmable polyphonic synthesizer, which mixes the facility of the corporate’s Zen-Core synth engine with genuine recreations of the legacy Juno-60 and Juno-106 fashions for 3 highly effective synthesizers in a single.
Synthesized sounds and digital beats have been on the coronary heart of quite a few 80s pop music hits, and Roland’s Juno-60 and Juno-106 six-voice analog synths with digitally managed oscillators have been the weapon of selection for a lot of artists all through that decade and past.
The digital essences of each these now basic fashions have been loaded into the Juno-X’s Model sound turbines, together with others from the corporate’s legacy lineup – together with a Vocoder, a bunch of acoustic piano emulations from the RD collection and greater than 900 PCM-based presets from the XV-5080 module. Even extra historic fashions might be loaded in from the Roland Cloud, along with samples, sounds and artistic instruments.
The Juno-X has its personal sonic tips too, courtesy of the ZEN-Core synth engine and boasts a Super Saw waveform, velocity sensitivity, pitch envelope management and far, far more. Players have entry to 4,000+ preset tones, 256 person tones and greater than 90 drum kits. A bunch of results may also be known as upon to counterpoint the tones, together with two refrain modes from the 80s originals, eight kinds of reverb, 4 delay modes and overdrive.
Possibly probably the most pleasing side of the brand new Juno is that it wears a really related general aesthetic to the Junos of outdated, placing every little thing wanted to create sounds and textures inside the participant’s attain.
There’s a 61-key keyboard with channel aftertouch and a pitch/modulation lever, assignable sliders and switches to the left, a multi-part arpeggiator of the type launched within the Jupiter-X makes conventional arpeggio sounds out there together with algorithm-driven creations, synth mannequin banks and results banks flank a 128 x 64-dot LCD graphical show and there are faders galore to manage oscillators and filters.
Connectivity shapes up with balanced and unbalanced outputs, a combo microphone enter so as to add vocals to performances or for vocoder potentialities, a stereo aux enter, MIDI in/out ports and USB. Bluetooth 4.2 is cooked in to wirelessly feed in backing tracks from a cell machine, and Bluetooth MIDI is supported too. And information might be saved to USB flash drive, which must be bought individually. Sounds may also be output domestically by way of two built-in 4-W audio system or headphone jacks.
The 1,072 x 33 x 118-mm (42 x 1.2 x 4.6-in), 11.6 kg (25.5-lb) Juno-X sonic powerhouse is because of go on sale in May for US$1,999.99. The video beneath has extra.
Introducing the Roland JUNO-X Synthesizer | Three JUNOs in One (JUNO-60, JUNO-106, and JUNO-X)
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