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New Roland Juno-Di

Post by justin_havu » Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:41 pm

Yes, another new ROMpler, but I do like some of the features of it.

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Re: New Roland Juno-Di

Post by Hugo76 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:17 pm

Looks and sounds great at a very good price. I have no use for it, but it should be a very nice alternative for many.

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Re: New Roland Juno-Di

Post by polardark » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:31 pm

Isn't the market saturated with cheap romplers already? To me it feels like the only thing this keyboard has going for it is the Juno name.

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Re: New Roland Juno-Di

Post by Syn303 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:42 pm

Roland seem to lack any forward progression these days. This keyboard will probably end in up in bargain bins soon.
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Re: New Roland Juno-Di

Post by StepLogik » Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:02 pm

It is battery powered, which is about the only feature that stands out.

Now if Roland would put the guts into a small portable module that's battery powered and includes a sequencer, that could be useful.


Also, *middle finger* to Roland for still not updating the Fantom G OS.

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Re: New Roland Juno-Di

Post by Jack Spider » Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:26 am

I reckon that has some decent features for £549 - sounded decent enough in the video. 5 hours battery life (4 if using the USB connectivity), according to the Roland website.

http://www.rolandus.com/products/produc ... 2&pid=hpfp

I wonder how programmable it is - the original Juno-D didn't have a great deal of programmability.
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Re: New Roland Juno-Di

Post by justin_havu » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:04 am

I believe it's fully programmable. It comes with a software editor.
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Re: New Roland Juno-Di

Post by braincandy » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:56 am

This isn't a rhetorical question, but is aftertouch that expensive of a feature to add to a rompler these days? I know I'm not going to fool anyone into believing that a real string section is playing, but with acoustic or imitative sounds, in particular, you need aftertouch for more expressive playing. I don't understand why Roland left this out of the Juno-G and now this synth unless the inclusion of aftertouch significantly increases the cost of these synths.
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Re: New Roland Juno-Di

Post by D-Collector » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:15 am

It sounds very nice to me, especially when he plays "broken wings". :lol:

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Re: New Roland Juno-Di

Post by Gianni » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:13 am

Meh, another Juno... the Yamaha S70-XS in the second video was more interesting to me. :D

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Re: New Roland Juno-Di

Post by Jack Spider » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:31 am

braincandy wrote:This isn't a rhetorical question, but is aftertouch that expensive of a feature to add to a rompler these days? I know I'm not going to fool anyone into believing that a real string section is playing, but with acoustic or imitative sounds, in particular, you need aftertouch for more expressive playing. I don't understand why Roland left this out of the Juno-G and now this synth unless the inclusion of aftertouch significantly increases the cost of these synths.
I'm completely with you on this - I'd be interested to know how much extra incorporating aftertouch would be.
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Re: New Roland Juno-Di

Post by madtheory » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:51 am

Most people are piano or organ players, and have no interest in aftertouch. Probably saves $20 per unit in manufacturing costs, a lot more saved in development and testing.
Syn303 wrote:Roland seem to lack any forward progression these days. This keyboard will probably end in up in bargain bins soon.
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Re: New Roland Juno-Di

Post by polardark » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:56 am

madtheory wrote:Most people are piano or organ players, and have no interest in aftertouch.
Here's where i think you are wrong. Relatively few people are interested in organs or piano. For the last 80 years or so (possibly more?) musical instrument purchases have been driven by the trends in popular music. When rock'n'roll was widely popular people bought electric guitars. Right now vintage synthesizers are more popular in contemporary music than ever and this is what Roland are trying to exploit with their "Juno" line of romplers.

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Re: New Roland Juno-Di

Post by justin_havu » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:39 pm

Yeah, it would've been nice for Roland to incorporate aftertouch in the Juno G and Di, but for what I do, It really isn't anything that I wouldn't use the modulation lever for.
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Re: New Roland Juno-Di

Post by Ashe37 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:49 pm

Essentially, its an update to th e Juno-D: it switches the sound engine up from the "R" series engine of the original Juno D to the Fantom engine, and gives you a little more control. Its a noce rompler with the Roland sounds at the $500 price point... keep in mind this will *replace* the Juno-D in stores.

(Of course that means that the Juno-D will be on fire sale prices in August)

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