Roland JUNO-DS61 Digital Synthesizer Keyboard Workstation


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Roland JUNO-DS61 Digital Synthesizer

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The JUNO-DS61 first appeared on our recommended list for Keyboard Workstations in February 2022 when it debuted in the highest rated spot in the Under $1000 price category and it remains on that list today.

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The Roland Juno-DS61 is a digital synthesizer for modern keyboardists, featuring 61 synth keys and 8 pads, all of which are customizable via sampling, so you can play sounds that you've synthesized, or virtually any type of recorded sound for that matter, be it on the keys or on the pads.

It comes preloaded with a wide array of sounds, including various organs and pianos. There's even over 1,000 downloadable sounds to further expand its sonic capabilities.

Other features include built-in mic input with dedicated effects (auto pitch and vocoder), 8-track pattern sequencer, and it can record your performances and send it to your computer via USB.


  • Polyphony: Polyphonic
  • Keys: 61 Velocity Sensitive Keys
  • Oscillator: Digital
  • Filter: Digital
  • Envelope: Digital
  • LFO: Digital
  • Effects: 3 x Mulit-effects, 3 x Chorus, 5 x Reverbs, 8 x Mic Reverbs and Vocoder
  • Additional Controllers: Pitchbend/Modulation Lever
  • Step Sequencer: _ sequences, _-steps
  • Audio Input: 1 x 1/4" (mic), 1 x 1/8" (aux)
  • Audio Output: 2 x 1/4" (L/R), 1 x 1/4" (Headphones)
  • Other Connectivity: 1 x USB Type A (stored trigger samples), 1 x USB Type B (Audio/MIDI)
  • Power: DC 9V adapter, 8 x AA batteries
  • Dimensions: 3.87" x 39.68" x 11.81"
  • Weight: 11.75 lbs.