Video Chat with a Pro Audio Expert - Live

Roland JUNO-DS61 Synthesizer

BH #ROJUNODS61 • MFR #JUNO-DS61
Roland JUNO-DS61 Synthesizer
Key Features
  • Lightweight, Runs on 8 AA Batteries
  • Play Backing Tracks from USB Memory
  • Microphone Input with Reverb Effects
  • Real-Time Sound Control Knobs
The JUNO-DS61 Synthesizer from Roland is a keyboard instrument with over 1000-plus sounds, the ability to run on batteries, and a built-in song player that enables you to trigger backing tracks right from the keyboard. It can be used in various environments for applications such as live stage, theater, recording studios, rehearsals, schools, and more.
In Stock
$799.99
$67/mo. suggested payments for 12 Mos.
with the credit card.§ 
Protect Your Gear
Add a protection plan from $99.99
Ask Our Experts
800.952.1815

Roland DS61 Overview

The JUNO-DS61 Synthesizer from Roland is a keyboard instrument with over 1000-plus sounds, the ability to run on batteries, and a built-in song player that enables you to trigger backing tracks right from the keyboard. It can be used in various environments for applications such as live stage, theater, recording studios, rehearsals, schools, and more.

The keyboard is lightweight and can run on 8 AA batteries, allowing you to play music anytime and anywhere you please. A microphone input allows you to easily incorporate vocals into your work with a dedicated reverb knob to give the vocals a professional flavor. The JUNO-DS's instant-access design makes it simple to call up acoustic pianos, electric pianos, and organs and the DS Tone Bank includes the entire 1000-plus sound set from the previous-generation JUNO-DI and is compatible with the Juno-DS.

In addition, to complement the onboard sound set the JUNO-DS keyboard supports internal waveform expansion via USB and over 1000 EXP sounds are available for free download at Roland's Axial website including top-quality acoustic piano collections, world instruments, go-to-studio standards, and more.

Finally, if you like to dig in and customize your sounds, the JUNO-DS now offers more adjustable parameters than before, allowing you to tweak patches and performances with detailed precision. The front panel provides an expanded array of hands-on knobs and sliders while the rear panel features jacks for connecting hold and expression pedals at the same time.

Professional synthesizer with over 1000 instruments onboard
Friendly, intuitive user interface
Battery operation for mobile use (supports Ni-MH AA-size rechargeable batteries)
MP3, WAV, AIFF playback capability via optional USB memory, perfect for backing tracks when performing live
Microphone input with dedicated reverb and vocoder effects for sing-along
Windows and Mac compatible editor software included
Eight-track pattern sequencer to capture and develop ideas for songs or beats
Eight Phrase Pads allow you to supplement your keyboard performances with samples or music files stored on USB memory
UPC: 761294507360

Roland DS61 Specs

Keyboard Specifications
Keyboard
61 keys (with velocity)
Sound Generator
Polyphony
Maximum: 128 voices
Parts
16 parts
Preset Memory
Patches: Over 1200
Drum Kits: Over 30
Performances: 64
GM2 compatible sounds are included
User Memory
Patches: 256
Drum Kits: 8
Performances: 128
Favorites: 100
Wave Expansion
1 slot
The wave expansion slot is a rewritable internal waveform memory. You can download data from the Axial sound library site and write it via a USB flash drive into the JUNO-DS's internal wave memory (slot).
Sample Import Function
File Format
Audio File: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bits)
Effects
Multi-Effects: 3 systems, 80 types
Chorus: 3 types
Reverb: 5 types
Mic Input Reverb: 8 types
Player Section
File Format
Audio File: WAV, AIFF, MP3
Others
Rhythm Patterns
Preset: 30 groups x 8
Arpeggio
Preset: 128
Controllers
Pitch bend/Modulation lever
Control knob x 4
Level slider x 4
Multi-color pad x 8
Display
Graphic LCD 256 x 80 dots
External Storage Devices
USB flash drive (supports USB 2.0 hi-speed flash memory)
Connectors
Pedal hold jack
Pedal control jack
Mic Input Jack: 1/4" / 6.3 mm phone type
Ext Input Jack: 1/8" / 3.5 mm stereo miniature phone type
Output Jacks (L/Mono, R): 1/4" / 6.3 mm phone type
Phones Jack: Stereo 1/4" / 6.3 mm phone type
MIDI connectors (in, out)
USB memory port
USB computer port (supports USB MIDI/audio)
DC-in jack
Power Supply
9 VDC: AC adapter or rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) (sold separately) x 8
Battery Life
Battery life for continuous use (differs depending on the conditions of use)
Rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries: Approximately 5 hours (when using batteries having a capacity of 1900 mAh) (approximately 4 hours if a USB flash drive is connected)
Carbon-zinc or alkaline batteries cannot be used
Current Draw
600 mA
Size & Weight
Dimensions
39.8 x 11.8 x 3.9" / 101 x 30 x 9.8 cm
Weight
12 lb / 5.3 kg (excluding AC adapter)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
18 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
47.6 x 15.75 x 6.8"

Roland DS61 Reviews

See any errors on this page? Let us know

question

the roland ds 61synth vs the 88..is a piano player assumed to be better off with weighted keys? $300 difference is a lot of money,and maybe velocity keys are better for synth vioices???
Asked by: Arthur S.
This is a very personal question and only the individual (based on preference, and genre) can answer which is best. Most classical pianists will lean towards the 88 key version. Most producers, or pop music musicians will lean towards the 61 key version.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2022-11-23

question

JunoDS61 vs.88. are velocity keys better for synth sounds?
Asked by: Arthur S.
Which action is preferable is entirely upto the musician. I prefer 61 lightweight for synth sounds as I don't have to press as hard for certain effects. I feel I can flow better; but then again, the question you ask is entirely subjective.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2022-11-23

Does this produce simulated violin sounds and ...

Does this produce simulated violin sounds and other orchestra type instruments?
Asked by: Anthony
Yes, the Roland Juno DS61 has a wide variety of string and other orchestral instrument patches to chose from.
Answered by: Alexandra D
Date published: 2024-01-11
  • y_2024, m_4, d_19, h_6CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.41
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_3
  • loc_en_US, sid_1186584, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo