JUNO-Gi

Mobile Synthesizer with Digital Recorder

JUNO-Gi: Mobile Synthesizer with Digital Recorder

Massive Soundbank + Multitrack Digital Recording + Computer Integration

Features

In the JUNO tradition of great sound, compact design, easy operation, and affordable price, the new JUNO-Gi delivers big. What propels this power-synth into another realm, however, is its supercharged feature set with over 1,300 fresh sounds, an onboard eight-track digital recorder, and pro effects created by BOSS. Write, record, mix, master, and perform anywhere with the new JUNO-Gi.

  • Over 1,300 high-quality sounds optimised for live performance
  • Intuitive user interface, including dedicated Tone Category buttons and large display
  • 128-voice polyphony
  • Full-featured eight-track digital recorder onboard with Guitar/Mic/Line inputs
  • Plug in a guitar and play/record with built-in pro guitar effects derived from BOSS’ GT series
  • High-capacity SDHC card slot for data storage and direct play
  • Full computer integration via MIDI Controller mode and built-in audio/MIDI interface
  • Lightweight, compact body with battery-power compatibility
  • Complete mobility when used with a battery-powered PA or amp such as Roland’s BA-330 or KC-110
  • Included Cakewalk Production Plus Pack makes the JUNO-Gi a complete DAW package for your PC



Compare this instrument to other Roland synthesizers with our Synth Comparison Chart (PDF)

New Sound Bank

A new sound library has been created for the JUNO-Gi, with over 1,300 factory selections that cover a universe of instrument types and musical styles. Tone Category buttons help you scan the vast library and locate the perfect sound with ease and speed. New to the JUNO-Gi are Live Sets, which comprise up to four layered tones each — create your own unique sounds by stacking and/or splitting tones and saving them together as a Live Set. Furthermore, a Special Live Set section takes maximum advantage of the JUNO-Gi sound engine for the most advanced synth sounds.

Performance and Portability

The JUNO-Gi has been designed with the performer in mind. It provides supreme mobility thanks to its lightweight body and battery-power compatibility (up to three hours of continuous operation with eight NiMH AA batteries), letting you experience the freedom of performance in any environment. Roland’s battery-powered amps such as the BA-330 and KC-110 are perfect companions for the JUNO-Gi during street performances. Performers will also appreciate the JUNO-Gi’s friendly front panel, which is covered with hands-on controls, clearly marked and easy to reach. The enlarged 240x64 graphic LCD provides clear visibility and fast navigation, even on outdoor gigs with troublesome sun glare.

Digital Recording & FX

Pro recording onboard! The JUNO-Gi’s built-in eight-track digital recorder with 64 virtual tracks provides a full-featured multitrack studio environment, complete with dedicated transport controls and mix faders. The recording media is a removable SD or SDHC card, with up to 192 hours of recording time possible when using a single 32GB SDHC card! Also supported is full import and export of track data with a computer. The same pro performance effects found in the BOSS GT series are built into the JUNO-Gi, as well as effects designed for vocal processing. Connect a guitar or microphone directly and apply these top-quality effects for instant CD-quality sound as you record.

USB MIDI & Audio

The JUNO-Gi’s multifunction USB port offers both audio and MIDI functionality — a one-cable connection to your computer is all you need to stream audio and MIDI back and forth and interface with your favorite music software. When you combine the JUNO-Gi with the bundled Cakewalk Sonar LE 8.5 software, you have a complete digital audio workstation package for your PC. In addition, the MIDI Controller Mode lets you operate the JUNO-Gi as a MIDI master keyboard for controlling your DAW or external MIDI devices.

Audio & Video

Audio

Video

Specs

Keyboard
61 keys (with velocity)
Sound Generator Section
Maximum Polyphony
128 voices
Parts
Live Set (4 layers) + 16 parts
Wave Memory
128 MB (16-bit linear equivalent)
Preset Memory
Live Set: 1,379
Tone: 788 + 256 (GM2)
Rhythm Set: 14 + 9 (GM2)
User Memory
Live Set: 256
Favorite: 100
Effects
Multi-Effects: 2 systems, 79 types
Chorus: 3 types
Reverb: 5 types
Digital Recorder Section
Tracks
Track: 8
V-Track: 64 (8 V-Tracks per each Track)
* Up to 2 tracks can be recorded simultaneously, and up to 8 tracks can be played back simultaneously.
Maximum Number of Songs
99
Memory Capacity
SD memory card: supports SDHC cards to a maximum of 32 GB
Sample Rate
44.1 kHz
Recording Time (conversion in one track)
Card Capacity Recording Times
1 GB Approx. 6 hours
2 GB Approx. 12 hours
4 GB Approx. 24 hours
8 GB Approx. 48 hours
16 GB Approx. 96 hours
32 GB Approx. 192 hours
- The maximum recording time (storage used) for one song is approximately 12 hours (2 GB).
- The above recording times are approximate.
- The above recording times are for when only one track is used.
For example, if you record using all eight tracks, the available time for each track will be one eighth of the time listed.
- Since the 2 GB SD card included with the JUNO-Gi contains a demo song, the available recording time will be shorter than listed above.
* With the Track Export function, a maximum of approximately 6 hours and 40 minutes worth of monaural data (approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes worth of stereo data) can be output.
Nominal Input Level
LINE INPUT jacks: -10 dBu
GUITAR/MIC INPUT jack:
GUITAR: -20 dBu
MIC: -40 dBu
Effects
Insert Effects: 3 banks (Guitar, Mic, Line)
Mastering Tool Kit
Reverb
USB Memory Song Player Section
File Format
Audio File: WAV, AIFF, MP3
Standard MIDI File: format-0/1
Number of Songs
99 Songs
External Memory
USB MEMORY (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Flash Memory: Sold Separately)
Others
Rhythm Pattern
Preset: 371
User: 99
Song (Digital Recorder): 99
Arpeggiator
Preset: 128
User: 64
Chord Memory
Preset: 17
Controllers
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
D Beam Controller
S1/S2 Buttons
Sound Modify Knob x 6
Display
240 x 64 dots graphic LCD (with backlit)
External Memory
SD/SDHC Card
Connectors
OUTPUT Jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4 inch phone type)
PHONES Jack (stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
SONG/CLICK OUT Jack (stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
LINE INPUT Jacks (L, R) (1/4 inch phone type)
GUITAR/MIC INPUT Jack:
MIC: 1/4 inch phone type or XLR type (phantom power), GUITAR: 1/4 inch phone type (Hi-Z)
CONTROL PEDAL Jack
HOLD PEDAL Jack
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
USB COMPUTER Connectors (USB Hi-Speed Audio/MIDI)
(Use a USB cable and a computer with a USB connector that support USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.)
DC IN Jack
Power Supply
DC 9 V
(AC Adaptor or Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery (AA, HR6; sold separately) x 8)
* Carbon-zinc batteries or alkaline batteries cannot be used.
Current Draw
750 mA
Battery Life for Continuous Use
Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (AA, HR6): Approximately 3 hours (approximately 2 hours if USB memory is connected) (This figure will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.)
Accessories
Owner's Manual
Quick Guide
CD-ROM (USB Driver)
DVD-ROM (Cakewalk PPP)
SD Card (2 GB, installed in the JUNO-Gi when shipped from the factory)
SD Card Protector (installed in the JUNO-Gi when shipped from the factory)
USB Memory Protector
AC Adaptor
Power Cord
Options
Keyboard Stand: KS-18Z (Use a stand that causes the height of the unit to be one meter or lower.)
Pedal Switch: DP Series
Expression Pedal: EV-5
USB Memory
* Use USB memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
Size and Weight
Width
1,008 mm
39-11/16 inches
Depth
300 mm
11-13/16 inches
Height
105 mm
4-3/16 inches
Weight
5.7 kg
12 lbs. 10 oz.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.

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