Roland JUNO-DI
Roland JUNO-DI

JUNO-DI, Digital Synth from Roland in the Juno series.

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Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 18 reviews )
 3 reviews17 %
 12 reviews67 %
 1 user review6 %
Value For Money : Excellent

mrjason's review"Portable with great sounds"

Roland JUNO-DI
The Roland Juno-Di is a synthesizer keyboard that is easy to work with and understand. It is very user friendly and comes loaded with over a thousand high quality presets or sounds that you can use right away without having to add a bunch of effects or EQ to them. The Juno-Di does not have a sound on it that I didn’t like.


The Roland Juno-Di is a portable keyboard as well, it looks bigger than it actually is and it is pretty light. So if you want to use it for live shows, you can easily put it in a bag or a keyboard case and take it with you.


Some of my favorite sounds on the Juno-Di are the guitars, grand and electric pianos, strings, and brass. Some of the percussion on the Juno-Di is pretty good, but I prefer to use my own percussion kits and drums. You can also use the Juno-Di without plugging it into the wall. It does run off a battery, and they battery life will give you a few hours of straight continuous use without having to charge or plug it in the wall.


The Juno-Di does come with a manual but I didn’t not need to look at it at all because everything is easy to understand just by looking at the front of the keyboard. You can even connect your iPod or MP3 player to the Juno-Di via the external input. You can also plug in a microphone to use with the Juno-Di, you can then run your voice through the built in vocoder on the Juno-Di and do some really cool stuff to your voice for live performances or even studio and recording use. The Juno-Di is not only affordable, but it feels and sounds great. This is the most portable Juno keyboard that I have used.

AlanForPresident's review"worth the small investment"

Roland JUNO-DI
After seeing the Roland Juno Di displayed at guitar center I ended up getting curious and wanting to see how it sounded. So I started messing with it right in the store. Next thing I know 2 hours passed, I cant believe how much fun I was having with it and didn’t have any confusion about anything on it. It was really easy to use right in the store so I was sure that once I purchased it (months later) it would be just as easy to use at home. I do only use the Di just for sounds and effects I have not sequenced on it since I was messing with it in the start about 3 years ago. I don’t like sequencing on units that have small screens for some reason. I will always use a computer to sequence , but getting the audio from the Roland Juno Di to my DAW was very easy.


It’s a 61 key synth with velocity sensitive keys, and a good selection of effects. It an also run on a battery power and doesn’t need to be plugged in. Which is pretty cool, but I would never use it battery powered anyways and im not sure how long the battery life could last on its own like that.


Sounds are really good, when you start adding some effects and getting creative that’s when you will see the real power of the Roland Juno Di.


The price of this keyboard is very affordable, you really don’t have any other options when it comes to wanting good sounds and good effects on a easy to operate keyboard. This could be Rolands easiest keyboard to operated. It is not the best one they have made but it is the easiest to get started with and use, very affordable and different.
Stéphane Duchosal05/13/2013

Stéphane Duchosal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent quality / price ratio"

Roland JUNO-DI
see description of Marty lower


No need to open the manual, it could not be more clear from a few hours to use and works generally like all synths its range all brands.
The envelope effect is classic but effective nevertheless hyper sensitive.
Beatbox or Arpegio syncro + MIDI. Be careful not to dualize spliter or keyboard during an active phase of Rhythms, they stop all net!
Sustain Pedal (pfff still hold key ...)


Pallets excellent sound and ultra copious in each style!
In particular, the bank Vocal Pads and rich sounds that "the mouth", ideal for environments with psychedelic background vocals or voice
Vocoder more than minimal


I enormously useful for component part due to its huge sound palette.
In the "Buy & play" category, this is a very good choice, whatever their style of music.

J-Luc's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Impeccable for me"

Roland JUNO-DI
See doc or previous opinions.

I was looking for a real synth, with a few buttons to fiddle with but a good basis for presets.


I am a nozzle keyboards and this one suits me very well: simple, effective, chock full of sounds. The manual is good and tweaking sounds extremely simple for simple hacks (filtres. ..).


The sound effects and fit me very well, arpeggiator sync to MIDI clock or internal, as synchronisablms oscillators.

There are plenty of sounds that I love and I hate full, too acidic or techno, nothing abnormal. There are some delicious subs to bring out the coil woofer.


I've had what ... go ... 1 year?
I keep it, it's lightweight, small enough for me.

It gives me lots of ideas of compositions, and that's what I asked.

MartyTanx's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good keyboard, good sound, but not "juno""

Roland JUNO-DI
- Keyboard 5 Octaves (velocity sensitive)

Noon, in, out, USB
Enter to: sustain pedal, Micro

- Maximum Polyphony 128
- Parts 16 shares
- Memory 64 MB waveforms
- Preset Memory: Patches: 1,082 + 256 (GM2)
- 20 Rhythm Sets 9 (GM2)
- 64 Performances

- User Memory
- 128 Patches

- 8 drum kits

- 100 Favorites
- Multi-Effects: 3 systems, 79 types of
- Chorus: 3 types
- Reverb: 5 types
- Mic Input Reverb: 8 types

+: D Beam


The general configuration is it simple?

so simple

Editing sounds and effects is it easy?

PC editor is highly recommended

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

I did not open the manual!

Good keyboard away considerably from what Roland does with the famous Juno (106 for example!)

(But why Roland resume often the names of these famous synths for keyboards these days in the 21 th century and have no bearing on her?)

Indeed, as with a Juno 106 can hardly make it sound conventional (Piano, flute etc) Both a Di it's hard to have a good sound in The Pad juno!
he must know what you want, and if I chose this keyboard was just to have more traditional sounds.
The DI and with it is served!
over 1000 sounds, no less, variations of piano sounds are really many (too?)

The sounds are impressive at times before the plastic keyboard that looks at first can be scary.

As against the stage so it is very convenient for weight, and sounds easily found by categories or favorites, I found a serious lack of sin, a shame.

It is difficult to combine the effects (reverb, delay) on several sounds simultaneously on a piece sequenced in cubase or Sonar especially if these effects are diametrically opposed.
ie the 2nd or 3rd sound you chose will not have the effects it can have by choosing it as a single preset.

A big plus for the publisher Pc is best to go to the heart of the "silly" and make their own sounds.


The sounds they are suitable to your style of music?

Yes I have chosen for that!

Are they realistic?

Yes for most

The effects are they effective and responsive?


The expression is good?

Correct, but no aftertouch

What are the sounds you prefer, you hate? ...
Lots of good sounds and it can very well do so even
000 piano, pads, bass I do not know what else to quote!


How long have you use it?
Almost a year

What is so special that you love the most, least?

Its price!

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
so many, it is the most "realistic" in relation to the proposed price.

How would you rate the quality / price? *

With experience, you do again this choice? ...
IYes I would do, but with more money I would choose a 80 jupiter

duende's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good price / quality ratio"

Roland JUNO-DI
See data sheet


Usage is pretty simple. On the keyboard part no problem, it's a plastic keyboard touch everything from classic.

The menus sound banks are sorted by genre which is convenient.
The sound editing is done in two ways: 1) on the keyboard, returning to the edit menu, you can then adjust the volume, effects, velocity, reverb, the superposition of two sounds or the way "split" between the two keyboard (the one on the left and the right one for rehearsal and practice where we do not want to carry around two keyboards).
2) the other way is through editing software on computer and connecting the USB keyboard. There you can edit everything, oscillator frequencies, curve ... and it is much easier to get a more "personalized" in this mode. But be careful as it all is a gas plant so be careful ears.

The + is the USB mode, you can lower the sound of the synth and usb drive a VST instrument. Very convenient.


1000 sounds about I think. In short it is like groovebox for those who have known: There are some very nice sound for the money and very bad that you never will but I think there is something for everyone.
The pianos are quite realistic (again for the price), the organ is quite good especially when one adjusts the sustain pedal on the modulator. Do not expect to have sick Wurlitzer (or keyboard while targeting a 2000 or 3000 euros)

What fishing really is the little sound effects assignable to (2) do not even have a knob that can control it live. Personal I leave the sound on a KAOSS pad to compensate. You can put one or more effects pedals if you wish.

Parcontre effects are quite good but watch out for the right amount


Purchased in November, used on stage. Responded well, the sound engineer galèrent not too much for the mix ...
For the price it is unbeatable, it's a very decent keyboard, not too heavy to carry.
If you have more gold coins, type in the models above.

The pros: price / quality ratio; lot of sounds, can be used as a master keyboard midi / usb; modes "Split" and "Dual", the sound editing software, the keyboard and knobs are in good bill compared to other more expensive keyboards.

The -: Many sounds totally useless, and the severe lack of control knobs (such rate, osc, and MFX1 ... 2) the change in live sound that cuts sound and puts 2 / 3 seconds to load (on scene that can be quickly annoying);

Yes I would do this either with the budget seen as value for money, the editing capabilities of computer ... And if I could afford it I would take a Jupiter ... or north

windigo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good "small" Juno!"

Roland JUNO-DI
It's a synthesizer with five octaves.
1000 sounds more editable.
I do not redirais all. Controllers and connector complete, USB and more lockable receptacle.
Buy at this price, there is no better.
True quote:
Offering a thousand sounds and mains or via 8 AA batteries, the Juno-DI allows player for MP3, WAV, AIFF, or SMF via a USB key. It also has a microphone input with reverb and vocoder and sees himself comes with a software editor for PC / Mac. And 128 voice polyphony.


It's really a synth designed for everyone, beginners or regulars wanting a nomad.
The manual is clear, accurate, sufficient, it is a creative tool, so intuitive, too.
Publishing easy.


Sounds appropriate to me for this range. I would say there are pro and pro Yamaha Roland matter of taste. The Juno is a di vocoder too, which I liked are the sounds of guitars not found on a Yamaha in that price. Bonuses for all types of sounds like Enya but also 60's.
The effects are largely numerous, and also the little "gadget" to detect and compression, fun (D Beam).
Like everything else I would have returned, Lol.
Rhythmic patterns (Patern): Preset: 24 groups x 6
Arpeggiator Preset: 128. (Reverb and vocoder.) Again and again.


Nearly eight months. Yes I had a Korg, Roland, I always have a Korg workstation is good too, yamaha bof, I always got the impression that only the piano and brass were interested, lol. And I had, and yes age, a Korg MS 20 with patches to create sound using jacks (80)!
It was all good, a nomad side, so light and convenient, even runs on batteries, it says it is on my stand in second place completing my Korg.

No problem to repeat the same choice with this quality at this price, it does not yet rival.

yeah!'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Versatility and portability at low prices."

Roland JUNO-DI
• 61-key synth-style
• more than 1000 customizable sounds with, among other grand pianos and electric modern synth sounds, strings, guitars, brass, percussion and exotic instruments
• Power via 8 rechrgeables batteries Ni-MH AA (up to 5 hours of battery life)
• wide screen LCD
• Easy navigation thanks to dedicated knobs categories
• Microphone input with reverb and vocoder
• headphones
• USB port
• play songs in MP3, WAV, AIFF and SMF with dedicated transport buttons on the control panel
• comes with editing software for Mac and PC
• Weight: 5.45Kg


Regarding setup, I think that spending a little time to Juno, we quickly found our bearings. I find it very easy to use, menus are not very complicated, the recording sounds takes a few button presses.

It would be appreciated by a menu category for modified sounds, but it's really something to find fault with this instrument at a great price.

The manual is quite complete and explains all the functions, at the editing of sound, the song player, registration of favorites, configuration noon.

The possibilities are almost endless about editing sounds, it's an excellent point of this keyboard: the amount of effects (more than 70 parameters) for the small size and portability of the keyboard (since it works also on batteries)


- I use mostly for playing sounds in a pop / alternative rock sound for the film composition and personal. I use a lot of sounds including piano whose dynamic is really nice. The brilliance of the notes is not on-high and allows all walks felt like very small-Funky Jazz Getaway. I also use a lot of electronic piano sounds (great with a little tremolo), the sounds of strings which I find very varied and rich, some synthetic and organ sounds like a lot.

- The reaction to velocity is very correct and it sounds great with a little sustain pedal. The D-beam can have fun while producing very cool sound. Cutoff and resonance knobs are very useful, as are other changes of sound, everything is done quickly during play

- Sounds are very respectable, I like to use in arrays and recorded extensively with the Micro Br Some sounds are less realistic, as the sounds of brass or a few patches, but this keyboard is not for the perfect imitation of an instrument. If you need a real sound of a trumpet, a trumpet call, no keyboard or do you replace Vst.

- The effects are numerous and easily editable.


I use it for a little less than a year and I am very happy. I did not intend to buy from and I saw in a store or I tried it and where I could no longer detach myself. I use quite the Song Player to work on new songs or even covers. The location of USB-Key is very well thought out.

I tried a few Juno-D and Korg before. The Juno Di is the one that best meets my needs for portability, and because he does not "toy". The object is light but strong and the coating looks better in real than in the picture.

I love the sounds, the recording. I remain amazed at something so good at such a low price. I'm already used in concert and I really enjoyed this aspect when portability / ergonomics is most important.

What I like least is probably the lack of menus by category for the sounds produced and the fact that you can not change the patch now the sound of the previous without first going through a change in software. But these are minimal and do it again this election without problems. This is my first keyboard and I do not regret at all having chosen.

geif's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland JUNO-DI
Good product, but the manual is in English.
I asked in a note Frenchman, 5 months after still no answer, except, of Tlcharger
on the web, it's a yes .... 170 pages

cona's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland JUNO-DI
See site roland.


Yes it is relatively simple.
The French manual is clear enough.


Allore there .... sounds ....
Well frankly for the price is very positive.
Especially do not believe that was the sound of internship or juno juno g, because it did not réelemnt.
The depth is not the same sound at all.
It is a sound copy in black and white.


I use it for 3 months but I have to separate myself.