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Roland Juno DS88 Note Synthesizer


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Product Highlights

  • Lightweight, Runs on 8 AA Batteries
  • Play Backing Tracks from USB Memory
  • Microphone Input with Reverb Effects
  • Real-Time Sound Control Knobs
  • Large LCD Display
  • On-Board Rhythm Patterns
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Roland DS-88 Overview


The JUNO-DS88 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: 761294507377

Roland DS-88 Specs

Keyboard Specifications
Keyboard 88 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
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 (W x D x H) 55.9 x 13.4 x 5 .6" / 142 x 34.1 x 14.1 cm
Weight 36 lb / 16.2 kg (excluding AC adapter)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 44.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 61.0 x 18.0 x 9.0"