Roland Juno-Stage

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Roland's Juno-Stage puts the digital sound engine of the Juno-G synthesizer into a larger professional keyboard designed for the stage. It features a semi-weighted 76-note keyboard with velocity (no aftertouch), a large easy to read back-lit LCD display, dedicated performance knobs, D-Beam controller, hands-free patch select, instant master MIDI control functionality and much more. The Juno-Stage does not, however, have the sequencing/workstation capability of the Juno-G.

The sounds of the Juno series are high quality digital wave-based sounds of which the STAGE has a large 128 MB wave memory (double that of the Juno-G). The sounds are not incredibly special, but they do cover a versatile range of synth & keyboard sounds including an 88-key stereo multi-sampled piano (taken from the Fantom-X), plus 2 open SRX expansion slots for sound set customization. Sounds can be quickly accessed via Favorite buttons and the so-called 'hands-free' patch select which is accomplished by using a foot switch connected to a dedicated Patch Select jack, so you never have to take your hands off the keyboard.

Roland optimized Juno-Stage's controllers for live performance, featuring easy-to-grab knobs for instant Master EQ and Reverb control. Located above the pitch bender, two assignable switches can be used for rotary organ effects, portamento on/off, and more. Juno-Stage is also equipped with a USB port and Song Player function that enables direct playback and control of backing tracks from a USB key. You can play MP3, .WAV, AIFF and SMF files, and even use the Center Cancel feature to minimize pre-recorded vocals for karaoke-style performance. Additional features for live performance include an XLR mic input with phantom power (plus reverb and vocoder), click output, and an external input for a portable audio player. The MIDI Controller mode transforms Juno-Stage into a MIDI master keyboard with a single touch for using the Juno-Stage with a computer.

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If you like the sounds inside the new Juno series of synthesizers and would like them in a retro-looking package fully suited to handling the requirements of live performances and gigging, the Juno-Stage may be your cup of tea. It is competitively priced and full of modern features - sort of a Fantom-X-Lite for the gigging musician.

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12 Visitor comments
Joe
February 9, 2010 @ 6:15 pm
I played one today and I was blown away. How can Roland put so much in such a lightweight board at this price? I played a Yami S70XS and loved that of course (Motif sounds) but do I really want to spend twice as much and carry almost twice the weight? AND I have been looking at the VR700 soon to hit the market, but again, do I want to spend twice as much when the Juno Stage does all I need it to do and more? The saga continues...
Josh
February 3, 2010 @ 6:30 pm
I play on one at a music store about 3 days ago its sound good i like to have one
LJUBO
November 7, 2009 @ 2:00 pm
I am also owner of many synths, including this -Juno Stage...for me that is very light for gig, just 10 kg,that is good, but keys are for my taste to soft, compared with, for example- m1, dx7, or some motherkeyboards like R a33 etc...this keyboard is very useful for pads, and have good options , like pianos: "acoustic or electric" (piano mode)...very practical instrument, but for lead and punchy sounds i prefer much more another pro synths...this is "second" keyboard for me,...good drum elements for my taste, and he is a little "too plastic" construction.Excellent live commands (cntrls,buttons etc)
Chieife
July 30, 2009 @ 1:42 am
The stage can only playback sequencer files created on a workstation, It can't be used for recording sequences.
Jo des de Quatretonda
July 27, 2009 @ 4:30 am
I read the description and I find this:

The JUNO-STAGE does not, however, have the sequencing/workstation capability of the JUNO-G.

don't have sequencer, but I think is a good synth
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 128 voices (16-part multitimbral)
  • Oscillators - 128MB Wave Memory (16-bit linear equivalent)
  • Arpeggiator - 128 Preset, 128 User
    Chord Memory: 64 Preset, 64 User
    Rhythm Patterns: 256 Preset, 256 User
  • Sequencer - Song Player: SMF File Format-0/1, Audio File: WAV/AIFF/MP3
  • Effects - Multi FX: 3 systems, 79 types, Chorus: 3 types, Reverb: 5 types, Mic Input, Reverb: 8 types
  • Memory - Preset Patches: 1027 + 256 (GM2), Rhythm Sets: 32 + 9 (GM2), Performances: 64
    User Patches: 256, Rhythm Sets: 32, Performances: 64
  • Keyboard - 76 keys (with velocity)
  • Control - MIDI In/Out, USB
  • Date Produced - 2008
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    Reviewed August 2008.

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