|Dates||2006 - present|
|Price||1,000EUR / US$1,000|
|Synthesis type||sample-based Subtractive|
|Memory||4 MB + DIMM slot|
|External control||USB and regular MIDI|
Roland Juno-G is a music workstation/synth introduced in 2006 by Roland Corporation. It is based on the Fantom-X series, having a vintage design that resembles the first Juno synthesizers, such as the Juno-106. The Juno-G's main competitor in the approximate price range, with similar features, is the Korg Triton Le/TR entry-level workstations.
Despite the similar name and later introduction, the Juno-G is not set to replace the popular Juno-D synthesizer: both run concurrently. Apart from the Juno name, the G and the D have little in common, the D having its roots in Roland's RS PCM machines.
The Juno-G has the same sound engine as the Fantom-X series: 128-voice polyphony, 768 patches and 256 GM2 within the 64 MB of wave memory, and a 16 MIDI plus 4 stereo audio tracks capability for recording and mixing.
It is also fully Windows and Mac compatible,[clarification needed] connecting through USB for MIDI and data transfer. Conventional MIDI In and Out sockets are also provided, although there is no MIDI Thru. Up to 2 GB CompactFlash and Secure Digital memory cards are accepted using a standard PC card adaptor . A single SRX expansion slot and a PC133 RAM slot are also available (up to 512mb).
Version 2 is available as a free download, which allows user-sampling and waveform editing, and also sample triggering.
The Juno-G was discontinued in 2010, when Roland introduced its follower, the Juno-Gi. The Juno-Gi is a 128-voice polyphony keyboard that contains about 1,300 sounds and an eight-track digital recorder with guitar, microphone and line inputs.
- Roland - official site
- Musiciansfriend - a review
- Synthblock - another review
- SoundOnSound - in-depth review
- Juno-G details and resources at Roland Clan
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