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On stage or in the streets, the JUNO-Di is a traveling musicians dream. Its lightweight, it can run on batteries, and its easy to use, yet it performs and sounds like a heavyweight synth. Its packed with a wide variety of top-quality sounds - over 1,000 to choose from! It has a friendly "direct access" control panel for easy editing and a Song Player for larger-than-life performances. First-timers and pros alike will love this friendly, portable, great-sounding synth.
Over 1,000 Great Sounds!At the heart of this exciting new synth is a top-of-the-line voice engine that delivers world-class sounds - including grand and electric pianos, lush strings, beautiful guitars, powerful brass, percussion, plus banks of exotic instruments, modern synth sounds, and much more. The sound-bank is so diverse, it can compliment any style of music! And if you want to customize the sounds, the dedicated Sound Modify knobs on the front panel let you instantly cater each sound to your specifications, even while youre playing. A software editor is also provided if you prefer more advanced editing via PC.
Simple NavigationWith so many sounds onboard, it could be a daunting task to find what you need. But fear not - the JUNO-Di simplifies the process of finding sounds with its dedicated category buttons. If you want a piano, for example, just press the Piano button. You can even assign your most-used sounds to the Favorite buttons for instant access. Editing is easy too. If you want to create layers or splits, dedicated buttons and the large LCD make the process fast and friendly. And dont forget the onboard rhythm patterns, which can be easily adjusted on the fly with a dedicated tempo control. Its a great tool for practice and performance.
Lets Go!The JUNO-Di was born to travel. Its strong yet amazingly lightweight (only 5.2kg) making it easy to lift and carry. The battery compatibility lets you play for up to five hours without plugging in (uses Ni-MH AA-size rechargeable batteries). When used in conjunction with a battery-powered amp such as Rolands famous CUBE Street or MOBILE CUBE, the JUNO-Di can be played and heard anywhere. A battery-life indicator on the front panel ensures that you wont lose power unexpectedly.
Sing Along!More than meets the eye, the JUNO-Di lets you plug a microphone into its external input and process your voice through the built-in vocoder. A dedicated reverb is assigned to the input, so you can add lush ambience to your voice without taking away from the main onboard effects. Sing along with your performances and transform your voice in colorful and creative ways, from silky smooth to sci-fi robotic.
Built-In Song PlayerWith its USB MEMORY port and Song Player function, the JUNO-Di enables direct playback and control of backing tracks from a USB key. You can play MP3, WAV, AIFF, and SMF files, and control them from the dedicated buttons on the front panel. Impress your audiences with full-band performances from a single keyboard! Additionally, the Center Cancel feature lets you sing along karaoke-style with audio files in the Song Player for a complete entertainment experience. You can also connect MP3 players directly to the JUNO-Di through its external input.
Lucina is packed with dozens of high-quality sounds that span a wide stylistic range - from scorching synth leads to silk-smooth pads. Find the perfect sound quickly with the Category buttons, and press the Preview button to hear the currently selected sound with a pre-programmed riff. Assign your top 12 sounds to the Favorites bank for instant, one-button recall. Volume and reverb level settings can be stored with each Favorite.
Plug into traditional power with an AC adaptor (included) or roam free with batteries. Jam for hours* with eight standard AA batteries installed (Ni-MH AA rechargeable batteries). A battery-strength indicator lets you know when battery power is getting low so you never miss a note onstage.
The built-in Audio Player feature lets you sound like an entire band. Simply load up a USB stick with your favorite songs in MP3, WAV, or AIFF format, plug it into Lucinas USB port, select the song you want, press Play, and jam along!
Put a personal stamp on your performances with the expressive controllers built into Lucina. Wave your hands over the invisible D Beam for dramatic effects, and dig your fingers into the Modulation Bar and Touch control to bend, twist, and sculpt each sound you play.
*Approximately four hours of continuous use per 8-battery load.
With its massive sound, hands-on ease, and affordable price, the GAIA SH-01 is a high-performance value with old-school charm. The triple-stacked engine puts potent virtual analog synthesis under your fingertips, yet the control panel is so fun, friendly, and inviting, even first-timers can create great sounds. The signal flow is simple to grasp, with logically arranged knobs, sliders, and buttons. Hands-on control and fat sound make this little powerhouse a joy for music students, songwriters, session players, and live performers of all styles and skill levels.
Rolands acclaimed SP-404 performance sampler takes an exciting leap forward with the new SP-404SX. In addition to the fun, fast, hands-on features of the original, the new model offers enhanced sound quality with pure 16-bit linear sampling, improved DSP effects, smooth FX switching, a more versatile pattern sequencer (with a new shuffle feature), and easier data management with SD-card compatibility. Its a creatively stimulating, powerful tool for DJs, musicians, producers, and live-sound engineers who trigger jingles.
Instant SamplingSample anywhere, anytime using the SP-404SXs built-in microphone. And since the SP-404SX can run on AC or battery power (six AA batteries), its easy to record wherever and whenever inspiration strikes. Just power-up, point, and record. Line and mic inputs are also available for recording direct or with an external microphone. The SP-404SXs sampling format is uncompressed wave for high-quality audio capture.
Hands-On Performance The SP-404SX is made to be played its packed with interactive controls for jamming along with loops and patterns. Put your fingers on the three non-slip control knobs, 12 trigger pads, and Sub Pad for rapid repeat triggering in real time. On dark stages or DJ booths, the SP-404SX is a performers dream with its illuminated rubber pads and bright LED screen.
Extreme Effects Create a signature sound using the SP-404SXs 29 DSP effects, which switch seamlessly during live performance. Essential onboard effects include spacious reverbs and choruses, plus filters and delays. There are also unique, esoteric effects built in, including a voice transformer and looper. With the DJFX Looper, you can create short loops (such as machine-gun-like da-da-da-da-da sounds) and control reverse-playback with the knob. You can also create scratch effects like a turntable. Connect the SP-404SX to a DJ mixer and use it as an effect processor. Seventeen of the effects have a limiter mode, which keeps the effects from overloading. This is great for live DJ performance when you dont want to lose control of the effects in the heat of the moment.
Trackbuilder In addition to the endless supply of loops you can pack into the SP-404SX, you can also create your own tracks in real time with the Pattern Sequencer, complete with quantize mode, which includes shuffle feels. Creating patterns is done in real time. You can loop two measures (maximum 99 measures), for example, then play and record only the bass drum and the snare. Next, add the hi-hat over the top, and keep adding more instruments while the SP-404SX loops. You can store 120 patterns (12 patterns x 10 banks). When you play a pattern with the Pattern Sequencer, the LEDs surrounding the display blink according to the tempo, which is handy during live performance.
SD Card Memory Start sampling right away with the included 1GB SD card. You can easily expand the sampling time using up to 32GB SDHC. Import audio files from your computer using the included software (Mac/PC) and assign them to the SP-404SXs pads. WAV and AIFF files are accepted. The software is fast and easy to use, as it displays the SP-404SXs pads onscreen. You can even use it to convert SP-404 format files to the SP-404SX.
Back in the 1970s, Roland launched the SYSTEM 100, SYSTEM 100M, and the now almost mythical SYSTEM 700. These modular and semi-modular synthesizers are heralded to this day for their flexibility and character of sound. In the spirit of its predecessors, the SYSTEM-1 breaks new ground with remarkable flexibility and access to a vast palette of tones with the bold, unmistakable character associated with Roland synthesizers for nearly four decades.
Meet the SYSTEM-1, a synthesizer thats probably unlike any youve encountered before. At its heart is Rolands new Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, which we use to carefully analyze every aspect of analog circuits and then faithfully recreate them down to the finest details. This technology fills the SYSTEM-1, creating a fusion of beautifully classic and utterly modern synthesizer tones.
The SYSTEM-1 not only sounds amazing, but also has a totally innovative design with performance-ready controls, quality construction, and a dizzying array of lights and knobs and sliders that proclaim unashamedly: I am synthesizer. Hear me roar. Sound good? Theres more
The SYSTEM-1 can controland even hostsoftware recreations of classic Roland synthesizers. Thats rightthe SYSTEM-1 gives you access to plug-in versions of legendary Roland synths, and they can be hosted in the SYSTEM-1 itself, with no computer required. You can even switch between the SYSTEM-1s internal sounds and those of the hosted plug-in. We call this wizardry PLUG-OUT, and were pretty excited about it.
We think youll be excited too once you experience the supreme authenticity of the upcoming SH-101 soft synth, with the SYSTEM-1 providing an intuitive and fully automatic one-to-one control interface that just works. Lets be honest: who could make a better plug-in version of a classic Roland synth than Roland? And the SH-101 is just the beginningmore PLUG-OUT synths are on the way.
The SYSTEM-1 looks great, and is designed to work seamlessly with other products in the AIRA series. In addition, you can connect the SYSTEM-1 to your computer via its USB jack to send and receive both audio and MIDI data, including MIDI clock information to sync with external devices and other AIRA units.
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.
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.
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. Rolands 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-Gis friendly front panel, which is covered with hands-on controls, clearly marked and easy to reach. The enlarged 240 x 64 graphic LCD provides clear visibility and fast navigation, even on outdoor gigs with troublesome sunglare.
Pro recording onboard! The JUNO-Gis 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.
The JUNO-Gis 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 external MIDI devices.
Its time to escape the keyboard rig and rock the stage. The stylish AX-Synth represents Rolands new generation of remote keyboards, but for the first time, this one has a sound generator onboard. Its self-contained and equipped with powerful, solo-oriented sounds from Rolands latest, greatest synths. Strap on an AX and steal the show.
All In OnePlug in and play what could be more convenient? The AX-Synth has everything you need to steal the show. Unlike most remote synths of yesteryear, the AX-Synth is self-contained and loaded with hundreds of Rolands greatest sounds. External MIDI devices are not required. Everything is built-in and ready to rock.
Control FreakThe AX-Synth is packed with cool controllers for expressive live performance. Glide your fingers over the Ribbon Controller for ultra-smooth pitch bends. A Modulation Bar and dedicated control knobs are also provided for real-time sound shaping. Wave your hand over the invisible D Beam for attention-getting effects.
USB MIDIWhile the AX-Synth is completely self-contained, its also capable of driving external instruments via MIDI. Plug into a MIDI device, and enjoy an unlimited world of sounds and textures, all controllable from the AX-Synth.
Custom ProgrammingThe AX-Synth has a vault of great solo sounds onboard, but if you want to customize your sounds, you can download the dedicated PC software editor/librarian application. The AX-Synths USB/MIDI connector makes communication to and from your computer fast and convenient.
Roland's revered Jupiter 8 synthesizer from the early 1980's is back! ... modernized and ready for today's musicians in the form of the new Roland Jupiter 80. Just introduced in July 2011, the JP-80 is a retro synth with a twist. Roland has completely updated the architecture and gives the JP80 its new SuperNATURAL technology. Combine this with single tone stacking, tone blending,USB recording and interface plus 76 velocity sensitive keys and you have both the past and today all folded into one nice package. And I forgot to mention the new intuitive color LCD touchscreen (800 x 400). It makes it super easy to navigate this wonderful new re-incarnate. Read On!
Welcome the arrival of the JUPITER-80a live-performance powerhouse that pays homage to its legendary namesake with road-proven hardware and massive sound, yet blasts into the future with advanced SuperNATURAL technology. The JUPITER-80s expressive, organic approach to synthesis makes a new world of sound design possible with multilayered SuperNATURAL textures under the control of a full-color touchscreen and creative hands-on controllers. Experience the metamorphosis of a legend with the all-new JUPITER-80!
* "JUPITER" is a registered trademark of and is licensed by K.H.S. MUSICAL INSTRUMENT CO. LTD. in the United States and other countries. * 0dBu0.775Vrms
Rolands VP-550 introduced the world to a new category of musician the vocal keyboardist. Today, the VP-550s successor has arrived, broadening the scope of the vocal keyboardist. With the latest technology onboard, the VP-770 allows a single musician to create realistic backing parts that range from futuristic electronic vocal textures to incredible emulations of large-scale gospel choirs and beyond.
Virtual Vocals The human voice is the most expressive musical instrument of all, so why not use it as a tool to create ultra-realistic and expressive "virtual vocals with words generated from your own voice? Whether you need one voice, a full choir, or surreal vocoder-like layers, the VP-770 can deliver the interactive, expressive vocal backing you need. The VP-770 is also equipped with world-class string and brass sounds, which can be blended together with the vocal effects. SuperNATURAL Power One of the attributes of the VP-770 is its SuperNATURAL brass engine, enabling authentic performance never achieved before in a keyboard. Control every sound and element of the performance, including ensemble part levels, pan assignments, and EQ settings for each instrument, plus performance nuance such as Growl, Noise, Stability, and more. Time Saver, Money Saver The VP-770 is ideal for musicians who perform alone or in small groups, and who need an interactive, real-time backing chorus. Its also great for film and TV music composers who are challenged with time and budget can use the VP-770 to generate high-impact choral arrangements on the spot. Churches in need of a choir (or choir enhancer) will love the VP-770. The creative possibilities are vast, as are the time/money savings that this instrument can provide.
Classic to Cutting-Edge Whether youre cranking out classical choirs or cutting-edge sounds, the VP-770 delivers. For modern flavors, its equipped with high-resolution vocoder modeling that can be used to generate surreal vocal effects great for electronica, pop, R&B, hip-hop, and so on. Inject a dose of "robot voice charm into your next recording without the hassle and expense of a separate vocoder.
Roland's Finest EP & Clav Collection If the current crop of R&B and hip-hop music is any indication, classic electric pianos and Clavs are hotter now than ever — and let’s not forget the many other genres that rely on these essential vintage instruments. Introducing the SRX-12: the finest sound library of coveted EPs and Clavs to bear the Roland logo! It can be installed in any SRX-compatible Roland instrument, but Fantom-X6/X7/X8 owners are in for an extra special treat with this collection, as you’re about to read.
Roland’s finest EP/Clav sounds ever! Every note of electric pianos sampled with multi-tone velocity switching Sounds from all of Clav's pickup settings are included Bonus Piano-Mode functionality for Fantom-X6/X7/X8
Amazingly Authentic Prepare yourself for the most meticulously sampled EPs and Clavs you’ve ever laid fingers on. Recorded in high-definition with the finest microphones and converters, and with every note of electric pianos precisely sampled at multiple velocities, and every pickup settings of clav painstakingly sampled the SRX-12, simply, has no equal. The audio detail and programming expertise that went into this collection adds up to a stunningly authentic sound with incredible expression and playability.
Fantom-X Advantage One of the Fantom-X6/X7/X8’s handiest features is its Piano Mode. No matter where you are within the Fantom’s operating system, a single touch of the dedicated Piano Mode button will bring a stunning grand piano and its associated parameters to the surface. With the SRX-12 installed in a Fantom-X, you can take advantage of the included updater disc, which will add extra pages to the Piano Mode that allow you to select and graphically edit the EPs and Clavs quickly and easily. While these special Piano Mode features are only available to Fantom-X6/7/8 users, the SRX-12 can be used with any SRX-compatible instrument. SRX Compatibility All SRX-series expansion boards, including the SRX-12, are compatible with the following:
• Fantom-X6/X7/X8/XR/Xa• JUNO-G• RD-700/700SX• VR-760 V-Combo• G-70• MC-909• Rodgers MX-200• Fantom-S/S88*• Fantom (FA-76)• XV-5080/5050/3080/2020/88
*Version 1.06 and higher