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Offline MarkOneMusic

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Anyone tried the Roland Juno Stage?
« on: July 22, 2010, 09:22:00 AM »
I've been looking at some of the demos on YouTube, and it looks like quite a nice board for live use. Anyone used one in anger?

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Re: Anyone tried the Roland Juno Stage?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2010, 03:14:22 PM »
I'd be interested to know about this, too...

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Re: Anyone tried the Roland Juno Stage?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 03:19:27 PM »
To Be Completely Honest, This is one of Rolands Winners!  A lot of people knock Roland for many reasons, Me definitely included but I think they nailed it with this board! 128 note polyphony, Its SRX expandable, which is HUGE IMO, that Very handy thumb drive port on the front dash to the left is beyond convenient. load samples and midi file on the fly.  Its organized sound-wise, in a way the actually makes sense! Great for live use and like its big brother the Fantom you can switch programs with out a massive burp!  
  The competing product to this would be the Korg M50-73. But There are pretty significant differences here that are Black and white!  If I was to buy a synth for performance, It most likely would be the Roland Juno Stage!  If I was on a Budget and needed an amazing Workstation for Composition I would Most Deff. Buy the Korg M50. Both synth would easily foot the bill in both cases,  But Deff. go with the Juno for Live performance!
  All the BS being said, Whats your Budget?   HAve you even considered the Kurzweil PC3LE73???  :D  It Stomps em' all! :P  had to add that! :twisted:
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Re: Anyone tried the Roland Juno Stage?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010, 01:12:18 PM »
Thanks for the reply Jim

Went into PMT Bristol yesterday and spent an hour with the Roland product specialist there. I do like the Juno Stage.  There are a lot of useful sounds and it's easy to split/layer, etc.  The massive omission for me is channel aftertouch.  How can they miss that from a 1000 board? My old EMU PK6 has it and from memory (although it hasn't been out of the flightcase in years) my Casio VZ1 had aftertouch.  

I checked the specs on the Korg M50 on the web and although it looks like a nice bit of kit, that has no aftertouch either. Mad.

I notice the Kurzweil DOES have that feature.  Now if only there was somewhere local that had one I could try.

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Re: Anyone tried the Roland Juno Stage?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 08:57:44 PM »
Tell Yah, I Can almost Guarantee yah even if you ordered it sight unseen you wouldn't return it!! The Kurzweil that is! I Guess just make sure there is a return Policy thats not stupid!  ;)
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