JUNO-X Review

Review: ROLAND JUNO X vs JUPITER X/Xm and other ZEN-Core synths – Advanced tutorial

Juno-X from Roland takes the familiar interface of the classic Juno-106 and combines it with the sample and virtual analog capabilities of Roland’s ZEN-Core engine, as well as the scene and i-arp features introduced in the Jupiter X and Xm. 

It comes with thousands of presets, with several bundled classic Roland synth models, and can be expanded with even more engines and presets. It can play four synth timbres simultaneously in splits and layers, and another drum part, each of which can be controlled either by an arpeggiator, a simple sequencer or Roland’s i-arpeggiator that modifies patterns based on how you play the keyboard.

In this video I take an in-depth look at Juno-X, and pros and cons overall, as well as how it compares to other zen-core products: 

0:00 Intro

1:35 vs ZEN-Core

2:50 vs Jupiter X/Xm

6:30 Overview

11:15 Colorful buttons

11:35 Scene selection

13:10 Part mode

14:05 Func mode

15:00 Model/Bank

16:55 Split/layer

17:10 Connectivity

18:20 The Editors

19:05 Zenology Pro

19:50 JUNO-X Editor

20:55 What’s a tone?

22:10 Scenes

23:00 Parts

23:40 FX sends

24:20 Scene offsets

27:55 Arp


30:10 Step edit

32:20Key shift

32:45 WC-1

37:05 Scene view

37:30 Pros & cons

42:00 Some sounds

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