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Hi, I've always been a B2 Hammond, Hammond SK1 and Leslie guy...you know, draw bars and Leslie switch. To get a great sound there is a lot to it. But... I ordered the Roland Juno DS 61 and watching You Tube and other videos it all seems a overwhelming to learn. How tough is it to figure out all the bells and whistles.I still play in a band, where all old. I bought one mainly for the strings and pads etc.
How do you learn to layer for different effects. I'm not a super computer guy and this looks like it going to be pretty tough. What is some advice for a 65 year old synth rookie. I had s DX7 back in the 80's but all I did there was push a button and play a voice. I've never explored below the surface of the control panel.
 
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Come on youngster if this older guy can learn a Korg Kross 2 then you can.

Believe me the Korg menu system and manual is written in Klingon compared to your Roland.

Best advice I can give is to look for the Roland Product Support made videos on Youtube, they are great but take a bit of finding as there are so many.

I actually learned how to layer on a DS using the Roland videos and a few trips to my local music store then I could understand the Korg videos better.

Good luck.
 
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Basic overview..........................
Press performance mode, press dual if you want two sounds at a time. Upper and lower is which sound you want on top and on the bottom.
Split means you have two sections on the keyboard to play two sounds.
 
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Thank You!! My keyboard was delivered last night and I will open it tonight and get started of it.
 
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Enjoy it, as it is a great 'board. Give yourself time to delve into it but check out one section at a time, so not to get too confused.
 
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OK, I got my new Juno DS 61 last Friday and I love it. There is so much sound packed in a 15 lbs. package. Right out of the box it has great sounds just a the press of a button. There are however many functions that will have to be figured out but all in good time. I'm very pleased and it will make a mate with my Hammond SK1. I also go a free memory stick with the Juno of more sounds and loops from Sweetwater. The quality of the sounds are really great from the videos i've watched. I have not jump into that bonus stick just yet. Over all.... I'm in love!!!!!
 
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Very pleased for you, the Juno DS is a great keyboard.
 
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