I've been able to connect my JUNO DS-88 to my computer and can play and record sounds that GarageBand gives me. But I want to record sounds that my JUNO gives me, so if someone could tell me how in a clear explanation that would be great.


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I'm assuming that you are currently using a USB cable to connect the keyboard to the computer. When you hook it up this way, you are using the keyboard as a "controller" - that is, you are sending MIDI information from your keyboard to control the digital instruments in GarageBand.

Your Juno DS-88 can also send audio over that USB cable (not all keyboards can do this, though). Here are the instructions from the Roland website:

Connecting your Juno-DS61/88 to a computer using the direct USB connection

  1. On the Juno-DS61/88, press MENU.

  2. Cursor to "SYSTEM" and press ENTER.

  3. Use the buttons to select the "MIDI" tab at the top of the screen.

  4. Cursor to "USB Driver" and set this to "Vender."

  5. If prompted, cursor to "WRITE" and press ENTER to save this setting, then power off and back on the Juno-DS61/88.

  6. Download and install the Juno-DS61/88 USB driver for your computer and connect the USB cable. You can download the latest drivers from our website here.

Note: If you are using a Windows 10 computer, the driver will automatically be downloaded and installed when you conned the Juno-DS61/88 to your computer via USB.

Make sure you download the driver that corresponds to the type of computer you have (Mac or Windows-based) and the version of operating system you are using. Once downloaded, you will need to run the setup application to install the driver into your system. This may include re-starting your computer.

  1. Confirm that the USB driver is installed correctly and that the computer is communicating correctly with the Juno-DS61/88. •On a Macintosh, look in the Audio MIDI Setup utility and confirm that the Juno-DS61/88 is listed in both the Audio and MIDI Studio windows. •On a PC, open the Device Manager and confirm that the Juno-DS61/888 is listed under "Sound, video, and game controllers."

  2. Activate or enable the Juno-DS61/88 in your music software. You will need to consult with the documentation for your specific application for this, but usually there is a preferences menu where you will need to enable the Juno-DS61/88 so it can be used by your software.

This will allow you to transfer both MIDI and Audio data between the Juno-DS61 or Juno-DS88 and your computer.


  • The Juno DS range has audio-over-USB functionality. Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 17:06
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    @YourUncleBob I've updated the answer to include your suggestion.
    – Peter
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 19:50

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