Roland HS-60

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Simply, a consumer level Juno 106 with built in speakers and amplifier. It's quite a bit uglier but sounds all the same. Marketed for the home user hobbyist. It even has a sheet music stand option. It's cool if you can find one because it's like a portable Juno 106 that you can play anywhere with those built in speakers! Another feature of this synth is its stereo MIX IN, a stereo input for jamming with other sources of music through the internal speakers. If you're going to use the HS-60 in the studio, you'll need to insert a 1/4 inch plug into the headphone output to bypass the internal speakers since they will continue to output sound when a plug is inserted into only the main audio outs, and this can be quite annoying for studio work.

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31 Visitor comments
August 27, 2009 @ 10:25 am
I bought this new when they were new back in the 80s. The circuits are identical to the Juno 106. I used them both in the studio at the time, and I still have this baby. It weighs a tonne though. Fantastic pitch when plugged into some decent monitors really deep lows without distorting
August 9, 2009 @ 1:55 am
the only juno is a juno 60... soooo much better sounding
punchier, warmer, the 60 is the real deal for poly analog
Rod Brown
June 27, 2009 @ 3:16 pm
We just picked up a Roland HS-60 in mint condition at a church sale for $25, this is a great instrument and will double stack nicely with my Piano. Happy Trails,
June 6, 2009 @ 3:03 am
Well it's quite obvious that it is a good deal isn't it considering most HS-60/106's go for at least 200 bucks on ebay and similar pages.. You are a lucky man :)
March 9, 2009 @ 9:23 pm
My wife found one of these at an estate sale today. She paid $50 for it. Is that a good deal. I have not seen the paper work on it, but she said it was made in 1986.
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  • Demos & Media
  • Audio Clip 1 - Completely wild-takes from a mellow jam on the 106 with plenty of filter.

    Editor (Mac) - This is a software based patch editor for the Macintosh.

    Patches - These are patch files for use with the JUNO Librarian Editor and a JUNO-106.

    JUNO Editor 1 (PC) - A Windows/PC format JUNO Librarian/Editor for use with a JUNO-106 (HS-60) with Patch files included.

    JUNO Editor 2 (PC) - Another Windows/PC format JUNO Librarian/Editor for use with a JUNO-106 (HS-60).

    Manual - Roland has made manuals for most of their products available as free PDF downloads.

    SysEx Basics - View a helpful guide to controlling and editing the JUNO in real-time from a sequencer or Midi controller using SysEx Midi data

  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 6 voices
  • Oscillators - DCO: pulse, saw, and square
  • LFO - rate and delay
  • Filter - non-resonant high pass and resonant low pass
  • VCA - ADSR, level and gate
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Keyboard - 61 keys
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1985
  • Resources & Credits
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