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
April 11, 2011 @ 1:18 pm
I realize that this is basically a 106 with a built in amp and speakers, but what I'm wondering is if it includes the same midi integration the 106 has?
February 28, 2011 @ 4:46 pm
Its wolf in sheeps clothing !. Its a grey Juno 106 with speakers. Thats it. The speakers can be bypassed by using a headphone jack. It's a lovely synth. If you can find one, weather it has voice chip problems or not, buy it. The voice chips can be reapired / replaced and are worth the money and time.
January 23, 2011 @ 1:28 am
I really miss my HS-60. I traded it in for a Korg DW-8000 around 1990 or so. The korg eventually died. Two awesome synths that would have paired nicely together.

The Juno-106S looks like the love child of a 106 and HS-60. Here are some photos: tml
September 23, 2010 @ 12:40 am
$25 is a steal. $250 is still a steal. This synth kiss ass. The only difference to the juno 106 is the cosmetics, its more portable and has built in speakers. If you can find one get it. Its also more rare then the 106. I could never part with mine. It is a limitless analog synth. The only drawback is it doesn't have an arrpegiator. Love this synth more then my moogs.
November 10, 2009 @ 7:25 pm
I recently sold my Roland Juno106 on eBay because I discovered the Jupiter 6 that is years ahead in terms of sound and possibilities,and only costs little money more.It didnt make any sense to keep the Juno.
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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
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