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 27, 2012 @ 5:34 pm
I just got this beauty today. Awwwww....... what a wonderful lady she is!! The sound is just amazing. A Juno 106 in disguise. With the over-inflated prices commanded on certain auction sites at the moment for Juno 106 branded models, I can safely say, get the HS-60. It may not look as cool as the Juno 106 units, but, it certainly sounds as good.... if not better. This is a legend of a synth. Period.
December 27, 2011 @ 3:12 pm
Love the HS60. Nicer faceplate than the 106 and the speakers are great. Sit with it and program sounds without needing an amp or headphones.
I'd take it over a 106 anyway.
October 25, 2011 @ 1:46 am
When I was a kid I bought one of these off of my neighbor for 20 bucks using my paper route money! I loved it so much but then my mom threw it in the trash when I went to college!
September 14, 2011 @ 2:45 pm
I have one of these. Roland HS-60 SN 594679 Anybody know anything about it?
April 28, 2011 @ 10:03 am
How does the Juno 106 rate 5 stars, but this gets 3 stars? It's the same synth with speakers and slightly uglier (depending on who you ask) coloring. I kept a 1/4" adapter in the headphone jack all the time to keep the speakers quiet; it's not a big deal.
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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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