Roland Juno-6

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The first in a series of amazingly affordable quality synthesizers from Roland's amazing Juno family! The Juno-6 is a six voice polyphonic analog synthesizer! It's a very stable synth thanks to its digitally controlled analog oscillators. The Juno-6 sounds great, however it lacks basic necessities like MIDI control and patch memory storage.

The next generation Juno-60 version added 56 patches of memory storage. Both of these synths sound virtually the same and are considered by many to sound better (punchier) than the popular follow up, the Juno-106. The Juno-6 and 60 are very rich sounding synthesizers and are great analog machines as long as you can overlook the absence of MIDI control. Of course nobody can deny that the wooden side panel look is a true sign of Vintage status! The Junos have been used by Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran, Enya, Sean Lennon, Sneaker Pimps, Vince Clarke of Erasure and Banco De Gaia.

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89 Visitor comments
September 1, 2008 @ 2:30 am
Really great basic analog synth. The recording facilities at the place where I studied had one and I spent hours playing with it - fantastic sounds.

Great cheap analog synth for messing around with in a studio.
Analogue Crazy
August 21, 2008 @ 7:05 am
Great sounding synth. If you see one cheap then snap it up. Its sounds warm and rich plus is effortless to program.
August 18, 2008 @ 9:27 am
I also had one in the early/mid 90s, cost me 60 - sold it for 100 in the late 90s, would still like to have kept it with hindsight (as a collectors piece if nothing else)

I liked the sound obviously but found it very tiring having no patch storage so used it mainly a as a toy/ornament. I'd much rather have a Juno60.

Still a classic Juno however, nice Roland chorus.

my rating: 3/5 (now) 4/5 (on release)
August 17, 2008 @ 7:48 am
I had one of these about 15 years ago and quite liked it as a real basic analogue.You could get some cool arpeggio`s outta this and the chorus was quite good.Sadly,there wasnt any storage.But a classic none the less.I sold mine for 75 and still regret it! Us poor musicians huh?
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 6 voices
  • Oscillators - DCO: pulse, saw, and square
  • LFO - rate and delay
  • Filter - non-resonant high pass and resonant low pass
  • VCA - level, ADSR and gate
  • Keyboard - 61 note keyboard (no velocity or aftertouch)
  • Arpeg/Seq - External JSQ-60 Sequencer
  • Effects - Chorus (2 types)
  • Memory - None
  • Control - Filter Control In, Ext Clock In
  • Date Produced - 1982

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