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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Mannataur
August 18, 2012 @ 10:52 am
@sonic boy... Glad you did you research on price. you should have no problem making lots of money off of the real world. SH-201, GAIA, or JX-3P???? First of all a Jx-3p is not as cool of a board as a juno. Second of all a Roland GAIA and sh201 arent analogue synths at all. If you are comparing modeling and virtual synths to a roland juno 6 you are way off base. Have you been taking advice from the guys in the keyboard dept at the Guitar Center again?
Aaron2
June 4, 2012 @ 6:23 pm
@sonic boy I don't know what universe you're living in, but you can't get a Juno-6 for under $250. Not one that works or isn't completely beat to hell, anyway.
crome
May 24, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
Legend! Sounds great, lovely timbres, more brassy harsh sounding than true VCO analog. Very simple and easy to use, always sound great. Don't expect experimental analog modulations and oscillator's detuned drone, just proper bass, string, brass sounds! If you know it, you could recognize its sound in classic 80's tunes. No presets, great arpeggiator, instant ambient machine.
Could sound as strip down Jupiter 8 as well, if you play with it.
alex
May 22, 2012 @ 9:35 am
in the late 90s nobody want to have it and today the prices go up to i don´t know where. i´ve bought one in 1997 for 150 DM / 75 € ;)
jaffe
May 15, 2012 @ 4:45 pm
Got one two months ago and I don't regret it. As a first synth it is so easy to use. Good patches just appear all the time. The arpeggiator is also a phenomenal feature. The filter sounds great and the envelopes are really snappy. Of course it is limited by a somewhat basic LFO and only 1 oscillator per voice. But despite this, I find it to be usable for a lot of things.
 
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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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