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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88 Visitor comments
December 14, 2012 @ 8:04 am
lore: The only problem I've encountered during the 17 years of owning my Juno-6 is that I had to change the fuse inside, due to a short circuit problem. It probably had less to do with the instrument than the power supply to my home these days.
December 10, 2012 @ 2:04 pm
Are These machines prone to problems? I heard one of the Juno series was /I'd plagued by the oscillators or some kind of chip breaking relatively easily. Do they need a lOt of maintenance??
November 24, 2012 @ 12:38 am
I picked up a Juno 6 from a local Goodwill at a steal. Only $50! And it's clean as a whistle, and every function works perfectly. First analog synth I've ever bought (and probably ever will buy, they're so dang expensive) and glad I was there at the right place and the right time to buy it.
Peter Kadar
November 12, 2012 @ 3:27 am
I just picked up a Juno-6 in Canada for $300. It's working and looking great.

I'm really happy I got this instrument, even though I already own a 106 and a Jupiter 6 (w/Europa upgrade). I love the simplicity, the continuously variable HPF slider, the feel of the keys, the look of it, and especially the fact that it lacks patch storage. It forces you to create in ways that you are unlikely to even if you have a 'manual' button on a keyboard.

It simply sounds gorgeous. I feel in touch with the sound in a way that I don't get from my other analog (or digital) synths. Love it!!
November 1, 2012 @ 1:49 am
I was suprised, but I ended up preferring the Juno 2 (Alpha Juno) to the 6 I owned! Yes this has that slightly older/more vintage tone and no doubt a nicer filter but it's simple to the point of being boring. The Juno 2 has such a weird/unique setup it is infinitely more interesting to program and still sounds great anyway! The price difference (mostly down to sliders and hype) is ridiculous. Juno 2 for ~£300 Juno 6 for £450 Juno 60 for £650+? J6 over-rated (not even patch storage which annoyed the F*** outta me in the end) J2 under-rated
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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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