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
March 28, 2013 @ 5:53 am
@haza just snap a picture of it dude. i feel the complete opposite the lack of memory inspires me to tweak and change everything.
March 10, 2013 @ 4:39 pm
About the 'no memory, no problem', well sorry but I had a Juno 6 for a while (but eventually got a Juno 60 thankfully), I found the lack of storage a royal pain in the ***. Yes it's a simple synth, yes you can dial in a bass sound, a res sweep, a pad fairly quickly. The problem is you are never encouraged on the Juno 6 to really work it, to use very very small slider adjustments to get the 'perfect' sound because you just know you'll never be able to set it back just right. Heard this so many times from Juno 6 owners playing down lack of memory, but Juno 60 is what they all want really!
Stuart McIntosh
February 12, 2013 @ 10:08 am
I bought mine second hand in 1985, years later it still functions perfectly and is as simple and fun as the day I bought it. Keep it clean and dry and it will work forever. Always sounds good and the chorus is unique, to date I have been unable to replicate it using hardware or software. No memory, no problem, once you have had it a little while you will be able to dial up sounds quickly and without fuss. The poor mans Jupiter 8 (which I still cannot afford!!). Enjoy.
February 2, 2013 @ 4:29 pm
I am looking for a Juno 6 in the United States. I don't care if it is in perfect cosmetic condition or anything - it just has to work perfectly. I'm looking for one at a *reasonable* price... no eBay prices! I'm looking for the cheapest one I can get.
January 6, 2013 @ 3:34 pm
lore: The voice chip problem is only on Juno 106. There are no particular problems on Juno-6 and 60 (the 60 might need a new battery though, for keeping its presets).
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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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