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
April 6, 2010 @ 5:45 am
Just posted some vintage recordings of my Juno 6 here:

March 21, 2010 @ 10:15 pm
Neon Indian uses this live on stage 2009/2010 - great sounds out of this one!
March 18, 2010 @ 10:30 pm
My first polysynth. It was a toss-up between this or the Korg Polysix, at the time...but the Juno 6 sounded far better, even without presets.
Ahh, the presets!...That´s where both myself and many other Juno 6 buyers back in ´82 felt totally ripped off when Roland released the Juno 60 only a few months later!
March 4, 2010 @ 10:13 pm
VSE is weird. not sure who runs this site..MIDI and patch memory storage, necessities? what a weird thing to judge the synth by. it sounds amazing. and it's super easy to work with. not sure how much these generally sell for these days, but i just got my hands on a flawless one for 500USD.
The Ghoul
February 20, 2010 @ 4:08 am
These boards are beyond compare, I had one years ago and sold it to upgrade to the "Latest and Greatest". I have since sold that stuff and bought another Juno 6. Nothing can emulate the sounds this board makes and who cares about presets? I have other boards for that. This baby is perfect for on the fly true live creations.
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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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