Roland Juno-60

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Among the first in Roland's amazing Juno family! Six analog voices of polyphony and patch memory storage!! The Juno-60 sounds great, however, like the Juno-6 it lacks MIDI control. The Juno-60 includes 56 patches of memory storage. The Juno-60 is still popular due in part to opinions that it sounds better (punchier) than the Juno-106. The Juno-6 and 60 are very rich sounding synthesizers and are great analog machines as long as you can withstand the absence of MIDI control. The JSQ-60 sequencer is an external sequencer controller for the Juno-60 and is usually worth acquiring. Of course nobody can deny that the wooden side panel look is a true sign of Vintage status! Junos have been used by Enya, The Cure, Sean Lennon, Faithless, Astral Projection, Vince Clarke, Rabbit in the Moon, Men at Work, Flock of Seagulls, Olive, Dee-Lite, Howard Jones, Locust, Eurythmics and Add N to (X).

Cool Tips:
The Juno-60 can have 76 patches. By pressing down nr 5 and 1 or 2, at the same time, you get access to patch 57 to 76.

To access patches 80 to 98, (dead-patch) plug a cord into the PATCH SHIFT connector. Now you can access the test-programs 80-98: Keep 5 down and press 3 for bank 8, 5 and press 4 for bank 9.

Fire the Juno up with the KEYTRANSPOSE button pressed and the arpeggio mode-switch up to enter MONO-MODE. All 6 voices will be assigned to the last key pressed.

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94 Visitor comments
December 3, 2010 @ 12:10 am
The only synth that Daniel Lopatin (oneohtrix point never) uses. I'm impressed...
Dr.Ben Dover
October 12, 2010 @ 5:45 am
I got mine, mint condition for 600 dollars off of craigslist. Only had two owners, and the thing from the looks of it was played for no more than 10 hours. Some lady who didn't know what she had was selling it. Still can't believe I got it.. Great synth!
October 7, 2010 @ 6:22 pm
inspiring and amazing synth. got in nice shape even with the roland md-8, spent 1200 euros to get all the stuff but i think its worth.
i had a polysix also ( which i sold cause it wasnt working well) i love both.
Dr. Schluss
September 17, 2010 @ 10:08 am
Yeah, the Juno 60 doesn't make a wide variety of sounds, and they're now pretty familiars sounds, but what a wonderful sounding synth this is! It's probably not a good call to let this be the only board in your electronic track, but you will find that it's a great one to fill up some sonic gaps. Even with its DCOs, this Juno manages to blast forth some great 80's analog sounds, especially with it's rightfully famous chorus turned on. I'm sure the Jupiter 8 can do what this synth does and more, but for us plebians the Juno 60 is quite a wonder. If you're willing to take on a programming challenge, the memory-less Juno 6 will do the job just as well, but I'm more than happy to tweak a few of the presets on this one (ok, I'm a little lazy). MY only real qualm with the early Junos is that the unison mode doesn't allow the user to trill on a note, but you won't need that if you use this alongside a capable monosynth for your bass and leads.
June 30, 2010 @ 8:34 am
Guys, just check this site to get the right idea about the Junos DCOs:
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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
  • Arpeg/Seq - External JSQ-60 Sequencer
  • Keyboard - 61 note keyboard (no velocity or aftertouch)
  • Control - DCB Roland to Roland sync/interface (Roland MD-8 converts DCB to MIDI for MIDI control)
  • Date Produced - 1982
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