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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114 Visitor comments
u-Tech
January 30, 2011 @ 10:28 pm
Does anyone know how to get the original factory sounds?? I've downloaded some wav. files to load thru the tape input from the Retrosound Juno 60 page. But they didn't work.. ;(
MJK
January 12, 2011 @ 6:45 pm
Ive owned 3 Juno 60's. The Juno 60 is kinda like a good friend you make and keep.

I do wish Roland had put the JP8 metal sides on them though......
That said, They would be going for even more money now, just on the looks department. Lol
John
January 10, 2011 @ 6:01 pm
An truly amazing instrument, with a touch of vintage class, it’s got a simple arpeggio switch for older style synthe bass lines, a sub-oscillator for nice deep bass, as well as an inbuilt chorus board. The best feature is its simplicity. Everyone's either got one or has had one, so it's not terribly original-sounding, but it's still good fun. .
I just noticed what appears to be a good condition unit on e-bay :-http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Juno-60-Synth-good-condition-Hard-carry-case-/250755097 486?pt=AU_Musical_Instruments_Instruments&hash=item3a622b238e
sactoflounder
January 6, 2011 @ 8:20 pm
I bought one for 150 bucks in 1997 - will never sell it - so awesome
christian
January 5, 2011 @ 11:20 pm
not to nitpick, but oneohtrix also uses the Akai AX-60, Roland MSQ-700 sequencer and Korg Electribe ES-1, probably among other things as well (http://www.discogs.com/Oneohtrix-Point-Never-Returnal/release/2297292 see notes). good music just the same!
 
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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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