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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Angels In Bondage
March 29, 2011 @ 9:01 am
I actually like the Juno 60 more than the 106, to me it sounded punchier, angrier, but it doesn't quite get the same rubbery, acidy-style sound that made the Juno 106 famous for.

I had mine for a short time, but it was definitely worth having around in a mix - used this on a few tracks
Jellitot
February 19, 2011 @ 11:49 am
I've got one. Bought it new around 1982 so it's coming up to 30 years old. It cost £1100 which was 2-3 months pay for a computer programmer. I gigged it for about 3 years but took great care of it. It now lives in my study and is AS NEW literally. Also have a Roland SH-09 which again bought new in 1980. How could I ever sell these? My kids will have to dispose of them after they dispose of me. Also got a DX7 I bought off ebay about 6 years ago. So the ideal combination. By the way I don't play them much - got an XS6. But they all look great.
Lex
February 12, 2011 @ 8:42 pm
it's also one of Animal Collective's primary synths:
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may09/articles/animal.htm
go to the "roland all the way" section
u-tech
February 8, 2011 @ 4:39 pm
sweet. thanks. yea i did have the battery replaced!
bhrama
February 4, 2011 @ 8:47 am
U-Tech,
If you download the maual, the back pages have the actual patch names and parameters. Or, if you search for a wave file of the patches, you can simply load via "tape" input. Be aware, alot of the Junos need new batteries. Without a viable battery you'll not be able to store patches, i.e. no memory.
 
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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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