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
October 25, 2011 @ 10:01 am
Finally got my hands on one of these. Started off with a 106 which i adore and yes this does sound marginally better. Also has to be noted that reliabilty and build quality also trumps 106 but no midi and mods and converters just add expense. If your looking for bang for buck then then get an original 6 the 60 definately isn't worth double the price, and possibly not the extra on top of a 106.
October 11, 2011 @ 11:03 am
I bought my first one brand new back in 1985. STILL fully functional on the original battery. I now own 3 (having sold the 4th to a friend a while back) each in the same level of perfect functionality.

This is THE best analog poly that is readily available to you at $800-$1K...period, the end. Vintagesynth still has its estimated value at $350 -$500? You will NEVER find one for that unless the owner is completely clueless or it escaped a kidnapping, suffered broken/missing parts and was doused in chilli ;)
August 26, 2011 @ 4:36 am
Anybody buying one of these will do well to invest in a minerva kit, which adds full cc control as well as an extra lfo and arp sync...

Cheaper than a standard dcb box and more useful... by a lot...
July 11, 2011 @ 1:20 am
Saw this beautiful piece of equipment behind Mark Foster of Foster the People in a picture and that makes me want to try one of these bad boys out!
July 9, 2011 @ 3:36 pm
i've had a bit of trouble using the arpeggio clock in. my mate had a tr-626 with a trigger out, does anyone have a .wav sample of this or any of the others from the tr range? i heard it needs to be a +5v DC sound, if anyone could clear up what this actually is, i'd appreciate that. Also, does the sound need to be steady?
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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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