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
August 28, 2012 @ 7:43 pm
For VST version of the Juno 60 search the web for 'VST TAL-U-No-62'

Great plugins
Ian Molyneaux
March 24, 2012 @ 4:34 pm
Just re-acquired a mint Juno-60. Have owned a lot of synths in my time but nothing beats the Juno-60 for classics analog sound. Roland created something special with this synth never to be repeated. Theybalso excelled on reliability the unit I have now is still running on the original battery 30 years later! Probably should get it replaced but talabout robust design. Have a Jupiter 80 aswell and have to say that its not a patch on the Juno-60 when it come to fat strings.
March 23, 2012 @ 7:21 am
Always wondered why Roland have never gone down the same road as Moog and reproduced some of the classics. Obviously, it must be too expensive. Obviously no market for one. I am sure they have done their market research. Even at a grand I would have thought a new Juno would shift some units?
November 18, 2011 @ 11:21 am
Retro fitted Minerva kit to this last weekend. Makes it fly like a bird. Midi ports are discreet. Full midi control and stable so far even after firing fast midi at it. Extra LFO, Midi clocked ARP... the list goes on. 130 Euro's a steal if you have and Love your 60 :)
November 5, 2011 @ 5:15 pm
Class act synth here brimming with that early 80's all world Roland Sound!
Super easy to navigate and create patches with...The buttons won't stick on you either as do most of the korgs when you save sounds the korgs sometimes double trigger. I've owned two 60's + a juno 6, three juno 106's two juno 1's and a juno 2. The 60 is by far the best of all the Junos and not too far behind the Jupiter series either... Crushes the JP6 sound wise but is not for everybody having only one OSC.
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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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