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
Nelson Click
August 3, 2012 @ 11:56 am
I agree with below comment. Why won't Roland re-release the Juno 60? There are so many people that want this board! They are missing out of a good profit. Make it the same but update it slightly by adding MIDI, multi-timbrality, multiple outs and a USB port with editor software. The only reason I can think of is that Roland is a Japanese company and Japanese buyers don't feel the "gear lust romanticism" that we feel in the US and UK about this synth.
May 25, 2012 @ 10:43 am
Hey guys! How do you think the juno 60 stacks up against the Roland JX3P?? I need something a little more road worthy, but I'm in love with the tone bank and interface on the JX3P.
April 30, 2012 @ 3:53 pm
what happenend with roland. i could cry when i see that gaya stuff. please buid something better like dave smith a modern version of a classic synth. i love my juno
April 30, 2012 @ 9:09 am
sold mine a few years back for 150US, wanna shoot myself in the mouth everytime "sweet dreams" comes on the radio.
April 21, 2012 @ 11:31 pm
Charly Garcia uso un Juno-60 en los 80's
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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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