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
alex
September 13, 2012 @ 8:22 am
@ Andy

i don´t care about synth legends fpr me is a workhorse with great sound nothing more.
but i hope there will be a re-version of it but i´m sure it will never be.
Rem
August 28, 2012 @ 7:43 pm
For VST version of the Juno 60 search the web for 'VST TAL-U-No-62'

Great plugins
el
August 15, 2012 @ 9:33 am
@ andy: disagree. A re-release as a VST and Rack Extension would make Roland/Cakewalk a mountain of money, and allow current musicians to have access to a legendary machine. In fact, an official software emulation would have a much better return on investment for Roland/Cakewalk. I'm dumfounded they haven't chosen to go this route as it is! Oh well, at least we have TAL's U-NO-LX! :D
Andy
August 12, 2012 @ 2:05 am
To all who want to see a re-release: what makes a synth legedary? It's sound, of course, and the fact that it's not available anymore. So re-releasing it would destroy this legend.
God
August 3, 2012 @ 9:05 pm
These are the [beep] , mang!
 
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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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