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
July 31, 2013 @ 1:48 pm
Box, I am always amazed when I read low opinions of this sonically extraordinairy instrument. It has a character all of its own which means its worth every penny. If the prices go up so be it. Its a classy synth in every way and Im only suprised its not going for quite a bit more. Listen to the big when the sub kicks in in this british guys demo 8qs
Thats worth paying for in my opinion. Or check out synth maniacs stuff. Theres so much great stuff to savour.
Mads Arlien-Søborg
May 9, 2013 @ 1:11 pm
Got a juno 60 for about 400 EUR. But the tact switches need to be replaced. So at the moment my dear juno 60 acts more like a juno 6 - not able to use most of the memory patches. I am really desperate to find some tact switches.... Can someone help with a link or contact? Been around lots of synth repair shops already but no luck.
April 30, 2013 @ 7:56 pm
@scowl, @box: If you think that a simple architecture prevents you from getting good sounds from a synthesizer, you really need to look into the subject more. Just look at some of the things that have been done with the SID chip in the Commodore 64 - that was only one oscillator per voice, and only one global filter to boot! The Juno-60 has individual filters for each voice, an LFO, and on-board chorus to boot - if you can't get good sounds out of *that,* you aren't trying. All it takes it fifteen minutes on YouTube to see that the Juno-60 is capable of some amazing stuff.
April 7, 2013 @ 3:32 am
I'll never understand the current prices. I guess it's due to all the collectors and electro "musician" fan boys. $400-500 was a stretch for what it was really worth. It's a terribly limited synthesizer, you'd be better off with the JX-8P or Alpha Juno for the "Roland Sound". My only regret is I didn't buy more of them to sell off for real synthesizers like the Jupiter. Oh well...
April 4, 2013 @ 5:50 am
this is the one synth i hope they never reissue. i was happy to see the minimoog and im excited about the ms20 mini but this is so perfect that i think it should be left alone and no one should ever attempted to recreate it.
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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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