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
November 11, 2012 @ 2:20 pm
The article states "like the Juno-6" that the Juno-60 DOESN'T have MIDI. Click on the Juno-6 article and it states the same thing: the Juno-6 doesn't have MIDI.

I owned one of these with the external sequencer, which controls the synth via CV. The Juno-60 came out in 1982 and was based off the Juno-6. MIDI specification didn't get published until 1983. MIDI didn't exist as a standard when these keyboards were made, so duh, they don't have it.
November 11, 2012 @ 8:44 am
You guys are idiots. The article clearly states that the Juno-60 has MIDI, like the MIDI on the Juno-106.
Gordon Mackinnon
November 1, 2012 @ 6:48 am
@j-106: yep, you read correctly. This page is about the Juno-60, not the 106
September 27, 2012 @ 1:53 pm
Maybe I need to get my eyes or my monitor checked but I could swear line 2 states "however, like the Juno 6 it lacks MIDI control"
September 18, 2012 @ 1:34 am
I like how this page states how the Juno60 doesn't have MIDI "unlike the Juno 6" even though the Juno 6 page states it doesn't.
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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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