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
juno 6
December 1, 2012 @ 9:29 pm
@ Kida.....There is an external device that can be added to the 60 to give it midi capability. and the 6 and 60 sound the exact same. they have the exact same sound chip on the inside. the only difference is memory made for presets on the 60. that's it.
November 27, 2012 @ 11:34 pm
the message it's for Kida
I live in canada, ans I just find juno-60 in the trash off my appartment building. I'm not a pianist, but he does make sound when I put my head phone on and touch the keeboard!

it'Is possible to find a manuel how to play on it ? thank !
November 27, 2012 @ 9:00 am
@ midimini: you are the idiot. The article CLEARLY states that the Juno 60 DOES NOT have midi. You are the moron confusing the issue further. Learn how to read.

The Juno 60 lacks midi, but is fatter than the Juno 106 which does have midi. The Juno 6, 60, and 106 are all great synths (IMHO). I've never played with a 6, but I do know the 60 does sound fatter than the 106. I own a 106 and I am perfectly happy with it although I would like to find a good deal on a 60.
November 14, 2012 @ 1:21 pm
The 60 does not have midi, you need a dcb - midi interface
November 12, 2012 @ 8:02 pm
Adam, please do not confuse the issue further. This article is about the Juno-60, NOT the Juno-6. As you can see, people are in two minds about what the article means. I am only trying to clarify the matter. Thank you
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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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