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
December 3, 2008 @ 3:57 am
This is simply stunning! I have been trying to acquire a Roland Juno 60 for a very long time! If anyone has any information where I would be able to get hold of one, please let me know!
Tim C
November 6, 2008 @ 6:02 am
One of my favorite synths is my Juno 60. I use it on most of my recordings due to its unique sound an simplicity. My favorite presets have to be preset 58 (PWM) and 35 (pizzicato strings). Enya used preset 35 on a number of her famous songs, notably Orinoco Flow, Storms In Africa and Caribbean Blue.
Bob Weigel
October 22, 2008 @ 2:22 am
I have keys for almost every vintage keyboard at on the global synth page. Just follow the logical link to the keyboard you want parts for etc. You'll find lots of free tech tips on different machines that I've worked on etc. It says don't use this for sales but I can't imagine it means withhold information of this nature. I just charge enough to keep them in stock and there often is no other source on these things. -Bob
October 21, 2008 @ 7:45 pm
when mine still fully worked i would set the same excact patches on it as my 106.. i'll be honest.. they sound very similar.. the 106 might sound a little "shinier" but they run about the same
September 17, 2008 @ 2:05 pm
Those Strings, omg those strings!!! and that with just one oscilator!?
Its a combi of his nice PWM, LPF and Chorus which makes those lovely deep string sounds.
Its just unbelievable.
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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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