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
January 1, 2009 @ 9:23 am
CHRIS - You are so wrong. Sure the Juno 60 sounds good. But i cant make my Juno 6 sound like a Jupiter 8. The Juno 106 is a better synth. It features portamento, MIDI, 3 polymodes and more memory then the Juno 60.
December 22, 2008 @ 11:55 am
MADS- You'rer so wrong. There is no comparison, other than MIDI. The Juno-60 has analog envelopes, the 106 no. The 60 can use those analog envelopes to modify PW, 106 no. The 60 has a far more reliable voice architecture, the 106- well, I've owned 3 and they all lost voices. The 106 is a finwe sounding machine, but the 60 is a true, wood cladded, all metal high-dollar (1700 v the 106 1100 msrp) machine that gets 200-300 more on the bay daily. Listen to the two side by side- the 60 can sound EXACTLY like a JP8, the 106- NOT!!!
December 20, 2008 @ 3:22 pm
Get a juno 106. It has MIDI and it sounds more clean. The Juno 60/6 is in my opinion to dirty.
will nichols
December 10, 2008 @ 2:55 am
what an animal, only just got it the other day and am already addicted. nice heavy bass and shimmering pads but with typical roland cleanliness. after working with softsynths and owning an mks-80 and x-station, this thing seems like a toy, and at times is frustratingly simple. however, the sounds that come out of it are PHAT, and with a little delay and reverb and occasionally some distortion, i don't think there's many things you can't do. sure it sounds dated, but it least its a weighty, full sounding synth that sh*ts all over soft synths. if you want to sound modern, get a virus ti, but if you want that 80s analog fatness that coloured so many movies and songs, then this is the synth for you. i think its also one of the best looking synths, bar the jp-8, and is built like a brick sh*thouse. don't be fooled by the presets, there's a banshee in there, just spend some time with it and save your patches.
December 5, 2008 @ 5:11 pm
I've just written two tracks based on the 60 and it's a fantastic board. Love the arpeggiator and the dirty chorus is a real bonus too. Very versatile for a simple synth - by far the best of the cheaper analogue polys.
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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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