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
Nick Esposito
March 8, 2009 @ 11:23 am
Both the Juno-6 and the Juno-60 were only in production from 1982-84. Did these instruments have a major fault or something, or were they just trying to use the new Juno-106 as a replacement?
March 5, 2009 @ 6:47 am
My big sister got one of these for christmas '82 (whilst I was getting a Millennium Falcon!) and that was the point that I fell in love with the synthesiser. She wouldn't let me use it officially but I eventually got my own one, got a DCB/MIDI box, and never looked back!! (I've now stolen her one as well!)
January 31, 2009 @ 4:56 pm
I personaly found the polysix queit different to the Juno60,
Polysix has better sounding VCO's and great chorus,
Juno sounds better/best in the lower octaves, but need to use chorus otherwise sounds a little weak, both are superb budget polysynths!! A+
Yes I agree with bill sound is not comparable to the jupiter-8!!
January 27, 2009 @ 12:28 pm
ok lets get this straight.
the juno 60 is nothing like a jupiter 8.
trust me i have both so please stop misleading people into thinking a juno is the same sound as a jupiter.
if it is then your jupiter is broken.
January 26, 2009 @ 12:42 am
I'd like to 2nd steve's question below??
Different between Juno 60 and Polysix would be i intend to get ones soon. The Polysixes seem to be more expensive on ebay...
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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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