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).

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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
il
July 23, 2009 @ 10:54 pm
@ettore > no, you are safe with a Juno 6 or 60. They use the earlier (non packaged) discrete chips as found in the Jupiter 8, JX-3P etc and have no common 'dying fault' as the Juno 106 does.

If anyone wants a JUNO - the Juno 60 is THE model to get hands down.
Ettore
July 23, 2009 @ 6:02 pm
Does the Juno-60 have the same voice chips problems that the Juno-106 has (voice chips breaking down)? Is it more resilient in that regard or exactly the same?
Dan Burton
June 21, 2009 @ 2:01 pm
Just picked a Juno 60 up from London! Great synth! Howard Jones also uses a Juno 60 for both his older albums (Humans Lib) and his newer stuff (Revolution of the Heart).
Dante
June 19, 2009 @ 1:48 pm
I have the Roland DCB to MIDI. whild not having full MIDI it does let me use other keyboards and also use a sequencer
Tom
June 17, 2009 @ 6:07 am
I picked one up on eBay at a whopping £600, made me feel sick paying that amount, BUT, it is in perfect condition and the highlight: has been retrofitted with MIDI!

I mainly bought it because my fav band Deadsy use a 106, but after reading many reviews I decided the Juno 60 was more popular and has most of the same sounds anyway.

I love this synth! I'm recording an album with it at the moment.
 
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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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