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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93 Visitor comments
Max Vondel
October 16, 2009 @ 1:35 am
Great analog Synth. Bigger than JX-3P and Poly Six. Pity we have mainly sliders to deal with. Noisier and less precise than pan pots. Everything you need to teach yourself true analogue. Sounds are basic but this keyboard is often found on auction sites. Saw a second hand one at Basic Midi, no a-touch, velocity etc. Plenty of outputs at the back. Fun piece for the collection. Feels good to play and looks the part.
Max Vondel
September 21, 2009 @ 1:23 am
great synth,love it for bass. not as cool as the yamaha cs 10 on bass but still a great bass synth.much better than juno 106.give this one a go.recommended
August 21, 2009 @ 1:16 am
MP: No, it's not broken. It's the battery for the patch storage that's gone out. They should last for 25 years, so we should see a lot of dying Junos about now. It's an east fix.
August 9, 2009 @ 3:51 pm
I have an old one but it has a problem. When I turn it on the little screen gives -- and if I press the patch keys the patches do not start (it stays on --), is it seriously damaged or can it be fixed?
How much would it cost?
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.
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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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