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
Eric Crapton
February 22, 2010 @ 4:52 pm
Firstly I'm a guitarist and not a very good one and although I took piano lessons at school, that seems a universe away. I managed to get my hands on an as new Midi converted Juno60 a month ago. I bought it locally for £300 from a bloke who doesn’t have a computer and probably never even heard of Ebay!!! (Ebay purchasers eat your heart out!)

She (because she is sexy beyond belief) blows my mind every time I power her up, which is only once a day as she is working overtime helping me keep my creative juices flowing all day every day, well for sixteen hours at least.

This is only the second time I’ve been in love and the first time ‘till death us do part’ actually means just that! Need I say more?
ricky prime
February 3, 2010 @ 2:00 pm
I own a juno 60 and a juno 106 i love them both !! I would have to say ones not better than the other but both have unique personalities , and i would say they are only limited to your own creativity !!!
jonthan
January 30, 2010 @ 6:30 pm
This was used extensively by Avey Tare of Animal Collective. It seems he/they have replaced it with a Korg M3 though.
old synth guy
January 29, 2010 @ 4:52 pm
first of all, the person who wrote the "cool tips" can't do math --there are 7 usable banks available for memory : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5-1 and 5-2-- each of which has 8 memory locations. 7 times 8 is 56 and that's it -no more!
secondly, for those who claim that the little brother Juno 106 doesn't compare to the 60, I suggest you put the two of them side by side as I have ---I own them both --yes there is a slightly faster attack on the adsr of the 60 but otherwise there is virtually no difference -and a DCO is a digitally controlled VCO ---they are the same thing except how they are kept in tune -and i must dispute a previous comment about bass end --- the 106 has a bass end that can do anything the 60 can -they are both lovely but quite limited synths
Analogue Crazy
December 13, 2009 @ 1:31 pm
I really miss mine! Although extremely limited, it has such an earthy warm sound and just screams quality. Long live the Juno-60, one of the great sounds of Analogue Synthesis.
 
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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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