polynominal logo
Synthesizers Drum machines Samplers Effects 8-16bits+ toys HOME

Roland Juno-60

 

 



synthesizer from mid 80

audio demo trend price : 800-1000€
manual service manual factory patch demo video comments

ROLAND JUNO-60 (1982)

 

Famous analog polyphonic synthesizer from the beginning of the eighties:

Juno 60 was an enhancement from the previous Juno-6 but basically they are exactly the same.

dco oscillators

juno60 edit

info KEYBOARD (weight: 12 Kg ) 61 keys
The main panel features a 7-segments display, 27 push buttons, 21 sliders and 6 position switches.
On the left side there is a bender for pitch and modulation.

Back panel terminal connectors:
- stereo out at 3 impedance levels
- headphones out
- cutoff CV control
- clock IN for arpeggio sync
- tape interface
- program change pedaswitch input
- hold pedalswitch input
- DCB interface control




edit VOICE
the main core CPU NEC D8049C manages 6 analog oscillators DCO digitally controlled.
The synthesis is analog subtractive mainly based on VCA BA662 same found on Jupiter 8 or JX3p also filter IR3109 and MN BBD chorus effect circuit.


cpu nec data

wave
STRUCTURE: a voice is composed by various summable waveform elements:
- square variable width (no mix level)
- triangle (no mix level)
- square sub-oscillator
- white noise

structure

adsr ENVELOPE there is 4-segments EGs:
- VCA
- VCF
VCA EG can be triggered by gate mode following the key pressure.
TECH: EG structure is based on 6 IR3R01



filter FILTER
multimode analog filter:
- LPF resonant at 4 poles
- HPF fixed to 4 values from 0 to 100%



lfo
CONTROL VOLTAGE filter cutoff can be driven by an external tension



lfo LFO
a single triangular modular and 2 destinations:
- DCO pitch
- VCF cutoff
Modulation can be set to automatic mode or triggered pushing the LFO TRIGGER button.
Frequency range from 0 to 20hz with variable time delay.



effect MEMORY
holds:
- 56 RAM patches
RAM system works with a soldered 3V battery type CR-1/3N
Created sounds be saved only by magnetic tape interface.

arp

ram



effect RELATED MACHINES

juno 6 Juno-6 is quite the same with no memory, lacks DCB.
The HPF slider is full and non-stepped
jsq60 and md8

Jsq60- old school sequencer

Md-8 DCB interface for Midi.

 


demoAUDIO DEMO

demo

1-with Roland Tr8 drum

3- with Korg Volca drum


9-with Drum machine Soundmaster st305


effet Soundcloud Roland Junoo-60


juno60 3 tracks 3 tracks


videoVIDEO CLIP SELECTION

ROLAND JUNO 60 Roland Juno-60 Roland Juno 60 single synth demo
demo1 demo 2 single synth demo

demo

roland juno60 and cat
the lovely Tesla...

 

roland juno60 and cat
and Mimì! lush cats!

 

edit
how to access testmode

turn on the synth with the KEY-TRANSPOSE pressed, then select one of the 3 test modes with the arpeggiator switch position: UP for unison, UP-DOWN rotate voice at each note and in DOWN mode the voice count restarts always from voice 1 if available



dco oscillators
geek test: 106 vs 60

 

original scan

 

original scan

 

original scan

 

original scan

 

original scan

 

original scan

 

original scan

 


manual

- a classic
- lush
-reliable
-arpeggiator

manual

-1 OSC
- no balancing
- limited panel control


comment

" Overall sound is quite classic: all that sonorities from many hits including lush strings, pads, ringing brasses!
Some little weaknesses: do not expect too much complex patches since the signal path is limited.
Underestimated for years, they are getting every day more expensive."



 

 

polynominal logo
      For sale Comment Contact
Synthesizers Drum machines Samplers Effects 8-16bits+ toys HOME

all snapshots*, sounds, texts copyright Polynominal.com / Eric Pochesci
*merchandising pictures from ebay auctions.

roland juno60 4.5 out of 5 based on 50 ratings. price €300