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Roland Juno-60

 

 



roland juno-60

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ROLAND JUNO-60 (1982)
Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer

 

Famous analog polyphonic synthesizer from the beginning of the eighties. Juno 60 is an enhancement from the previous Roland Juno-6 but basically they do sound 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 both pitch and modulation.

Back panel terminal connectors:
- stereo out at 3 impedance levels
- headphones out
- cutoff CV control
- clock input 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.




data structure



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 one 4-segments EG based on 6 IR3R01 for:
- VCA
- VCF
Note: VCA EG can be triggered in gate mode following the key pressure.



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 delayed triangular modular and 2 destinations:
- DCO pitch
- VCF cutoff
Modulation can be set to automatic mode or triggered pushing the LFO TRIGGER button and frequency range from 0 to 20hz.




effect MEMORY
holds:
- 56 RAM patches
RAM system works with a soldered 3V battery type CR-1/3N so battery replacement can be a bit hard.
Created sounds must be saved to magnetic tape interface.

 

arp

ram

 

demo
Repair and overhaul time - Thanks to S.Codazzi for this pic!



effect RELATED FAMILY:

juno 6 Juno-6 is quite the same with no memory, lacks DCB.
The HPF slider is full and non-stepped
roland juno 106 Juno-106successive model with Midi factory and similar architecture.
jsq60 and md8

Jsq-60- old school sequencer VIDEO

 

jsq60 and md8

Md-8 DCB interface for Midi control

VIDEO


demoAUDIO DEMO

demo sound with delay
demo brass with delay
demo Jam with Roland TR-8
demo lush sounds
demo pad with Roland Tr-8
demo jam with Volca Drum
demo "CBM64 mania" 100% juno60
demo  


 

effet VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION there are some free and commercial samples set:

  name price link demo
TAL U-NO-62 TAL U-NO-62 free VST
effet TAL U-NO-62
Sixth month june Sixth month june Free VST effet Sixth month june
kwop7 kwop7 free VST effet kwop7
TAL-U-NO-LX TAL-U-NO-LX $$$ VST effet TAL-U-NO-LX
synth legend INTEGRA-7 Synth Legends Pure. Free patches for ROLAND INTEGRA MODULE effet INTEGRA-7 Synth Legends Pure.



effet Soundcloud Roland Juno-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!

 




manual
ROLAND JUNO-60 USER MANUAL

 

 

manual
SERVICE MANUAL

 

 

edit
how to access test mode

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

 


effect
geek test!!!

dco oscillators
-->106 vs 60<--

 

 

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by customsynk Uk

 

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JUNO-60 FOR SALE


juno60 for sale
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manual

- a classic
- lush
-reliable
-arpeggiator

manual

-1 OSC
- limited sound routing


comment

REVIEW "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."



 

 

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