Oddly enough the only recording I did with this beast, was on the Juno 6 which had to be done manually. I'm a lousy keyboard player, so i generally sequence everything or edit any live playing to correct any errors that crop up. The synth itself is pretty simple, though you can coax a lot of interesting sounds from it. Ingeneral I used it for big drones, strings and most often organ sounds.
With both chorus buttons pressed in, it gave a nice vibrato/leslie sound. The chorus is wide and prone to hiss a bit, but in a mix you can't really tell. Frankly I think it add's to the character of the overall tone. I recently sold my Juno 60 to fund another purchase as I'd not been using the synth much since I'd recently built a synth based on the Commodore 64 6582 chip and it does pretty much everything that the Juno's do in the bass department.
Overall it's a nice synth, but not something that I couldn't live without.
- 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