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During this interview RA asks him following question. And then there is a picture of his Roland Juno-60 "Do you remember how you picked up your Juno-60?" "I think it was a trade. My friend had a Juno-106, and I thought that was really cool. But then when I traded for a Juno-60 and I plugged it in for the first time, I was like "Oh my God, this is like 20 times better." It was simpler than a Juno-106, and you do less on it but the sounds were warmer and had more of a personality"more
"As for hardware synths, Rjd2’s Clavia Nord Lead Electro, Korg Polysix, Yamaha CS-80 and SY-2, ARP Pro Soloist, and Moog Minimoog provide color to his beat-pulsing tunes. The “synth room” holds an ARP 2600, Moog Polymoog, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 and Prophet T8, Rhodes Chroma, Oberheim Matrix 12 and Oberheim OB-Xa, Roland Juno-60, Elka Rhapsody 490 String Machine, and Elka Synthex."more
In this Audient Producer Profile from [Audient's Official Blog](http://blog.audient.com/post/96087135159/audient-producer-profile-shook), Shook is asked: "Q: What’s your synth setup? A: I really love old synthesizers and new ones. For my album, I used a lot of [Prophet 08](http://equipboard.com/items/dave-smith-instruments-prophet-08-synthesizer), Juno 60, [DX7](http://equipboard.com/items/yamaha-dx7-synthesizer), [Arturia Minibrute](http://equipboard.com/items/arturia-minibrute-analog-synthesizer) and some old string synthesizers like the Korg PE-1000."more
The Roland Juno-60 is a popular 61-key polyphonic synthesizer introduced by Roland Corporation in September 1982 as a successor to the Roland Juno-6 (that's similar to Roland Juno-60) (1982), which had been on the market since February that year. Like its predecessor, the Juno-60 is essentially an analog synthesizer with digitally controlled oscillators. Roland was losing market share with the Juno-6 in competition against the Korg Polysix. Related in features and price-class, the Polysix featured programmable patch memory, which the Juno-6 lacked. Programmability and external control (via Roland's proprietary Digital Communications Bus (DCB)) were added to the Juno-6, which was then re-introduced as the Juno-60 (which sonically and architecturally did not change notably from its predecessor). Production of the Juno-6 ceased in August 1983.more
Richer, better, nicer, more reliable compared to the 106. The Juno 60 is a beauty, no doubt. The Juno 60 made me realize that it's about time I'd get rid of all those silly budget analogs and start upgrading to the real thing... The JSQ60 kinda sucks, but it came with the juno 60 so I won't complain. I did get me a Roland MD-8 midi -> DCB interface, to have some midi control (note on and of ;) ) over my Juno60. Working with the arp triggered by a tr-707 was really workable, but it's a shame to use this lovely synth only monophonic. I got the MD-8 for a nice price, but there are better interfaces around. Nice thing however about the MD-8 above other interfaces is that it works two ways: you can also set it to DCB -> midi.more
GIORGIO MORODER RARE SYNTHESIZER COLLECTION US sample CD manufacturers Hollywood Edge produce a sample CD featuring Moroder's favourite synths. Giorgio Moroder Rare Synthesizer Collection contains 970 patches from vintage synths including the OSC OSCar, Korg Mono/Poly, Sequential Prophet 5, ARP 2600, Moog modular, Multimoog, TB303, Oberheim 4-voice, Roland Jupiter 8 and Juno 60, Moog Taurus, PPG 2.3, and the Buchla. It's available on CD-ROM in Akai, SampleCell, and Ensoniq formats. If you're interested, Time & Space, the UK distributors for Hollywood Edge, should be able to get hold of it for you, though it's not an item they carry in stock. Derek Johnsonmore
Q: Every time I've seen you play, you're using a [Roland] Juno-60. Is that your bedrock? A: "It was my dad's. He bought it in 1983, when I was one year old. He bought the Juno because he couldn't afford the Yamaha DX-7, which was like the pop synth at the time." Q: And you just inherited it at some point? A: "Yeah, I really loved it as a child—it looked like a cockpit dashboard. I think it made me resent the Samick piano upstairs. Like, the Juno was in the dark, in a cold basement under a plastic sheet, and the Samick was upstairs and it signified MOM BEATDOWNS. She was my teacher, strict Russian-style, but she let me quit piano, so she wasn't really that strict. Anyway, I started using the Juno in high school. I was in a jam band with my best friends. We wanted to sound like Herbie Hancock Thrust. "more
If you care to read a number synth forums around the globe, you'll find (after wading through sometimes too much inane trolling) that the otherwise humble Juno 6 or Juno 60 was the first synth for a significant number of players, and that it still remains a firm favourite in the eyes, hands, and ears of many. Its architecture could not really be simpler: a single DCO with sawtooth, pulse, and a square wave sub-osc with dedicated level control. Pulse width can be controlled manually, or by LFO, or by the envelope. There is a self-resonant LPF and an HPF with a stepped level control. Standard ADSR envelope and two of the popular Roland Chorus effects. There is also an arpeggiator and a transpose function. Sounds basic and probably is, but for reasons that I can't sufficiently explain, there is an intangible friendliness about the Juno - something beguiling (probably not unlike its namesake), something downright decent about it. I would not be without one.