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All hail the goddess queen.

The Roland JUNO-60 helped define the sound of the ’80s and is highly prized for its vintage vibe and unmistakable character. Simply put, it’s the sound you hear in your head when you think of fat, punchy analog synthesizers. With the JUNO-60 Software Synthesizer, you get the full authentic experience of this legendary keyboard in a modern software instrument.
 

· Detailed reproduction of the legendary JUNO-60 using ACB technology

· Authentic filter sound with switchable JUNO-60/JUNO-106 high-pass filter voicing

· Luscious JUNO chorus, plus classic CE-1, reverb, flanger, tempo delay, and overdrive effects

· Available polyphony increased to eight (or keep it old school and limit it to six or less)

· Two fully adjustable envelopes

· Condition knob to adjust the age characteristics of the virtual hardware

· Original fast-and-effective arpeggiator design

· Fully resizable interface suits a wide range of resolutions and screen  sizes

· VST3, AU, and AAX compatible

· PLUG-OUT compatibility with the SYSTEM-8 hardware synth

· Pre-mapped for one-to-one control from the SYSTEM-8, JU-06, and JU-06A hardware


Big, fat analog goodness.

The JUNO-60 was among the earliest models in Roland’s iconic JUNO series, and it still tops many synth aficionado’s lists of all-time favorites. Released in 1982 to replace the JUNO-6, it improved on its predecessor with a then-rare ability to save patches. While the next-generation JUNO-106 would further popularize the JUNO name, the JUNO-60 has a characteristic fatness and hi-fi punch that remains eternally desirable to musicians and producers everywhere.

 

What makes a JUNO?

The JUNO formula of a single DCO, fat sub-oscillator, and characterful VCF—and, of course, the massive swirling chorus—adds up to a sound you can’t help but love. This deceptively simple architecture, along with an easily approachable workflow, means great sounds just pour out with seemingly no effort. Tried and true and heard on innumerable tracks over the decades, the sound of the Roland JUNO has transcended beyond being just a synthesizer—it’s a JUNO.

 

Sound that’s true to life.

In the decades since we released the original JUNO-60, we’ve continued our deep research into the science of sound and synthesis. Our proprietary ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) technology is behind the startlingly accurate sound of the JUNO-60 Software Synthesizer and other Legendary series plug-ins. It involves carefully modeling the actual analog circuits of our iconic designs for sound so lifelike it makes the hair on your neck stand up.
 

More to love.

In designing the JUNO-60 Software Synthesizer, we felt it was important to not veer too far from the original’s carefully balanced magic—including its odd quirks and charming limitations. But we couldn’t resist adding a few touches like extending the oscillator range and adding a second envelope for a little extra flexibility. It’s still a JUNO-60, just…more.

 

For all the filter freaks.

You can’t overstate how much filters contribute to the sound of a synthesizer. Roland filters are well known for having a lot of character, and the JUNO-60’s filter is a prime example. You could apply all kinds of adjectives to its sound—sweet, fat, juicy—and you wouldn’t be wrong. The JUNO-60 Software Synthesizer models the original filter to perfection, and even includes the ability to switch to the JUNO-106’s HPF circuit with its characteristic bass bump.

 

A chorus of choruses. And more.

A huge part of the JUNO sound is its insanely lush chorus circuit. Like the original, the software version has two selectable chorus modes, plus a third “secret” mode accessed by engaging both buttons at the same time. This behavior is modeled in detail, along with the inherent noise that most JUNO fans would say is part of its charm. Taking things further, we’ve added another chorus option with the classic BOSS CE-1 pedal, along with a selection of equally luscious reverb, delay, flanger, and overdrive effects.
 

Tones for days.

Expert sound designers have filled the JUNO-60 Software Synthesizer with loads of mix-ready preset tones to get you going. From basses and leads to pads and plucks, there’s a treasure trove of impactful, evocative sounds to inspire new music and build tracks quickly.

 

Genuine sound without the hassle.

Roland Cloud is the only authentic software resource for the true JUNO-60 sound. While the original hardware version is scarce, expensive, and in need of frequent tune-ups, our plug-in is always up-to-date and ready to play, whenever you need it.

 

Reach beyond software.

The JUNO-60 also supports our PLUG-OUT format for extended operation with the Roland SYSTEM-8 hardware synth. Parameters are automatically mapped to the SYSTEM-8’s controls, giving you a full-featured JUNO-60 that you can take to the stage without a computer. And for DAW-focused workflows, it’s possible to use the SYSTEM-8 or a Roland Boutique JU-06/JU-06A for one-to-one, hands-on control of the JUNO-60 plug-in.

Specs

Specifications

Maximum Polyphony 8 voice
LFO RATE
DELAY TIME
KEY TRIGGER SW (ON, OFF)
TRIGGER ENVELOPER SW (ON, OFF)
DCO-1 RANGE (64', 32', 16', 8', 4', 2')
LFO MOD
PWM DEPTH
PWM SOURCE (MAN, LFO, ENV1+, ENV1-, ENV2+, ENV2-)
PWM LEVEL
SAW LEVEL
SUB LEVEL
NOISE LEVEL
HPF HPF TYPE (JUNO-60, JUNO-106)
CUTOFF FREQ
VCF VELOCITY SENS
CUTOFF FREQ
RESONANCE
ENV MOD
LFO MOD
KEY FOLLOW
VCA VELECITY SENS
TONE
MODE (ENV1, ENV2, GATE)
LEVEL
ENV-1 ATTACK
DECAY
SUSTAIN
RELEASE
ENV-2 ATTACK
DECAY
SUSTAIN
RELEASE
EFFECT TYPE (OVERDRIVE, DISTORTION, JX-3P CHORUS1, FUZZ, CRUSHER, PHASER)
TONE
DEPTH
DELAY TYPE (DELAY, PANNING DELAY, CHORUS 1, CHORUS 2, FLANGER, DELAY + CHORUS)
TIME
LEVEL
REVERB TYPE (AMBIENCE, ROOM, HALL 1, HALL 2, PLATE, MODULATION)
TIME
LEVEL
Controller BEND SENS PITCH
BEND SENS FILTER
MOD SENS PITCH
MOD SENS FILTER
PORTAMENTO
LEGATO (ON, OFF)
BEND RANGE
BEND GAIN (1, 2, 3, 4)
TEMPO SYNC (ON, OFF)
KEY ASSIGN (POLY, MONO, UNISON)
KEY HOLD (ON, OFF)
OCTAVE (-3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3)
CONDITION
Arpeggio ARPEGGIO (ON, OFF)
ARP MODE (UP, UP&DOWN, DOWN)
ARP RANGE (1, 2, 3)
Tune 430.0Hz--450.0Hz
Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Patches per bank 64 patches
*User can make new user banks.
Plug-In Formats VSTi 3.6 (64 bits)
AU
AAX
 

System Requirements (macOS™)

Operating System Mac OS 10.13
Mac OS 10.14
Mac OS 10.15
Host Application VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
AAX compatible
CPU Intel®  Core™ i5 or better (Quad-core CPU recommended), Apple silicon compatible 
RAM 4 GB or more
Hard Disk 100 MB or more
Display resolution and Colors 1280 x 800 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or more
Other You'll need Internet connectivity to activate this software.
The SYSTEM-8 driver must be installed on your computer to connect this software to the SYSTEM-8.
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System Requirements (Windows®)

Operating System1 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 10 (64-bit)
* This does not work with the Windows(R) RT.
* This does not work with the Windows(R) Phone.
* This does not work on the virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC, or Boot Camp.
Host Application VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
AAX Compatible
PLUG-OUT Hardware SYSTEM-8
CPU Intel®  Core™ i5 or better (Quad-core CPU recommended)
RAM 4 GB or more
Hard Disk 100 MB or more
Display resolution and Colors 1280 x 800 dots or higher, 24 bits Full Color or more
Other You'll need Internet connectivity to activate this software.
You'll need Adobe Reader (available free of charge) in order to read the online help.
The SYSTEM-8 driver must be installed on your computer to connect this software to the SYSTEM-8.


Although Roland has tested numerous configurations, and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the PLUG-OUT SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZER, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the PLUG-OUT SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZER based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements. This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.

Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
VST is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. 

Support

JUNO-60 Software Synthesizer Owner's Manual (English

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JUNO-60 Software Synthesizer Owner's Manual (Japanese)

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