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Roland has recreated the JUNO-60 as a software synthesiser

The JUNO-60 is an iconic Roland instrument

  • Dave Turner
  • 17 February 2021
Roland has recreated the JUNO-60 as a software synthesiser

Roland has recreated the JUNO-60 as a software synthesiser.

The JUNO-60 was originally released in 1982 and used by bands such as Wham! and Eurythmics and was also used in Chicago house tracks. Now Roland's iconic synth is available as a software version on Roland Cloud, compatible with DAWs on Mac and Windows.

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The hardware version of the JUNO-60 is replicated as closely as possible thanks to Roland's Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology. The filter has been modelled closely and there are two push-button chorus modes. A third can be accessed by pressing both buttons at once.

There's changes to the original, such as the oscillator range being extended, the addition of a second envelope and the polyphony being expanded to eight notes. The latter can be limited to six to match the hardware version.

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The JUNO-60 plug-in is compatible with VST3, AU, and AAX, but also works with Roland's PLUG-OUT format with the SYSTEM-8.

The JUNO-60 software synth sits in the Legendary category of Roland Cloud, joining hardware such as the JUNO-106, the TR-808 and and the Jupiter 8.

You can test out the JUNO-60 software synth as part of a 30-day free trial with the Ultimate subscription.

Head here for more information.

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