The Juno-60 Software Synthesizer is the latest addition to the Legendary series of software-based Roland instruments available through Roland Cloud, joining plug-in versions of the Juno-106, Jupiter-8, TR-808, TR-909 and D-50 among others

Roland Juno-60 Software SynthesizerThe sound of the original Juno-60 hardware synth is embedded in ’80s music, and is highly prized for its vintage vibe and character. With the Juno-60 Software Synthesizer, this influential keyboard is available as a software instrument for Mac and Windows DAWs.

Released in 1982, the Juno-60 was among the earliest models in Roland’s Juno series, and is an all-time favorite for many synth aficionados. With a single DCO, fat sub-oscillator, and characterful VCF – plus a swirling chorus effect – the instrument has found its way onto innumerable tracks through the years. Powered by Roland’s proprietary Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, the software version revisits the sound and architecture of the Juno-60.

The Juno-60 Software Synthesizer also captures its quirks and limitations, and enhances them with modern additions. The filter allows users to switch to the HPF circuit of the Juno-106 and its characteristic bass bump. The oscillator range has also been extended, and there’s a second envelope for extra flexibility. Polyphony has been expanded to eight notes, with the option to limit it to the original’s six (or less) for an old-school vibe.

A huge part of the Juno-60 sound is its chorus circuit. Like the original, the software version has two push-button chorus modes, plus a third ‘secret’ mode accessed by pressing both buttons at once. Taking things further, there’s an additional chorus option with the sound of the vintage Boss CE-1 pedal, along with a selection of reverb, delay, flanger and overdrive effects.

The Juno-60 Software Synthesizer is VST3, AU, and AAX compatible and also supports Roland’s Plug-Out format for computer-free operation with the System-8 hardware synth. 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.

Legendary titles are available with the Ultimate membership level of Roland Cloud. All paid levels (including Core and Pro) start with a free 30-day trial of Ultimate, allowing users to try out the Juno-60 and all Ultimate features. In addition, any Roland Account holder can purchase Lifetime Keys for individual Legendary series titles. This provides unlimited access for as long as an account is active, even without Roland Cloud membership.


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