Roland Boutique Series JU-06A Synthesizer (Juno-60 & Juno-106)

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Everything You Love About Vintage JUNOs - in One Synth


For many, vintage Roland JUNO synthesizers define the sound of the '80s. Increasingly popular on the used market, many keyboardists either want one, or deeply regret selling one back in the day. With the JU-06A you get the sound, look, and features of both the JUNO-60 and JUNO-106 in one reliable, modern instrument that you can take anywhere.

JUNO where you go.
The JU-06A is compact, yet comfortable for long studio sessions and epic live performances. It runs on batteries and has a handy built-in speaker, so JUNO goes where you go. The tough metal panels and smooth sliders with metal shafts feel great and stand up to the rigors of life on the road (even if it's just your daily commute). And it totally looks the part, with the authentic vintage styling we all know and love.

Two classic JUNOs in one.
The JU-06A is the best of the JUNO-60 and JUNO-106 in one synth. It has the continuous high-pass filter of the 106, the envelope-controllable pulse-width-modulation of the 60, and the unique filter behavior of both, instantly switchable from the front panel. The sound is indistinguishable from its vintage counterparts, even while tweaking controls or using extreme settings. And no vintage JUNO would be complete without the swirling sound of its legendary chorus, faithfully recreated, right down to the lovable (and thankfully adjustable) noise.

Arpeggio, chord memory, and step sequencer.
While you may prefer the filter of the JUNO-106, you might miss the arpeggio function on the JUNO-60. The JU-06A has both - and throws in chord memory and an onboard sequencer to boot. Creating sequenced lines with chord memory results in polyphonic phrases so thick they have no business coming from something that fits in your backpack.

MIDI, USB and external clock input.
With USB audio/MIDI and full-sized MIDI jacks, you play and synchronize with just about any piece of gear. There's also an external clock input, so you can sync to vintage analog instruments or modern Eurorack systems. Not only is this convenient, but using external clock to drive the onboard sequencer can result in unexpected phrases, rhythmic variations, and other happy accidents.

Add keys and more.
Its compact size means the JU-06A fits just about anywhere, easily controlled from a master keyboard or DAW. Add a DK-01 Boutique Dock for a polished look and three convenient tilt positions. Or add a K-25m Keyboard Unit and you have a totally self-contained, portable instrument offering an unleashed experience free of wires and other complications.

Roland JU-06A: Sound Module Specifications

Sound Generator Section
• Maximum Polyphony: 4 voices
• Sound Mode: 2 types (60/106)

User Memory
• Sound Patch: 64 + 64 (8 patches x 8 banks pre each 60 and 106 mode)
• Sequencer Pattern: 16
• Chord Memory: 16

Step Sequencer
• 16 steps
• 1 note (Monophonic)

Display
• 7 segments, 3 characters (LED)

Connectors
• EXT CLOCK IN jack: Mono miniature phone type
• PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
• OUTPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
• MIX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
• MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
• USB port: MicroB type (Audio, MIDI)

Power Supply
• Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
• Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
• USB bus power

Current Draw
• 500 mA (USB bus power)

Expected battery life under continuous use
• Ni-MH battery: Approx. 6 hours
*This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.

Dimensions (W x D x H): 300 x 128 x 49 mm / 11-13/16 x 5-1/16 x 1-15/16 inches

Weight (including batteries): 995 g / 2 lbs 4 oz

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I've had the Ju-06a for nearly a year now and I still find it a pleasure to play. From the beginning I found that it immediately captured that analog polysynth sound while still being a smaller form factor and fitting into my keyboard rig. I was looking for that classic Juno sound with that 80's pad vibe and this synth has it. The added features of the sequencer and arpeggiator are a real bonus and ability to work as an audio interface once connected to a computer makes this synth a powerful addition to anyone's studio and synth collection.
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Best Roland Boutique synth in the past few years. Juno-60 sounds VERY close to the real thing - check out the Ultimate Patches video on youtube for proof. Thank you Roland!
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Listen to those recently released JU-06A Ultimate Patches and this synth now sounds completely like a vintage Juno. Amazing actually. I've owned and played the Juno-60, 106 and Alpha Juno for comparison.
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