Roland Juno 6/60 Patches
The Juno 6 and Juno 60 analog polyphonic synths offer quick editing with “one knob per function” design. Six voices of polyphony, only two waveform choices (plus a sub oscillator), resonant low-pass filter, one LFO, one envelope, on-board chorus and arpeggiator. Variable pulse width using pulse with modulation opens up sonic possibilities. These Juno 6 patches can also work as Juno 60 patches, JU-06 patches, and any software emulation.
Relaxed, light lead tone reminiscent of vintage movie soundtracks. The Juno 6 has stable oscillators, but we use the LFO to make it sound unstable.
LFO-modulated pulse width plus a darker filter make for some spacey, moving chords.
Categories: ambient, pwm
Piercing, shrill and bright with long sustain and gradual darkening.
Categories: bright, clean, sustained
This one feels like it is sounding in reverse due to the longer attack time and quick cutoff. Even more backwards: play legato for shorter, abrupt sounds. Play staccato for slightly sustained sounds.
Categories: lead, strings, reverse
Smooth, mellow pad. The filter starts out completely closed, with the envelope and keyboard range opening it up.
In case you were wondering what it sounded like with everything set to “5” (or 50%)
Categories: weird, wobble
Barky tone good for percussive chords. With the filter resonance relatively high, the envelope quickly sweeps the cutoff while also modulating pulse width.
Categories: resonance, chords
Using the LFO as the primary filter modulation source makes some fantastic wobble chords. Adjust the LFO speed to match your tempo.
Categories: chords, wobble
Add bender-controlled pitch variation for a vintage feel to this string-like lead tone.
Categories: lead, strings
Chorusey plucked sound. Nice for high arpeggios.
Press the hold button for infinite sustain on this mellow pad.
The filter-controlled envelope really shines here. Useful for full, sustained chords.
Categories: chord, bright
Familiar sci-fi-ish special effect with a slowly rising and falling pitch and rapid wobble.
Categories: sound effect
Adding resonance to a string-like sound with the envelope controlling both the DCA and the filter cutoff.
Categories: strings, resonance
Bright sizzle decaying to warmth. Use the hold button for long, overlapping tones.
Categories: bright, ambient
Pretend the Juno has a mono mode for this lead. Use the LFO trigger to bring in vibrato on longer notes.
Categories: lead, mono
Bigger than life patch for chords, bass, really anything that needs to be bigger.
Categories: lead, bass, bright
Why does every one want a fat bass? Who knows. Here’s a thin one.
Starts out with a harp-like pluck, then sustained with a synthy tone.
Categories: lead, plucked
Synthy stringy sound useful for patterns or sustained chords.