A 6-voice polyphonic analog/digital hybrid synthesizer with a 61-note keyboard. Released in 1983.

The Juno-60 offers a single DCO per voice, switchable between sawtooth, pulse (with PWM) and square waveforms. Pulse width can be modulated by the LFO or the envelope generator. There is also a sub-oscillator fixed to square wave.

The filter section contains a 4-pole resonant low-pass VCF plus a non-resonant high-pass one with 4 fixed settings. The former filter can be simultaneously modulated by the LFO, the EG and keyboard tracking. External VCF input is also included.

One single-waveform LFO is shared between all voices and features typical controls for rate and delay. The VCA offers one ADSR EG.

Other features include an internal memory that holds up to 56 user patches (64 in a special mode - thanks chrisjh!) with a tape interface for more storage. There is also a simple arpeggiator, plus a chorus effect. The Juno-60 predates MIDI, so only a DCB interface is available for external sync.

Famous users include Enya, Faithless and chrisjh. :)

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