The Roland HS-60 was introduced in 1985 as a consumer-friendly version of the revered Juno 106 syntheszier. The HS-60 boasts the same sound as the 106, however, it comes in a simpler design and includes internal speakers and a music stand.
Simply, a consumer level Juno 106 with built in speakers and amplifier. It's quite a bit uglier but sounds all the same. Marketed for the home user hobbyist. It even has a sheet music stand option. It's cool if you can find one because it's like a portable Juno 106 that you can play anywhere with those built in speakers! Another feature of this synth is its stereo MIX IN, a stereo input for jamming with other sources of music through the internal speakers. If you're going to use the HS-60 in the studio, you'll need to insert a 1/4 inch plug into the headphone output to bypass the internal speakers since they will continue to output sound when a plug is inserted into only the main audio outs, and this can be quite annoying for studio work.
- Polyphony - 6 voices
- Oscillators - DCO: pulse, saw, and square
- LFO - rate and delay
- Filter - non-resonant high pass and resonant low pass
- VCA - ADSR, level and gate
- Arpeg/Seq - None
- Keyboard - 61 keys
- Control - MIDI
- Date Produced - 1985
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