The Roland HS 60 is pretty much a Roland Juno 106 keyboard synthesiser in a different case, of which is built of mainly metal. It has built in speakers as it was primarily aimed at the consumer market. But luckily a 1/4 inch jack to record from (this is the headphone output that bypasses the speakers), basic midi, 128 programs of memory, 6 notes of polyphony, chorus effect, headphone out, pitch bender, pedal input.
The bonus is that these normally go for much more than the prettier looking Juno 106. So if you can get over the looks then this is a steal, price wise you can pick them up for around £400 UK Sterling, which is significantly less than the Juno 106 syntheszier.
The unit can even be used as a programmer for the Roland MKS7 like the PG series… It’s also been called the Roland SynthPlus 60.
There are not many of these left up for sale on the second hand market, but if you come across one it’s a 106 for much cheaper and they are rare!
Keyboard/Number of keys
Can store up to 128 different TONES, and up to 128 combinations of the tones forming patches
DCO: pulse, saw, and square waveforms
Cutoff, Resonance, non-resonant high pass and resonant low pass
1 LFO with rate and a delay option
Attack, decay, sustain and release (ADSR)
Chorus nice and fat!
They can be high maintenance synths if they haven’t already had their voice chips replaced or and had the power supply (PSU) recapped.
Controllable by MIDI
ROYALTY FREE EFFECTS