JUNO-60

Synthesizer built after the Roland Juno-60

(71 Votes)
5.0 (Jan 5, 2018) (Updated 1 year ago)
8.8MB
February 01, 2016
Reaktor 5 or lower

DESCRIPTION

Version 5.0
Roland JUNO-60, containing all 112 factory patches.
Use your keyboards modulation wheel to modulate the VCF cutoff frequency.
Use keyboard aftertouch to trigger the LFO.
View B contains the rear side knobs and switches. The "Add On" section provides functions not available in the physical JUNO-60 keyboard.

Changes:
Version 5: Assigned Midi Continuous Controllers to every knob.

Version 4.0:
Added option to synchronize the Arpeggio clock speed to an external clock. See ARP SYNC in view B.

As the key click noise has caused confusion I set it to zero for most patches (see view B). It is ment to add some realism for organ sounds. Key click noise was caused by dirty or worn out key trigger contacts in the earlier days.

Version 3.0: Fixed ARP legato playing problem. Added ARP gate pulse width in view B.
Version 2.1: Fixed some bugs in the Arpeggio section.
Version 1.0: Initial version.

COMMENTS  (63)

Tom Ratesic
3 months ago
This is probably the best Juno software synth out there. Any chance of being able to sync the LFO speed to an external clock?
David Faught
5 months ago
I still don't know why but when I brought up the Reaktor Panel Control for MIDI, this suddenly started working. Anyway, now it works - yay!
David Faught
5 months ago
I am trying to control the VCA ADSR sliders using MIDI from a DAW, using Reaktor as a plugin. I see the MIDI CC numbers assigned to those controls, but the sliders do not respond to the CC signals coming from the DAW. I started doing this with an earlier version of this synth but in that version the ADSR controls all responded together to one single MIDI CC. What am I doing wrong here? Thanks for any help you can provide.
Donald Bishop
9 months ago
How do I install this so I can use it in Maschine. Im kind of a newbie on this topic
Tao Ndanga
9 months ago
Awesome, has much of the character!
Jesper Jakobsen
1 year ago
Got a weird problem. When playing a patch with arp enabled with my midi keyboard, I have no problems. However when I program a midi track inside reaper, using the same two notes played live on the midi keyboard, it sounds wrong and "clicky", like it is skipping notes.
Catman Dude
1 year ago
Awesome job on this Juno-60! I owned the HW version and your emulation is quite stunning.
Alex Hance
1 year ago
umm my ableton stopped working
Nadir Čajić
1 year ago
Can you make a feature that lets you synchronize the LFO speed to an external clock?
Paule
1 year ago
Guido, if you set unison/spread can pep up your sounds to 500%
RO-MIX
1 year ago
Awesome synth!
Miroslaw Sienkiewicz
1 year ago
Wow. Awesome job! I'm not raving about original unit so I don't really care how close it is to hardware but it's cool to have it for free. Sound is really good which is the most important thing. Cheers!
Andreas Sandberg
1 year ago
Really nice work!
Julian Delfin
1 year ago
I love you
James Pickering
1 year ago
Great work. Well done Guido.
1 year ago
This is amazing work! Great one
Colin Brown
1 year ago
@Guido Weber: You are a lucky guy - to own a Juno-60. I'd get it checked by a tech though if it sounds like this ;) FWIW, some improvement suggestions: Get rid of the pitch drift - DCOs don't drift. Switch to a single oscillator per voice like the original synth and phase lock the saw/pls/sub components, remove the detuning. Swap out the 4 channel tap modulated chorus for a 2 channel chorus (ideally a clock modulated model like the hardware synth uses). Stick a ~4k 2 pole low pass filter in front of the chorus (like the hardware has). Single oscillators per voice and 2 channel chorus will sound thin! Beef it up by carefully adding subtle saturation in different places where it would naturally occur. A high quality saturating filter, and decent VCA saturation would probably do it... Some of this stuff is already available in the Reaktor factory library (phase locked oscs, sub, OTA style saturating ladder filter) ...Alternatively, just change the name.
Philipp Bischoff
1 year ago
Does this work with Ableton? Not sure how to install it ..
Guido Weber
1 year ago
@ Colin Brown: I DO have the possibility to do a direct comparison because I'm a proud owner of a real JUNO-60 ("no, sorry, I'm not gonna sell it") and I AM VERY satisfied how close the sound of my replica is compared to the original, thanks to the fantastic piece of software REAKTOR is. It doesn't have to be 200% perfect though, because, after all, you get it for FREE.
Steven Clements
1 year ago
Very cool
Colin Brown
1 year ago
The 'soul' to some degree does reside in the chorus. Real Juno uses a juicy sweet analog BBD based chorus with associated filtering and probably companding for noise reduction... here we have a standard digital type chorus, with no attempt at 'modelling' whatsoever. Sorry for being negative, but IMO if you're going to attach an IP infringing knock-off GUI to an ensemble, you are inviting comparisons with the hardware, and this aint even close.
L A
1 year ago
This is a great synth Guido. Thank you. I can't seem to get the ARP to sync to my host. I've set it to 1,2,3 on the ARP SYNC knob and it's just a little out of sync. Is anyone else having this issue?
Petty Vendetta
1 year ago
Only 47 votes? C'mon folks. Thissuns a MASTERPIECE. 5 stars from me
Guido Weber
1 year ago
Uploaded version 5, providing a midi CC for every knob. Hovering the mouse over a knob (turn on "show info hints") will display the CC number. @ Nadir: Use CC 16 to automate the ARP range, use CC 17 to automate the ARP rate, or set "ARP SYNC in view B to a value from1 to 8 to snchronize the ARP to your hosts clock. @ Chris: It does run with Reaktor 5, but you might need to upgrade to a newer version. I'm on 5.9.4 @ gentleclockdivider: The soul of the JUNO-60 lies more in its chorus than in its filters. I might consider a re-write for reaktor 6 as a future project, but I don't expect a big difference in the sound for this particular ensemble. @ All: Thanks for +9000 downloads. Wow.
Nadir Čajić
1 year ago
I'm using it on FL Studio by the way.
Nadir Čajić
1 year ago
I loved using this synth! a very, very, nice experience. The sounds I created with this ended up sounding very unique for a Future Bass environment. I just had one problem with it... I couldn't automate the rate or range of the ARP. If you could fix it in the next update that would be amazing, it's a very important feature in my production.
Chris Lines
1 year ago
Thanks for uploading. I tried using in Reaktor 5 and it said it was made with a newer version of Reaktor. Any ideas? Thanks!
Carmight
2 years ago
Incredible job. Look no further as this is it. Maybe missing some slight oomph towards the low ends but add some careful EQ and you're wet. Once again this is amazing and extremely close to the real thing. Thanks!
Lukasz Wnuk
2 years ago
Thank you, Sir. Your Ensemble and Snapshots are amazing!
Michael Hermes
2 years ago
Just like a real Juno, it's impossible to make a patch on this that sounds bad. Thanks for a great instrument.
gentleclockdivider .
2 years ago
A nice gui with the stock primary filters . NO need to upload this , there are million dozens of synths like this in the user library . It's time to go the core route , reaktor now has fantastic zdf filters . Better use those
michael möschler
2 years ago
Very nice! Great work
Guido Weber
2 years ago
Version 4.0: Added option to synchronize the Arpeggio clock speed to an external clock. See ARP SYNC in view B. As the key click noise has caused confusion I set to zero for most patches (see view B). It is ment to add some realism for organ sounds. Key click noise was caused by dirty or worn out key trigger contacts in the earlier days.
Richard Thomas
2 years ago
The clicking noise is coming from inside the DCO. From the output of the noise oscillator inside the Dual Osc Makro. I'm not entirely positive that this noise generator needs to be there, as when you disconnect it the program runs as normally expected...
Gary Kramer
2 years ago
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Alex Bidhendy
2 years ago
This is awesome! Is it possible to sync the arp to the track tempo?
Gennaro Giugliano
2 years ago
many thanks Guido for your add synth
Alexander Ritter
2 years ago
It sounds nice but why the clicking noise?
Matt Marantz
2 years ago
Beautiful sounding instrument wow, thankssss!!!!!
Scot Bontrager
3 years ago
Lovely; nice and warm sounding.
Dan Cook
3 years ago
Fantastic ENS. Thanks
Guido Weber
3 years ago
To turn off key klick noise go to view B: KEY CLICK.
Gerd Mechning
3 years ago
why does it clicks ?
Guido Weber
3 years ago
Uploaded version 3.0. This fixes all bugs that I am aware of. Have fun.
Christopher Soulos
3 years ago
Fantastic. Thank you
Lars Bo Hermansen
3 years ago
Thanks a lot for fixing the Arp Guido. Very well done. Thanks again.
Guido Weber
3 years ago
Uploaded version 2.1
Diego Callegari
3 years ago
Supersorry regarding my prior post !! ^_^ A friend online pointed me only now that the Kclick switch and other settings are already available in the B Panel, so even the chorus has no bugs and no chorus broken. Was just off in there. All fine then ^_^ I missed to look in the second panel. :-) Sorry again
Diego Callegari
3 years ago
Huge ensamble! Thanks for sharing, found a bug though (maybe) and I have a feature request, if possible :-) Bug: on the preset n 21 Piano 1 Factory Bank B, the chorus fx are not working, no matter if on or off. FR: if possible could you add a switch on the gui to turn off when desired the *Kclick* sound you added by default, which is always on? Many congrats nevertheless. Much fun playing with this. Cheers and thanks
chris davis
3 years ago
Thanks. No need to buy a Roland JU-06 now. This saved me $300!
Lee Grainge
3 years ago
I owned a Juno-60 for years, this is the best thing since those days. Many thanks for your work.
Guido Weber
3 years ago
For people like Lars waiting for a fixed arpeggio section: I fixed the problem with the very first (ghost) note, the problem with the hold button enabled and a problem with playing in down-mode where it starts in the lower-most instead of the upper-most octave. There is one last problem to fix with playing legato. This truly brings me to my limits of reaktor knowledge, but I expect to have it fixed in a week or two. Thanks for the flowers!
Bryan Sanderson
3 years ago
this piece is soo good ...on its own but also in a chain ... i chained it with ni's replika ( with some of the more reverb settings ) and get some lush but hefty dub deepchord like stabs ... thanks for sharing, should include some audio samples so people know how good it sounds !
Petty Vendetta
3 years ago
Well done Guido, and thanks for the vids Lars. Great to have this in the user lib. Looking forward to whatever comes next.
Lars Bo Hermansen
3 years ago
Thanks Guido. Actually i don't think it's an easy task to make an arp like the one in Juno 60 in Reaktor including working with Hold function. Don't think i've seen it. It will be awesome if you can do it.
Guido Weber
3 years ago
Oups, thanks Lars for pointing this out. I will look at it und upload a new version once I found the bug. Stay tuned.
Artyom Kuznetsov
3 years ago
The ensemble sounds really great! As for arpeggiator, in R6 I have the same issue as Lars described, it does not change the notes and clicks instead.
Martin Géč
3 years ago
Thanks! Sounds great.
Lars Bo Hermansen
3 years ago
This is a nice ensemble. Like your add-ons and the ensemble/ chorus is very well done. I don't wan't to complain, just inform you, that the first note is not played when using the Arpeggio. It only click. Also when using hold with the Arpeggio then it add notes without stopping earlier notes when tryng to change notes. I don't know if this is the behavior you wan't or made a wrong upload. Thanks for the synth + preset's and for making it for Reaktor 5. Juno 60 Arp in function live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTRNTRf5ZVI and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_6J-G_yXqE just to show what i'm talking about.
Paule
3 years ago
Thanks Guido for reproducing hardware.
Brett
3 years ago
Sounds great, thank you.
Rman del kloyo
3 years ago
Great ensemble, with 3 snapshots banks.
yerry feldstein
3 years ago
Very nice work! Thank you!!
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