Roland JU-06A Boutique Series Synthesizer

Get classic Juno sounds with the Roland JU-06A Boutique Series synth. Includes chorus, arpeggio, and all the best features of both the Juno 60 and the 106.

For many, vintage Roland JUNO synthesizers define the sound of the '80s. Increasingly popular on the used market, many keyboardists either want one, or deeply regret selling one back in the day. With the Roland Boutique JU-06A, you get the sound, look, and features of both the JUNO-60 and JUNO-106 in one reliable, modern instrument that you can take anywhere. Get everything you love about vintage JUNOs -- in one synth!

JUNO where you go

The JU-06A is compact, yet comfortable for long studio sessions and epic live performances. It runs on batteries and has a handy built-in speaker, so JUNO goes where you go. The tough metal panels and smooth sliders with metal shafts feel great and stand up to the rigors of life on the road (even if it's just your daily commute). And it totally looks the part, with the authentic vintage styling we all know and love.

Two classic JUNOs in one

The JU-06A is the best of the JUNO-60 and JUNO-106 in one synth. It has the continuous high-pass filter of the 106, the envelope-controllable pulse-width-modulation of the 60, and the unique filter behavior of both, instantly switchable from the front panel. The sound is indistinguishable from its vintage counterparts, even while tweaking controls or using extreme settings. And no vintage JUNO would be complete without the swirling sound of its legendary chorus, faithfully recreated, right down to the lovable (and thankfully adjustable) noise.

Arpeggio, chord memory, and step sequencer

While you may read more prefer the filter of the JUNO-106, you might miss the arpeggio function on the JUNO-60. The JU-06A has both--and throws in chord memory and an onboard sequencer to boot. Creating sequenced lines with chord memory results in polyphonic phrases so thick they have no business coming from something that fits in your backpack.

MIDI, USB and external clock input

With USB audio/MIDI and full-sized MIDI jacks, you play and synchronize with just about any piece of gear. There's also an external clock input, so you can sync to vintage analog instruments or modern Eurorack systems. Not only is this convenient, but using external clock to drive the onboard sequencer can result in unexpected phrases, rhythmic variations, and other happy accidents.

Add keys and more

Its compact size means the JU-06A fits just about anywhere, easily controlled from a master keyboard or DAW. Add a DK-01 Boutique Dock for a polished look and three convenient tilt positions. Or add a K-25m Keyboard Unit and you have a totally self-contained, portable instrument offering an unleashed experience free of wires and other complications.

Note: Boutique series dock not included. Available separately.
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- Sound Generator Section
Maximum Polyphony: 4 voices
Sound Mode: 2 types (60/106)

- User Memory
Sound Patch: 64 + 64 (8 patches x 8 banks pre each 60 and 106 mode)
Sequencer Pattern: 16
Chord Memory: 16

- Controllers
VOLUME knob

LFO Section
RATE slider
DELAY TIME slider

DCO Section
RANGE buttons 16', 8', 4'
LFO slider
PWM slider
PWM mode switch
SQUARE, SAW, SUB buttons
SUB oscillator slider
NOISE slider

HPF Section
CUTOFF FREQ slider

VCF Section
CUTOFF FREQ slider
RESONANCE slider
Polarity switch
ENV slider
LFO slider
KEY FOLLOW slider

VCA Section
Control signal switch
VCA level slider

ENV Section
Attack Time slider
Decay Time slider
Sustain Level slider
Release Time slider

CHORUS Section
CHORUS 1, CHORUS 2 buttons

DELAY Section
DELAY button

KEYBOARD Section
HOLD button
CHORD button
NOTE button

ARPEGGIO Section
ON/OFF button
MODE switch (UP/U&D/DOWN)
RANGE switch (1/2/3)
RATE knob

SEQUENCER Section
START button
EDIT button
VALUE knob
NOTE/GATE select switch

Sound Mode select switch (60/106)
BANK 1 (5)--4 (8) buttons
PATCH NUMBER 1--8 buttons
MANUAL button

Power switch

- Effects
Chorus: 2
Delay

- Step Sequencer
16 steps
1 note (Monophonic)

-Display
7 segments, 3 characters (LED)

- Connectors
EXT CLOCK IN jack: Mono miniature phone type
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
OUTPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type
MIX IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
USB port: MicroB type (Audio, MIDI)

- Power Supply
Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
USB bus power

- Current Draw
500 mA (USB bus power)

- Expected battery life under continuous use
Ni-MH battery: Approx. 6 hours
* This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.

- Dimensions
300 (W) x 128 (D) x 49 (H) mm
11-13/16 (W) x 5-1/16 (D) x 1-15/16 (H) inches

- Weight (including batteries)
995 g
2 lbs 4 oz

- Accessories
Owner's Manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4

- Options (sold separately)
Keyboard unit: K-25m
Boutique Dock: DK-01
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 7 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): JU-06A

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-890-3700

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted October 16, 2021 by a customer from gmail.com
"Exceptional Music Creating Device! Great for beginners!!"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
While I haven't had much time with it besides experimenting on the synth and the occassional live usage, I can easily say that this device excels at helping to layout not just lead synth sounds, but pads and some nice basslines as well. I'd be hardpressed to believe any reviews saying this device can't help you write music! It's got everything a beginner to a pro needs, maybe save for the 4-voice limitation (which doesn't follow the original synthesizer's 6-voice polyphony it's based upon).There isn't much bad really, not much menu-diving or button combination work you'd have to memorize. It's a must-buy for those looking to get into synthesizers/physical hardware, especially given its price and what you get in the whole package. I was able to test out the device with both midi and the piano accessory I bought seperately that goes with the Roland Boutique line, and I'm fairly impressed at the quality! The sliders are perfect, the knobs feel tight, the whole thing is practically made of metal so I'm not worried about it surviving a couple falls! I've read that the size can be a bit of a hassle to deal with, but to me personally I found it fairly easy to navigate despite having mondo-sized hands.Despite all the highs of the review though, I'd still recommend doing research on the one or two of issues of the device I had with it personally--its 4-voice polyphony and the usage of a 3.5mm input (but I guess considering its size it would've been tough to put a 1/4in input in). Though I've found myself just read more tacking on one or two more notes and copy/pasting midi automation it's a bit annoying to deal with four notes when I feel Roland could've just slid the other two notes in but just decided not to. I'm happy to deal with this considering an original Juno-106/60 goes for skyrocketing prices by comparison, but it's worthy to note, especially to those familiar with synthesizers already.All in all, great synth, barely any issues, and an absolute beast of a synth for those looking to push past the $100-200 price range but tryna stay within 3-digit prices!! And I gotta say, that chorus effect is as juicy as ever!

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