Roland has announced the JUNO-60 Chorus, a new software effect available through Roland Cloud. Released in 1982, the JUNO-60 is a shining star in the vintage synth universe, heard on generations of famous tracks and still loved by musicians and producers today. A huge slice of its timeless magic comes from an analog stereo chorus effect that imparts so much richness and character that players rarely turn it off. With the JUNO-60 Chorus, Roland delivers the effect's elegant simplicity and authentic sound in a standalone plug-in for the first time.
The lush stereo chorus in the JUNO-60 was specially tuned to enhance the synth’s single DCO, fat sub-oscillator, and characterful VCF. Players quickly found it to be an essential component of the JUNO’s unique voice, making it hit well above its weight and compete with more sophisticated—and much more expensive—multi-oscillator polysynths of the day. With the JUNO-60 Chorus plug-in, music producers can now infuse any DAW track with the evocative color of this legendary effect.
Like the original hardware, the software version has two push-button chorus modes, plus a third “secret” mode accessed by pressing both buttons at once. Each mode is modeled in meticulous detail, complete with variable analog noise for the full retro experience. The vintage JUNO-60 vibe is carried on further with graphics that reflect the synth’s iconic panel and distinctive wood side panels.
Adding the JUNO-60 Chorus to any keyboard sound makes it come alive. It also works great with other sound sources, including guitar, bass, vocals, and more. The plug-in is available in VST3, AU, and AAX versions for Mac and Windows DAWs, and native Apple silicon support provides full compatibility with the latest Mac computers.
Availability & Pricing
The Roland JUNO-60 Chorus is available with the Ultimate membership level of Roland Cloud or a $99 Lifetime Key purchase. All paid membership plans start with a 30-day free trial of Ultimate, to experience everything Roland Cloud has to offer, including the JUNO-60 CHORUS and more. Roland Cloud is also home to software versions of many vintage Roland instruments—including the complete JUNO-60 synthesizer—plus ZENOLOGY, ZENOLOGY FX, Zenbeats, and other inspiring music tools for modern music creators.
To learn more about the JUNO-60 Chorus and Roland Cloud, visit Roland.com.