Roland JU-06A is the successor of the JU-06 Boutique Synthesizer (Juno emulation) with an improved sequencer, interface, trigger in, arpeggiator & more.
It continues with the big Roland Synthesizer release day. There is also a new Boutique Synthesizer, but you already know this instrument. The Roland JU-06A is a comeback of the best-known JU-06 module but with major improvements. The new version combines all the functions and sounds from the legendary JUNO 6, 60 and 106 Synthesizers accessible via a brand new interface. There is now a slider with which you can change the engine from the Juno 60 to 106. Another improvement can be found in the sequencer.
Further, the JU-06A offers a new arpeggiator, a chord function, a trigger in with which you can connect it per example to the TR-08 drum machine and more. Not included are the sliders on the left side, which were a bit unnecessary anyway with the predecessor. A nice update for this Boutique Synthesizer. We will see in the future tests if the improvements were good or not. Unfortunately, they have not raised up the polyphony.
Roland’s attention to detail extends to the JU-06A’s design, appealing to the aesthetics of its predecessors, complete with authentic vintage styling along with tough metal panels and shafts built to withstand any performance or tour. Small, but powerful, the JU-06A blends classic and modern features, including chord memory, an onboard sequencer, and the JUNO-60’s arpeggio, into an instrument compact enough to fit inside a backpack.
The JU-06A is designed for creative music makers who want the vintage JUNO sound at an accessible price, who want to find inspiration from a fun-to-use piece of hardware, and who want the convenience of using gear that works equally as well during a live performance or in the studio.
Beyond design, the JU-06A is a master of versatility, incorporating both USB audio/MIDI and full-sized MIDI jacks, giving performers the ability to play and synchronize with nearly any other piece of gear in their set-up. The 1/8” jack and USB connection lend to a clean setup with no clutter while the JU-06A’s compact size fits into multiple music setups and can easily connect to a master keyboard, DAW, K-25m Keyboard Unit, and DK-01 Boutique Dock.
As the newest addition to the Roland Boutique family, the JU-06A maintains the brand’s timeless sound and industry-best technology while moving musicians towards the future of creation.
Roland JU-06A Boutique Synthesizer will be available in the U.S in September 2019 for a price of $399.99 USD.
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