Roland adds the Juno-60 chorus effect plugin to the Roland Cloud, an authentic emulation of the chorus from the Roland Juno-60 analog Synthesizer.
Tell me a chorus effect from the past? I’m sure many will say the chorus from the Roland Juno-60. It’s a legendary effect which is still used today by many musicians. It is so popular that many software companies offer emulations as a plugin. TAL Software provides a free version or Arturia a commercial one, which was free for Christmas 2020.
Today, the original developer of the effect has entered the emulation boat. Roland is now sending its own emulation of the Juno-60 chorus as a plugin to the Roland Cloud.
Roland Cloud Juno-60 Chorus
The Juno-60 chorus plugin, as his name suggests, is an authentic emulation of the chorus effect found in the Roland Juno-60 Synthesizer from 1982. It offers a straightforward user interface with controls over the modes I and II. The first mode adds a gentle shimmer to the sound while the second offers a richer, wider effect. Pressing the I and II buttons, you can unlock the secret third mode for exaggerated movement with a distinctive swirl.
Each of the three chorus modes is modeled in meticulous detail says Roland. Then, you get an analog-modeled noise section that gives the full retro experience. Plus, you get dry/wet and min/max sliders to control the amount of the effect. It’s a pity that Roland didn’t further develop the effect. For example with LFO rate and depth controls to bring the iconic sound further.
Nevertheless, we now have an emulation from the original developer. All those who have an active Roland Cloud Ultimate subscription can look forward to another plugin in their arsenal.
Roland Cloud Juno-60 chorus effect plugin is available as part of the Roland Cloud Ultimate subscription or as a lifetime key for $99 USD. It runs as a VST3, AU, and AAX plugin on macOS (Intel + M1) and Windows.
More information here: Roland Cloud