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Roland HS-60

HS-60 (copyright 2012)

Released: 1985



(a.k.a SynthPlus 60) Repackaged Juno-106s (probably aimed at the home market). Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Roland HS-60 is a 61 key, 6 voice polyphonic hybrid (digital/analog) synthesizer, featuring a single oscillator (saw/pulse waveforms with PWM and sub-oscillator), noise, high-pass and resonant low-pass filters, ADSR envelope, LFO, portamento, chorus, 128 presets, stereo speakers and basic MIDI.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
61 keys W:992mm (39.0625in) D:320mm (12.625in) H:120mm (4.6875in) 10kg (22lbs) no stereo speakers tape MIDI filter MIDI MIDI sustain program-inc 25W AC


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
- N/A 128 no no buttons/sliders LED


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
no 6 no VCO->HPF->VCF->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
chorus no Env yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A no N/A N/A bender MIDI-CC1 pedal


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no no no pedal no no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
DCO digital pulse saw square:sub 4-16' no PWM:LFO bender LFO portamento no
Noise analog noise - no no no no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
HPF analog opamp no high pass no no no
VCF analog 80017A yes low pass bender key Env LFO pedal no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
Env sustain attack decay release no no no no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO triangle yes no button no bender MIDI-CC1 no
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