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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Bruce Pilbeam a professional user from USA writes:
Some nut let this go in a pawnshop and I stole it for $150. The HS-60 has some great Techno and Gothic tones that I use in my music,and the sub-osc adds evil to it all. If anyone has any patches to share-please e-mail. This is an incredibly affordable Juno106 and you just have to look past those damn ugly speaker ports.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Apr-05-2001 at 04:01
Sean Grieve a professional user from Canada writes:
I GOT MY HS-60 AT SOME THRIFT SHOP FOR 200$. IM A HAMMOND PLAYER BUT I CAN HONESTLY SAY I LOVE THIS SINTH. I HAVE USED IT FOR BASS AND JUST SOUNDS. I DON'T LIKE IT FOR LEAD, EXCEPT A FEW SOUNDS FOR A CHEZZY AFECT. UNFORTUNETLY THE "DCO" KNOB FOR THE PITCH BEND IS NOT WORKING BECAUSE I LEFT IT OUT ALL NIGHT IN THE SNOWE AFTER A GIG. I CAN SAY THIS SINTH IS DERABLE SINCE THAT WAS THE ONLY THING THAT WENT WRONG WITH IT. IM WRITING THIS TO FINED OUT IF ANY ONE HAS INFO ON FIXING IT

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-04-2001 at 02:10
xpriton from usa writes:
Great board and it sounds a bit better than the 106 for some reason. The preceding post has the answer for that. It's nice and resonant and great for bass (especially with the portamento) and pads. I don't like the lead sounds too much.

The only thing that sucks is the fact that the when in mono mode the voices go out of phase. I can't stand that. That's my only gripe.

posted Sunday-Oct-22-2000 at 13:01
James C. Gualario a part-time user from US writes:
I beg to differ with the comment below, the additional circuits in the HS-60 are adding more bandwidth to the systems frequency response. Saying that these instruments sound the same because they use the same circuits for their sound architecture is like saying that all cars of the same make and model run equally. Electronic circuits are transient, and their performance is affected by any additional components connected to them. In this case, the amplifier included to drive the internal speakers constitutes a component of the sound architecture that is not present in the 106.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Oct-10-2000 at 18:24
nubey a professional user from Balagona killer. writes:
Uhh the hs60 is a juno 106, open er' up and take a look, they're the exact and I mean exact same, aside from the cruddy speakers (which are easily disconnected). On the PCB it even says ju106... So duhhh....

Maybe cheaper, maybe not ... it's a juno106 maybe a few bucks cheaper on ebay, but most rolandphiles already know what an HS60 is and what it's worth.

It's not any phatter (ugh!), than my 106, I've a/b'd them in person -- my friend owns an HS it's the same board as my 106..

-super nubey 64 gold tournament edition alpha x5.. I'm glad they don't name keyboards the same as they name games...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Oct-10-2000 at 17:07
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