Roland Juno-60

Client: Personal project.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 2009

The Roland Juno-60 is a popular 61-key polyphonic synthesizer introduced by Roland Corporation in September 1982. Since its birth, this synthesiser has been one of the most emblematic pieces of equipment in professional music production, and a tool choice for big artists like Madonna, A-Ha, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Enya, Moderat, Animal Collective, Olafur Arnalds, Marc Houle and many more.

As a discontinued electronic instrument, it currently is a very rare jewel to find on the market and it has naturally become a very sought-after synthesizer in this era of reminiscing vintage tools.

I was lucky to find one for a very good price in the black market back in Santo Domingo in 2009. I had the original design removed from its panel and screen-printed an all-white new design I conceived inspired on the 8-bit, computer visuals-allusive aesthetics of the time of Juno’s birth.