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Roland Juno-106

Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

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Roland Juno-106
Roland Juno-106
900.00 street price

Juno-106 is Juno-6 and Juno-60 successor. Though unlike its ancestors, it features 128 presets that can be saved and offer a quick switch between them – that might have determined its popularity. This synthesizer supports MIDI control and responds to SysEx commands - it allows editing and uploading presets via computer (VST-AU JUNO-106 Editor by rekon, Juno 106 Editor by Benjamin Jaeger, etc.).

The sound of Juno-106 is still relevant. This synthesizer can be heard in albums recorded by:
Daft Punk,
The Chemical Brothers,
The Prodigy
and many others.

The core of the synthesizer comprises six DCOs (Digitally Controlled Oscillators): these are analog modules controlled by a microcontroller - Roland 80017A. This method made it possible to eliminate the pitch drift inherent in analog synthesizers. And here Roland Corporation made a mistake, or a miscalculation (after all, no one knew how long Juno-106 would be in demand). DCO modules are located on separate boards soldered to the main board at a 90-degree angle. These boards were covered with a black-colored thermoactive polymeric resin, and considering that this material ceases to be a dielectric (it starts to be conductive), the modules simply burn out and the synthesizer loses its voices. Fortunately, this can be cured! There are modern clones 80017A (for example AR80017A).

The excellent LowPass Filter is worth mentioning - it's analog, it has a slope of 24dB/oct with resonance control, it's possible to modulate the LFO (built-in low-frequency oscillator) or envelope to get those wobbles and quacks. There is also a non-resonant Hi Pass Filter. The LFO features frequency and depth control. You can manage ADSR parameters. DCO, VCF, LFO parameters can be controlled with a bender.

Juno-106 offers a built-in analog stereo chorus, based on BBD technology with two types of sound. Chorus has a peculiar vintage color inherent in the guitar pedals of that period.

The 61-note keyboard of standard size is not dynamic – the keys remind of buttons.

Country of origin / production: Japan

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Usage area
Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Hybrid, Digital+Analog 
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Oscillator Type DCO (Digitally Controlled Oscillator)
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Sine
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Square
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Saw
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) 
High-pass Filter (HPF) 
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
Envelope Generator (EG)
Arpegiator/ Portamento
MIDI in/ out
Type Synth Action
Number of Keys61
Built-in controllers
Pitch Bend/ Modulation Lever 
External controllers
Patch Shift 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm) headphones preamplified1
Height120 mm
Width992 mm
Depth320 mm
Weight10 kg
Case/ body
Production start1984
Production end1988
Production ended

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