Roland JUNO-106
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Roland JUNO-106

JUNO-106, Analog Synth from Roland in the Juno series.

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Nivag66606/30/2016

Nivag666's review"Classic 80s polysynth"

Roland JUNO-106
Just a classic polysynth that does what it says on the box. Beautifully easy synthesize makes it a great device for anyone, though it's more than capable of satisfying the pro. Great sounds all around, particularly bass and pads, and of course there's that legendary chorus. Watch the curse of the chips though, it affects every 106 sooner or later.
ericthegreat09/21/2011

ericthegreat's review

Roland JUNO-106
This is another one of those boards that comes industry ready right out of the box. It’s extremely easy to get it set up and ready to start making great music. The editing abilities on this board are easy to do and the workstation is easy to navigate. I love the pitch and modulation on this board, works great and is very smooth.

UTILIZATION

The manual is very easy to understand and is concise and in depth. But unfortunately the manual doesn’t come in a printed version. Some of use love to have hard copies of a manual and don’t want to have to pop in a cd just for a reference on something we might need to check or to do. Even with the ease of computers, I still prefer a hard copy of a manual so I can just index what I’m looking for and find it and understand what I need. I don’t like having to find the cd and put it in just for a quick reference.

SOUNDS

This board comes stock with a few sounds that sound great and are very warm and clean. The brass sounds are really realistic in my opinion. I was very surprise with the quality of the brass sounds and presets. But there arent enough presets for me, I wish it had a few more.

The Piano sounds didn’t impress me and weren’t as good as they are on the other boards that are out in the music world today. The just didn’t seem as realistic and warm as I am use to with the Fantom and Motif. Choir and Organ patches are good and unique sounding patches, but nothing that blows other boards out of the water, just very basic sounding patches.

OVERALL OPINION

Overall this is a very good keyboard from Roland JUNO 106, the synths on this board have the weird feel to them, great board for techno or club music. This board is pretty expensive but not as bad as a lot of other professional boards on the market.
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Roland JUNO-106
Wish it had a second oscillator and ring mod and an arpeggiator, but great for what it is. I'm just happy to have FULL MIDI functionality

$80 USD

UTILIZATION

Easiest synth ever to program. No need to say anything more.

One of my voice chips died and I had to nearly circle the globe to find a replacement. DAMMIT ROLAND WHY DID YOU HAVE TO CURSE THIS GREAT SYNTH WITH SHODDY VOICE CHIPS?

SOUNDS

Great sounds. DEEP basses and WARM pads. The world famous juno sound.

OVERALL OPINION

My favorite synth simply for the bass, it's difficult to describe the beautiful sound that comes out when you pull up the env freq on a juno bassline.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Kojak ( 8-, 2005)
sonic7511/11/2014

sonic75's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland JUNO-106
...dropoff Window

USE

...dropoff Window

SOUNDS

...dropoff Window

NOTICE GLOBAL

...dropoff Window
sonic7511/09/2014

sonic75's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" on-hand !!! Do not be pigeon!"

Roland JUNO-106
To correct some erroneous opinion, this synth is not analog. COD ... Polyphony Digital are very limited for tablecloths. Otherwise everything is said.

USE

...dropoff Window

SOUNDS

Sounds with a typical grain synths mid 80s, nothing extraordinary, MKS-50 is as well and with a reasonable price ... The effects (chorus) his cousin Juno-60 are much higher!

NOTICE GLOBAL

I agree with the previous notification that the reliability is poor, I owned two Juno-106 and 2 had defects (one was bought in new condition), namely contacts keys that were deteriorating, sliders spitting, audio outputs that let loose ... So I take great care of my instruments. The Juno-106 is the only machine "vintage" who asked me so many problems! If at least the grain was something more but no. Also the price is completely absurd, it's not worth more than 200 or 300 euros depending on the state. A fad that people follow, it will happily!
val.almaaltamichaud08/09/2014

val.almaaltamichaud's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Although frail but TROS !!!"

Roland JUNO-106
Already mentioned several times

UTILIZATION

super simple, analog what

SOUNDS

I have not seen many people emphasize the strings or whatever, but I think he does a very nice tablecloths and not that powerful bass or transcendent leads ... well ill just program it.

OVERALL OPINION

Objectively the Juno 106 is really good both sound level that ergonomics issue but it's not that reliable at all !!
I never set screws on the cover because I often fiddle with the tracks, but it's a pleasure to fix because it's really easy SUPER !!!
Well it's over, after completely boned, cleaned pampered for at least two months to repair it works fine now, but it's really a fairly fragile beast that not require a lot of maintenance and time.
swaanparadise12/13/2013

swaanparadise's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland JUNO-106
Everything said above ...

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use, this is not the DX7 ...

SOUNDS

Sounds very typical 80s, pop, new wave, contrary to what is often said, the juno 106 analog sounds since already at the base is an analog and true!
Of course, he did not attack a prophet 5, treble, and dissonance an ARP, but the price is not the same either!
But it sounds much better than many copies of old synths out for a few years ...
tablecloths are have a huge spectrum and heat (with the chorus of course), crystalline treble and bass (even more in unison mode) sub and very captivating.

OVERALL OPINION

mix with vst or other digital synths, it is immediately ahead and surprised by his presence.
J I'm used to a lot of songs and I have never been disappointed
I just regret that there have no true second oscillator parameters to dissoner sound, but as I said above, this is not a P5 or an ARP ...
I think it is a good synth for someone who wants a first analog
Positive, a little fiddling, you can use this synth as chorus just by plugging in another synth above .... and the chorus is huge and swollen juno sound awesomely
tuchap01/26/2013

tuchap's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland JUNO-106
This is an analog synthesizer (DCO to be precise, Digitally Controlled Oscillator) in the early 80.Il has 6 voices, memories (128) but not arpeggiator. This is a keyboard that was prevalent at the time. You could even buy at FNAC, and yes, it existed .... There is a stereo chorus, which adds a lot to the sound, although it breath a little - it's part of the Juno-106! It is equipped noon, one of the first at the time.

UTILIZATION

It is very simple to use, like most analog keyboards. A = slider function. It acts on the sounds in real time, no mouse, windows, mac, ipad .... this is fabulous.

SOUNDS

The sounds are great, the analog is incomparable. Of course this is a big unless its a Moog or ARP, but the possibilities are enormous, and there are plenty of finesse. The filter is very good.

OVERALL OPINION

Like all ancient instruments, there may be technical problems, but nothing is irreparable. A keyboard like this with memories and MIDI is incomparable. The DCO are that the agreement is very stable, no worries on that side.
I have a lot of old keyboards for all brands, and frankly, the Juno-106 worth.
dacover12/22/2012

dacover's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good bass!"

Roland JUNO-106
Keyboard cheap! good manufacturing general metal, wood, plastic ...
Heavy and bulky machine ;)
Everything is on hand, there's more!

UTILIZATION

Simple, it's a real synth, very interesting to start, intuitive editing ...

SOUNDS

Sounds of bass, big bass unstable, although analog, although dirty, and superimposed sampled in L & R with a slight offset between the two, then it sounds fat ...
Warning the sound are reduced compared to what is better today.
It is a beautiful sound color to have in your studio.
No more than 250 Euros beyond it's stolen.

OVERALL OPINION

For bass, analog history to have more of a recent setup.
Superb room, but not mistress ...
sempoz07/16/2012

sempoz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland JUNO-106
Roland Juno 106

USE

Super easy to use
No manual, but the edition of the sounds is not complicated.

SONORITS

Rather deep sounds,
great for bass

NOTICE GLOBAL

I gard 3 years, but little used due to lack of time.
Good quality price.