Roland Juno 106 and Live

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martin808
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Re: Roland Juno 106 and Live

Post by martin808 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:39 pm

I'm not sure how long the voice chips last. My number 1 chip has been broken for years but the rest have been fine. (there's ways of still using the 106 even with a dud chip . I bought a clone from analogue renaissance but they are really hard to remove the old chip. I reckon I should be able to fix it but it may take me a bit of time.

I love the sound of the 106. It's my favourite out of my arsenal of 5 synths. I use it on everything. Super easy to program. I mainly use it for stabby bass sounds.

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Re: Roland Juno 106 and Live

Post by robleighton22 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:21 am

if one chip fails, can you still use the other five voices?

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Re: Roland Juno 106 and Live

Post by ikeaboy » Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:12 am

It depends, I never could because I had one voice chip that hiss and crackled, another wouldn't stop sustaining. Merry Christmas fellow audio geeks :P

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Re: Roland Juno 106 and Live

Post by martin808 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:05 pm

Mine was useable because the voice that was broken just had the filter fully open. It was useable but annoying. Absolutely fine If you are playing a phrase that only has 5 notes :-)

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Re: Roland Juno 106 and Live

Post by puzl » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:58 am

I just payed for this service for my dead juno voice chip:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-80017a-voice- ... 415bdc4560

Essentially, he restores or replaces any broken voice chips and applies a fix to those that haven't expired yet so that they should be good to go for another 20+ years. I haven't received the restored circuit board back yet, but, he has plenty of positive reviews and has been very responsive and helpful so far. I'll post back when I have the restored chip installed back in my Juno and let you know how it works.

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Re: Roland Juno 106 and Live

Post by robleighton22 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:15 pm

gutted - the seller ended up flogging it to someone else - altho i swear he just put the price up on gumtree. looking now at the jp-8000 - different beast i know, but any opinions on this?

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Re: Roland Juno 106 and Live

Post by _seph » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:13 am

robleighton22 wrote:gutted - the seller ended up flogging it to someone else - altho i swear he just put the price up on gumtree. looking now at the jp-8000 - different beast i know, but any opinions on this?
Great synth and IMO a much better choice. It was my first, purchased new in '97. I sold it after getting a Jupiter 6 and Juno 60 thinking I now had better with the originals than the modern emulation of the classics.... anyway, long story short, I now have a JP-8080 and don't miss the Jupiter or Juno at all. I would suggest also looking into the V-Synth as they're selling for just a bit more and they're arguably the greatest synth that Roland has yet made. It is essentially the JP-8000 merged with the VP-9000 and a suite of COSM effects and it can be turned into a D-50 and a very cool voice processor with the additional VC cards. With the V-Synth there isn't much reason for me to keep the JP-8080 (or VP-9000) but I really enjoy the way it works and it's also nice being able to split duties amongst the dedicated gear so that I can use the V for more interesting tasks.

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