[OT] Just bought Roland Juno 106

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[OT] Just bought Roland Juno 106

Post by benmiron » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:29 pm

Just got a freshly serviced Juno... very excited to use it.


Any words of wisdom?


I had to pay a pretty penny dont want to say how much, but I wanted to make sure it was in good working order. Smart move?

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Post by morerecords » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:48 pm

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Post by CR78 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:35 pm

Sold my 106 to my good buddy becuase he loved it so much and got myself a midi'd 60.
They're great bass and pad machines. Nothing beats that punchy bass that we all love.

Even though they're mono DCO, that sub-osc makes a huge difference.

The biggest problems with 106's is that a voice or two goes out; the bitch is that replacement chips are hard to find.

Have a blast.

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Post by epiphanius » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:31 pm

Just go nuts - and save any thing that sounds good. I believe the initial, "go nuts" phase is actually the most productive of useful sounds down the road. It's definitely the most fun. Kinda like relationships that way.

Oh yeah - enjoy the filthy chorus!

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Post by roach808 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:52 pm

CR78 wrote: The biggest problems with 106's is that a voice or two goes out; the bitch is that replacement chips are hard to find.

Have a blast.

Very true, i snagged one off ebay for $350 a long time ago. Eventually tho like 3 of the 6 voices burnt out on me. It cost me like $500 to fix that damn thing tho.

I remember there is a way tho to set the 106 into a mono mode for some ultra phat bass sounds.
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Post by Electronathan » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:43 am

is the 106 the one with the Hoover preset?
that sound is badass.
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Post by Nod » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:52 am

roach808 wrote:I remember there is a way tho to set the 106 into a mono mode for some ultra phat bass sounds.
Yep - haven't used a 106 for years but, iirc, it was something to do with holding down 'transpose' while turning on, to put it into testmode, and then selecting one of the Poly options. That assigned the 6 voices to unison...

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Post by bleepsnbreaks » Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:30 am

roach808 wrote: I remember there is a way tho to set the 106 into a mono mode for some ultra phat bass sounds.
Yep, you hold down the 1 and 2 buttons together and it puts it into mono, which steps around the voice chip problem kinda..
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Post by Johnisfaster » Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:54 am

I bought a beautiful 106 for $200 bucks about a year ago. I love it besides the fact that you can't control all the parameters by midi. it's great for everything though, bass, pads, use the noise and filter env cleverly to make high hats and snares. self oscillating filter can be used for kicks.

No problem yet with the voices (knock on wood)

it's amazing how square waves can actually sound different on synths without using their filters in the least. testing my 106, mc-202 and nord lead back to back and you can hear a massive difference even with a plain ol' dry square wave. it's weird and i can't explain it....
It was as if someone shook up a 6 foot can of blood soda and suddenly popped the top.

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Post by Tarekith » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:02 am

Not all OSC's are the same :)

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Post by Johnisfaster » Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:39 am

Tarekith wrote:Not all OSC's are the same :)
obviously, but in theory they are supposed to be perfect voltage controlled waveforms aren't they? I mean a squarewave is supposed to be a perfect square right? wouldn't that sound the same always?
It was as if someone shook up a 6 foot can of blood soda and suddenly popped the top.

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Post by ouzoman » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:59 pm

By the way, the 60 also has that unison mode by holding down the Transpose button as you power up . . .

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Post by nf0 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:10 pm

Electronathan wrote:is the 106 the one with the Hoover preset?
that sound is badass.

no, that's the alpha juno 1 or 2

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Post by Electronathan » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:42 pm

nf0 wrote:
Electronathan wrote:is the 106 the one with the Hoover preset?
that sound is badass.

no, that's the alpha juno 1 or 2
dig it
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Post by Kenfen » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:50 pm

Great board! My partner had one that looked like no one every had touched it. I ended up with a 60, which they used to say was even phatter, but it could have been a bit of an urban legend going on there.

Enjoy! Sample it to death!

Regards, Ken

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