Synth Site: Roland: Juno 106 Synthesizer: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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909 a hobbyist user from San Francisco writes:
The 106 has really nice strings and bass. Its a nice synth.


Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Aug-29-2000 at 03:54
Leto Atreides 2 a hobbyist user from USA writes:
This is a really incredible synth. I know some people talk about how the sounds are limited, but that's entirely relative to the skills of the musician that's banging on the thing. Decent organ sound, great techno-ish beepy-stuff, creamy-smooth pads... and bass from hell! Don't pay over 500US for it, though. It can be found for 300-450 quite easily.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Mar-16-2000 at 19:38
Mod-U-Boi a part-time user from USA writes:
Got my Juno back before the recent price upserge in analogue popularity. I use it for several types of basses, and pads. The bass is cool because I can set the filter to self-oscillate, and with some tuning on the inside, makes a great sine-wave bass, similar to an 808 kick, I have Oberheim's and Moog's too, but their (when self resonating) filters seem to drop off below 40-ish Hz, whereas the Juno gives a full-strength sine wave down to about 1Hz, perfect for my current project requiring extremely low, unforgiving bass. Dont get me wrong, I love my Ob-8 and Mini for their stronger points as well. Secondly the Juno gives me rich pads, kinda a 'creamy - smooth' toned down pad, which is totally unique on the Juno family of synths, and can't (quite) get it anywhere else. Can come up with a few organ sounds, but my luck results kinda thin, better off with something else for fuller classic organ sounds. There is no SYNC modes or Ring mod, but then there is only one oscillator +sub osc. In summary, Juno may be limited in complex routings and expandability, compared to other synths in the same price range, but what it does, it does SOOOO well :)

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-22-2000 at 19:59
nick a professional user from UK writes:
Fair enough. I must say that I have had a juno106 for quite sometime. When I first got mine, I was doing a lot of remox work. However, I just couldn't seem to place it in any mixes I was doing.

Now I rarely do one without it. It just took a long time to find the best way to use it. There are some keyboards that just don't fit in right away.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Feb-21-2000 at 08:23
digiphallus a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Enrique, it's worth it to get the chips replaced once...they'll cost you around $35 each for vca/vcf chips...the juno106 was a good sounding synth...I miss the bass, filter fx, percussive noiseds and leads on mine already, but it was too much to keep getting it fixed. I say, get it diagnosed, then fixed...and when they're in there, have them write down the lot numbers of each vca/vcf chip in there...then look the lot number on the's something I found and copied from Synthfool awhile back:

"The Juno 106 had a bad production lot of 80017A VCF/VCA hybrid IC's in them. The lot number was 41 and was printed on the side of these chips. There was also a small run of bad waveshaper IC's, part number MC5534A, but I haven't got the lot number offhand. I think it was 54, though.

When a Juno 106 makes a weak or nonexistant sound every sixth note, it is usually one of these chips. But, if it sounds just slightly "off", especially on high resonance patches, it may only be an internal filter trim that is needed."

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Feb-09-2000 at 09:10
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