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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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digiphallus a part-time user from USA writes:
Disease is right, the thing's dead easy to edit whether from the front panel or from Sound Diver. Or you could get a Peavey PC1600 slider box, works nicely with the Alpha and is about half the price of a PG....beat that. Not only that, but you can use the Peavey with other equipment, unlike the Pg300 which is limited to the Roland.


Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-07-2003 at 19:07
Victor a part-time user from Russia writes:
Dear friends!Yesterday I became a happy owner ( for more than reasanable amount of money 150 USD) of Alfa Juno1.I never wrote any comments regarding any synth but this one made me to write. My Juno is in a very poor condition BUT everything works!The sounds just transfered me to 80-s.I played all night ,then half of morning .I have no manual but the synth is so friendly organized and I think I don`t need it at all.It has no velocity so f#C#ing what ?I am not Chaikovski or Richter I am a one -finger techno player .Using the latest stuff from Waldorf or Korg I hope I`ll never forget this baby-synth which absolutely shocked me yesterday

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Apr-17-2003 at 05:42
Gummi Bear a part-time user from USA writes:
I'm a synth rock/new wave/progressive rock style keyboardist. I've been looking for awhile to get synths that rock, but don't kill my budget.

Right now I'm feeling out the Juno-1. Although I haven't spent much time with it, after only adding a little delay, I've made a pretty kick anus lead! I enjoy the portamento (which somehow escaped the D-10...kinda weird since DIGITAL was supposed to be better, plus D-10 was made AFTER AJ1) and the chorus is very lush. Although limited to 6 voices (usually I'm in mono so far) I won't really need them because I usually have one hand on one of my synth and the other on my D-10 (D-10 has very digital bass. I like it.)

The pads can be very nice to you if you spend some time with them. They're very kind and warm spirited. You can also be mean to them, and give them a harsh, yet still analog touch. The filters are nice. I feel limited by only one Env, but that's life for you.

The bass is...well...low and somewhat evil! Although I haven't managed to squeeze a decay bass off of this synth, I could emulate one with the handy a(lpha)Dial!

If you can overlook the voice limitations, this beats the hell out of some of the first few VA's.

On a side note, I made a similar saw lead to the one I just made on the AJ1 on a demo JP8000 model, and it sounded about the same!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Apr-12-2003 at 02:19
DJ Horus a hobbyist user from Germany writes:
A synth for a collector and sound fetishist. Gets along with very straight, true and direct synth sound. The PG-300 (either hard- or software) programmer is very useful here, because it creates impressive, useful sounds out of the given performances. Without the programmer it can end in stepping trough and using the alpha-dial for minutes, where a change could be made in seconds. Some typical sounds of the Alpha Juno can surely be found in some techno, rave and electronic tracks.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Feb-08-2003 at 18:13
Steve a professional user from Australia, but producing out of Japan writes:
it's a great piece of cheap gear. the thing has great bass and pad sounds, specialy after a little bit of programming. lukily the synth engine will accept after touch from an external source, so connecting to a keyboard that will transmit after touch is a must. editing also on the synth is a chore, but find your self a good computer based editor and u will have sounds pumpin out in no time. mine tends to be a little unstable, but sometimes that adds characture. sometimes!!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jan-21-2003 at 00:15
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