Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The ROLAND JUNO-106 is a completely new polyphonic synthesizer that accepts all MIDI information.
The Juno-106 features three MIDI jacks on the rear panel — In, Out, and Through — as well as a Function switch used to select the send and receive mode for I KYBD, II KYBD + BENDER + PGM CHANGE, or III ALL.
The settings of all front panel controls (LFO, DCO, HPF, VCF, VCA, ENV, and Chorus) can be sent and received using the Exclusive Message in the ALL mode.
There are sixteen MIDI channel select buttons on the front panel, enabling you to interface with other MIDI products.
Several MIDI devices can then be simultaneously controlled using the MIDI Through jack.
All instrumental parts of a composition can also be performed using the data stored in a computer.
The JUNO-106, 61-key, 6-voice polyphonic synthesizer is easy to operate and packed with exciting functions.
The JUNO 106 features a highly stable DCO, the same kind as used in Roland's famous JX-3P and JUNO-60.
There are 2 groups (A and B) with 8 banks stored in each group.
Each bank stores 8 patches for a total of 128 patch memories. All the LFO, DCO, HPF, VCF, VCA, ENV, and Chorus settings can be memorized.
A cassette interface is provided to allow all program data to be stored on a cassette tape. Since the program data of groups A and B are saved and loaded independently, it can be combined or rearranged as you like.
A memory protect switch is provided to prevent the program data from being accidentally erased.
The DCO's waveforms and ranges are selected by touch pads and the PWM, Sub-Oscillator, Noise and LFO controls are adjusted by sliding controls.
The tone color is tailored at will by both VCF and HPF. The VCA has a level slider and ENV/Gate select switch.
A Chorus effect is provided to reproduce realistic string or organ sounds. And for the first time in this price class, the JUNO-106 features a portamento function that is effective for both live performances and multitrack recording.