Roland has announced version 2 of its JUNO-G workstation, available as a free download for owners of the original model.
The software upgrade adds user sampling and sample-pad triggering to the feature set, letting you expand your sound library. Using the external input, you can capture audio from a microphone, a CD/MP3 player, etc., and assign the recorded sound to a front-panel button where it can be triggered like a pad.
- User sampling and waveform editing now available with Version 2
- Stores up to 9,000 samples (user: 2,000, card: 7,000)
- Sample triggering from the six buttons below the LCD screen
- 12 samples can be assigned simultaneously to the buttons (6 samples x 2 groups)
- Version 2 available to all JUNO-G owners via free download!
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Roland has announced the How Do You Juno synth contest. Continue reading
This short synth jam demos the Roland Juno 106.
This is a cover version (fairly loose) of Vangelis’ Memories of Green.
Short excerpt from Bladerunners atmospheric piece.
I used a little flange effect on the Juno G’s piano as Vangelis did for the original. (I think he used a guitar flange pedal)
Roland Juno G-piano
Roland juno 6- whoopy sound
Roland Juno 106- beeps
Korg X5- random computer sound
Roland Juno-106 Analog Synthesizer
The beautiful…Roland Juno-106 Analog Synthesizer (demo of various filter and envelope settings, PWM, VCF and DCO Modulation and more).
The Juno-106 is triggered by the MFB Step-64 step sequencer; drums: Roland TR-707This video demo is not a musical statement, only demonstration of the sound possibilities of the instrument.
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This is a video demo of the Roland Juno-106 synth’s unison mode.
This synth dates all the way back to 1984, as does my inner adolescent as I attempt to explain the very first trick I ever learned on a synthesizer: How to enter unison, or monophonic (solo) mode.
My synth sounds like crap in this mode. Maybe yours sounds better? Watch and pretend that learning is fun!