A nifty little synthesizer. 6-note polyphony, 5-octave keyboard, 128 patch memory, extremely popular in techno right now, so it should run you about 300-400 American dollars, mebbe a bit more. Programming on this thing is a cinch, because all the sliders and knobs are right in front of you. Unfortunately, all patches some quality of sameness to them, so there are those who think it's a bit of a cliched instrument. If you're a beginner (or seasoned professional, but if you are, then you most likely know everything that I've already said) to keyboards, I recommend the Yamaha CS1x, which is a great deal more varied and has drum kits and such, but if you're really into techno, or just like it a lot for some reason, this is pretty decent. DO NOT think you can learn piano on this sucker. I've heard technique horror stories. This keyboard has unweighted keys, is NOT velocity-sensitive, and doesn't do a good piano sound. Organs are pretty decent, and bleepy stuff (i.e., techno) is wonderful. Roland made a pretty good thing here.

An analog/digital hybrid synthesizer. Manufactured between 1984 and 1988.

The Juno-106 offers a single DCO per each voice, switchable between sawtooth and pulse (with PWM) waveforms. Both sub-oscillator and noise generator are included, with simple level sliders.
The filter section contains a resonant 24dB/octave low-pass VCF for each voice, with controls for cut-off, resonance, polarity and ENV/LFO/keyboard modulation. A high-pass filter with cut-off switch is also available.
A single ADSR envelope generator is featured on the VCA, with sliders for each stage. The LFO is fixed to the triangle waveform and has typical rate & delay controls.

Other features include portamento, a chorus effect and MIDI in/out/thru & SysEx support. The 106 can also be switched to the unison mode for a thick monophonic 6-DCO sound.


ADSR Times:
 Attack: 1.5ms - 3s 
  Decay: 1.5ms - 12s 
Release: 1.5ms - 12s

Dimensions/Weight:
  width: 992mm
  depth: 330mm
 height: 120mm
 weight: 10kg

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