Synth Site: Roland: Juno 106 Synthesizer: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Vidmagic a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Say what you want about this board but take a look at how many famous musicians have used them. Vangelis has two of them in his set-up. This board is not as complex sounding as many newer boards but on the other hand it is cleaner, louder, sharper and a good tool for all levels of players. Best feature on this board is every control you move will change the sound. Many say this is a must have in any set up and I would agree.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Nov-14-2007 at 23:49
James Reeno a professional user from The Big Apple (Home of electrofunk), NY writes:
I know I'm gonna catch some heat for this, but here it goes:

I borrowed a 106 about 7 years ago, and basically did an entire album with it... That being said--I did get some decent sounds out of it, but I soon realized how un-agressive it sounds in a mix. As a "lead" synth, it falls flat. It just doesn't balls, no punch. It does nice pad types of sounds--in a more mellow context, it's fine for it--but if you need ballsy, phat, huge sounds--forget the Juno 106.

After all, it only has one oscillator..and a DIGITAL one at that!--very limited.

When I was finished with the Juno, I gave it back to it's owner, and he sold it--he never missed it.

About a month later, I got my hands on a Prophet-5, and I was blown away. The prophet is EVERYTHING the juno is not--warm, fat, punchy, complex, exciting, unique, ballsy, cutting, and distinctive.

The old american analog synths simply have more balls.

I also owned a Jupiter-6, and it was better than the Juno--but my prophet promptly blew it away as well.

In conclusion, I find the juno to be highly overrated and over-blown. It's just a very okay sounding, very limited synth. I wouldn't pay more than $150 for one.


Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-05-2007 at 10:36
Jimmy a part-time user from Netherlands writes:
I've got this thing from a bargain market for 60 euro's !!!! FULLY WORKING ! Its a pretty machine with lot of great sounds. Also it's not really hard to make some good sounds with it because it's all pretty straight foward.

You can make cool basses and noises with it, like raindrops or jarre's old style basses.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Feb-14-2007 at 22:43
Hans a professional user from Berlin writes:
Very nice sounding synth. A little complicated for the beginner due to the many sliders, but on the other hand, a universe of sounds is possible. Sounds of course much better than the Minimoog, because it uses only one oscillator. Get one before they disappear from the market. They are the secret of success and used in many Top studios.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-18-2006 at 11:08
Gussi Black a hobbyist user from Sweden writes:
Bought my first Juno106 in ´87 and really liked it at once. I managed to make this great tune on it, taped it, changed it and wanted to tape it again, but it was the amp that broke. Now,after all thease years, I,ve never forgotten this great sound the 106 makes and without compareing the Juno 106 with other - also great machines - I bought another Juno 106 just the other day and am thrilled to play it again, not to talk about the warmth my livingroom gets filled with when fingers softly press a key, one key of so many all along the board of Roland Juno 106. Do write a poem to your beloved and I will put my hand to my heart for you2.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-18-2005 at 05:45
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