Roland Juno-106


Roland’s best selling synthesizer at the time of its release in 1984, the Juno 106 remains one of the most sought after classic synths of all time. This six voice analog synthesizer has been widely used since it’s release and is famous for it’s chorus effects, basslines, and leads. One digitally controlled oscillator per voice can quickly be called to produce saw, square, and pulse waveforms, or choose from the bank of 128 presets. An easy to use, slider-laden control surface also includes LFO, high and low pass filters, a square wave sub-octave, noise generator, and ADSR envelope sliders than can be assigned to modulate either the VCA or filter.

The Juno 106 does have a gate but no arpeggiator or sequencer. The 61-key keyboard introduced Roland’s pitch bend/modulation lever and was notable at the time of it’s release for its enhanced MIDI capabilities, allowing producers to program parameter changes through MIDI. The rear panel includes MIDI in, out and thrus, as well as a tuning knob and ¼ inch TS jacks.

Along with its predecessor Juno 60 and the follow-up Alpha Juno, the Roland Juno 106 has an understandably important place in synth history thanks to its warm sound.

Technical Specifications

Year of release: 1984 Polyphony: 6
Patch Memory: 64 Filter: Low Pass, High Pass
VCA: ADSR, Gate Format: Keyboard
Keys: 61 Effects: Chorus


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Roland Juno-106