What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

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What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

Post by Synthabator » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:59 pm

Moog Prodigy?

I have one synth. A Juno 60.

What would you buy next? Presently I'm mixing an iPad 808 into my creations. I eventually want to buy all vintage.

Current budget $1000

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Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

Post by CS_TBL » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:04 pm

Something FM'ish, for the tonal colors. A soft Juno60 pad should match up fine with a typical EPiano from a DX7. Another typical analog synth wouldn't bring that much new in terms of fundamental sound.
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Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

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Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

Post by NCChao1268 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:44 am

Juno 106 would be the perfect pair alongside the 60, although you can never go wrong with a DX7, DW8000, or a JX-8p; all great synths that would all go well with the Juno 60.

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Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

Post by philip » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:45 am

Juno106

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Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

Post by gcoudert » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:47 am

I second the DX7 suggestion.
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Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

Post by Synthabator » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:57 pm

But a 106 will get the SAME thing no? I want a more broad spectrum of sounds, although I like the configure ability of the 106. What will a FM chip machine do more? Sorry guys, but I am new at making sounds for the most part. I usually would just use presets. lol

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Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

Post by madtheory » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:07 pm

Yes Juno 106 is the same. Weird suggestion IMO. DX-7 would be a classic addition, as CSTBL already said. And it has glide- there are some nice monosynth type sounds you can do on it.

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Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

Post by philip » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:34 pm

Synthabator wrote:But a 106 will get the SAME thing no?
Absolutely no

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Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

Post by philip » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:37 pm

I would say, the 106 is the most perfect pair for the JU60 you can ever imagine.

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Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

Post by gcoudert » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:19 am

philip wrote:I would say, the 106 is the most perfect pair for the JU60 you can ever imagine.
They do sound a bit different for reasons that have been amply discussed in other areas of this forum but, ultimately, they are pretty much the same instrument.
FM makes a nice addition to analogue synths because the synthesis used is VERY different from analogue. It excels at what analogue cannot do and vice-versa. It also produces stunning results when layered with analogue or with itself.
Many people are put off FM synths, as the earlier ones in particular were monotimbral and without effects so they sound unimpressive in isolation. When you hear them layered in a mix, they really are stunning. I recently bought a TX802 and it is still an amazing instrument 30 years after its release.
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Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

Post by madtheory » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:46 am

Yes FM layered with analogue is the sound of a lot of classic records.
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philip wrote:They do sound a bit different
Just to clarify what "a bit" is, it's because of a slight difference in the way the filter is set up. It's nothing that cannot easily be replicated with a little eq. I guess some people don't programme even their Junos :(

Great in depth info on the difference here:
http://sequence15.blogspot.ie/2008/10/w ... -from.html

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Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

Post by minime123 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:01 pm

i agree that an fm synth like a dx7 would compliment the analog juno 60 quite well. if you're interested, we have a gorgeous refurbished dx7iifd in stock right now. otherwise, if you're an analog purist, you would probably want something with oscillator sync and ring modulation (for example, an arp odyssey).
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Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

Post by philip » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:11 am

gcoudert wrote:
philip wrote:I would say, the 106 is the most perfect pair for the JU60 you can ever imagine.
They do sound a bit different for reasons that have been amply discussed in other areas of this forum but, ultimately, they are pretty much the same instrument.
FM makes a nice addition to analogue synths because the synthesis used is VERY different from analogue.

1)They are not the same))
2)DX7 is not working with the 106/60

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Re: What would be a nice companion to my Juno 60?

Post by philip » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:15 am

madtheory wrote:Yes FM layered with analogue is the sound of a lot of classic records.
gcoudert wrote:
philip wrote:They do sound a bit different
Just to clarify what "a bit" is, it's because of a slight difference in the way the filter is set up. It's nothing that cannot easily be replicated with a little eq. I guess some people don't programme even their Junos :(

Great in depth info on the difference here:
http://sequence15.blogspot.ie/2008/10/w ... -from.html
They do sound absolutely different, actually they have different sound character. BTW, in the reality, the DX7 never works with the Juno series.

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