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A-ha - Take on Me - Roland Juno 106

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:15 am
by JWood
Hi all,

I was wondering if you knew how I could make the signature riff of A-ha's "Take On Me" sound just like this live recording with my Juno 106. In the "original" recording I believe it was played on a DX-7 (which I have as well), but Magne has also performed live with a Waldorf Q, and more recently the Juno 106, which is my favorite sound of the 3 for the riff. I was wondering if you knew how I could make my Juno 106 sound like the way Magne plays the riff on this live performance.



Thanks!

-Jack

Re: A-ha - Take on Me - Roland Juno 106

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:44 am
by erikljunggren
Original sound is a combination of Juno 60 and DX7. The sound used live is a mainstage patch from ES2.

Re: A-ha - Take on Me - Roland Juno 106

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:05 am
by philip
JWood wrote:Hi all,

I was wondering if you knew how I could make the signature riff of A-ha's "Take On Me" sound just like this live recording with my Juno 106. In the "original" recording I believe it was played on a DX-7 (which I have as well), but Magne has also performed live with a Waldorf Q, and more recently the Juno 106, which is my favorite sound of the 3 for the riff. I was wondering if you knew how I could make my Juno 106 sound like the way Magne plays the riff on this live performance.



Thanks!

-Jack
yes,you can

Re: A-ha - Take on Me - Roland Juno 106

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:00 am
by NCChao1268
The JU-60 and the JU-106 have a very similar sound architecture, so creating the signature Take on Me lead patch would be possible and not too difficult. The bassline in the song I believe might be patch 15 BASS 1 fed through a chorus on the DX7 factory patches.

-Nathan

Re: A-ha - Take on Me - Roland Juno 106

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:06 am
by gcoudert
As erikljunggren pointed out, the original sound is layered. One sound has a short decay and is an octave lower. The other has a longer decay. This can’t be achieved on a Juno alone.

Click here for badly mixed instrumental demo.

Re: A-ha - Take on Me - Roland Juno 106

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:28 pm
by philip
gcoudert wrote:As erikljunggren pointed out, the original sound is layered. One sound has a short decay and is an octave lower. The other has a longer decay. This can’t be achieved on a Juno alone.

Click here for badly mixed instrumental demo.
don't be a fool

Re: A-ha - Take on Me - Roland Juno 106

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:15 pm
by gcoudert
philip wrote:
gcoudert wrote:As erikljunggren pointed out, the original sound is layered. One sound has a short decay and is an octave lower. The other has a longer decay. This can’t be achieved on a Juno alone.

Click here for badly mixed instrumental demo.
don't be a fool
It is layered whether you like it or not and I sincerely hope you get a ban for calling another forum member a fool. Any mods around?

Re: A-ha - Take on Me - Roland Juno 106

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:09 pm
by stickman393
That was fun! Nice work on the sounds.

Re: A-ha - Take on Me - Roland Juno 106

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:36 pm
by NCChao1268
stickman393 wrote:
That was fun! Nice work on the sounds.
It sounds really nice, very authentic sounding and really true to the original.

-Nathan

Re: A-ha - Take on Me - Roland Juno 106

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:51 am
by gcoudert
Thanks for the kind words. The point I was trying to make is that there are two patches that make up the lead sound, as you will hear in the (isolated) original synth track below if you listen carefully:



For this reason alone, an unlayered Juno cannot reproduce that lead sound, as all models will only operate in single mode. I am not saying Junos cannot replicate either part, I am just saying they cannot play them simultaneously. There is definitely a very short-decay sound layered with the more obvious sound, the latter being an octave higher. That’s how I created the lead sound in my own version which, apart from the sampled drums and sampled DX7 bass, is 100% Fantom X8.

Re: A-ha - Take on Me - Roland Juno 106

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:20 pm
by philip
gcoudert wrote:
philip wrote:
gcoudert wrote:As erikljunggren pointed out, the original sound is layered. One sound has a short decay and is an octave lower. The other has a longer decay. This can’t be achieved on a Juno alone.

Click here for badly mixed instrumental demo.
don't be a fool
It is layered whether you like it or not and I sincerely hope you get a ban for calling another forum member a fool. Any mods around?
:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: