Roland Juno 106 or Yamaha DX7 IID

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NCChao1268
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Roland Juno 106 or Yamaha DX7 IID

Post by NCChao1268 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:18 am

New to synthesizers...
A person on Craigslist is selling both of the synths mentioned above, he is selling the Yamaha for $500, and the Roland for $750 (needs new battery but works fine). I thought it would be good to have a true analog synth to play alongside my other keyboards. Currently I have a Korg R3 and a Kurzweil K2000 VP. I don't know too much about the 2nd generation DX7.

-Nathan

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Re: Roland Juno 106 or Yamaha DX7 IID

Post by Baus » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:43 pm

If you want a 'true analog synth' to play alongside your other keyboards then it's going to be simple: the Juno-106.

The DX7 is a digital synths. ;)

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Re: Roland Juno 106 or Yamaha DX7 IID

Post by Hubaswift » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:52 am

That DX7 is a bit overpriced imo, I see them often go for ~$250-$300, on the other hand, $750 for a Juno 106 is a pretty great price! If you are new new to synthesis and want to learn about creating your own sounds, Juno 106. If you just want another keyboard alongside your other keyboards, the DX7 will be able to create a wider variety of sounds but is a PITA to program. Personally I'd take the Juno, but that's just me. Great lush analog sounds.

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Re: Roland Juno 106 or Yamaha DX7 IID

Post by Music Bird » Sun May 07, 2017 11:22 pm

Juno, that would be a good choice. Its what Chvrches uses on songs like Never Ending Circles and The Mother We Share. Tons of bands used it in the 80's, esp the New Jack Swing guys for the synth brass.
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Yamaha DX7
Location: WA, USA

Re: Roland Juno 106 or Yamaha DX7 IID

Post by NCChao1268 » Thu May 11, 2017 12:48 am

Thanks for replying guys, I ended up choosing the Juno 106 and I am loving it. It's got all of the cheesy 80's sounds that people love, but the sound quality is very clean and crisp. Programming with it's sliders is one of the funnest parts. The 106 goes great along side the Korg DW 8000.

-Nathan

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