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Juno-106 ?! Should i get it?!

Post by wahit » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:14 am

Hey! A friend of mine has a Juno-106 for 300 euros. Is this a good price for this synth?!

I'm a brand new synth user, I still haven't got my Moog Little Phatty (which will be my first synth). Can the Juno-106 be a good addiction?



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Post by sam » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:45 am

The juno is a nice poly ...A good addition to your phatty.
300 is just under the average price..Check the voices and envelopes.
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Post by sam » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:47 am

The juno is a nice poly ...A good addition to your phatty.
300 is just under the average price..Check the voices and envelopes.
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Post by brian.only » Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:04 am

never let me down- easy to drive and sits nice in a mix.
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Re: Juno-106 ?! Should i get it?!

Post by crystalmsc » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:32 am

wahit wrote:Can the Juno-106 be a good addiction?
I read from your other post that you like simplicity..so the answer is yes, a very good first timer analog synth, you will learn more about the LP from this keyboard.
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Post by wahit » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:04 pm

Thanks for the replies. I think I'll try to put my hands in this!!

I also have the chance to get a Korg MS2000 or MicroKorg with good prices... are these "better" option than the Juno?!

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Post by crystalmsc » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:16 am

Featurewise they're much better than the Juno, specially the MS-2000..but the Juno have a more authentic analog warmth. Could be a good addition to the Juno, but not a replacement. Both are actually have similar engine, while I like the microkorg sounds better but the MS2000 with the great control panel and features could also be a very nice first time VA. The MS2000 with the DWGS, Vocoder, mod seq and analog style sequencer will make a nice experience in many aspects, specially along with the LP and Juno, those will be a great learning foundation.
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Re: Juno-106 ?! Should i get it?!

Post by shaft9000 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:53 am

wahit wrote:Can the Juno-106 be a good addiction?
If ever there was one. Probably as good an addiction as any...although tb-303 withdrawl can really suck a*s

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Post by jayman » Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:13 am

i'm glad i got one... all that needs to be said has been said.. i bought it from a freind of my sisters they day after i gave up looking for one and bought the microkorg.. the microkorg went back to the evil empire and i didn't flinch about the 55 dollar restocking fee...
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Post by astraeus000 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:29 am

I got my Juno-106 from a friend for $200 who had it sitting in his closet in its case since the 80's......mint condition. At first I kind of blew it off, but after messin' with it for awhile, I'm hooked. Very nice synth, great sound, easy to use. Blends nice with my icy sounding Polaris. I say get it.

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Post by wahit » Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:28 am

The guy lowered the price to 250 euros. Oh yeah, now I'm must buy it! ;)
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Post by ridethefader » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:16 am

wahit wrote:The guy lowered the price to 250 euros. Oh yeah, now I'm must buy it! ;)
just make sure you can play it first. and play it for awhile. i bought one a couple years ago turned it on and played it for 15 or 20 minutes. seemed fine. but when i took it after about 30 minutes i noticed that only 3 of the voices worked. i ended up selling it for parts

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Post by artfulideas » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:18 am

hey, how can you tell if th evoices are out quickly? I might buy one in a few days from someone in my area, and need to test it.

Any quick way to diagnose if everythings ok? I know the voices going out is common.
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Post by Xab » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:06 am

artfulideas wrote:hey, how can you tell if th evoices are out quickly? I might buy one in a few days from someone in my area, and need to test it.

Any quick way to diagnose if everythings ok? I know the voices going out is common.
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First : I fully back Ridethefather's statement. You need to let the synth warm up to notice that. I guess it may depend on each 106 how quick you notice if something wrong. For me it is only after 5 minutes. At the beginning, it is alright, then slowly a voice starts not shutting down anymore, as if the VCA would not be able to come back to "closed" state (full attenuation of the sound).
For me it is a pity and that is probably what would drive me out of looking for another 106 as a replacement. It seems that nearly all 106s are doomed in this regard. As I do not hear so often of failing Juno 60s, I would go for a 60 and live without MIDI or do the trick with either a retrofit or a MIDI/DCB converter.
And I repeat myself : if you buy a 106, you will fall in love. If it breaks, your heart will break alongside.
In the end, it is all up to you to choose to avoid such an ordeal. But to be fair, I chose to live with it, you can't love the 106 enough and depending on wich poly mode you choose + careful sequencing you can still do something with one dead voice.
But if a 60 crosses you way, consider it. You might get all the joy (arpeggiated joy even) and avoid the biggest downside.
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