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Juno 106 as MIDI Controller

Post by artfulideas » Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:58 pm

I have one in pretty nice condition other than a dead voice chip. Instead of installing another one, Im thinking about removing the remaining voice chips that are left and just using my J106 as a MIDI controller only. It sends MIDI from all of its knobs and sliders right?

And I think it looks better than alot of keyboards that are actually designed to be MIDI controllers.
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Re: Juno 106 as MIDI Controller

Post by Jexus » Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:09 pm

artfulideas wrote:It sends MIDI from all of its knobs and sliders right?

uhmm... I think this model was released too early.

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Post by Bitexion » Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:20 pm

AFAIK, the MIDI on this is limited to note on/off signals. The knobs won't send any signals but sysex. So it makes it useless as a controller for softsynths etc.

The pitchbend stick works but that's about it.

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Post by plus321 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:30 pm

Yeah it sends sysex data from the sliders, not midi CC so I don't think it will be very useful. It also doesn't have aftertouch or velocity and only has one bender, so you would lose a lot of expression if it was your primary controller. You would do better to buy another voice chip, resell it, and buy something that is a better controller.

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Post by Tyler2000 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:47 pm

plus321 wrote:Yeah it sends sysex data from the sliders, not midi CC so I don't think it will be very useful. It also doesn't have aftertouch or velocity and only has one bender, so you would lose a lot of expression if it was your primary controller. You would do better to buy another voice chip, resell it, and buy something that is a better controller.
Also, it's kind of gigantic for a midi controller. And what would be the point of taking out hte remaining chips? You can just turn the volume down or not plug it in.
so what do I put down here now?

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Post by artfulideas » Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:27 pm

Oh!!! Sothats why I couldnt get it to work as a MIDI controller, it doesnt send MIDI cc data!

I was gonna remove the remaining chips to resell, cus if you do that, I think you get just as much if not more than if you sell the entire thing.

right.

anyways...
woulda been cool looking though. And a lot of sliders. If only they did MIDI ccs.
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Post by Maschinengeist » Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:28 pm

Here's the Juno-106 MIDI implementation chart: http://www.soundofmusic.se/files/juno10 ... tation.htm
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