A-ha - Take on Me - Roland Juno 106

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A-ha - Take on Me - Roland Juno 106

Post by JWood » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:15 am

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

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

Post by erikljunggren » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:44 am

Original sound is a combination of Juno 60 and DX7. The sound used live is a mainstage patch from ES2.

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

Post by philip » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:05 am

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

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

Post by NCChao1268 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:00 am

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.

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

Post by gcoudert » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:06 am

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.
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Post by philip » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:28 pm

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

Post by gcoudert » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:15 pm

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

Post by stickman393 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:09 pm

That was fun! Nice work on the sounds.

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

Post by NCChao1268 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:36 pm

stickman393 wrote:
That was fun! Nice work on the sounds.
It sounds really nice, very authentic sounding and really true to the original.

-Nathan

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

Post by gcoudert » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:51 am

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

Post by philip » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:20 pm

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:

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