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1980s Roland Juno 106 Kiwi Upgrade Vintage Analog Synthesizer, Serviced


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Up for sale, a 1980s Roland Juno-106 analog polyphonic synthesizer in excellent condition and in perfect working order, boasting the Kiwi-106 suite of mods, significantly expanding the functionality and flexibility of this beloved synth. This Juno has just been professionally serviced and fully cleaned at Synapse Audio Systems, and also benefits from a new set of voice chips. The Juno 106 is one of the most enduringly popular Roland synths of the '80s, virtually the same synth engine as its predecessor the Juno 60, yet with extensive MIDI capability and over twice the patch memory storage (128 patches).

The Juno-106 is a six-voice polyphonic and programmable analog synth with one digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) per voice. The Juno-106 uses built-in Chorus to fatten up its sound to dramatic effect too. The nature of the Juno's DCO results in a sound that is stable, always in perfect tune, but still warm and analog. The Juno features an excellent 24dB/oct analog lowpass filter with plenty of resonance and self-oscillating possibilities as well as a non-resonant high pass filter. The programmable pitch/mod bender can be assigned to control the DCO pitch, VCF cutoff, and LFO amount all at once or individually.

The Kiwi-106 mod is an exceptional augmentation, delivering a vast array of improvements and expansions including:

-An expanded synthesis architecture with dual envelopes and multi-waveform LFOs
-Comprehensive routing of controls
-High resolution parameters
-A storage upgrade to eight groups of 64 patches (512 total), all of which can be edited and stored in Flash memory (no battery required)
-A six-voice polyphonic 124-step sequencer
-A pattern generator, which can use the Arp or Seq clocks
-An upgraded MIDI system designed for usage in modern studios/on stages

This unit is in great shape, with just a touch of light wear on the enclosure edges and some general scuffing/marks on the bottom. There is also one scuff of note on the back corner and a previous owner's SSN scrawled beneath it. The graphics are clean (including the new Kiwi graphics), the key caps are bright white, and all sliders and knobs are intact and function flawlessly.