JUNO-106

Software Synthesizer

JUNO-106
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The Last Great Synth of the Analog Era Stakes Her Claim in the Digital World

The JUNO-106 Software Synthesizer perfectly realizes the influential sound and vibe of the original JUNO-106, with new capabilities and enhancements for today’s workflows.

“Highly lauded for its programmability and classic analog sound, the Roland JUNO-106 has earned a place in the hearts of synth lovers everywhere.”
—Reverb.com
A Powerful and Affordable Polysynth

The JUNO-106, released in 1984, was a standard-setting analog polyphonic synthesizer. Following the JUNO-6 and JUNO-60, it was the third and most advanced model in the affordable JUNO series, and the first to incorporate the new MIDI standard. The 106 built on the innovations introduced with its predecessors, offering easy programmability, digitally controlled oscillators, expanded patch memory, a fat-sounding stereo chorus effect, and more.

Refreshing Simplicity

With its simple synthesis architecture and distinctive sound, the JUNO-106 quickly became a staple of early ‘80s production. In the years since, up-and-coming producers and seasoned veterans alike have become hip to the storied JUNO-106. This classic synth brings new life to any composition, and many top contemporary artists put it high on their list of must-haves.

Plug In Your Own JUNO-106

Roland Cloud is the only authentic software resource for the true JUNO-106 sound. While the original hardware version is scarce, expensive, and in need of frequent tune-ups, our plug-in is always ready to play, whenever you need it. There are some great feature enhancements too, which are only available in the virtual instrument:

  • Eight voices of polyphony
  • Condition knob adjusts the sound of the JUNO-106, from clean and pristine to warm and broken in
  • Two fully adjustable envelopes
  • Famous JUNO chorus, plus modern reverb and tempo-syncing delay
  • Onboard tempo-syncing arpeggiator
Hardware Integration

The JUNO-106 also supports our PLUG-OUT format for extended operation with Roland’s SYSTEM-8 hardware synth. Parameters are automatically mapped to the SYSTEM-8’s controls, giving you a full-featured JUNO-106 you can take to the stage without a computer. It's also possible to use the SYSTEM-8 or a Roland Boutique JU-06/JU-06A for one-to-one, hands-on control of the JUNO-106 software plug-in.

Join Roland Cloud today and gain access to the fabled JUNO-106 along with many other revered Roland instruments. Love the JUNO-106? Check out the JUPITER-8 and learn why this monster synth truly is the king of planets!

Specifications
Maximum Polyphony
8 Voice
LFO
Rate
Delay Time
Delay Time
Trigger Enveloper SW
DCO
Range (64', 32', 16', 8', 4', 2')
LFO Mod
PWM Depth
PWM Source (MAN, LFO, ENV1+, ENV1-, ENV2+, ENV2-)
PWM Level
SAW Level
SUB Level
Noise Level
HPF
Cutoff Freq
VCF
Velocity Sens
Cutoff Freq
Resonance
ENV Mod
LFO Mod
Key Follow
VCA
Velocity Sens
Tone
Mode (ENV1, ENV2, GATE)
Level
ENV1
Attack
Decay
Sustain
Release
ENV2
Attack
Decay
Sustain
Release
 
Effect
Type (Overdrive, Distortion, Juno Chorus1, Juno Chorus2, Crusher, Phaser)
Tone
Depth
Delay
Type (Delay, Panning Delay, Chorus 1, Chorus 2, Flanger, Delay + Chorus)
Time
Level
REVERB
Type (Ambience, Room, Hall 1 ,Hall 2, Plate, Modulation)
Time
Level
Controller
Bend Sens Pitch
Bend Sens Filter
Mod Sens Pitch
Mod Sense Filter
Portamento
Legato (On, Off)
Bend Range
Bend Gain (1, 2, 3, 4)
Tempo Sync (On, Off)
Key Assign Mode (Mono, Unison, Poly1, Poly2)
Key Hold (On,Off)
Octave (-3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3)
Condition
Arpeggio
Arpeggio (On, Off)
ARP Type (1Oct Up, 1Oct U+D, 1Oct Down, 2OCT Down, 2Oct U+D, 2Oct Up)
ARP Step (1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/4T, 1/8T, 1/16T)
Tune
430.0Hz--450.0Hz
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Patches
Preset: 64
Plug-In Formats
VSTi 2.4 (64 bits) * Windows only
VSTi 3.6 (64 bits)
AU
AAX
System Requirements (macOS™)
Operating System
macOS™ 10.10.5 or later
Host Application
VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 3.6 compatible
Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
PLUG-OUT Hardware2 
SYSTEM-8
CPU
Intel®  Core™ i5 or better (Quad-core CPU recommended)
RAM
4 GB or more
Hard Disk
100 MB or more
Display resolution and Colors
1280 x 800 dots or higher, 16.7 million colors or more
Other
You'll need Internet connectivity to activate this software.
The SYSTEM-8 driver must be installed on your computer to connect this software to the SYSTEM-8.
System Requirements (Windows®)
Operating System1
Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1
Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1
Microsoft® Windows® 10
Incompatible with Windows® RT, Windows® Phone or virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC.
Host Application
VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 2.4/3.6 compatible
PLUG-OUT Hardware2 
SYSTEM-8
CPU
Intel®  Core™ i5 or better (Quad-core CPU recommended)
RAM
4 GB or more
Hard Disk
100 MB or more
Display resolution and Colors
1280 x 800 dots or higher, 24 bits Full Color or more
Other
You'll need Internet connectivity to activate this software.
You'll need Adobe Reader (available free of charge) in order to read the online help.
The SYSTEM-8 driver must be installed on your computer to connect this software to the SYSTEM-8.
1. Although Roland has tested numerous configurations and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the PLUG-OUT SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZER, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the PLUG-OUT SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZER based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements. This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.
2. This Software Synthesizer cannot be plugged-out to SYSTEM-1 or SYSTEM-1m hardware. If the JUNO-106 is already plugged-out to one of the plug-out destinations of SYSTEM-8 hardware, you cannot plug-out a new instance.
A SYSTEM-8 Hardware synthesizer is not required to use this instrument in your DAW, but is required for this software synthesizer to plug-out to a hardware synthesizer.
Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.VST is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. 

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In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.
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