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Roland Alpha Juno 1


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Roland Alpha Juno 1

Category:  Products / synthesisers / dco synthesisers

Added: 09-Apr-12  |  Author: admin

New price: discontinued  |   S/H price: 100-150 GBP

Roland Alpha Juno 1

The legendary Roland Alpha Juno is a 6 note polyphonic synth released in 1985. While offering only 2 digitally controlled oscillators (DCO's) per voice (main and a sub-oscillator) the single DCO supplies multiple waveforms at once: a Pulse wave and a Sawtooth wave can be mixed together with the addition of a Sub-Oscillator (with 6 different wave-shapes to choose from) and a Noise generator can also be added in; on top of this, the sawtooth wave can have PWM applied.

The filter is analog 24dB/octave low-pass and the Alpha Juno 1 also offers a 3-stage hi-pass filter.

The Alpha Juno 1 has a single ADSR envelope which controls both the VCF & VCA

The Alpha Juno 1 is fitted with a 49 note keyboard, but without velocity or after-touch, however you can control those parameters using MIDI. Th Juno 1 uses mabrane switches and an "alpha" dial for editing, and offers MIDI In/Out & Thru and is - The Roland MKS-50 is the rack equivalent.

The Alpha Juno 1 became a dance icon synth in the late 80's/early 90's due to it's famous "hoover" sound which became a mainstay techno & hard-floor sound until over-use killed it off into the "retro-sounds" cupboard.

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Product:  Roland - Alpha Juno 1
Name: MAS 2008
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Activity: Professional
Date: 18-Apr-12

very good "bread and butter" synth. even if it just has one osc. from bass to pad and fx sounds - everything is possible.
the chord memory is the big thing if you are a detroit techno nerd!

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Product:  Roland - Alpha Juno 1
Name: Martyn Pole
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Activity: part-timer
Date: 20-Sep-13

I have one of these which has been largely wasted by being used as a midi
master keyboard.......time to find out how to do more with it!

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