MATRIXSYNTH: ROLAND JUNO 106 : VOICE CHIP ISSUES & How to Test

Friday, March 11, 2016

ROLAND JUNO 106 : VOICE CHIP ISSUES & How to Test


Published on Mar 11, 2016 EXPLORING AUDIO

"The Roland Juno 106 was released in February of 1984 and has become a legendary instrument in the history of synthesizers. However, it’s also well known for being somewhat tempermental.

The most common problem with Juno 106’s is the voice chips suddenly dying. The chips were just not meant to be used for 30+ years. Apparently, the coating that Roland used on these chips will begin to conduct electricity and this causes issues the voice chips. Removing this coating will fix this issue and extend the lifespan of the chips! This doesn’t work in all cases and I strongly recommend doing outside research before opening your Juno up but it does seem to fix the issue the majority of the time.

I strongly recommend watching Syntegrator’s Juno 106 videos [posted here]. Most of this video is heavily based on the information he presents there and before you ever open a Juno, check out his stuff first!"

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