MATRIXSYNTH: Roland Juno-60 Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Minerva MIDI Upgrade & Mods

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Roland Juno-60 Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Minerva MIDI Upgrade & Mods

via this auction

"The follow changes have been made beyond original spec.
LPF Freq & Res faders replaced
LFO fader replace
Battery replaced
Minerva upgrade added for Midi I/O + additional LFO, Envelope generator, and additional patch storage
More on Minerva

Minerva is a MIDI retrofit for the Roland Juno 60 synthesizer. It is installed internally but with a minimum harm to the original system hence can be called non-destructive.

The Minerva main board which sits in an add-socket actually replaces one of the factory Roland microprocessor without the needing of removing the processor itself. By unplugging the add-on board the original processor is back to work.

The MIDI sockets are prepared on a plate which is installed as a replacement of the DCB socket plate.

The Minerva pitch bend board is to be plugged at the pitch bend board of the Juno. This little board mixes the manual and MIDI pitch bend signals.

While Minerva adds superior MIDI functions to Juno it also provides fine extras for sound manipulation, too. An extra very flexible LFO and an extra mono envelope generator for the filter extends modulation capabilities. Both the extra LFO and the arpeggiator can be synced to MIDI. The voice generation and the tonal character of the synthesizer are not affected by adding Minerva.

The memory capacity is enlarged to 80 patches from the original 56 and the extra parameters are stored in the patch memory as well.

The firmware can be upgraded via MIDI and the patches can up- and downloadable as SysEx data. [here]"

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