MATRIXSYNTH: 80s Synth Pop on a fully restored Red Juno 106

Friday, April 30, 2021

80s Synth Pop on a fully restored Red Juno 106

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video by Ronnie Augeri

"Original synth pop composition written and recorded by Ronnie Augeri on a fully overhauled Juno 106, featuring a stunning custom red livery. This synth has had endless hours of excruciating detail put into it, and is currently for sale. [listed here]

Shoutout and thanks to my friend Allen over at synthspa for putting together this beautiful red enclosure and overlay for me!​ Big thanks to my friend Dom for mixing and mastering this track on such short notice and doing an awesome job. Check him out!"

This one was sent my way via Brant.

SN 473945 via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Completely overhauled Roland Juno 106 in a custom red livery. Synth is as close to brand new as you can get. This is not your average restoration and has countless hours of excruciating detail put into it.

The power supply was fully rebuilt with 5000 hour Nichicon caps, all electrolytic and ceramic caps replaced along with the voltage regulators and dual regulator controller.

I originally tried new replacement sliders and although they worked perfect, I was not impressed with the tactile feel. As a result, all 17 original ALPS sliders were completely disassembled, thoroughly cleaned, lubricated with quality silicone grease and reassembled. They have an incredibly smooth and firm feel. The panel board also features 34 new tactile switches, and 3 new alps 2 position slide switches. The 3 mini sliders on the bender board were also disassembled, cleaned, and lubricated.

Every board was stripped, thoroughly degreased, and washed. They have a glossy sheen appearance like they would from the factory.

All 6 voice chips are original and have had the conformal coating stripped. Each voice chip was completely reflowed and installed on pin headers for easy removal or swapping. The synth was burn-in tested for 8 hour periods on several different days, absolutely no issues.

CPU board has new battery installed.

The entire keybed assembly has been completely stripped. Every single key was hand washed/degreased and polished. The keys are the whitest I have seen, this board appears to have very little use and was kept away from the sun. All rubber dome contacts despite working, were removed, and thoroughly cleaned. The carbon tracks on the keyboard assembly were also cleaned. This is a future proofing process which will insure several more decades of reliable note triggering.

A 3 prong standard IEC receptacle has been installed and a quality brand new power cable is included.
All solder joints have been inspected and common control areas have been reflowed. All potentiometers have been cleaned.

Full calibration performed, no crackle in the chorus!

The synth is 100% functional and is in perfect cosmetic and electronic condition."

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