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Monday, December 04, 2023

Controlling the the whole studio with a vintage Roland arranger

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"I LOVE ARRANGERS ⚡️⚡️ Maybe they are a little cheesy but I've got the classic 1993 Roland RA-95 connected to the whole studio through the Squarp Instruments Hapax sequencer & I am just having a blast controlling it all with the ROLI Lumi Keys ๐Ÿ™

Just listen to that bass!

Prophet-6 ➡️ bass
OB-6 ➡️ back up chords
Juno-106 ➡️ more chords
System-8 ➡️ the lead
Jupiter-80 ➡️ drums"

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Exploring Ambient Sounds - Hydrasynth Deluxe Multi Patches

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"Stay a while and get lost in the beautiful ambience of the @AshunSoundMachines #Hydrasynth Deluxe. Today we are going to scroll through the #ambient category patches in the multi-bank (Two 8-voice synth engines either stacked or split)

Which one is your favourite?"

Friday, September 29, 2023

New Roland GAIA 2: Creating and Explaining Synth Sounds ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽ›✨

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"Let's make some sounds from scratch on the all-new Roland GAIA 2 synthesizer. The GAIA 2 is a digital synth with hybrid architecture; It features one wavetable oscillator and two virtual-analog oscillators (including supersaw). The most interesting part is the Motion XY pad which allows you to record gestures and use it like a trackpad for the menu."

See the announcement post for the Roland GAIA 2 here.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

OB-6: Creating and Explaining Synth Sounds ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽ›✨

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"It's time to learn about synthesis with the analog sounds of the OB-6
Join your friend MR TUNA as he takes a deep dive into this modern classic starting with a basic patch and exploring its features to create unique and distinctive sounds.

The Oberheim (or Sequential Circuits!) OB-6 is a highly regarded analog synthesizer known for its warm and classic sound. It's a collaborative effort between two legendary companies in the world of synthesizers: Dave Smith Instruments (DSI) and Tom Oberheim. Here are some key features and details about the OB-6:

Analog Architecture: The OB-6 is a true analog polyphonic synthesizer, which means it uses voltage-controlled analog circuitry to generate and shape its sounds. This results in a rich and organic sonic character.

Polyphony: The OB-6 is good for chords and complex musical arrangements. It has 6-voices that can be played polyphonically or stacked in unison.

Oscillators: The OB-6 features two voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) and a sub-oscillator per voice. These oscillators provide a wide range of waveforms, including sawtooth, square, and pulse, (plus anything in-between) allowing for diverse sound shaping.

Filters: The filter on each card is based upon the 12dB/oct state-variable resonant introduced on the SEM, and offers a continous transition from low-pass, to notch, to high-pass- as well as an additional band-pass mode.

Modulation: The OB-6 offers various modulation sources and destinations, allowing you to create evolving and dynamic sounds. It includes an LFO (Low-Frequency Oscillator) and an envelope generator for modulation.

Effects: This synthesizer comes with built-in effects such as delays, choruses, and reverbs adding depth and character to the sound.

Interface: The OB-6 features an intuitive and hands-on knob-per-function interface with knobs, sliders, and switches for easy sound tweaking and manipulation.

MIDI and Connectivity: It offers MIDI DIN and USB connectivity, making it compatible with other MIDI gear and software.

Overall, the Oberheim OB-6 is a highly regarded and sought-after synthesizer due to its superb sound quality, classic analog architecture, and user-friendly interface. It's a very cool and capable synth."

Friday, September 08, 2023

Creating and Explaining Synth Sounds on the Korg MonoPoly ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽ›✨

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"It's time to learn about synthesis with the vintage analog Korg MonoPoly. We will start on an initialized patch and use as many features and functions as we can to make new synth sounds from scratch. The Monopoly is a very unique synth in the way that you can play like a 4 oscillator mono-synth or play each oscillator polyphonically with paraphonic articulation. I really enjoy creating some crazy, out-of-control patches and seeing how maddening I can make it."

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Creating and Explaining Synth Sounds on the Roland Juno-X ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽ›✨

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"It's time to learn about synthesis with the Roland Juno-X. We will start on an initialized patch and use as many features and functions as we can to make new synth sounds from scratch. The Juno-X is an excellent synths for creating sounds because most of the controls are right on the surface, and it's laid out in a very user-friendly manner. I really love dialling in patches and the sound engine is very powerful"

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Playing an MPE Prophet-6 patch (No talking)

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"MIDI Polyphonic Expression is the most interesting thing to happen in the studio for years!! Playing MPE sounds on the #Prophet6 is my new favorite thing. Per-note pitch bend and polyphonic aftertouch take exploring sounds on synthesizers into a whole new universe of discovery and expression."

Thursday, November 03, 2022

Creating MPE Sounds on the OB-6 with Roli LUMI Keys (No Talking)

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"MPE is the most exciting advancement in instrument technology since the inception of MIDI and I've just got my hands on the Roli LUMI Keys Studio Edition to take control of the newly updated capabilities of the awesome and analog Sequential OB-6 synthesizer.

Featuring per-note pitchbend and poly-aftertouch, the LUMI Keys makes for an incredibly expressive playing experience and brings the synth into completely new territories. It's an extremely satisfying way to enjoy the sounds of the OB-6 and something I hope you'll enjoy as I build up some patches from an initialized tone, going from basic to bonkers.

No talking or time-wasting, just pure sound design and exploration.

Roli LUMI Keys is first keyboard controller offering per-key pitchbend and polyphonic aftertouch, plus whole-key illumination for scales, performance, and composing.

Per-key pitchbend and polyphonic aftertouch
Whole-key illumination
Expandability through magnetic connectors
ROLI Studio software suite
DS5.5 sized keys
Compact and easily transportable

Its seriously a great tool for taking control in and out of the studio."

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Making sounds on the Korg Prologue

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"Has the Korg Prologue been quietly discontinued?? it is one of my all-time favourite synths for its sad-analog, mourning-like Japanese sound and Blade Runner pads. 16 voices of pure VCO goodness and some incredible effects. Its got fantastic build quality (Made in Japan!) and inspires me everytime I play.

Here's some sounds."

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Creating sounds on the Korg MS2000

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"Is the Korg MS2000 considered vintage yet??
Creating sounds from scratch on the Korg MS2000 synthesizer starting with an initialized patch."

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Jupiter-4 Circuit Mod Demo for System-8 & Roland Cloud

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"The new JP-4 plug-out for the System-8 is here and the biggest new feature is 'Circuit Mod'

Vintage synths like the JUPITER-4 had internal trim controls that allowed technicians to tweak various analog components when they drifted out of spec. But sometimes, “out of spec” created a sound that was unique, interesting, or extraordinary. Realized through the latest ACB advancements, the new Circuit Mod function lets you sweep through multiple trims using a single macro control. Along with the Condition parameter, which simulates the effects of aging, you can dial in everything from a factory-primed JUPITER-4 to a road-worn synth that hasn’t seen a tech bench in decades.

The JUPITER-4 Software Synthesizer offers full integration with the SYSTEM-8 keyboard. You can change the JUPITER-4’s plug-in panel to match the SYSTEM-8 for intuitive, one-to-one control. Or use the PLUG-OUT functionality to turn your SYSTEM-8 into a standalone, eight-voice JUPITER-4 that you can play in the studio or on stage."

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Roland JUPITER-4 Software Synthesizer Overview | A Vintage Icon on Roland Cloud

video upload by RolandChannel

Follow-up to this post.

"No synthesizer collection is complete without the original JUPITER. The iconic ’78 instrument set the stage for synthesis power with “Compuphonic” technology enabling digital voltage control and the ability to store eight user presets. Now, you can get the warm, fat sounds of the iconic JUPITER-4 synth as a plug-in for your DAW or a PLUG-OUT for your SYSTEM-8. Using Analog Circuit Behavior modeling, we’ve recreated the authentic circuit behaviors of the vintage instrument, including all the quirks and instabilities you know and love.

The beloved instrument got some modern updates too. New enhancements take the JUPITER-4 sonic powers to another level, including extended oscillator range, adjustable noise, velocity sensitivity, sub-oscillator volume control, and a flexible arpeggiator. And in addition to the perfect modeling of JUPITER-4’s lush Ensemble chorus, you can dig into a slew of added effects, including phaser, flanger, overdrive, reverb, and delay.

If you’re a SYSTEM-8 owner, the JUPITER-4 Software Synthesizer offers full integration with your SYSTEM-8 keyboard. You can change the JUPITER-4’s plug-in panel to match the SYSTEM-8 for intuitive, one-to-one control. Or use the PLUG-OUT functionality to turn your synth into a standalone, eight-voice JUPITER-4 you can play in the studio or on stage.

Watch Laurence Jepson, aka LZARUS, detail the features that bring this vintage gem into the modern day and now into your DAW.

00:00 Intro and history
00:41 Interface and basic controls
01:07 Patch memory and new sounds
01:46 SYSTEM-8 layout and control
01:55 Adjustable sub-oscillator and noise
02:17 Velocity control
02:29 Increased polyphony
02:57 Unison and LFO modulation
03:26 Ensemble chorus effect
03:59 Effects section
04:15 Enhanced arpeggiator
04:34 Hidden chord feature
05:08 Host tempo sync
05:25 Circuit Mod – new ACB feature
06:05 Analog Circuit Behavior
06:25 Plug-in features and compatibility
06:45 Get the JUPITER-4 Software Synthesizer"

NEW Jupiter-4 Plug-out for Roland System-8: Sound Design & Review
video upload by MR TUNA Music

"My friends! I am so honoured to be a part of the launch for the all-new ACB JUPITER-4 model for Roland Cloud and the System-8 synthesizer.

0:00 - Intro - Sounds
0:33 - Intro - The System-8 is not dead!
1:52 - Building a patch from scratch (init patch)
2:04 - The oscillators
3:55 - Sub osc
4:16 - Filter sweeps
5:21 - Filter envelopes
5:56 - Ensemble effect
7:31 - Big pads
7:50 - Circuit mod
10:56 - Motion recording with the sequencer
12:10 - Creating a bass sound
12:57 - Creating a pad sound
16:15 - Exploring negative envelopes
17:48 - Adding effects
19:06 - Closing thoughts"

And the press release from Roland

Authentic Recreation of Roland’s First JUPITER Synthesizer, Now Available as a Legendary Series Plug-In and SYSTEM-8 PLUG-OUT Through Roland Cloud

Los Angeles, CA, June 16, 2022 — Roland announces the JUPITER-4 Software Synthesizer, the latest addition to the Legendary instrument series available through Roland Cloud. Released in 1978, the JUPITER-4 was Roland’s first polyphonic synthesizer and the first to carry the JUPITER name. With the JUPITER-4 Software Synthesizer, the authentic sound of this trendsetting icon is now available as a computer-based plug-in and a PLUG-OUT for the SYSTEM-8 synthesizer keyboard.

Roland products with the JUPITER name represent the current pinnacle of the company’s synthesizer development, a benchmark started over four decades ago with the JUPITER-4. In addition to incredible analog synthesis power, it brought then-revolutionary digital voltage control and the ability to store eight presets with technological wizardry dubbed “Compuphonic.” But the JUPITER-4’s real appeal was its warm, fat voice and inviting hands-on panel, which inspired synth pioneers to create the defining sounds of synth-pop, new wave, and other emerging styles of the late ’70s and early ’80s.

Roland’s evolving Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology brings the JUPITER-4 to life through careful analysis of original hardware units, circuit diagrams, and other historical data. This information is then used to recreate the authentic circuit behaviors of the vintage instrument—including all the beloved quirks and instabilities—giving the JUPITER-4 Software Synthesizer a breathtakingly accurate sound that buzzes with unique character.

While the JUPITER-4 only has a single VCO, it sounds positively massive, thanks to the combined characteristics of its oscillator, filter, LFO section, and more. ACB brings all these elements together like the original hardware, capturing the behavior and component interactions to create sonic magic. Going further, powerful new Circuit Mod and Condition controls allow users to adjust the overall character to suit their taste.

The JUPITER-4 also includes enhanced features for modern workflows, including extended oscillator range, adjustable noise, velocity sensitivity, sub-oscillator volume control, and a flexible arpeggiator. In addition, phaser, flanger, overdrive, reverb, and delay effects are available to complement the lush Ensemble chorus effect from the original keyboard.

The plug-in flows easily into modern DAW environments with a resizable UI, support for VST3, AAX, and AU formats, and native compatibility with Apple silicon. It also offers full integration with the Roland SYSTEM-8 Synthesizer. Users can control the software plug-in from the keyboard’s panel, and PLUG-OUT functionality turns the SYSTEM-8 into a standalone, eight-voice JUPITER-4 for stage and studio playing.

Availability & Pricing

The JUPITER-4 Software Synthesizer is the newest member of Roland’s Legendary series on Roland Cloud, which includes plug-in versions of the JD-800, JUNO-60, JUPITER-8, TR-808, TR-909, and other Roland classics.

Users can select two Legendary titles with the Pro membership level for $99/year, or get full access to all titles with Ultimate membership for $199/year. All paid levels—including Core and Pro—start with a free 30-day trial of Ultimate, allowing users to try out the JUPITER-4 and other Ultimate instruments, effects, apps, and more. In addition, any Roland Account holder can purchase Lifetime Keys for individual Legendary series titles. This provides unlimited access for as long as their account is active, even if they don’t have a Roland Cloud membership.

The JUPITER-4 is part of the Analog Polysynth Collection, a new Legendary series bundle that also includes the JUPITER-8, JUNO-60, JX-3P, and JUNO-106 software plug-ins. The bundle provides Lifetime Keys for all included products and offers a savings of nearly 40 percent over purchasing individual titles.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

2 Vintage Roland JX-8P layered + Eventide Reverb - Pure Sounds No Talking

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"Finally got my other JX-8P back from repair so now I can layer them together for some beautiful synth serenity. No talking, just pure atmosphere

Gear used:
Roland JX-8P x2

Eventide H9 Max"

Friday, May 20, 2022

Supersaw Showdown: System-8 vs Juno-X (No Talking)

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"SUPERSAWS! We got 'em! But which sounds the best?
Today's video is a comparison of the new Roland Juno-X and the 2016 Roland System-8 and their sweet supersaw synth sounds.

Starting from an initialized patch we'll go back and forth and discover the differences between these great synths. It's way bigger than you might think."

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Juno-X vs. System-8: Matching Sounds (Juno 106 Models)

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"One of the most requested comparisons, it's time for a super synth showdown between two Roland virtual heavy-hitters: the Juno-106 models on the new 2022 Juno-X and the proven 2016 (has it been 6 years?!) System-8.

This comparison isn't about how 'true to the original' either one sounds, it's about how the sounds compare to each other-- so I won't be including my ratty old original 106. They are both great synths, and each has its own pros and cons, but as for the sound-- that's for you to decide!

We start with an initialized patch on both synthesizers, then it's a delicate balance of building up sounds as closely as we can from there. There will definitely be some differences and some advantages, but only one can be named the ultimate VST-in-a-box!

I cut out my whole boring intro for you so we just get straight into it-- let's do this!

It's an all-new episode of "Patch Match From Scratch"!

0:00 - Init patch
2:50 - Comparing filters
4:00 - Patch building break ❤️
4:14 - Bringing sounds closer
5:24 - PWM
7:07 - Juno chorus
8:52 - Adding in sub oscillators
10:51 - Patchin building break ❤️
11:28 - Saw waves & sub waves
13:36 - Key Differences
15:40 - Portamento
17:54 - Reverb & Delay
19:08 - Totally blown out final sounds!"

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Comparing Juno-X vs Original Juno-106: Patch Match From Scratch!

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"The comparison you're dying to hear! Two synths enter, but only one will be crowned KING!
Ok actually they are both *awesome* machines, but today's experiment is to show of how close we can get the newly announced Juno-X to the classic 106 from 1984 that inspired it.

We'll start with a initialized patch and build the sounds up as closely as we possibly can.

That being said, my poor old 106 is approaching 40 years old now and it has its own set of quirks and issues. After about an hour the outputs start to crackle and a some of the faders and pots are a bit scratchy or skippy. Its still an amazing sounding instrument tho, and the Juno-X really holds up to that legacy.

Check it out! And let me know what you think."

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Meet the New Roland Juno-X 61-key Synthesizer

Introducing the Roland JUNO-X Synthesizer | Three JUNOs in One (JUNO-60, JUNO-106, and JUNO-X)
video upload by RolandChannel

"Watch David Ahlund introduce the JUNO-X synthesizer’s wide range of sounds and features. This three-in-one synth contains the vintage JUNO-60 and JUNO-106 engines from the legendary JUNO lineup plus the modern JUNO-X sound engine. Combine and layer up to four parts and bring the warm vintage sounds of the ‘80s into the future.

Enhance your performance with three additional Roland classics—XV-5080, RD-Piano, and Vocoder. From the built-in chorus to the forward-thinking I-Arpeggio, JUNO-X combines classic effects with modern musical muscle for an unmatched JUNO experience.

Not only is JUNO-X packed with unrivaled sounds, but it also features a familiar panel with responsive controls and a full-sized keyboard for immersive performance. Plus, you can tweak tones, build scenes, and swap parameters easily using the free JUNO-X Editor for Windows and Mac OS available on Roland Cloud.

0:00 Introduction
1:11 JUNO-X Engine
3:08 JUNO-60 Model
4:14 JUNO-106 Model
5:49 XV-5080 Model
6:21 RD-Piano Model
6:40 ZEN-Core Sounds
7:32 Designing Sounds—Synth Bass
8:39 Designing Sounds—Pad
9:33 Designing Sounds—Organ
10:18 Designing Sounds—Lead
11:14 Vocoder
12:10 Scenes
14:25 I-Arpeggio
15:49 Drum Step Sequencing
17:32 Roland Cloud Connect
18:13 Performance"

Roland Juno-X Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer - First Look with Scott Berry

video upload by Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Roland Fantom-0 Bundles at Kraft Music:"

New Roland JUNO-X: First Impressions, Patch Building, Features & Review

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"My friends--- I can finally say it: The Juno-X is HERE.
What an honour to be a part of the launch campaign with my friends at Roland. I am a huge advocate for the original Jupiter-X and all of its amazing capabilities, and the new Juno-X does EVERYTHING the Jupiter does in a more accessible and more inexpensive package--- it even has stereo speakers under the hood!

Here is my day 1 review of this awesome synthesizer.

0:00 - The NEW Juno-X
1:17 - Creating sounds from scratch with the Juno-X model
6:26 - Detuning oscillators
7:32 - Juno Chorus I, II, & III
10:29 - Filter modes: Roland, Moog, Sequential
12:12 - Changing parts, adding in part 2: Juno-106 model
16:10 - Stacking sounds
16:53 - Adding in part 3: RD Piano model
17:49 - 3 layer super stack!!!
19:30 - Adding in a rhythm/arpeggio
21:11 - Exploring some scenes
27:07 - Feature rundown
29:09 - Comparison with Jupiter-X
30:26 - Closing Thoughts

Roland JUNO-X - DEMO by gattobus: "Distant Memories"

video upload by gattobus

"Here is the new Roland JUNO-X!!!
Every sound you hear in this video comes from this instrument, no overdubs, everything's been played in real time using the 5 internal parts, iArpeggio and the step sequencer.
Inside of each unit that you will find in the stores, there's also a piece of me as I had the privilege to create a lot of factory tones, scenes and the new iArpeggio 2.0 patterns!
I put a lot of love into it and I'm so happy with the final result. I have never felt so good with a synth since System-8, my first real job for Roland. It's a great honour for me to collaborate with them.
This simple song that I played, is not just a demo, it's a declaration of love towards life, for the fact that it led me to do (at least for me) the most beautiful job in the world.
I would like to thank president Jun-Ichi Miki, Hisakazu Yamasato, Akihiro Nagata, Yoshinori Iwamoto, Gota Miyabashira and all the amazing people in Roland I've been in contact with during the last 5 years. You are like superheroes to me, you're really making my dreams come true.
I hope this is only the beginning.
Happy 50th Anniversary Roland!!! ๐Ÿงก"

And the press release (click the pics to zoom in):

The Legendary JUNO Experience Reimagined with the Power of Roland’s ZEN-Core Synthesis System

Los Angeles, CA, April 26, 2022 — Roland announces JUNO-X, a new polyphonic synthesizer driven by the next-generation ZEN-Core Synthesis System. JUNO-X brings the best of the past together with Roland’s latest technologies, reimagining the vintage JUNO experience with vastly expanded sound possibilities and free-flowing tools tuned for today’s music. It delivers the full capabilities of the native ZEN-Core engine, along with genuine recreations of the JUNO-60 and JUNO-106 synths plus other legacy Roland instruments.

Standing among the greatest analog synthesizers ever created, Roland’s iconic JUNO lineup has had a massive impact on music for over four decades. The warm, organic sounds of the JUNO-60 and JUNO-106 defined countless ’80s pop hits and played a huge role in the emergence of techno, house, synthwave, and other electronic styles. JUNO-X delivers the vintage JUNO spirit that continues to inspire leading music makers, coupled with the power and versatility needed for modern workflows.

JUNO-X includes JUNO-60 and JUNO-106 Models, plus an all-new JUNO-X engine with a Super Saw waveform, velocity sensitivity, pitch envelope control, and other evolved features. The two beloved chorus modes from the originals are also available, plus a third mode with even more fatness and swirl. Users can combine them to create seven different chorus effects for use with any JUNO-X tone.

JUNO-X features additional Models from the historic Roland canon, including the PCM-based XV-5080, acoustic pianos from the RD series, and an expressive Vocoder. Model Expansions from Roland Cloud are supported as well, giving players the ability to load optional titles such as the JUPITER-8, JD-800, SH-101, Vocal Designer, and others.

Roland Cloud is also home to a growing range of Wave Expansions, Sound Packs, Sample Packs, and other creative tools, and ten free Sound Packs are available with a JUNO-X purchase. Additionally, JUNO-X provides integrated support for Roland Cloud Connect, a powerful option that includes the WC-1 wireless adapter and one year of Roland Cloud Pro membership. This allows users to browse, audition, and load Model Expansion titles and other Pro membership content directly to the keyboard via Wi-Fi.

A key element of the JUNO’s appeal was a straightforward interface that made it easy to craft inspiring sounds and evolving textures in the heat of the moment. With a familiar hands-on panel inspired by the original 1980s synths, JUNO-X invites players to fully immerse in the music and create without limits. Up to four tones can be layered together, and a wide selection of modern effects are available for enhancing sounds. First introduced with JUPITER-X, the powerful I-Arpeggio function offers both traditional arpeggio sounds and organic, inspiring movement driven by intelligent algorithms.

JUNO-X comes equipped with an expressive 61-note keyboard with aftertouch and loads of connectivity for every musical workflow, including balanced and unbalanced audio outputs, a stereo audio input, and MIDI I/O. There’s also a mic input for vocal performing or feeding the onboard Vocoder. USB is available for data backup, audio/MIDI communication with DAWS, and remote editing with the free JUNO-X Editor for macOS and Windows. A high-quality stereo speaker system provides built-in sound monitoring, and Bluetooth® is available for streaming music from a mobile device.

Availability & Pricing

The Roland JUNO-X Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer will be available in the U.S. in May for $1999.99."

--- Original post prior to the above follows (pics replaced with hi res versions - click them for the full size shots) ---

This is just breaking - no press release or info on Roland's site yet. Until then, some pics and features. As you can see this one is based on the Juno-106 design. The UI is as important as the engine and it looks like Roland may have nailed this one. The one problem with the original Juno-106 are those BA662A voice chips that fail over time. I've had a couple go and they are not simple to replace. You have to unsolder multiple pins on them to remove them.

What's interesting is it appears Roland is releasing classic physical designs with overlapping synth engines. The JUPITER-X has the JUPITER-8, JX-8P, JUNO-106, SH-101, XV-5080, RD, Vocoder, and ZEN-Core engines. The Juno-X has JUNO-106, Juno-60, XV-5080, RD, Vocoder, and ZEN-Core. So the X adds the Juno-60 but is missing the Jupiter-8, JX-8P, and SH-101? The Juno-X adds built-in speakers like the Jupiter-Xm. Interesting they note the speakers were inspired by the Juno-60 below. The Juno-60 did not have built-in speakers. The Juno-106S and SynthPlus 60 did.


Over 4,000 presets from historic Roland products including the JUNO-106, Juno-60, XV-5080, RD series of pianos, and classic vocoder model

Model Expansions incorporate even more Roland history and sound-design technology to offer nearly endless options for sonic exploration

Newly engineered Super Saw oscillator, Chorus III effect, and more use ZEN-core Synthesis to deliver a worthy holder of the Juno gauntlet

Layer up to 4 different sounds for unparalleled tone design opportunities

Intuitive interface enables straightforward sound design and modification

Ergonomic arrangements encourage breezy workflow, setup recall, and preset management with Scenes (up to 256 global setup presets)

Free Juno-X Editor software is included to give you even deeper access to making your sounds your own

Classic design and robust hardware seamlessly blend satisfying tactility with precision control

Aftertouch and assignable sliders and switches provide great range of expressivity

Retro arpeggiator and I-Arpeggiator can be freely toggled to allow for greater rhythmic flourish
USB audio/MIDI interface and USB memory port for data backup, computer connection, and more

Onboard stereo speakers (inspired by the Juno-60) and Bluetooth compatibility make it easy to jam along to any accompanying track

Dedicated microphone input includes its own effects to model inputs and vocoded sounds

Multi-effects suite includes multiple forms of reverb, delay, chorus, EQ, compression, and overdrive

Output jacks for hold and control pedals allow for expansion of expressive control

3.5mm and 1/4-inch headphone outputs, L/Mono and R 1/4-inch main outs, and L/R XLR outs

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Check it out: 1980 Alpha Syntauri Computer Music System | Synth History

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"My friends, I present to you the complete 'alphaSyntauri' (Alpha Syntauri) Computer Music System circa 1980. I finally got it all set up and (mostly) functioning after buying this from a nice old lady in town. The old Apple II clone had a shot power supply so I found a new one and we're off to the races!!

This is a not-so-quick demo of some of the features I was able to coax into functioning, and a few sounds that came standard with this cool vintage computer music system."

Friday, February 25, 2022

Creating sounds on the OB-6 from scratch (No Talking) Synth Demo

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"There is no method to this video, just 5 minutes of free sound design on the Sequential Circuits OB-6. Sometimes it's just fun to see where inspiration takes you. I try to touch on all the main features of the OB-6, including x-mod, the notch filter, and some nice internal effects. All sounds from OB-6, no compression or extra effects added."

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

KEEP YOUR COOL | Roland VT-4 + Prophet-6, OB-6 & DX-7

video upload by MR TUNA Music

"Don’t confuse me babe
You know this ain’t my speed
I was staring in the mirror
And something took a hold of me
I know you live an interesting life
You worship at the altar underneath the city lights
Just keep it moving
Just keep your cool
Tell me why you always run away the minute I come through
Just keep it moving
Just keep your cool
I had the strangest dream of what could be
and nothing else will do

Gear used:
Sequential Circuits Prophet-6 analog synthesizer
Sequential Circuits / Oberheim OB-6 analog synthesizer
Yamaha DX-7IIFD FM synthesizer
Roland TR-808 analog drum machine
Roland MC-707 groovebox
Squarp Pyramid hardware sequencer
Roland MX-1 mixer
Roland VT-4 vocal transformer"

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