How is a Juno 106 different than JX3P/ JX8P?

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How is a Juno 106 different than JX3P/ JX8P?

Postby blavatsky » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:00 pm

Sorry if this has been asked before, there are like 50 pages of Juno 106 posts to search...
How are these different than a roland JX3P/JX8P (both of which I owned and sold for one reason or another..)

Obviously interface is more hands-on and it's 1 OSC per voices rather than 2 on the JXs, are the envelopes "snappier" for a tighter bass sound? Any other interesting changes/pros/cons?
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Re: How is a Juno 106 different than JX3P/ JX8P?

Postby philip » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:24 am

I had a jx8p and have a 106. 106 has a brighter and colder tone for me,and sounds less vintage. What else..absolutely beautifull sounding synth. Envelopes are snappier that is for sure.
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Re: How is a Juno 106 different than JX3P/ JX8P?

Postby GuyaGuy » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:47 am

Basically the 106 has fewer features but is knobbier. (Full specs on VSE and Wikipedia.) To me they all sound fairly similar--that Roland DCO sound. But the JX-3P and 106 are closer; they use the same filter. http://analog.no/cms/index.php/roland-c ... d-circuits

The JX-8P has a different filter and less snappy envelopes, although I find them snappy enough for most poly-synth sounds. Its filter is known for being more "polite." That might sound like a bad thing but it's great for softer sounds, pads, stringy sounds, etc.
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Re: How is a Juno 106 different than JX3P/ JX8P?

Postby Kenneth » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:26 am

In my opinion: JX-8P sounds better (has more of an organic character, and is more versatile), but is more difficult to program. Juno 106 is better for making futuristic sounding music (has a cold, sterile character). If you're looking for a replacement to the JX synths but want something that's a little easier to program, check out the Korg DW-8000. It looks awful, but it sounds lovely and, though it uses a one-paramter-at-a-time user interface, it is quite streamlined and easy to get the hang of.
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Re: How is a Juno 106 different than JX3P/ JX8P?

Postby blavatsky » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:33 am

thanks guys - yeah i wish i had just hung onto my jx3p w/ pg200 ugh, i think i sold the combo for 300 bucks :?
Jx8p was awesome for strings and such but i could not get around the programming , workflow killer for me.

guy is asking 300 for the 106, if its still around (and doesn't have bad voice chips) I think i'll try to snag it, currently without an analog polysynth.

the cheap korgs (DW 8000 and like) look cool too, just haven't showed up locally or cheap recently.
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