Waves

An original Roland Juno 6 from 1982.

The story

Everyone has it, the one piece of ‘if there was a fire, what would I grab?’. Mine is an all original 1982 Roland Juno 6. I’ve got a few nice pieces but this one always finds a way onto every producing /writing session.

Theres a lot of downtime and travelling in this music world, and I found myself being away a lot more and away from my studio. This was my attempt at capturing the all important ‘glue’ that this synth really excels at. It really is a beautiful sound and having it now wherever I’m touring is pretty great!

Taking every note, slightly adjusting the LFO and cutoff sweep and keeping the chorus on the whole time, I think it’s made something very usable and full of character.

To give even more colour I opted on using a Redd.51 valve pre amp, to give it the abbey road 60s colour that we all know and love!

Add some slosh and get ambient, or use it as a bed underneath. Enjoy!

Reviews for Waves

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  • Very inspiring instrument

    This instrument has inspired me since the first note I played. Very realxing sound adding some reverb. There is an issue in Bb2, which seems to trigger half a second later than the other samples. Incredible overall sound.

    OsvaldoDeJesusG26 October 2021
  • Beautiful Classic Pad

    This pad is undoubtedly ionic and so versatile. I think it sounds so great in chill styles or rock music like indie rock or lofi rock. Its a smooth sound but it still has alot of character and the subtle modulation is always nice and recognizable. I have the arturia synth collection which has this pad as well so i dont know if this will be of particular use to me. I plan to test both out and see if i like one more than the other. This is really awesome for people who dont have any plugins of a juno though.

    septemberwalk11 November 2021
  • Lovely pad with a touch of nostalgia

    This is a lovely pad with a bit of a nostalgic retro feel. It's smooth, it's nicely sampled, and it plays well. I think that it might be better if the entire keybed was shifted one octave up, but that might be just me. It's pretty good though!

    Alex Raptakis01 November 2021
  • Iconic sound, some issues

    This Juno 6 pad sound is completely iconic. I appreciate that it is presented in the original mono, along with reverb. It might have been fun to present some effected versions as well, but I suppose we can all do that with plugins, pedals, or hardware or whatever our favorite way is. The samples seem to sit an octave lower on the keys than you'd expect, and the editing of the sample start times feels uneven to me. Even so, this is a fun and useful library, and a worthy download!

    Sam Ecoff02 November 2021