Juno 6: a dust museum

Best for: that chorused string sound.

 

It came to pass that @stobiepole was at the Trash And Treasure looking for more paintings of dogs playing poker when he spied

this

on the ground, lying on a tartan rug. It was worth a comparatively small amount, but as it wasn’t a dog, poker or both, it wasn’t what he wanted. Honestly it isn’t my usual sort of thing either, but for such a price it was like rescuing a bird fallen on the ground and I asked that he please act as my emissary. Being a gentleman, he set up the sale and he and Mrs @stobiepole carried it back to his house and dogs. He wrapped it up nice and tight and sent it to my work, where art professors reminisced over it awhile.

 

There is not quite enough room for it in my little house. I think people once had bigger houses.

 

This is a real “rare””vintage” synthesiser al a the chimps at Gearslutz. I had one way back when, on loan from my brother and a clear memory of what it was supposed to sound like (e.g. some tracks on 80s Cheesecake). Although it’s in very good condition this one has a certain… hesitancy, a dustiness, things don’t move from A to B without a roadside picnic at C. It’s like when you turn on a tap the water splashes about. Is this the “authentic analogue” that we’re taught to worship? Or does it just need a clean? When I move the filter tracking slider there’s swirling burble deep down in the guts that I think really is just the circuitry having a tantrum. I refuse to clean it.

 

The best thing about having the Juno is that you can set up a sound on it that's allegedly 'authentic' and then pull out something much younger and work at making the exact same noise. The Virus can do it easily, the V-Synth can do it, probably others as well - so long as you're talking about the stable sound, not the splashing I've described above. When the music doesn't need that - all good - use the youngster and no one can tell the difference. If your music depends on the splash, I'm yet to get that same effect.

THIS TOY IS EASY TO USE

 

IT MAKES CHORUSED WOMBLE

THE SOUND QUALITY IS OK

IT IS EXPENSIVE AND IS COMMON

 

ITS RATING IS 70's BALLAD

It was either this or a red car and I think I chose wisely.