The Alpha Juno is a slightly cut down version of the Roland MKS 50/MKS-50. It still sounds fab but unlike the MKS50 it’s a keyboard version with membrane buttons and a small LCD display. It really benefits from having an external controller to get under the hood of the exterior to program your own patches the casing is heavy and well built. You can get a Roland PG-300 external controller to do just this or the Kiwi Technics PE (Patch Editor) which can be purchased new here on their website if you are finding it hard to find a used PG-300.
It has 1 DCO per voice, pitch bend, LFO, Sub, pulse, sawtooth, noise a sub oscillator to form your patches. Pulse width, portamento the classic chord memory for old-school rave and techno sounding riffs, and a chorus effect thrown in for good measure.
This model has a successor in the form of the Roland Alpha Juno 2, the newer model added MIDI and keyboard improvements over the Juno 1.
It has been used in the past by acts such as The Prodigy, Massive Attack, Vince Clarke, Human Resource (the dominator/hoover sound early rave music)!! And many more…
Keyboard/Number of keys
Keyboard 49 keys with velocity and after touch
Can store up to 64 different TONES, 64 preset patches
One DCO per voice utilising Pulse, Sawtooth, Sub, noise waveforms, and one sub-oscillator.
24db Cutoff filter, Resonance,
Check battery fault
Controllable by MIDI, ADSR Envelopes
ROYALTY FREE EFFECTS