March 13, 2018
Analog Synthesizers / From £500-£1000 / Keyboard / Roland / Vintage

Roland Alpha Juno 2 Analog Synthesizer

The Roland Alpha Juno 2 is the slightly upgraded version of the Roland Alpha Juno 1 analog keyboard synth. Features the same great sound as the Alpha Juno 1 but adds a bit of sheen by including: a 61-note keyboard that comes complete with velocity and aftertouch for more expressive playing, and a memory cartridge slot. There is a dial to control the amount of each parameter while editing sound parameters such as: the oscillators, cutoff, resonance, envelopes, LFO, Pitch bend, all waveforms listed below in the specs, PWM, high pass filter, A VCF filter cutoff, chorus and so on…

It produces excellent rave/old skoool sounds, including the fun hoover sound used by Dominator! Excellent effects due to a slow moving LFO. As with the Alpha 1 it’s best programmed with an external controller like the PG-300 by Roland or the Patch Editor made by Kiwi Technics to have more fun while programming…

 

FINAL WORD:

Solid polyphonic vintage analog synth sounds. Plenty of character with surprisingly big analog bass sounds!

 

SOUND DEMOS

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Year Produced

1986

Keyboard/Number of keys

61 note keyboard with velocity & aftertouch

Sound Generation

Analog synthesis

Maximum Polyphony

6 voices

Programs/Presets

Can store up to 64 different user TONES, 64 presets

Oscillators

1 DCO per voice: Pulse, Sawtooth, Sub, noise waveforms. 1 sub-oscillator.

FILTER

24db analog lowpass cutoff filter, Resonance

LFO

Nice and slow LFO for great sweeps, whoosh and swooshing sound effects!

 

VCA

 

EFFECTS

Chorus

Sequencer/Arpeggiator

NONE

Common Faults

Other

Controllable by MIDI, with velocity and aftertouch

SAMPLES

 

ROYALTY FREE EFFECTS

 

USEFUL LINKS

 

DOCUMENTATION

Download Roland Alpha Juno 2 User Manual pdf

Download Roland Alpha Juno 2 Schematics pdf

IMAGES FROM

66Khz studios.

 

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