The Roland Juno 106 is a classic analog synthesizer. It is capable of a wide range of sounds loaded with warmth and character. Within the digital domain, it can be hard to emulate the electronic circuitry responsible for the subtleties that give an old analog synth its charm. However, thanks to the sampling power of Ableton Live, those characteristic tones and sonic potential are now in your hands.
I recently released a Premium Ableton Live Pack featuring more than 20 different instrument racks created by sampling sounds from the Roland Juno 106. This week I am sharing one of those instruments to give you an idea of what you can expect from the AfroDJMac Roland Juno 106 Pack. My 57th Free Ableton Live Pack is a patch created on the Juno 106 that I call “Swell Bell.” It’s a super warm pad sound that can be manipulated and mangled into many different sounds. Like each instrument in the full pack, this one truly captures the warmth and charm of the Juno 106, while adding functionality not possible on the original.
I got my hands on the Roland Juno 106, thanks to my friend Darren from the electronic band Glen and the Boys. I was immediately comforted with waves of nostalgia by the same sounds that I remember from the 80s music that accompanied my childhood. Once I sampled the synthesizer, I found that the capabilities of Ableton Live made these sounds even more fun to play with. It is pretty amazing what can be done with some quality samples! I hope you guys enjoy the sounds of this free download as much as I do, and if you do, consider picking up the full Ableton Live Pack for a wealth of additional sounds!
Here’s a handy Ableton Live Quick Tip that will help you save on CPU.