More Synth Maintenance Completed

It’s been a busy week behind the scenes at Studio Nebula. Not a lot of creative stuff going on at the moment, but I’ve taken the time to give much-needed TLC to some vintage gear.

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Roland “Boutique” Line Looks Like Another Winner

Roland JX03 front Panel

Does this look familiar? It's a 2015 realization of the iconic JX-3P user interface. All they need to do is make it sound good.

A week ago Roland teased us with their new “Boutique” line, which appeared to be miniature recreations of their Jupiter-8, Juno-106, and JX-3P.

A major American instrument reseller recently posted photos of the new products on their site, and then promptly took them down – not promptly enough it would seem, as images of the new Roland JP08, JU06 and JX03 (pictured here) are now circulating around the synth community like crabs.

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Why the Juno-60 sounds different from the Juno-106

Roland Juno 106 with Juno 60

Dave Cornutt has a pretty detailed blog entry detailing why the Juno-60 is perceived by many to sound different than the Juno-106.

The jury’s still out as far as I’m concerned, but it’s an interesting read for the techie vintage synth geeks among us!

Click here to see his blog, “Sequence 15.”

Thanks for the insight, Dave!