Play The Juno 106 In Your Browser
The Roland Juno 106, the analog polpyhonic synthesizer famous for creating thumpy, resonance-filled basslines, can now be played directly in your browser by going here (Google Chrome recommended). We definitely had a blast fiddling with it and we’re sure you will too!
The man that built the emulation, titled 106.JS, is Steven Goldberg, and he has provided a heap of thorough and simplified instructions on how to use it here.
If you’ve never played with synthesizers before, the controls may seem overwhelming at first. A good entry point is to experiment with the filter cutoff (the FREQ knob in the VCF section) and the amplifier envelope (the A, D, S, and R knobs in the ENV section). The former alters the brightness of the sound, and the latter change the attack, decay, sustain, and release, respectively, shaping the volume of the sound over time as you press and then let go of the keys.
If you enjoyed playing with the 106.JS, you can go here to browse a list of other entertaining browser emulation instruments. You might even learn a bit about synthesis on the way!