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The VST-AU Alpha JUNO Editor is a real-time MIDI synth editor that allows you full control of every parameter of the sound on the Roland Alpha Juno 1 and 2 synthesizers. It is also a full blown librarian tool that allows you to view and manage all the patch and bank data on modern computing platforms and applications, in smart and efficient ways. Now you can utilize your Alpha JUNO to its full potential in new and interesting ways, and build lasting and meaningful patches that will bring new life to your music.
You can manage, view and edit all your patches on the computer itself without the hassle of manual dumps. All parameters are fully automatable using your favorite VST or AU capable DAW host, giving you the ability to visually program the Alpha JUNO to your music in the host sequencer. This ability to model your synth patches in real-time, inside your main music production environment is part of what makes the VST-AU Alpha JUNO Editor unique when compared to other hardware synth editors. You may also use the standalone application if you do not need to work inside the host or if your DAW host is not supported.
Just purchased this on 10-8-13. I have been an Alpha Juno user for a few years and have fallen in love with the fatness of this under-rated analog synth. When I saw the price tag on this plug in I was skeptical, seeing as there's the free Au300 plugin that's mac only which I had been using with Ableton for a minute and then all the free-bee stand-alones as well.
However, I got fed up with trying to easily load and dump my sysex files via free sysex file library editors.
End result, I bought the rekon audio plugin and was freaking blown away by what I had been missing.
This is the easiest and most ingenious hardware editor I've ever used. And the absolute coolest part is the "random" button. It generates a random value for every point on the synth engine and you get some seriously cool sounds you could not have gotten any other way.
If you love your Alpha Juno as much as I do and you also work in the modern day of DAWs like we all do, don't hesitate, this thing is a game changer. I can play my Juno like a plugin and that's just crazy. My work flow just got a lot cooler.
P.S. If you find a skilled electrician who is willing to do the job right, get your juno recapped with all new caps and it'll pass about 10 times more low end than before. 20+ years takes a toll on your low end.