36 years after the initial release of the hardware unit, Cherry Audio releases DCO-106 an authentic Roland Juno-106 emulation with expanded features (MPE…)
Implementing modular synthesis visually and sonically attractive in software is one of Cheery Audio’s strengths. With Voltage Modular 2, they already have the second version of its Eurorack-inspired modular Synthesizer at the start. With the DCO-106 they designed a hardwired synthesizer available as a single plugin for the first time. No other than the popular Roland Juno 106 is the reference for this new release.
The original is capable of creating lush pads, stark brass tones, big bass patches, striking strings… According to the developer, it’s an accurate emulation that reproduces these iconic sounds but is expanded with modern features. Like the original, it has one oscillator, lowpass & highpass filter, single envelope, VCA, and the iconic Chorus effect processor. The latter is one of the reasons the Juno 106 is so popular today.
Cherry Audio has given its Roland 106 emulation aka DCO-106 an expanded LFO section, new delay & reverb effects but also full MPE support, which are nice additions. This opens up many new possibilities to set the sound in motion. Another new addition is a new unison + detune mode that allows you to create even bigger basses, leads… sounds.
- Every aspect precisely modeled in exacting detail
- 330+ presets, including original 106 Factory Presets
- Up to 16-voice polyphony
- Rich stereo chorus
- Three lush reverb modes, gorgeous new proprietary reverb algorithm
- Full-featured delay section with tempo sync
- Multiple voice assign modes
- Single-key chord memory mode
- Expanded LFO section with six waveforms and tempo sync
- Unison detune for massive lead and bass sounds
- MPE support
- Full MIDI control
- Full DAW automation for all controls
- Fully compatible with original 106 SysEx commands
Cherry Audio DCO-106 is available now for an introductory price of $25 USD (regular $39) and comes as a VST, VST3, AU & AAX plugin. Plus it also includes a standalone version. A free 30-day demo of DCO-106 is available, it will play random tones per periodically but is otherwise unlimited.
More information here: Cherry Audio
Unfortunately this does not sound as nice as Tal – maybe it’s the chorus that’s not fully there yet. It does look very nice and has some good sounds. Download the demo and try it out.
Where do I get the demo?