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Juno-60 reinkarnation

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midification kit options

http://mungo.com.au/midiretrofits.html

http://www.kentonuk.com/kenton/retrofit_kits/ju60-rk.html

http://www.engineersatwork.nl/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/548?osCsid=cffa9a77ac93e1cc2f32121a0fe07ac9

dont know if its any use to you but they all do retrofit kits, all comes down to how much control you want and wht you want to spend.

any one know where i can get some replacement keys and those long screws that go through the end checks and hold the panel down? 

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mrmeana, most of the midi retrofit kits are pretty expensive, but this keyboard emulator from Mungo seams as a pretty good deal. And it is DIY half kit (Atmel and PCBs) which is +

It is cheaper than doing it with reeds. Thanks for that link!  :)

About the keys... even I shortened keyboard I was forced to use half damaged D key. As you might read, some keys were burned by the cigarette. Which one do you need? I might have it.

Vintage planet have spare keys for Juno and many other synths. Have a look: http://www.vintageplanet.nl/

Regarding the screws..., I trow away wooden part pf the juno as it was pretty damaged too, but you could find some other screw that fits... there is nothing special about those used on juno.

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mrmeana, you are lucky. I have E, F and G keys in very good shape, and you can have it for free.  ;)

Only thing is that keys must go to the local customs inspection, and I have to wright and sign 2 special declaration for it. Custom inspection is not free, so shipping of 3 keys can`t be less than 10EUR. Nothing is easy to send from Serbia.  >:( I could maybe send it in unsigned letter if post office workers  allow me, but than you might never received it which would be really pity as these are considered as a rare parts. So if it is fine for you send me an email. Thanks for this another link... Juno service manual will come in handy.

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I know you'll probably build yourself something but i use a CHD Midi to DCB.. i think it has most functions, but costs 159 €

http://www.chd-el.cz/index.php?id=422

there's some good info on the DCB protocol featured on that page..

it's a very nice synth imo, i also have the 106 and they dont sound the same to me.

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i also have the 106 and they dont sound the same to me.

I agree... the 106 is very over-rated IMHO.. it sounds a bit to pure and thin, while the 6 and 60 sounds massive and chunky.

Regards

Mike

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as always: superb work!  :)

how did you get to cut such straight lines?

I always thought the lasercutter isn't able to cut wood.

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You've done it again man!

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as always: superb work!  :)

Thank you

how did you get to cut such straight lines?

circular saw did it

I always thought the lasercutter isn't able to cut wood.

Laser cutter cuts woods just fine but it depends of laser power. The one I`m often using for my projects cuts woods 6-8mm thick very nice.

The material I used for this project is MDF. And as MDF contains a lot of glue in it, it is not suitable to be cut using lasers of any kind. It should be solid wood.

You've done it again man!

No, I didn`t... yet. It needs more sanding on a daylight (during the weekend), maybe some body filling, primer painting, more fine sanding, another primer painting, more fine sanding, and 2 coats of final paint. So, a lot of work still to be done, but I`m close.  ;)

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After 3 layers of acrylic primer, casing is ready for the final painting - mat black.

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That's looking really nice... Can't wait to see it completed... I just installed the Dtronics MIDI/DCB kit in my Juno 60 on the weekend and it works fine with the quick test I did... I thought for the money it was not a bad deal...

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Well, keyboard is completed long time ago, but I forgot to take picture of it. Sorry. Synth part is untouched due to the lack of money and motivation.

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