Recreating the sound of a classic synthesizer is no easy task. DCO-106 lovingly recreates the unique sonic footprint of one the most iconic 80’s polysynths in exhaustive detail, while adding modern features for massively expanded creativity.
The DCO-106 is both easy to understand and powerful to explore, creating a massive array of sonic landscapes, cutting lead sounds, warm and hazy pads, punchy synthetic electro drums, and far more.
Note: This is a standalone instrument, not a module for Voltage Modular. If you're looking for a Juno-style module for Voltage Modular, check out the Vintage Voice Bundle.
- Every aspect precisely modeled in exacting detail
- 300+ 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
- Advanced one-click UI magnification
- MPE support
- Full MIDI control
- Full DAW automation for all controls
- Fully compatible with original 106 SysEx
DCO-106 is available in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats.
macOS Requirements: macOS 10.9 or above, 64-bit required. Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended.
Windows Requirements: Windows 7 or above, 64-bit required. Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended.
Oct 3, 20
It is as good as all the other people say...
i used to have a Juno 6 and hello old improved friend. Its such a friendly, posative synth and you,ve captured that. Happiness in software.
Oct 15, 20
Unbelievably authentic. THIS is the real one !
I´ve been using a Juno 106 from 1986 until 2001 and it was always my favorite synth. To keep it short: This emulation is BY FAR the only one that brought back "my" sound again. There are few softsynths out there, that claim to be "authentic". As far as I could say: they are not. Even Roland´s Sound Cloud emulation is nothing near to this one in my opinion. Playing this synth is more than a flashback for me. Guys: you have done a BRILLIANT job! Thank you so much for making me feel a lot younger again!
Feb 19, 21
Until a few days ago, I hadn't heard of Cherry Audio. I was missing out! Of all the virtual synths I've played, theirs are far and away the closest to the feel and experience of playing an analog hardware synth. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I haven't been this excited about a new instrument in years.
A few days ago, I happened upon a promo for the DCO-106 and Polymode instruments, via some e-newsletter or other. I took the bait and clicked on the links. After listening to the YouTube demos, I was thoroughly impressed and could scarcely believe they were selling them for under $30 each. Seemed like a no-brainer and I promptly put them in the shopping cart. But at the last second, I decided I just didn't need yet another virtual synth.
However, the sounds of the instruments in those demos stayed with me. So last night, I found myself perusing the Cherry Audio website. After seeing that they were offering a free version of the good ol' Realistic MG-1 (their "Surrealistic MG-1"), I decided there was no reason not to at least give that a try. And I was blown away. As I said above, this was the closest overall feel and experience to playing an analog synth that I had ever encountered from a virtual instrument.
I was convinced that yes, indeed, I DID need more virtual synths! So I bought the DCO-106 and Polymode. After installing them, I fired up the DCO-106 first. (Gotta admit, in terms of analog synths, I've always been more of a Roland fanboy, so I was super excited about that one. Anyway. . .) After stepping through the superbly-programmed presets and tweaking them a bit, I had ideas for three new songs in a matter of minutes. What??!! Yes, for real. For me, this instrument is truly inspiring.
The only slight disappointment/criticism I have about this instrument (and it's very slight) is the reverb. Not that it doesn't sound good. In fact, it sounds very nice and it's cool to reverb on board. But its reaction sounds just slightly glitchy to patches/playing that have a lot of rhythmic movement. No matter, I didn't buy this instrument for the built-in reverb!
I'll end this review with the statement I opened with: I've not been this excited about a new musical instrument in years. Can't wait to really dig into the DCO-106, and can't wait to see what else I can do with this company's superb instruments. Thank you Cherry Audio!
Oct 25, 20
Juno 106 is back!
This is amazing! I had the Juno 106 for many years in the studio and this is far the best emulation out there. Interface is great to work with and the sound is top quality.
Oct 24, 20
A great set of tools with everything you may need. Not only is the module for Voltage Modular included, but another Stand Alone and its corresponding versions in AU, VST, VST3 and AAX. As if this were not enough, 300 presets with sounds of all kinds are included with a tremendous quality. It had been a while after a Juno-106 emulation. This meets my expectations more than. Ten Points for Cherry Audio. I loved it.
Oct 18, 20
Oct 16, 20
I never owned the original, and I am not even interested in comparing. One way or the other, this is an amazing sounding synth, and a no-brainer for this price. Purchased after 30min of testing! Keep up the good work!
Oct 13, 20
Oct 5, 20
Made me 16 again!
The Juno 106 was my first Roland Synth back in the early mid 80s. I remember playing many live gigs as a teenager. This VST had the original patches and using a control surface (a Nektar Panorama P1) to manipulate the encoders and levers, it really transported me back to the days when I would listen to the Juno with its Subtractive Roland sound and program my own Analog patches. Plus, in 2020 this VST from Cherry Audio works with my MPE device a Roli Seaboard via Cubase. This VST has taken me to the very dawn of MIDI in the 80s with my 106 all the way to MIDI 2.0 in 2020. Whqt a musical endeavor. Five Stars.
Oct 13, 20
It's sweet , fat and its the easiest to create and save your own sounds. The added Reverb and Delay is a bonus as well as the GUI resizing.A Retro pleasure ;) John Acosta
Oct 7, 20
Blown away (back to the 80s)
All I can say is "wow". I was 17ish when the original Juno 106 was launched and my Brother borrowed one (he had good friends). I was instantly hooked. The DC-106 took me straight back to that day. The quality of the sound is impecible, the tweakablity unlimited and the interface so clear, it screams "touch me". One day, all VST's will be this good. I need to find a dark room to rethink my life....
Oct 6, 20
Excellent Excellent I LOVE IT!!!
No complications super easy!!!
Extremely Satisfied sounds completely enhanced than your typical Roland Cloud Version "MUST HAVE YOU 80s FAN"!!!
Oct 5, 20
Juno 106 was my first synth in 1986
Juno 106 was my first synth in 1986 ant this is the first emulation i have tried where you can find some special combinations of freq and res where it gets "to loud" and kind of breaks up.
Oct 5, 20
Ein echter Juno 106, jaaaa alle glauben der TAL tuts auch. Aber ist es Geschmackssache? Nein! Für mich ist das Interface sehr viel ausgereifter und ja es klingt auch dank der effekte besser! Danke Cherry Audio!
Apr 4, 21
back in the day i had the hardware version of this and it really brings it all back. all the tunes i did with it.
Oct 31, 20
Oct 6, 20
Installer corect but authorization failed even with firewall off.
Impossible to use this software, it's unbelievable regarding other companies that provide flawless procedure to use their products. Really disappointed 😥
Title of Song
- DCO-106 Preset Demos by James Terris
- Electro Kids by Jason Donnelly (Dj Puzzle)
- Power by Dr. Parker Tichko