Mode Machines F-106 Juno Filter
Like that of the original Juno-106, the sound of the F-106’s filter is decidedly smooth. It takes quite a lot of tweaking to get anything that could be described as truly nasty from this unit, but then that’s not really the point of the F-106. Those looking for wilder sounds will find that some interesting textures can be created when the unit is thrown it into self-oscillation mode. Of real interest to analogue synth aficionados however is the inclusion of control voltage inputs around the back that allow you to modulate the filter via VCA, resonance and frequency. Although this writer didn’t get the opportunity to try out the CV possibilities for himself, the inclusion of this form of control make the F-106 the ideal component for an analogue modular sequencer set up with which to drape some sweeping and luxuriant filtering over elements of your creation.
Mode Machines’ emulations have always recreated the past with an eye for the future and like their earlier creations, the F-106 will appeal to producers and sound designers of all abilities, recreating the filter of the Juno-106 inside a unit which lends itself to multiple uses. Although the F-106 is not stereo equipped and the knobs are a little wobbly, the overall feel of the F-106 is definately one of quality.
Cutoff, Resonance and VCA knobs
Self Oscillation toggle switch
1/4" TRS input / 1/4" TRS output