The making of the Roland Junior 106, a chopped down 2 1/2 octave mini Juno 106 synthesizer

This page was created to show what can be done with a Roland Juno-106 if you have some time over. This is not intented to be a step-by-step guide on how to create your own Junior-106, but instead to briefly show how I created mine, together with some notes on caveats and cautions.

The making of the Roland Junior 106, a chopped down 2 1/2 octave mini Juno 106 synthesizer.

Studio layout (tables, stands, racks, etc.) – Harmony Central

A few solid ideas here:

So: I’m looking for ideas. I’d like to have access to at least 2 keyboards and a PC, sitting, with the keyboards in a comfortable playing position. Secondly I have about 2 dozen rack spaces worth of rack gear that I’d like easy access to at the same time. I’d prefer to not have to wheel around, because my floor is carpeted. All of this combined is probably not really feasible, so I’m looking for workable compromises.

Or, in other words: How do YOU fine folks have your gear setup? Tables? Stands? Do you play standing or sitting?

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IKEA Presents, Harry’s Records. Make Room for Your Life

Look at how we helped Harry organise his passion for more than 4500 records and make room for his family life. If you could do with some help storing your things, maybe some of the solutions we used for Harry might help you too.

A wall of EXPEDIT shelving units to store his thousands of records

STOLMEN shoe racks to store his keyboards

KVISSLE cable management box to tame his web of cables

FÖRHÖJA cutlery tray to organise the floppy discs he wants to keep

Explore – The best advice I can come up with is this: Keep…

The best advice I can come up with is this: Keep your living expenses LOW. The smaller you live (materially-speaking), the bigger you can live (creatively-speaking). This way the stakes aren’t so high…you aren’t demanding of your passion that it keeps you living a rich life. Then you can stretch and grow with the most possible freedom. This was my strategy in my 20’s, and it’s the reason I worked really hard to avoid all debts, and to keep my lifestyle really manageable. If I’d been saddled with a big life, I don’t think I ever could have found my way forward to the freedom I have now.

Elizabeth Gilbert’s advice for people who want to turn their passion into a career, a fine addition to our ongoing archive of sage advice.

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