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SYNTHESIZER COMPUTER DESCRIPTION GET IT!
MKS-50
Alpha Juno-1
Alpha Juno-2
SynthPlus 10
SynthPlus 80
WWW Link MKS-50 / Alpha Juno / SynthPlus Reader v1.0b - This free online utility reads MKS-50, Alpha Juno and SynthPlus Bulk Dump *.SYX files and displays all of the Tone names on screen. This can be useful for identifying specific sets to help organize your sound library. The cool thing is that you don't need to install any software. It's all done using Chrome, Firefox, Safari or whichever web browser you use. It's a new approach. This way, anyone with a computer can run the utility. Works with every browser except Internet Explorer (not really an issue for most people)

Operating System: Any Computer With A Web Browser

MKS50 / Alpha Juno Reader
MKS50 / Alpha Juno Reader
Several WWW Link SysEx File Verification Utility v1.1b

This free utility reads SysEx files from 100+ synths and samplers. It will display The Op Code, identify the synth or sampler make and model and suggest a MIDI channel to use when loading. It's a handy utility to verify unknown SysEx files and/or enable "broken" SysEx files to load using the correct MIDI channel

Operating System: Mac OS X / Windows / Linux / Atari ST / Amiga 1200 / Anything

SysEx Reader
Download JX-Edit
MKS-50
Alpha Juno-1
Alpha Juno-2
SynthPlus 10
SynthPlus 80
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CTRLR - This freeware utility lets you control any MIDI enabled hardware: Synthesizers, Drum Machines, Samplers, Effects, etc... Runs on Mac, Windows or Linux as standalone software or can be used as VST or AU plugins in your favorite DAW's. The program uses a collection of custom designed panels designed by users. Download the CTRLR program and the panel for your synth or create your own design. Several synths are currently supported including Roland MKS-50, Alpha Juno-1, Alpha Juno-2, MKS-70, JX-8P, MKS-80, Juno-106, Korg, Yamaha, Moog, Akai, Emu, Waldorf, and more.

One of my favorite panels is for the MKS-50 / Alpha Juno / SynthPlus and it works as an excellent software replacement for the PG-300 hardware programmer. This panel is a free download available from audiobombs.com here and it works as good as it looks. I highly recommend this one as your main "go-to" software based Tone editor. Damn!... I love free software!

CTRLR

Operating Systems: Mac / Windows / Linux
Download CTRLR
MKS-50
Alpha Juno-1
Alpha Juno-2
SynthPlus 10
SynthPlus 80
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Alpha Base Editor v0.6.1.0 - Freeware Tone Editor And Librarian

Edit Tones, save presets and banks, and gives you the the ability to convert CC data to SysEx

Alpha Base

Operating System: Windows XP / Vista / Win 7
Download CPJXWIN
MKS-50
Alpha Juno-1
Alpha Juno-2
SynthPlus 10
SynthPlus 80
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SYSEX LIBRARIAN - Freeware SysEx Loader/Librarian from Snoize Software

Operating System: Mac OS X

Download CPJXWIN
MKS-50
Alpha Juno-1
Alpha Juno-2
SynthPlus 10
SynthPlus 80
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SEND SX - Shareware SysEx Loader from Bome Software

Operating System: Windows

Download Bome Send SX Freeware
MKS-50
Alpha Juno-1
Alpha Juno-2
SynthPlus 10
SynthPlus 80
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MKS-50Edit - This is a freeware program I wrote way, Way, WAY back in 1987 using code based on the PASCAL programming language. It has a lot of excellent features including the "RaNdOmIzEr" which lets you mask out certain parameters to generate new Tones based on your preferences. I keep this online only as a legacy file for brave composers who still use classic Atari hardware Smiley

  • Point, click, and drag envelope settings w/sound testing on same screen
  • Tone editor and sound testing on the same screen
  • Patch editor for all MIDI functions and sound testing on the same screen
  • Randomize Tones with selectable mask settings
  • Sound testing of entire MKS-50 key range from C0 to C8 w/velocities
  • Tone or Patch parameter listing to printer
  • Works with all three: MKS-50, Alpha Juno-1 and Alpha Juno-2 synthesizers
  • Freeware!
Operating System: Atari ST
Download Atari MKS-50 Editor



MKS-50 ZONE
SYNTHESIZER FILE FORMAT DESCRIPTION GET IT!
MKS-50
Alpha Juno-1
Alpha Juno-2
SynthPlus 10
SynthPlus 80
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GIF
Patch Sheets For MKS-50, Alpha Juno and SynthPlus From The Roland Users Group Magazine
Patchpages A collection of scans featuring MKS-50 and Alpha Juno-1 & 2 Patches. These are from the late 80's, early 90's RUG Magazine which used to have parameter settings listed for new Patches and Tones for the MKS-50 and Alpha Juno-1 & 2 and other synths each month. Also included are Questions and Answers Columns. I always looked forward to every new issue to see what was on the Patches Page and then program them into my synths. A great collection of sounds.

File Format: Zip file containing several JPEG + GIF Images
RUG Patches
Several ZIP

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GIF
RUG Patch Sheets For Other Synths
Patchpages Another collection of Patch Sheets featuring the D-5/10/20/50/70/110, DDR-30, GK-1, GM-70, GP-8, JD-800/990, JX-3P/10, ME-5, MKS-20/70/80, MK-80, MPD-4, S-50, TR-505/707/808, U-20, Roland Checksum Info plus Questions and Answers Columns. A giant collection of sounds.

File Format: Zip file containing several JPEG + GIF Images
RUG Patches
Several ZIP

GIF
Roland Service SheetsService Information Sheets For Roland Engineers
Reports and instructions on how to fix Alpha Juno-1 and Alpha Juno-2 bugs

File Format: Zip file w/GIF Images (Source: synthfool.com/docs/)
EM - 1987
Alpha Juno-2 PDF Logo M-64C / M-16C Cartridge Instruction Sheet + High Resolution SchematicsMKS-70 Reference Cards
This is the insert sheet included with the purchase of a new cartridge

File Format: PDF Document
Download M-64C Sheet
Several WWW Link Roland Spare Parts Cross Reference

CROSSREF I've compiled a small cross reference chart which is useful for matching duplicate spare parts on Roland synths and samplers. I use this list to find spares on broken equipment bargains found at eBay auctions. I just bought an S‑220 for $3.26 which has enough spare parts for 19 different Roland synths and samplers. Gotta love eBay ANIMATED_SMILE

     Download Super JX M-64C Sheet

File Format: Web-page Link
MKS-50
PDF MKS-50 Gatefold From 1987
Ridiculously high-rez scans of the original Roland sales brochure @300dpi

MKS - 1987

File Format: PDF Document - 15MB
MKS - 1987
Alpha Juno-1
Alpha Juno-2
PDF Alpha Juno-1 And Alpha Juno-2 Gatefold From 1986
Scans of the original Roland sales brochure

MKS - 1987

File Format: PDF Document
Alpha Juno - 1986
Alpha Juno-2 Mac Logo Alpha Juno‑2 Control Jack Templates

I designed these templates after being frustrated time and time again by having to move my keyboards away from the wall to locate where certain audio and control jacks are located. This makes it easier to plug cables in and out without having to always face the back of the synth... or use a mirror. There are four template variations with different fonts and color schemes

JX10 JACK TEMPLATE

File Format: PDF Document
MKS-70 Battery Replacement Guide
MKS-50
Alpha Juno-1
Alpha Juno-2
SynthPlus 10
SynthPlus 80
Adobe Illustrator MKS-50 / Alpha Juno / SynthPlus High-Rez Vector Art
Logos - Adobe Illustrator is required to use these files

MKS Vector Art Icon

File Format: Adobe Illustrator CS5 / CS6
Alpha Juno - 1986
MKS-50
Alpha Juno-1
Alpha Juno-2
SynthPlus 10
SynthPlus 80
WWW Link Internal Battery Replacement DIY
If you are experienced with a soldering iron and know what ESD is, this is for you. These instructions are geared towards the MKS-50 but the same general instructions also apply to the Alpha Juno and SynthPlus

File Format: Web-page Link
MKS-50 Battery Replacement Guide


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