To control Omnisphere using the the Roland JUNO-106, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Connect the JUNO-106 to your computer’s MIDI interface.

  • Set the JUNO-106’s MIDI Function Selector Switch to position “III.”

  • Activate the Roland JUNO-106 Hardware Profile in Omnisphere 2.6 or higher.

NOTE: If you are trying to use this Hardware Profile on Windows, please read this first.


On the back panel of the JUNO-106, adjacent to the MIDI In/Out/Thru jacks, is the FUNCTION selector. Set “FUNCTION” to “III” so the JUNO-106 transmits System Exclusive messages (and so is able to control Omnisphere).

NOTE: If you select FUNCTION position “I” or “II” Omnisphere will still receive Note-On/Note Off messages from the JUNO-106, but you have to select position “III” to control Omnisphere’s parameters.


Open your host (DAW, Standalone, etc.) and make sure the MIDI interface the Roland JUNO-106 is connected to (in the case of the images below, the E-MU Xmidi 1×1 Tab) is enabled as a MIDI input device.

Omnisphere Standalone Pro Tools


Open Omnisphere and from the header, select the HW menu button:

From the drop-down menu, select “Roland>Roland Juno-106” to activate that Hardware Profile.

Some of the controls in the Juno-106 send System Exclusive (SysEx) messages. For Omnisphere to support this type of messages, the hardware synth must be connected to the computer before you select the corresponding Hardware Profile from the profile menu. If it’s not connected, you may see the following message:

If you connect the synth later, select “None” from the HW menu, then select the profile again.

Unassigned Controls

The following JUNO-106 controls have no effect on Omnisphere:

  • DCO
  • VCF
  • LFO


Not working? Here are some things to try:

  • Are you using a Windows machine? If so, please refer to this article about using SysEx on Windows.
  • Is your DAW receiving MIDI from the Juno-106?
  • If you are using the Omnisphere standalone host, make sure the MIDI output channel of the Juno-106 matches the MIDI channel of the Omnisphere Part you want to control.
  • Make sure your DAW is configured to correctly route the MIDI output of the Juno-106 to the MIDI channel assigned to the desired Part in Omnisphere.
  • Are you using a USB hub? Try connecting your JUNO-106 or your MIDI Interface directly to your computer.


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