The ‘bedrock’ of OPN’s sound comes from a Roland Juno 60 that Lopatin’s dad bought in the early eighties.
Interview with Mike Powell of Resident Advisor:
It was my dad’s. He bought it in 1983, when I was one year old. He bought the Juno because he couldn’t afford the Yamaha DX-7, which was like the pop synth at the time. I think I can attest a lot of my happiness with my own music to the fact that I’m in a marriage with this one machine. For better or worse, I “get” it, and that closeness and history yields a lot of interesting results—but also, people get used to it and it starts sounding like OPN instead of a Juno, which I think is also kind of interesting.
The new Oneohtrix Point Never album is out now.