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by david
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 60
Views: 2186

Re: Developer Fund

John Bowen wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:11 pm
david wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:08 pm
...John - Will the update to Sysex make it easier to build an external editor?
Yes, absolutely! We wanted to say a bit more, but couldn’t until we were ready to release 1.4.
Woo-hoo!!
by david
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 60
Views: 2186

Re: Developer Fund

Happy to hear about 1.4 Released today. Brilliant. Thanks again Jim!!!

John - Will the update to Sysex make it easier to build an external editor?
by david
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: other Solaris hardware ideas
Replies: 38
Views: 1739

Re: other Solaris hardware ideas

Have you also looked at an internal board upgrade, instead of building an external box? Yes, this is already in the works, as I’ve posted elsewhere, but it will take quite some time to get it working. All the code has to be migrated to the new board. It will be an interesting puzzle. To balance tim...
by david
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 60
Views: 2186

Re: Developer Fund

John, I would vote that part of the developer fund be used to hire someone to work on the external utilities (if the original developers will open source their code). It might not be a huge project to combine, polish and finish them, and there is sure to be someone skilled in external librarian/util...
by david
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 60
Views: 2186

Re: Developer Fund

You could also accomplish visual feedback and tracing by building an external editor app. The bulk of the programming workflow could still be on the Solaris but you could scrub, tweak and check your work on the external app. This just another angle to look at the issue, I am not sure it’s the optima...
by david
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: other Solaris hardware ideas
Replies: 38
Views: 1739

Re: other Solaris hardware ideas

I’ve had posts about OLED displays before - right now there aren’t any OLED displays that would fill the cutout, so we would have to produce a new top panel metalwork for it to not look ‘funny’ (unless you are OK with having a large border around it to fill the space). Current graphics display has ...
by david
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: other Solaris hardware ideas
Replies: 38
Views: 1739

Re: other Solaris hardware ideas

As an existing owner I would buy an *internal* hardware upgrade. I would also buy a OLED screen retrofit. I would not buy a separate rack extender. Don’t have room, don’t want to wire up an external box. For new owners, I think you have to go with the knobby extender option. I don’t see you selling ...
by david
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 60
Views: 2186

Re: Developer Fund

I am not sure I’d want it to become a five voice. Could live with a six voice :lol: The challenge of programming to current hardware spec begs the question of an internal processor and storage upgrade. As we all know, there is tremendous power and storage available these days. That is prob a huge pr...
by david
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 60
Views: 2186

Re: Developer Fund

Yes, but all of those utilities are separate from the development being discussed here. I think you are suggesting a general Developer Fund, not one solely dedicated to DSP enhancements? Yes. I’d actually prefer spending first on useability (library utility) and workflow (like multi and sample hand...
by david
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 60
Views: 2186

Re: Developer Fund

is this the same developer that did 1.3.x? No, this would be a new software developer for the DSP part of the Solaris. That concerns new features that are in the ‘synth voice’ portion of the code, such as new oscs or filters, or other things that are handled on a per voice basis, as well as the Mas...
by david
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 60
Views: 2186

Re: Developer Fund

It’s important to know how much more owners would be willing to pay. This would affect the schedule significantly in terms of being able to get things up and running quickly. Please everyone let me know. Here’s a fun idea - what if everyone gets to vote on order of (say top 3 or 5) goals. $200 per ...
by david
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 60
Views: 2186

Re: Developer Fund

Been contemplating this today and I keep coming back to building out sample oscillators as a good direction for Solaris. It's an epic synth, but synth layered with samples would be so epic. Imaging the soundscapes you could make, if you could upload sounds, modulate sample start, sample end, sample ...
by david
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 60
Views: 2186

Re: Developer Fund

Great news. I think 2.0 should be narrow in scope and all about *infrastructure* and not *sound updates* (much like Reno above). Pick a few things and do them well: 1) Sampler upgrade: multi-sample and simplified sample loading and update in way samples are used. Scrolling through samples should wor...
by david
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: other Solaris hardware ideas
Replies: 38
Views: 1739

Re: other Solaris hardware ideas

Seems like there’s only 4 of you reading this topic! That’s a little disappointing after 2 weeks. Anyone else have an opinion?? Perhaps owners don't regularly check this forum, but I'm sure they will want to help . So..Three options: 1) Send an email or survey out to all Solaris owners. You will ge...
by david
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Multitimbral
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Multitimbral

I agree with you and hope that John reaches out to owners to raise capital for ongoing development. Things can really speed up when you have some ongoing revenue to pay the programmers. I'd also love to see a basic computer editor, with easy and simple loading of samples and patch naming to make tho...