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by david
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris future questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Re: Solaris future questions.

With the industry moving towards more ARM -- better tools, cheaper, better price/performance -- like the H9000 and Quantum, how much work would it be to move the existing code onto an ARM setup vs. trying to continue down the SHARC path? There would be other advantages too such as a larger base of ...
by david
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: other Solaris hardware ideas
Replies: 61
Views: 5246

Re: other Solaris hardware ideas

Yes, I know - although I'm not a big believer in the Gearslutz audience as being those who are interested in high-end instruments. I'm not familiar with Muffwiggler, so I’ll have a look there. I did send out an email a little while ago to all of the Solaris owners I have in my database, but it’s on...
by david
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: New preset bank soon
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: New preset bank soon

Brilliant. Thank you John!

I hope we are also making progress towards a library utility to help sort all these presets.
by david
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 92
Views: 7598

Re: Developer Fund

I would *** INSTANTLY *** pay Jim Hewes for the job already done on the Solaris OS and Solarium further development ( provided he has the time ) The Solarium approach is the most effective for a complex synth like Solaris, Jim has a Solaris and has successfully tweaked the OS for the benefit of all...
by david
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Help! Solaris as a midi controller (midi CC)
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Help! Solaris as a midi controller (midi CC)

Hello Solaris brothers (and sisters):

Anybody get those knobs to send midi CC?

I downloaded a trial of Midi Bome and was able to capture the sysex knob data and convert it to CC.

But ... I can not get the CC data to read 0-127

Is it possible to do this?

Thanks 🙏
by david
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 92
Views: 7598

Re: Developer Fund

Any news on this? I’d love for someone to get started on a utility/librarian. I keep putting off organizing presets cause it’s no fun :( Keep us updated. OK Everyone! I have a response from MIDi Quest regarding a full-fledged editor software package. The estimated cost is $10,000-$14,000 to develop...
by david
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 92
Views: 7598

Re: Developer Fund

Any news on this?

I’d love for someone to get started on a utility/librarian.

I keep putting off organizing presets cause it’s no fun :(

Keep us updated.
by david
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 92
Views: 7598

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: 92
Views: 7598

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: 61
Views: 5246

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: 92
Views: 7598

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: 92
Views: 7598

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: 61
Views: 5246

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: 61
Views: 5246

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: 92
Views: 7598

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...