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by Hook
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris future questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: Solaris future questions.

Sure. Feel free to email me at brianhook@gmail.com, happy to chat or if you’re in Seattle grab coffee some time.
by Hook
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris future questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 669

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 Hook
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris future questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 669

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 p...
by Hook
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Preset files
Topic: New 384 Presets from Michael Johnson
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: New 384 Presets from Michael Johnson

John, are you updating the default downloadable factory banks with all these new presets ?
by Hook
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: other Solaris hardware ideas
Replies: 62
Views: 6391

Re: other Solaris hardware ideas

The Quantum oozes sex appeal because of that screen and the specs, but funny enough all the sounds/presets I heard were pretty 90s sounding (Wavestation, D50, Triton, etc.). Hopefully better sound examples are forthcoming. I do think a Solaris 2 would get the GS et. al. crowd pretty excited (per som...
by Hook
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: other Solaris hardware ideas
Replies: 62
Views: 6391

Re: other Solaris hardware ideas

+1 to John -- quality is important. There are other ramifications of minikeys -- how do you support 10 note polyphony with minikeys? I suppose there's an argument here for maybe a 4 note polyphony, 37-key variant, but the programming interface would have to be revisited, and I'm not sure that's what...
by Hook
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Reverb
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

Re: Favorite Reverb

John, you might want to ask Sean Costello (Valhalla) if he'd be interested in licensing a couple basic algorithms. I believe he's based in Seattle as well. His stuff runs on PC for the most part but I know he did some work on a SPIN FV-1 as well.
by Hook
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: would you be interested in SOLARIS editor ?
Replies: 44
Views: 6622

Re: would you be interested in SOLARIS editor ?

does Solaris really need that many bits to represent time or is it doing a non-linear mapping? I had always assumed the latter since you can't specific 19.995ms from the front panel (that I could see).
by Hook
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 94
Views: 9361

Re: Developer Fund

Are there bits of utilities that could be open sourced to see if others would be willing to work on them?
by Hook
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: User Guides
Topic: Revised Solaris User Guide now available v1.1
Replies: 9
Views: 8757

Re: Revised Solaris User Guide now available v1.1

will this be updated for 1.3.1?
by Hook
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 94
Views: 9361

Re: Developer Fund

is this the same developer that did 1.3.x?
by Hook
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: would you be interested in SOLARIS editor ?
Replies: 44
Views: 6622

Re: would you be interested in SOLARIS editor ?

bump -- any more info on this?
by Hook
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: other Solaris hardware ideas
Replies: 62
Views: 6391

Re: other Solaris hardware ideas

I actually keep up with the FB group more than here, but anyway. #1 is the clear winner to me -- lots of people want the sound and interface, but don't want to eat up the space of a keyboard/ribbon/wheels/etc. It would also likely be the simplest to develop and you could possibly even get some repea...
by Hook
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Reverb
Replies: 14
Views: 2105

Re: Favorite Reverb

For 70s/80s sound -- OTO BAM
For general room/ambience -- Eventide 2016
For AMAZING ambient 'blade runner' sounds -- Mercury Meris 7

I still have a Big Sky but I'm slowly losing my interest in Strymon's delay/reverbs -- they have a metallic sheen to them, and that weird "dry on top of wet" sound.
by Hook
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Not transmitting MIDI?
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Re: Not transmitting MIDI?

ah-ha, that was it! I skipped right over that and had assumed it meant midi send on/off! Thanks!