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by sjones
Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Ganging Performance Controllers
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Ganging Performance Controllers

It would be very nice to be able to adjust multiple parameters with a single control.
by sjones
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Announce when you receive your Solaris!
Replies: 280
Views: 80362

Re: Announce when you receive your Solaris!

It never had a keyboard. John knows, Stanley Steamed.
by sjones
Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Could this be done?
Replies: 10
Views: 3041

Re: Could this be done?

The SixTrak did that too, right?
by sjones
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Solaris bug reports
Topic: Closed:Pitch stays higher after touching the Pitch Bend
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Pitch stays higher after touching the Pitch Bend

Check out page #59 of the manual. You can calibrate the analogue controls by pressing 1, 8 and 3 simultaneously, then pressing 4 and following the instructions on the main screen. Use the 'exit' button to leave the Self Test Menu. There are quite a few calibration and testing functions. My favourite...
by sjones
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Solaris bug reports
Topic: Closed:arpeggiator clock adjust behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Closed:arpeggiator clock adjust behaviour

While adjusting the arp clock (while running, holding a chord) I noticed that the closer you get to '1' the more likely the arpeggiator will stop completely even if you turn the clock speed back up. The arpeggiator will sometimes start backup once you increase the speed, and will always restart if y...
by sjones
Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Announce when you receive your Solaris!
Replies: 280
Views: 80362

Re: Announce when you receive your Solaris!

#19 is here .. just going through the presets and I'm really impressed with not just the clarity and sound quality, but also the aggressive grittiness most digital synths (in my limited experience) lack. I had the privilege of having a prototype in my studio on two separate occasions and made a few ...
by sjones
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Announce when you receive your Solaris!
Replies: 280
Views: 80362

Re: Announce when you receive your Solaris!

Got a UPS info notice .. will pick it up tomorrow (doubt I can sleep)
by sjones
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Production ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1685

Re: Production ?

Yes, there is a thread where each owner follows up once they have received their Solaris. Check it out here:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=859
by sjones
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Announce when you receive your Solaris!
Replies: 280
Views: 80362

Re: Announce when you receive your Solaris!

Nice to see all the Solari with custom color wheels :)
by sjones
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: NAMM Show 2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3703

Re: NAMM Show 2011

Two weeks ago John suggested that I needed to make some new demos .. I'd be honoured to do that, but I think I would need to wait until my unit is built rather than tie up time with one of the prototypes.
by sjones
Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: video from Messe 2010
Replies: 40
Views: 31122

Was it easy to access the dip switches to change the wheel colors? If it were a production deal it would have been neat to have software control for that .. but there are far more pressing issues :) I like the new features a lot and glad to see the unison glide trick is there. The Prophet '08 doesn'...
by sjones
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: What's the first thing you are going to do with your Solaris
Replies: 14
Views: 5446

BTW - when are you coming by for more beer? :D Since we've hijacked the thread I can bring it back to the topic: I'll come by for more beer at the first practice of the John Bowen Solaris Band featuring two live action Solaris synthesizers. Though I wish I could get a cask of the lovely marriage of...
by sjones
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: What's the first thing you are going to do with your Solaris
Replies: 14
Views: 5446

You too, huh? :D Yes, the Jupiter-6 is at Mike Perkowitz's house at the moment. With Europa is a great synth, but its not a good midi controller. Lucky bastard. :P Fortunate more like it. Plus I had dibs on it for 15 years, it would be great to have the Solaris as its controller since it was the on...
by sjones
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: What's the first thing you are going to do with your Solaris
Replies: 14
Views: 5446

I will probably finish up those 4 or 5 tunes I made with the prototype in 2008 and 2009. (Search 'solaris prototype demo' on youtube.com) I've had a spot free in one of my stands for it. It will also be my primary controller which will also permanently routed to my keyboardless Prophet T-8.
by sjones
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: User Interface
Replies: 33
Views: 20916

That is a very cool idea and we'll probably see setups like this in the future.