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by John Bowen
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris Expander?
Replies: 13
Views: 1606

Re: Solaris Expander?

Are several 1HU or desktop and rackmount version cascadable for more polyphony ? How will announced 4-part MIDI multimode/multitimbrality work across several (at least 2) units when cascaded ? Yes, you can cascade several units using Poly Chain mode, and it works the same way with the new Multimode...
by John Bowen
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris Expander?
Replies: 13
Views: 1606

Re: Solaris Expander?

I found the Studiologic SL controllers (73 or 88 keys) which have 3 joysticks. I was hoping to borrow one for the NAMM show, but was too late in contacting them. Chris Martirano said the 3rd joystick should be able to assign to any CC. I was aware of the Kurzweil ribbon, of course, but we’d need to ...
by John Bowen
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: A way to see destination routing
Replies: 10
Views: 13927

Re: A way to see destination routing

Here’s the original topic with a link to download the files: http://forums.johnbowen.com/viewtopic.p ... 379#p21613
by John Bowen
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: A way to see destination routing
Replies: 10
Views: 13927

Re: A way to see destination routing

If I'm not mistaken someone wrote a piece of soft that shows the modularity & routing of the solaris visually. sadly enough I can't find the link anymore. it does not show whats going in your patch but it makes it easier to reverse engineer certain things. You probably are talking about the Solariu...
by John Bowen
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: hold store to save 3s without having to go through 4 steps
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: hold store to save 3s without having to go through 4 steps

We can look at improving that series of steps. Maybe offer a ‘quick save’ system parameter. Usually it’s more effort on a lot of synths because manufacturers don’t want the user to accidentally wipe over something they liked. With the Solaris you have the naming and the destination to select before ...
by John Bowen
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Solaris bug reports
Topic: Switching Local Off Disables USB MIDI TX
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Switching Local Off Disables USB MIDI TX

Thanks for the info....we will check it.

John B.
by John Bowen
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Multitimbrality
Replies: 12
Views: 18345

Re: Multitimbrality

It will be 4 Parts. You can distribute the available voices to each part based in pairs (since each of the 5 ‘voice' DSPs produces 2 voices). I've explained this elsewhere in the Forum, but basically you have a ‘pool’ of 10 voices, and assign them to each part in pairs. So, for example, you could ha...
by John Bowen
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Other synth plug-ins from John Bowen/Zarg Music
Topic: Scope Zarg Prophet Plus device files?
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Scope Zarg Prophet Plus device files?

Send me an email at jb@johnbowen.com, and I will send the file to you.
by John Bowen
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Solaris bug reports
Topic: since 1.4.4 pitch wheel issues ?
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: since 1.4.4 pitch wheel issues ?

Looks like the pitch wheel pot is going bad on the low end. you are getting both audio static and seeing the numbers jump around. THe numbers you wrote look fine - it’s just that you are getting junk in the low end. I doubt it has anything to do with 1.4.4 OS. Probably need to replace the pot. Send ...
by John Bowen
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Multitimbrality
Replies: 12
Views: 18345

Re: Multitimbrality

Yes, I will be showing a beta version at the NAMM show! I’ll be in booth 9900.
by John Bowen
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: OLED text displays
Replies: 29
Views: 31453

Re: OLED text displays

Also once replaced, is there any good use for the old LCD screens ? Would John take them back as spares for building/repairing other Solaris units ? We currently have over 50 of brand new “old’ LCD screens, and will continue to provide them as spares if anyone wants. Over the last 7 years, I've onl...
by John Bowen
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: OLED text displays
Replies: 29
Views: 31453

Re: OLED text displays

reno wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:16 am
Hi,

I was wondering if the inverted background center LCD comes with the $250 upgrade kit, or is it a modification to the existing LCD display ?
It’s a different LCD, replacing the one there, and it is included in the $250 upgrade package.
by John Bowen
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris Expander?
Replies: 13
Views: 1606

Re: something new?

The new version of the main board that I (prematurely) mentioned is still in long-term development. For now we will be using the same hardware as we have had for any current or future product.

Now, regarding the OS...well that is a different situation. :-)
by John Bowen
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 131
Views: 118281

Re: Developer Fund

Sorry, I won’t report on any new features until everything is verified and tested.