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by John Bowen
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Other synth plug-ins from John Bowen/Zarg Music
Topic: Zarg updates
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Zarg updates

As far as I understand it, there are no updates I can do for my Scope plug-ins. What exactly did you have in mind?
by John Bowen
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: other Solaris hardware ideas
Replies: 27
Views: 675

Re: other Solaris hardware ideas

The plan is to support two code bases, so yes, older units will still be running any updated OS that we have. There’s still a lot to be done, and I don’t expect the new main board to be ready for about one more year.
by John Bowen
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: other Solaris hardware ideas
Replies: 27
Views: 675

Re: other Solaris hardware ideas

david wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:16 pm
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.
by John Bowen
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 45
Views: 872

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 optim...
by John Bowen
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 45
Views: 872

Re: Developer Fund

I just start from the end point and work backwards if I’m trying to ‘dissect’ someone else’s patch, but in general I don’t need all of the ‘visual defragmentation’ with patches I’ve created, since I already know the structure. I know Benoist and I talked about this some time ago, because in my Scope...
by John Bowen
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 45
Views: 872

Re: Developer Fund

Implementing a Multitimbral mode will not affect the polyphony. Adding a lot of new oscillator or filter types MAY cause loss of polyphony. We still need to do quite a bit of checking on this. Additionally, there is a new main board in development which would ostensibly allow addition of more models...
by John Bowen
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: other Solaris hardware ideas
Replies: 27
Views: 675

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 a...
by John Bowen
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 45
Views: 872

Re: Developer Fund

The reduction of polyphony from 10 to 5 would be problematic for me; I would not be happy with that. I have no idea of DSP programming, but could it eventuallly be made possible to load the oscillator / filter code to the DSP in a dynamic fashion, so that only code actually needed in a sound would ...
by John Bowen
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 45
Views: 872

Re: Developer Fund

So...a few points for everyone to know: 1) Adding new oscillator or filter types can very possibly mean a reduction in the polyphony from 10 to 5 voices. Would that be OK? 2) FX parameters cannot be modulated in the current system. The FX chip is separate from the ‘voice’ chips, where all the EGs an...
by John Bowen
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 45
Views: 872

Re: Developer Fund

Hook wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:13 am
Are there bits of utilities that could be open sourced to see if others would be willing to work on them?
There are few online here that have worked on editors for the PC/Windows platform - minorguy, gundorf, and qtuner. Perhaps they can respond here regarding open sourcing of their code.
by John Bowen
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 45
Views: 872

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?
by John Bowen
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: User Guides
Topic: Revised Solaris User Guide now available v1.1
Replies: 3
Views: 6900

Re: Revised Solaris User Guide now available v1.1

Hook wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:01 pm
will this be updated for 1.3.1?
Yes, Brent is currently working on an update...
by John Bowen
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 45
Views: 872

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 John Bowen
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 45
Views: 872

Re: Developer Fund

I don’t think votes can completely determine what we are able to accomplish, so I wouldn’t do a ‘vote for $$’ thing. It’s more fair to just have a fixed amount, and proceed from there. The software developer I’ve contacted is aware of and reading this thread, and as feature requests show up, he & I ...
by John Bowen
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Developer Fund
Replies: 45
Views: 872

Re: Developer Fund

John, ...I would be more than happy to pre-finance the DSP code development. Depending on the features that are going to be implemented, I would be willing to pay even more than the 200$ you propose. Here is my list of favourites: 1.) Multitimbrality. 2.) Fix Envelope time modulation bug (modulator...