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by John Bowen
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Could this be done?
Replies: 7
Views: 2325

Re: Could this be done?

We are looking at the new MPE extension to the MIDI spec which basically describes a Mode 4 type function.

http://expressiveness.org/2015/04/24/mi ... ession-mpe
by John Bowen
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Solaris keyboard music/examples
Topic: Solaris Audio Examples
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Solaris Audio Examples

I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of this page from the Web site that has a number of musical pieces from a variety of composers - there’s quite a few to listen to here:
http://www.johnbowen.com/audio-examples.html
by John Bowen
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: CF card FAQ
Replies: 9
Views: 4718

Re: CF card FAQ

I'd like to post an update here regarding scrolling through presets - with the new v1.3.1 OS, the currently selected preset bank names are loaded in a memory buffer (cache) so that scrolling through presets is much, much faster now!
by John Bowen
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: New Violin samples now available
Replies: 0
Views: 116

New Violin samples now available

Posted in the private Solaris Owner’s Data Files section is a new set of violin section samples for downloading. Solaris owners please go to the link below for access:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=16514

Cheers,
John Bowen
by John Bowen
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Solaris keyboard music/examples
Topic: Endless Space 2 OST
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: Endless Space 2 OST

Wow, fantastic! Thanks so much for posting - these were excellent to watch!!
by John Bowen
Wed May 31, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: New OS Upgrade - v1.3.1 OS released!
Replies: 0
Views: 462

New OS Upgrade - v1.3.1 OS released!

Though I’ve posted this in all the various Facebook pages and on my front page of this site, I realized that some may come directly here to see what’s going on in the Solaris community, so please forgive the repeated post: I am really excited to announce our first major OS "feature upgrade" in quite...
by John Bowen
Wed May 10, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday John Bowen
Replies: 13
Views: 12106

Re: Happy birthday John Bowen

Not too late - it's still May 10th here on the West Coast!
Thanks!!
by John Bowen
Wed May 10, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday John Bowen
Replies: 13
Views: 12106

Re: Happy birthday John Bowen

Another trip around the sun already?!? Thanks for the good wishes!!
by John Bowen
Sun May 07, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: New carrying case for your Solaris
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: New carrying case for your Solaris

There’s nothing specific for the joystick, but there’s enough padding in there that I wouldn’t worry about it.
by John Bowen
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Obie state variable filter - continuous change of mode.
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Obie state variable filter - continuous change of mode.

Yes, the looping envelope would work, as it has X and Y coordinates for each stage. You can use this with a Vector Mixer.
by John Bowen
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Noise source and its impact on sample and hold.
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Noise source and its impact on sample and hold.

BTW: Off topic question, related to some remarks you made in other thread: have you read "Solaris" by Lem? I have not read the novel, but I saw Tarkovsky's film version of it in 1976, and it had a profound affect on me, having just lost the love of my life, so the name 'Solaris' has always had a sp...
by John Bowen
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Noise source and its impact on sample and hold.
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Noise source and its impact on sample and hold.

Hi Norman, Good question! I would have to have someone look at the code now to determine this (the original coder is no longer around). I suspect it is a 'pseudo-random generator'. I would not expect you to be able to achieve a periodic pattern, though. Also, maybe a bit of clarification as to what ...
by John Bowen
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Obie state variable filter - continuous change of mode.
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Obie state variable filter - continuous change of mode.

Hi Norman, The quick answer is no, the Solaris doesn't do that. Each mode is a selection from a list, and there's no modulation of the filter type - they just switch immediately. I believe what DSI told me is that they are using a crossfade circuit to get this result, but to build it in the Solaris ...
by John Bowen
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Major v1.3.0 OS update now available
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Major v1.3.0 OS update now available

Hiroyuki-san, The process is explained in the Data Files area where you downloaded the file. You have to rename the file to 'solarisos.raw' after downloading, then put the file into the OS folder on your Solaris CF card. Insert the card and turn on the Solaris, holding down the Enter button. You wil...
by John Bowen
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Multitimbrality
Replies: 9
Views: 1565

Re: Multitimbrality

Ken Kennedy wrote:
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:46 am
Hello, any news perchance on multi-timbrality?
Nothing is being done regarding multi-timbrality at this time, sorry.