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by John Bowen
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris future questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Solaris future questions.

I'd love to get an understanding of the future of the Solaris. I love mine, but there are a lot of things I'd like to see in a future rev that likely won't be possible if beholden to incremental adjustments to the existing architecture. Brian - would you be willing to list these things, and send th...
by John Bowen
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Last units for 2018 - sale on now!
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Last units for 2018 - sale on now!

Production #7 is expected to be the final production round for 2018! Delivery of these units is planned for late September. If interested in getting a Solaris this year, please send me an email at info@johnbowen.com. Special Pricing for Solaris: For the month of April, we are offering a $500 discoun...
by John Bowen
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: DIGITAL LEVEL TOO HOT`
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: DIGITAL LEVEL TOO HOT`

Well, this is a first! Sorry, I can’t think of any way to do this globally! The only thing that comes to mind would be a customized software app that would go through each preset, doing a search and replace the value for all mixers. I had Bernard Wong (subliminaleffect) create a special app to do th...
by John Bowen
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: POLY AFTERTOUCH PRESETS
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: POLY AFTERTOUCH PRESETS

As far as I know, there aren’t any presets that are set to use Poly AT. You would have to edit the presets to add it. In the Modulation Source lists, it shows up as PolyAT. You can get to it quickly by turning the desired Source knob a little (to tell the Solaris you want to edit that parameter), th...
by John Bowen
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Solaris bug reports
Topic: Sustain pedal and Note-On messages choke the Solaris OS 1.4.1
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Sustain pedal and Note-On messages choke the Solaris OS 1.4.1

We haven’t seen this issues since v1.3.0 OS, and so it’s odd to see your report. What synthwalker is referring to - there was a corrupted global.ini file that got out there in some of the production, and it was affecting things (though I can’t recall exactly what right now). You can check it by down...
by John Bowen
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris future questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 394

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 John Bowen
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris future questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Solaris future questions.

What happens as the years go by, some parts become no longer available through normal channels, and you have to find them on the ‘after market’, where the prices become ridiculously high in most cases. That has been the case for the current main board, and my costs have increased significantly becau...
by John Bowen
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris future questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Solaris future questions.

Nope.
by John Bowen
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Preset files
Topic: Factory Presets 4.3 complete
Replies: 0
Views: 334

Factory Presets 4.3 complete

These are all of the factory presets so far, including the new bank of 100 sounds from Brian Kehew (listed as Bank10) plus the 3 banks from Mike Johnson (Banks 11, 12, and 13).

Enjoy!
by John Bowen
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Human readable Bank and Preset names
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Human readable Bank and Preset names

vargus wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:19 pm
Is it possible to add human readable preset and bank names in a future OS update? Make it a lot easier to manage banks and add new preset banks. :D
I have asked Jim about what would be the possibility....
by John Bowen
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris future questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Solaris future questions.

Hi Robin, Thanks for your questions. First, I can tell you that the original main board never had connectors for voice expansion, and we are still using that board for production. The new main board I spoke of also does not have voice expansion connectors. We were just hoping that the more powerful ...
by John Bowen
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Preset files
Topic: New 384 Presets from Michael Johnson
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: New 384 Presets from Michael Johnson

Yes, shortly...
by John Bowen
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Preset files
Topic: New 384 Presets from Michael Johnson
Replies: 8
Views: 525

New 384 Presets from Michael Johnson

Last weekend I received several banks of Presets from Mike Johnson, a major sound designer in Los Angeles. Mike has spent many years in the gaming industry, having worked most recently at Blizzard Entertainment. His earlier collection of synthesizers include a big PPG system, which helps explain the...
by John Bowen
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Solaris emulating Korg Wavestation
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: Solaris emulating Korg Wavestation

Yes, I think there were around 200 total, but this one is a Rev B with 8MB of memory, and these are even more rare. You are close regarding price - I’ve had someone say they’d pay $3200 for a working unit...which this is not at the moment. I have to get the internal power supply replaced and everyth...
by John Bowen
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Solaris emulating Korg Wavestation
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: Solaris emulating Korg Wavestation

I have a Prophet 3000 I will be selling.... :-)