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by niversen
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: CS-80 Voice Architecture with the Solaris
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: CS-80 Voice Architecture with the Solaris

M-Prod, You've got it! Yes, you just patch it through the Insert FX as you suggest. I left the insert FX off. There are a few "hard wired" paths in the synth, but really, they can all be patched around if you have a brief think about it. I don't know if you could overdrive that VCA in the original C...
by niversen
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: CS-80 Voice Architecture with the Solaris
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: CS-80 Voice Architecture with the Solaris

Ok, that is awesome. Thank you John - a bit of Ring Modulation really expands the harmonic complexity, and when mixed in with subtlety, just lovely. I just learned another useful trick with my Solaris!
by niversen
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: CS-80 Voice Architecture with the Solaris
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: CS-80 Voice Architecture with the Solaris

Thanks John, Ive corrected the post! Once again proving how inexhausibly deep the Solaris really is. I know the instrument well at this point, but mastering it is quite a task!
by niversen
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Could this be done?
Replies: 10
Views: 2996

Re: Could this be done?

Here's another vote for MPE support - I have a ROLI Seaboard.
by niversen
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: CS-80 Voice Architecture with the Solaris
Replies: 5
Views: 439

CS-80 Voice Architecture with the Solaris

The Solaris is a very powerful synthesizer. It is much more powerful than all the old analog polysynths. This is wonderful. It is also confusing if you are not a competent synth programmer. What is a good way to learn a new skill? Copy something successful! One of the benefits of setting up a Solari...
by niversen
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Presets Name editor PC beta
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Presets Name editor PC beta

Thank you! I'm going to put this to use!
by niversen
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: OS Files
Topic: v1.3.1 OS Upgrade released!
Replies: 44
Views: 2447

Re: v1.3.1 OS Upgrade released!

Thank you so much for all the effort! This is great! I just flashed mine and the whole synth seems snappier. The preset scrolling is DEFINITELY vastly improved. 1.3.1 is a wonderful release, and I'm very glad to have it. Thanks Jim for all the great coding work!
by niversen
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: fly-case for my solaris ?
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: fly-case for my solaris ?

I had a custom case made by Brady Custom Cases. For something as nice as the Solaris, you want something that protects it properly.
by niversen
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: OS Files
Topic: v1.3.0 OS released
Replies: 30
Views: 1383

Re: v1.3 OS released

Thank you! Greatly appreciated!
by niversen
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: New version of the OS ? Soon or not ?
Replies: 179
Views: 7503

Re: New version of the OS ? Soon or not ?

A slightly different perspective.... If you power the synth on, program it to your heart's content, and then play the resulting sounds from the Solaris's keyboard, you will likely not experience much in the way of bugs or needed features. It outputs glorious sound from its digital IO or the analog I...
by niversen
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Still thrilled and learning after two years with Solaris
Replies: 6
Views: 4076

Re: Still thrilled and learning after two years with Solaris

It really couldn't be easier. The Solaris responds to PolyAT natively. it is in the modulation routings for every parameter that can be modulated on the synth. There are other ways to do it, but I made a super simple Max7 patch that took MIDI output from the Seaboard and piped it out a physical MIDI...
by niversen
Fri May 20, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Still thrilled and learning after two years with Solaris
Replies: 6
Views: 4076

Re: Still thrilled and learning after two years with Solaris

It is really pretty easy. Solaris has PolyAT in the mod menus. Just add it to modulate the VCA and you are set. You can use velocity and pitch bend as well. The Roli keyboards are very configurable. You can have them simply send PolyAT for each note on one channel. You can have the keyboard play mon...
by niversen
Tue May 17, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Still thrilled and learning after two years with Solaris
Replies: 6
Views: 4076

Still thrilled and learning after two years with Solaris

This remains a wonderful instrument. I have never regretted the wait, the purchase or the price. 1) It sounds better than any softsynth or VST I own or have tried, including stuff like Diva. It is not close. There is a harmonic richness and chime that quality analogs have (like the new OB-6). You ca...
by niversen
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: midi clock issues with Nuendo
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: midi clock issues with Nuendo

Are using USB or MIDI? I have no problems when using physical MIDI cable.
by niversen
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Preset files
Topic: New Black Octopus presets
Replies: 4
Views: 442

New Black Octopus presets

http://blackoctopus-sound.com/product/event-horizon-2-128-patches-john-bowen-solaris/ This is a new bank of 128 sounds. I like it a lot. I've learned some more about programming the Solaris from this. There is some very nice and subtle use of the Rotors. This is the most usable collection of presets...