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by minorguy
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: While waiting for my Solaris...
Replies: 29
Views: 14565

Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

It’s not even at the stage to commit to anything. But I at least know that taking money for it would require a commercial license for the JUCE library and that’s a losing proposition.
by minorguy
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: While waiting for my Solaris...
Replies: 29
Views: 14565

Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

What language did you do this in? Do you think it would be feasible to port it to Mac? Since you explicitly state that you do not have a Mac the question is probably moot but it had to be asked... :D It's written in C++ and uses the JUCE cross-platform GUI library so it should port to Mac. I suppos...
by minorguy
Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: While waiting for my Solaris...
Replies: 29
Views: 14565

Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

I thought I would make this program available because people might at least have some fun with it as it is. Anyway, it’s free so you have nothing to lose. I named it Solarium (because I’ve never been that great at thinking up names for applications :) ). You should be able to download it here: Solar...
by minorguy
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Patch data over MIDI
Replies: 10
Views: 4465

Re: Patch data over MIDI

Just a few extra notes I had related to the NRPN list: Master0PitchWheelRange1 – 5: Pitch range UP. None0 – 8: Mod Wheel on/off None0 – 9: Mod Wheel max LFO1Frequency0 – 138: This is called “Rate” on the Solaris UI. Osc1ModCMix1 – 268: Control Strength. Same for all other instances of “CMix” Osc1Mod...
by minorguy
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Patch data over MIDI
Replies: 10
Views: 4465

Re: Patch data over MIDI

I’ve spent some time with the NRPN and SysEx the past six months or so. There are lots of issues there. I just didn’t think there was a need to list them because I figured Holger would find them anyway. But since it came up, I can add some info. The NRPN values that the Solaris sends out don’t corre...
by minorguy
Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: New version of the OS ? Soon or not ?
Replies: 179
Views: 40857

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

I agree that it would be fine to charge for updates, especially updates that add features but also smaller charges for bug fixes. I just don’t know what price to put on it. Probably $200 or $250 would be fine but it really depends on what is added. Multitimbral capability is a big one and might cost...
by minorguy
Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: would you be interested in SOLARIS editor ?
Replies: 44
Views: 12007

Re: would you be interested in SOLARIS editor ?

I’m not sure if you came across this thread but I brought up the same thing a while back. I took it to be a rather lukewarm response overall. But I’m still working on that editor. I think there are, at least, ways that software could complement the Solaris UI rather than replace it. However, the Sol...
by minorguy
Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris and S/PDIFoutput mode
Replies: 1
Views: 1594

Re: Solaris and S/PDIFoutput mode

1. Using the More button, go to the Output page and set the S/P-DIF output to FXChan1. 2. Go to the System page and set LoadOuts to Off. This will prevent the S/P-DIF setting from changing each time you load a new preset. The LoadOuts setting can be saved in the Global settings so it will stay that ...
by minorguy
Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Arpeggiator Patterns
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Arpeggiator Patterns

I was spending some time with the arpeggiator settings and I wanted to confirm whether some behavior is as designed. I noticed that when you select a pattern number 1, 2, 3, etc., it will load that pattern from the file on the card. (The numbering is different so pattern 1 is file arp0.pat) Then whe...
by minorguy
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Load SingleCycle Waves?
Replies: 29
Views: 6337

Re: Load SingleCycle Waves?

I'm wondering what the state of samples is. I've written a GUI program for Windows that can convert various sample formats to Solaris pool/raw format and manage the pools (*). But samples don't seem quite usable to me on the Solaris right now. I wanted to experiment to try to characterize the specif...
by minorguy
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: FM programming help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Re: FM programming help needed

When I read that the Solaris could do both exponential and linear FM I was also hoping (even expecting?) that it could do Yamaha style FM, whether you want to call that phase modulation or not. So it would be great if that could be added/fixed in the future.
by minorguy
Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Solaris bug reports
Topic: Channel aftertouch messages emited spuriously from MIDI out
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

Channel aftertouch messages emited spuriously from MIDI out

Sorry if this was already mentioned but I didn't see it. O/S version 1.2.6. I'm using the DIN MIDI out port connected to my computer. When I go to the MIDI page and turn MIDICtrl On, the Solaris starts to send out channel aftertouch messages without me touching anything. They all have data value of ...
by minorguy
Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Solaris bug reports
Topic: typing values off
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

Re: typing values off

The BPM is another example of a value you cannot type. It's only multiples of 10. So 1 = 10, 12=120. But the thing is typing is a fast way of getting to an EXACT value so this means there is no way of typing 123. As you may have already figured out by now (and as I just discovered) you can get the ...
by minorguy
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Announce when you receive your Solaris!
Replies: 280
Views: 138480

Re: Announce when you receive your Solaris!

Solaris #249 has arrived in California! What can I say that hasn't already been said? It's all true. The Solaris sounds big and clear. Sounds I don't get from any of my other keyboards. Many of the presets are inspiring. Build quality is excellent. Coincidentally my Solaris was delivered within an h...
by minorguy
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: While waiting for my Solaris...
Replies: 29
Views: 14565

Re: While waiting for my Solaris...

Yeah, modules don't need to be shown if they don't play a part in the sound. Also, modules can be collapsed so that only the rows with connections are shown. Modules and connecting wires can be added, removed, dragged, etc. I realize one could just print out a text list of what's active in a preset,...