Made nervous by MIDI problems I've read about

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Made nervous by MIDI problems I've read about

Post by jimjacobsen » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:40 pm

I'm really close to pulling the trigger on a Solaris purchase but have been made nervous by discussions on this forum of MIDI problems, namely, sync and stuck notes. Have these issues been addressed? I must have synths that work with my DAW, it's how I make music (and my living) and I need to be able to stay within my workflow. SO the question is, does Solaris work well within a DAW/MIDI environment? If not, I'll have to back off from buying one, which would be a real shame since I think they sound phenomenal.
Jim Jacobsen

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Re: Made nervous by MIDI problems I've read about

Post by John Bowen » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:14 am

Jim,

Thanks for your interest! I can tell you that these issues are being addressed, but at the moment I can’t say when the updated OS will be released. Please stay tuned, as we are making progress...

John Bowen

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Re: Made nervous by MIDI problems I've read about

Post by jimjacobsen » Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:53 pm

Thanks, John. Is the midi sync issue confined to syncing the sequencer and/or arpeggiator to DAW? I. E., drift over time?

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Re: Made nervous by MIDI problems I've read about

Post by John Bowen » Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:34 pm

jimjacobsen wrote:Thanks, John. Is the midi sync issue confined to syncing the sequencer and/or arpeggiator to DAW? I. E., drift over time?
Correct. I think the clock is reading 25 instead of 24 PPQN, so it’s a very slow drift.

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Re: Made nervous by MIDI problems I've read about

Post by jimjacobsen » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:43 pm

So I'm having trouble making ip my mind. Am I ag risk of missing the cutoff for the 5-6 run of synths? How many slots are still available?

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Re: Made nervous by MIDI problems I've read about

Post by synthologist » Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:34 pm

Has this sync issue been fixed with an update? Looking at a 2ndhand Solaris..

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Re: Made nervous by MIDI problems I've read about

Post by John Bowen » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:34 am

No fixes yet, but soon.

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Re: Made nervous by MIDI problems I've read about

Post by mrdan » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:58 pm

Forget about the problems.

It's a jaw dropping synth. It actually sounds better (ok that's subjective) than many current analogs. Buy it and enter the world of endless lost hours experiencing sonic pleasure from it's infinitely tweakable universe.

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Re: Made nervous by MIDI problems I've read about

Post by jgale » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:47 am

I find Midi sync to be rock solid with the latest release. Working with Cuabse, I've stress tested with multiple BPMs and drastic tempo changes and the Solaris held tight to the beat. There is also a convenient new "Auto" sync function that automatically senses external sync or uses the internal BPM if no external sync is found.

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