Messe 2008 reports

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Messe 2008 reports

Post by John Bowen » Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:05 pm

Hi All,

Well, the Frankfurt Musik Messe (Fair) is now over for 2008. I had several members of the press come by to do video interviews, and here's the first one to be posted:

http://www.delamar.de/solaris-video/

You can scroll down a bit to reach the video screen. I think this gives a pretty good overview of the Solaris, and you get to hear some more audio examples, including the new Rotor function.

cheers,
john b.

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Post by stardust » Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:08 pm

impressive sounds already.

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Post by matocaster » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:40 pm

Thanks John. Those sounds are awesome. The two oscillators going into filter one is really sweet. I can't wait to get my hands on one!

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Post by scope4live » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:31 am

This video is proof of why I agreed to sell my Oberheims.

You have hit a Grand Slam in the 12th inning John !!

You have suceeded in bringing a synth that is light years ahead of anything I currently own.

It has the immediate hands on control that a live synth requires and the sounds are impressive.

My dream synth has arrived.

The multiple, updatable LCD's are so appropriate, and necessary to control this behemoth.


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Post by stardust » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:40 pm

I heard that solaris works at 96kHz. That might be one of the reasons why the sound is so convincing.

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Post by seamonkey » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:27 am

The Solaris sounds HUGE!! RICH!! POWERFUL!! BALL BUSTIN BOTTOM END!! :D
The part you played using pulse width is very similar to the intro to Saga's "Humble Stance". 8)

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Post by John Bowen » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:31 am

Here's another video from Messe 2008:

http://www.hispasonic.com/videos/escuch ... john-bowen

I attempt to speak a little bit of Spanish, but I was a rather tired there (having had about 3 hours' sleep), and the brain didn't function quite so smoothly. :lol:

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Post by seamonkey » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:35 am

Thanks for reposting the link John, I couldn't get it to work before.
The sound of the Solaris transcends language, it speaks the language of beauty, craftsmanship and passion.
I loved the rotor sounds, I can see it being the basis of some very creative sounds and sparking creativity in songwriting.

I like the quote about Solaris in this month's (April)Keyboard magazine in the Best of NAMM from A to Z..I quote "Nothing we're saying here can match walking up to the thing and just playing a major triad. It really does sound huge."

Ladies and Gentlemen..You ain't seen nothin yet! :D

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Post by stardust » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:30 am

Thanks for another slice.
The more examples I hear the more I am sure it is worth the wait.

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Post by scope4live » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:33 pm

Yes, and thankfully some of us have the software to keep us happy till then.

I plan on using both versions this summer.

BTW John,

Is the poly glide stuff in the hardware?
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Post by seamonkey » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:33 am

stardust wrote:Thanks for another slice.
The more examples I hear the more I am sure it is worth the wait.
Yes but with each slice I want the whole pizza pie...NOW!!! :lol:

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Post by John Bowen » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:19 am

scope4live wrote:BTW John,
Is the poly glide stuff in the hardware?
Yes, I discusses this with Klaus, and intend to have the parameters in there (I just have to decide where to put them in the UI).

-john b.

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Post by scope4live » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:30 am

:D :D

I can't thank you enough JB for creating this synth, and incorporating these features.

I am well aware that I am technologically stuck in the past w/ my constant whining for analog emulations, and access to parameters for live performance.

This synth has all of that, and the future wrapped up into one incredible synth.

I can't thank you enough for it's creation.

JV

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Post by John Bowen » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:02 am

I just was informed that Harmony Central has posted all of their videos from the 2008 Frankfurt Messe. You may have to scroll the list to find the Solaris - it's the 5th one listed from the top.

(There's several other interesting clips as well - I completely agree with what Dave Smith has to say about hardware vs software synths, of course! Also, you can hear a little bit of Solaris while he's talking, as we were directly across :-)).

http://www.harmony-central.com/theater/ ... video.html

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Post by SHARCRASH » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:39 pm

I am 100% in too for what Dave said and specialy the aspect he talks about updates and compatibilites... starting at 1:30. I talked about it in this forum a while ago...
viewtopic.php?t=403&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30
3rd post on that page.

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