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Announce when you receive your Solaris!

Post by Neotrope » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:23 am

Howdy... like many, I suppose I am waiting with bated breath, and checking back here to see "who has one..." and thought it might be useful to start a "I got mine" topic (I haven't yet ... personally).

So, ideally ...don't post in this topic until you get yours, and specify the color (dark or light), and where you are (e.g., Germany, US, etc.).

Amazing it's finally happening! I lost my faith for awhile, but it has been renewed. Can't wait!
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Re: Announce when you receive your Solaris!

Post by scope4live » Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:24 pm

I had mine delivered last week while gigging back east, so I just walked in and unboxed it.
I am impressed beyond words.
I haven't heard it since NAMM '09, but it is the stuff dreams are made of.
After a week of preparing it for the gig I'll report back, as of now I am to busy to chit chat, but can only say those whose had the balls of brass to invest, will now sound like they have balls of brass.
Presets so far cover lots of material and controller options from Vectored JYstick to Ribbon/Filter...etc.

If you're waiting for one, your pain will soon be replaced with pride, ecstacy and joy.
I can hardly keep my eyes open from a 25 hour drive, but the presets keep snapping my neck back and waking me up.

Ciao
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Post by valis » Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:47 pm

scope4live wrote:I had mine delivered last week while gigging back east, so I just walked in and unboxed it.
I am impressed beyond words.
I haven't heard it since NAMM '09, but it is the stuff dreams are made of.
After a week of preparing it for the gig I'll report back, as of now I am to busy to chit chat, but can only say those whose had the balls of brass to invest, will now sound like they have balls of brass.
Presets so far cover lots of material and controller options from Vectored JYstick to Ribbon/Filter...etc.

If you're waiting for one, your pain will soon be replaced with pride, ecstacy and joy.
I can hardly keep my eyes open from a 25 hour drive, but the presets keep snapping my neck back and waking me up.

Ciao
Jealous!

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Re: Announce when you receive your Solaris!

Post by scope4live » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:59 pm

It's so powerfully FAT and warm.
Viruses and Nords will actually display beads of sweat on thier panels when their brittle tones get buried by rich 96k thickness.

So It Shall Be Written......So It Shall Be Done..
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Re: Announce when you receive your Solaris!

Post by urge » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:01 pm

I received mine last week as well. I spent a bit of time just going through every button,stick ,encoder and ribbon. Still have a bit to dig into.
Moved the beast to its location in the studio. I was surprised at how good it sounded, like hearing SACD vs regular CD side by side. The sonic detail and depth is just amazing. Picked up a card reader and I'm looking to check out the manual next week. I also have to say that so far the UI is almost transparent. Everything is right there in front of you , tweaking things comes naturally...almost without having to think about things.
I have mine sitting next to the Hartmann Neuron which has 13 displays + lots of lit up meter wheels. The Solaris beats it hands down for the ability to look at the panel and know whats going on....
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Re: Announce when you receive your Solaris!

Post by Fidgit » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:34 pm

Neotrope wrote:... and specify the color (dark or light), and where you are (e.g., Germany, US, etc.).
why? what's the point?! :roll:

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Re: Announce when you receive your Solaris!

Post by urge » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:32 am

AFAIK Lighter case Solarii haven"t been made yet; at least I haven"t seen one yet.

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Post by John Bowen » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:29 am

urge wrote:AFAIK Lighter case Solarii haven"t been made yet; at least I haven"t seen one yet.
This is correct, but hopefully that will change this week!
jb

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Post by John Bowen » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:10 am

Update - the first two white case Solaris (Solarii?) have shipped!!

jb

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Re: Announce when you receive your Solaris!

Post by marzzz » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:44 am

Solarii is correct. When all of us receive our Solarii, we will be Solarians. Unfortunately, I am currently a Desolarian. :mrgreen:

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Re: Announce when you receive your Solaris!

Post by Neotrope » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:36 am

Fidgit wrote:
Neotrope wrote:... and specify the color (dark or light), and where you are (e.g., Germany, US, etc.).
why? what's the point?! :roll:
Ummm.... what's the point of your comment?

The point is, that it's useful to know who is getting them and where ... especially those of who have been waiting for 3+ years to see one in anyone's hands other than a music show. Since they're not technically shipping in serial number order, due to case color, it's useful if somebody posts they got a white one in California, and I'm in California, it might make my day. Thanks for contributing.
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Re: Announce when you receive your Solaris!

Post by John Bowen » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:24 am

Chris,

Unfortunately, even knowing that is not going to give you much of an idea as to when your unit will ship. I send out news to each customer just as soon as I find out from Sonic Core what they are predicting for the coming week...but I don't know too far in advance. For the two most recent units, I didn't know they were shipping until I got an email from SC with the tracking numbers!

JB

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Re: Announce when you receive your Solaris!

Post by qtuner » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:07 pm

And God said "Let there be white."
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Re: Announce when you receive your Solaris!

Post by Movement » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:36 pm

qtuner wrote:And God said "Let there be white.
Gorgeous! Can't wait for my white one!

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Re: Announce when you receive your Solaris!

Post by urge » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:57 pm

Wow, the white looks gorgeous.Much better than I imagined.

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