Solaris W/ External Oscillators

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scope4live
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Solaris W/ External Oscillators

Post by scope4live » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:08 pm

Dear Brotha' Man John Bowen,

As you know I always loved Solaris for it's sonic possibilites, but preffered ProWave for my live performances for it's faster loading of presets, due to a few hundred less parameters.

But lately w/ the news of the XITE-1 this seems to be a non issue.

I absolutely love the RDII Modules, Adern Flexor, and SpaceF varieties which extend the sonic capabilities even further.

But my troubles stem from the lack of knowledge on where I could insert the Oscillators. RD Slot's are available for Filters and Envelopes, and the Modular inserts are av ailable, but where could I insert you Waldorf Pair II Oscillator to begin my experimentations with.


Thanks,


BTW I did read your PDF update w/ the 4.1, but must apologise as I cannot figure out the placements I need to make.




JV
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Post by John Bowen » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:18 pm

Jimmy,

You first have to select the RDX Oscillators. The Oscillator types then have a popup list, one choice being 'RD Slot'. You'll see an insert window appear, and you can just go crazy building new oscillators there!

cheers,
john b.

scope4live
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Post by scope4live » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:39 pm

This is the perfect place, Great.

I have made some really neat stuff in SpaceF's MS, and Prowave using the Waldorf Pair II's.

I can only imagine the stuff in Solaris. :lol:

Thanks Chief,


JV

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Post by scope4live » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:44 am

Day-ammn !!

The RDX 2 CEM's seem to have much more volume than the other CEM's .

I always compensated by using the distortion to add more volume.

I think I found a new place to make presets.

BTW, how many parameters are there now in Solaris?

I have had this for a couple of years now and still keep finding new ways to make sounds.

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Post by John Bowen » Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:24 am

Solaris v5.0 has over 1100 parameters! There's lots to play with, for sure.

-JB

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Post by scope4live » Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:05 am

Unfortunately my old presets cause problems when I load them from 4.1 to 5.0.6. BTW my birthday is 5/06,.....ankyuvarymush.

This caused me to create 12 new presets.

I can now add these new analog performance tricks to the Waldorf Pair II Oscillators.

Sweeping the wavetables using an expression pedal latched to a slow LFO is a beautiful thing, but I used SpaceF's little CC5 to send duplicate commands and MIDI CC's so that the same expression pedal moves sweep wavetables, while sweeping the Formant Filters also.

Sure I had to add a little extra volume, but the great sounding 3 Band EQ was up to the task.


It is hard to contain my excitement.

I always wanted a DSP synth that acted and sounded like an analog, but now I have this synth emulating that perfectly while doing things an analog synth could never dream of.


This is the reason I bought into the Scope platform, and chose Bowen synths.

I will use 8GB's of RAM and XP64 with Gigastudio 4 as my host.

It appears the Hardware Solaris will do separate chores, and the software version will use the Sample Oscillators with those magnificient Kyma Capybara creations converted to wav files.

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