would you be interested in SOLARIS editor ?

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minorguy
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Re: would you be interested in SOLARIS editor ?

Post by minorguy » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:02 pm

I happen to be using an older version of JUCE version 4.3.1 and the reason is I believe newer versions will cause the app to put up a splash screen and I didn't want that. I'm not sure but I thought that's what I read somewhere.
You're probably going to need some proficiency in programming and figuring out problems because the code has never been compiled for Mac and it may very well have things that need fixing for it to compile.
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chapolin
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Re: would you be interested in SOLARIS editor ?

Post by chapolin » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:52 am

I know I ask a lot, and maybe I am alone to use a Solaris with Linux ... but please if you can make also the editor for Linux (ubuntu), 1000 thanks in advance ;)

Benoist Guitton
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Re: would you be interested in SOLARIS editor ?

Post by Benoist Guitton » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:13 am

Sorry Jim if I didn't even bother trying your Solarium : I was repelled by the screen shot with wires :oops:
I was terribly wrong since you already implemented plenty of features I was looking for :D
Early adopters should give it a try again because from the changelog you started from very far away and many bugs were corrected ( by the way why naming it V 0.1 instead of V 1.0 ? )
Apparently I was one of the latest version 3 downloaders ( !!!!! )
I think it would even help the non Solaris users to have a good overview of the depth of what can be done beyond specs sheet ...
I recommend you use USB even if it's sometimes temperamental, but directly plugged to the motherboard : at first I was short and had to use a router and I couldn't receive but was able to send and it was slow also, now directly plugged in it takes less than 5 five seconds to receive.
New users should definitely check your manual at the end for the Main Unsupported Capabilities.
Personnaly I’am okay with the limitations for now because I needed more a helpful viewer than an editor.
In short : thanks ! ( also for your work on the Solaris 1.31 version ) 8)

minorguy
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Re: would you be interested in SOLARIS editor ?

Post by minorguy » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:05 pm

I hate to hijack this thread since it’s not my thread, but I’ll be brief. Just to be clear, it’s version zero-point-ten. Not zero-point-one. The reason it’s not 1.0 is because it’s not at some point I could call finished due to the incomplete MIDI support of the Solaris. Sorry if you don’t like wires. I’d like to point out however that UI designers have to be aware that some percentage of people are color-blind. Sometimes only red-green color blind. So using color as the only means of differentiating things can be a problem. Further, the Solaris may have more possible connections than other synths. It certainly has a lot of parameters. In the future I’d like to move the parameters from the side panel to an upper window similar to the first screenshot shown here.
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Benoist Guitton
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Re: would you be interested in SOLARIS editor ?

Post by Benoist Guitton » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:08 pm

Understood about the version number ...
I 'am not fond of wires because they get in the way, but I'll deal with them !
Maybe wires like PCB tracks with ramifications : you start with a trunk then branches around modules ( easier said than done !! )
The side ( or later up ) panel could show all oscillators parameters at once with a little "compression", same for other sections ...
Anyway, I'am already very happy with what it has to offer : quite exhaustive exploration before tweaking :D

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