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Re: Announcing new Operating System, v1.4.0!

by John Bowen » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:08 am

kalaspace wrote: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:53 am tested, it works :)
(i think user will need to be informed to go on system and put GVCurve, GACurve under 0% to see "preset")
Yes, the revised User Guide will mention this, but for now....agreed.

Re: Announcing new Operating System, v1.4.0!

by kalaspace » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:53 am

tested, it works :)
(i think user will need to be informed to go on system and put GVCurve, GACurve under 0% to see "preset")

Re: Announcing another major update to the Solaris Operating System, v1.4.0!

by John Bowen » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:13 pm

kalaspace wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:42 am the fact vtcurve is not stored by preset anymore is a big deal for me
(i have a lot of them using this, it is(|was?) on of the best feature)
You will be happy to know that were have restored the Velocity and Aftertouch Tables on a per preset basis, as well as having the Global option for them. Please download V1.4.1 OS!

Re: Announcing another major update to the Solaris Operating System, v1.4.0!

by kalaspace » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:08 pm

otherwise i will have to put advised vt curve in the preset name but it is a little sad
i tried to modify some presets without using it but it is really a headhash
specially for "electric pianos" preset types where velocity is already involved in a lot of modulations

Re: Announcing another major update to the Solaris Operating System, v1.4.0!

by John Bowen » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:52 am

kalaspace wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:42 am the fact vtcurve is not stored by preset anymore is a big deal for me
(i have a lot of them using this, it is(|was?) on of the best feature)
I’ve had a number of requests to make these VT and AT Curves global, because of wanting to just set the response to their controller, and keep it there. I’m sorry if you were using this parameter per preset a lot - I can understand the uses in both situations.

Maybe I will discuss with Jim more about this....

Re: Announcing another major update to the Solaris Operating System, v1.4.0!

by kalaspace » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:42 am

the fact vtcurve is not stored by preset anymore is a big deal for me
(i have a lot of them using this, it is(|was?) on of the best feature)

Re: Announcing another major update to the Solaris Operating System, v1.4.0!

by discocubist » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:05 am

Awesome work guys! This synth is the gift that keeps on giving :D

Re: Announcing another major update to the Solaris Operating System, v1.4.0!

by scope4live » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:59 pm

I’m just glad it works.
The synth has always been a great performer.
I like using Solaris to blend/control a Roland D-05 Module.

Ribbons, Joystick, ModWh all dialed in, Solaris presets send a matching prom chng message.
Some presets are just one synth.
The presets using both synths are pretty amazing as each compliments each other.

So nice having Ribbon MIDI 16/17 now.

Cheers, go make music....

Re: Announcing another major update to the Solaris Operating System, v1.4.0!

by John Bowen » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:25 pm

Ah, that’s a good explanation. I don’t use Windows, so I’m unfamiliar with the possibilities.
Thanks for the heads up!

Re: Announcing another major update to the Solaris Operating System, v1.4.0!

by synthwalker » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:09 pm

My guess :
- Windows was set to hide known extension files.
- Then he generated a solaris.raw.raw file ony seeing solaris.raw
- When he decided to remove the fake ".raw" extension, he made a true solaris.raw file...

Re: Announcing another major update to the Solaris Operating System, v1.4.0!

by John Bowen » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:15 pm

Hmmm, that REALLY does not make sense! I’ve NEVER heard of needing to leave off the .raw extension for the OS to load. I am going to ask how that could possibly work.

Re: Announcing another major update to the Solaris Operating System, v1.4.0!

by scope4live » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:21 am

Well here’s what finally worked.

Tried 6 more times, step by step, inch by inch using txt. 1 and txt. 0, then hitting enter after boot to try manually.
No joy.

Then my memory served me well.
I had 2 OS Files on my Card because I left out .raw on the name to get 1.31 to work.
Left out .raw on the name, used 1 in txt. file, then watched as it grabbed the OS from CF Card.
Asked to reboot and did so.
Home Screen Page 4 says 1.40. .2.

Guess mine is one of the very first units and has a little quirk.

Everything is fine.
No more sustain when switching presets.

Happy Camper..

Ankyu.


PS. Odd I have to leave out .raw

Maybe because I use so many .raw samples......???

Who cares right.

Ankyu

Re: Announcing another major update to the Solaris Operating System, v1.4.0!

by scope4live » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:53 am

Cool.
IIRC the drag and drop might have been what made it work the last time.

Thanks JB and best wishes to you and your family, and happy gigging..

Re: Announcing another major update to the Solaris Operating System, v1.4.0!

by John Bowen » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:36 am

urge wrote: Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:44 pm Managed to sort it out. My CF card was missing the txt file. Thank you for your hard work on the OS.
Yes, all you need is a text file that has only a number in it. The number is 1 if you want to auto-load the OS, and after the Solaris does that, it will automatically change the text file to a 0. The file has to be named ‘doFlash.txt’.

Re: Announcing another major update to the Solaris Operating System, v1.4.0!

by John Bowen » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:32 am

Jimmy,

All you really need in your OS Folder on the CF Card is a file named ‘solarisos.raw’. If you want the OS to automatically install when you turn on the synth, then you can keep the text file called ‘doFlash.txt’ and edit it so that the number is 1. Otherwise, I just hold down the Enter button when I boot up, and wait for the special menu to appear, and select option #1 (as explained in the User Guide section, “Updating the Operating System” in the Quick Start explanations).

So, here’s a list of the order to do things:

1) Download the .zip file
2) unzip the file
3) change the name from 'solarisos_v1.4.0.2.raw' to ‘solarisos.raw’
4) drag and drop this file into your OS folder, overwriting the old one
5) If you want to auto-load the OS, open the ‘doFlash.txt’ file and change the 0 to a 1
6) remove the CF card from your computer, stick it in the Solaris, and boot up the synth

If you changed the ‘doFlash.txt’ file to a 1, then the Solaris should automatically start the OS loading process. Once it is done (just watch the screen), it will tell you to reboot.

That’s it!

Cheers,
John

p.s. you don’t need the single quotes for the file names

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