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by Howard
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Update to Solaris videos
Replies: 3
Views: 4920

Very well thought out, with a mind-boggling set of useful features! Two small suggestions: 1) How about a generic Reset function for the currently active page/feature using a key combination (e.g. hold down the ENTER key for 3 seconds)? 2) The key tables might need two types of "0" value - one which...
by Howard
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Video from Pacific NW Synth gathering
Replies: 12
Views: 11409

Nice one, John 8)
"couldn't sleep...what if we put this through that?" - precisely!
by Howard
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris keyboard - specifications
Replies: 262
Views: 273374

In a word ... POW!
by Howard
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris keyboard - specifications
Replies: 262
Views: 273374

John Bowen wrote:The simplest thing is to use a delay for each "phase output"...I've sent a request about it to Klaus....-jb
Just a thought: If an LFO is a table of values i.e. not calculated realtime, different phases can be read out "simultaneously". A special delay would be more flexible, though.
by Howard
Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Simple Audio Examples
Replies: 81
Views: 76755

stardust wrote:This is antitune is it ? ;)
Yes.
by Howard
Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Simple Audio Examples
Replies: 81
Views: 76755

...not strictly an emulation of a CEM filter (it's not in there yet), but the main MultiMode filter in Lowpass 4 pole (24 dB slope) mode. I just wanted to call it that for the test's sake. 8) :D Had me fooled! Will the CEMulation sound different enough to warrant developing it? BTW: I'm looking for...
by Howard
Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Simple Audio Examples
Replies: 81
Views: 76755

How to beat 50:50? :idea: The one that doesn't have a detuned voice is Solaris.
BTW: Resonance seems to be slightly higher in #2 (judging by the "bumps" when cutoff goes low)
by Howard
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris keyboard - specifications
Replies: 262
Views: 273374

Audio rate modulation of the sample start or loop start... Sample start modulation only makes sense at Note On (update a single value), and loop position modulation (loop start + loop end) just might be useful in realtime for V-Synth / Transwave type effects, but I don't think it would need to be a...
by Howard
Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris keyboard - specifications
Replies: 262
Views: 273374

John Bowen wrote:... frequency modulation at audio rates from any source (including another sample osc).
I remember trying similar in my SY77, and quickly deciding that FM between two complex waves doesn't make much sense. Too many FM harmonics = trashy "distorted" sound.
by Howard
Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:58 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: The John Bowen Chronicles
Replies: 9
Views: 11845

I'm also looking forward to those Chronicles, though I can't put my finger on why I find such stories so interesting. Reminds me of two books I very much enjoyed several years ago: A history of the microcomputer, and a Tesla biography (including Edison's invention of the electric chair!).
by Howard
Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Simple Audio Examples
Replies: 81
Views: 76755

just back from the DR...

The low note in the middle of SolSawSync.wav sounds rather brittle, not beefy like the Prophet examples... any ideas why?

The Supersaws are fine (well, maybe not #3 so much, but that's because we aren't under 30 any more, John :wink:)
by Howard
Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Simple Audio Examples
Replies: 81
Views: 76755

John Bowen wrote:Still has some pops, so not clipping in the recording process....
Still has a "cancellation" effect (which is what I think most people would notice first)
by Howard
Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Simple Audio Examples
Replies: 81
Views: 76755

Can't resist...

1) = P5
2) = P08
3) = Solaris (obvious sync problem)

So... did I fall for the trick?
by Howard
Fri May 23, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: What color do you prefer?
Replies: 88
Views: 95030

Redwood's the one I like most so far :)
by Howard
Sat May 03, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: What color do you prefer?
Replies: 88
Views: 95030

There's three woods used - ash, Pacific Northwest walnut, and red heart maple. I'll try to get photos up of these within the next day or two. Looking forward to those pics - but how about considering Sapele? Not too expensive, dense, workable, great-looking... available in many forms - here's a lin...