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by John Bowen
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Solaris keyboard music/examples
Topic: Playing 24 custom presets
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Playing 24 custom presets

Everyone should check out this set of sounds - there’s some really wonderful patches in there! Thanks for posting!!
by John Bowen
Wed May 27, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Ring Modulation...and more!
Replies: 20
Views: 15225

Re: Ring Modulation...and more!

Well, I’m not sure if this is really correct, as I see at https://electricdruid.net/roland-cross-mod-metal-sync/ the author states, > > Jupiter 8 “Cross Mod” is FM from VCO2 modulating VCO-1. This is described in the manual as “ring modulation style effects” which is true in as far as they can both ...
by John Bowen
Wed May 27, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Ring Modulation...and more!
Replies: 20
Views: 15225

Re: Ring Modulation...and more!

Well, it’s interesting that he states it is logarithmic FM instead of Exponential FM. That is a key to the results you are hearing.

Could you make an example of the 2 saw waves that you did, with the Cross Mod at full amount, then play across the keyboard, say, C2 E2 G2 C3 E3 G3, etc.?
by John Bowen
Tue May 26, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Ring Modulation...and more!
Replies: 20
Views: 15225

Re: Ring Modulation...and more!

A quick lookup of the Jupiter 6 states that the splits limit one side to 4 voices and the other side to 2 voices. That means one of the sides isn’t playing a ‘chord’, but in any case, it would be good to get a single dry sound example to analyze. Perhaps you can record without a split a single sound...
by John Bowen
Tue May 26, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Ring Modulation...and more!
Replies: 20
Views: 15225

Re: Ring Modulation...and more!

Well, I’d need more information. What are the Splits made of? What waveshapes? To start it, you play 2 chords...are they one chord for each side of the split? Are they the same chords for each? Can you just isolate one note without any effects so I can hear what it sounds like? I am completely unfam...
by John Bowen
Tue May 26, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Ring Modulation...and more!
Replies: 20
Views: 15225

Re: Ring Modulation...and more!

I also found this online:

"In the early VCO-based instruments, Roland used “Cross Mod” to mean frequency modulation (FM) of one oscillator by the other. The term is used this way in the Jupiter 8, Jupiter 6, and the MKS-80 module. These are the only synths that have this option."
by John Bowen
Tue May 26, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Ring Modulation...and more!
Replies: 20
Views: 15225

Re: Ring Modulation...and more!

It depends on what and how the Jupiter 6 is processing what they call Cross Mod. I know in a number of earlier synths, this was just audio rate modulation of the frequency, but it could also be modulating the VCA, or even the Pulse Width. Since the Solaris has several ways to modulate the amplitude ...
by John Bowen
Sun May 17, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: The Proper Instructions For Opening the SOLARIS
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: The Proper Instructions For Opening the SOLARIS

Here's my instructions on how to open. 1) First - there are 4 little black screws across the back that are holding down the hinge points of the lid. Take these out first. 2) There are 12 screws holding down the keybed on the bottom - these have to come out. 3) There are 6 screws (3 on each side) on ...
by John Bowen
Thu May 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Feature Request - Effects
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Feature Request - Effects

So, the situation is that all of the code that runs the voices (the whole synthesizer prior to the Main FX) is summed as a stereo signal at the input to the FX chip. (It appears under the label of ‘Synth’ as you find it in the Output page.) It’s not possible to bring out an individual mixer to then ...
by John Bowen
Fri May 08, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: OS Files
Topic: New OS Update - 1.4.4
Replies: 13
Views: 38672

Re: New OS Update - 1.4.4

Look for our big release of v2.0 OS, coming soon!
by John Bowen
Fri May 01, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: OLED text displays
Replies: 30
Views: 40422

Re: OLED text displays

UPDATE - I have a new source of the ‘inverted background’ LCD to go along with the black OLED text displays, so we can offer the OLED upgrade package now without worry. I do need to know how many are definitely interested so I can place the order for these displays. The upgrade kit comprises of the ...
by John Bowen
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: New Owner #311
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: New Owner #311

Hello Eric, and welcome! Please don’t hesitate to post any questions you might have, as I or any of the other active owners here I'm sure will be happy to answer them.

John Bowen
by John Bowen
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Ring Modulation...and more!
Replies: 20
Views: 15225

Re: Ring Modulation...and more!

The question I would have is, what is the Synthex’s Ring Mod section using for carrier and modulator, and what amounts? Also, what does it mean to say Osc2’s waveform is 'Osc1 PCM + Ring Mod'? What are the levels, and balances? You are showing an estimate for the Solaris of 52% modulation of the PW,...
by John Bowen
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Send [nrpn: abandoned] sysex messages
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: Receive nrpn message

I will ask Jim to respond....
by John Bowen
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Send [nrpn: abandoned] sysex messages
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: Receive nrpn message

Thank you for the video. I fallow also the Solaris Sysex documentation and the table "Parameter Changed" page 7 I wanted to control the Env6 Attack, so I founded address low mid and high are 13 50 03, 00 12 34 for Manufacturer ID, 00 for Device ID, 10 for Solaris ID, 13 for Function: Parameter Chang...