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by John Bowen
Wed Aug 24, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Is ratcheting important to you?
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Is ratcheting important to you?

John, Jim, since ratcheting is about the seq, is there any chance that you implement what's now known under the name "Voice Component Modelling", i.e. using multiple internal seqs in keystep mode to slightly modulate parameters per voice as discussed here?: https://forums.johnbowen.com/vi...
by John Bowen
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Is ratcheting important to you?
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Is ratcheting important to you?

Glad you mention things already done - the control lanes are now separate, and there’s a new, single Note lane. There’s also modulation provided in a couple of ways, just as you suggested! There’s still some work to be done on the new functions, so that’s why I was wondering what else to add, such a...
by John Bowen
Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Is ratcheting important to you?
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Is ratcheting important to you?

Dear Solaris Owners, Jim is working on some improvements to the Sequencer in the Solaris. There’s already some fun things in the works, and now I am wondering if it’s worthwhile to add a ratcheting function to each step, so I thought I’d post it here to get your responses. What do you think? John B.
by John Bowen
Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Other data files
Topic: SysEx Update for v2.x.x OS Users
Replies: 0
Views: 186

SysEx Update for v2.x.x OS Users

Here is the latest SysEx document for Solaris owners running any version of v2 OS:
Solaris SysEx v1.2.2.pdf.zip
(1.31 MiB) Downloaded 28 times
by John Bowen
Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: opposite of Note
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: opposite of Note

Keep in mind that you have the oscillators still tracking the keyboard, so adding a negative note will add (subtract) from the oscillator tracking. I’ve just set up a patch that tunes Osc 1 & 2 to unison at the top of the keyboard ( C-7), then detunes Osc 2 as I play down. Here’s the settings us...
by John Bowen
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: opposite of Note
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: opposite of Note

I just applied a negative initial amount to a filter cutoff in full resonance using Note, and after setting Key Track to 0%, the cutoff does indeed track downward as I play up the keyboard. Is this not what you want?

John
by John Bowen
Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: RIP Jimmy V.
Replies: 0
Views: 209

RIP Jimmy V.

I know many of you here are aware of the many posts and contributions a fellow Solaris owner known as Jimmy V. (as well as dawman or several others) has made to the Solaris community. I just got news that he has passed away! I met Jimmy when I went to Las Vegas to make a ‘service call’ on his Solari...
by John Bowen
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris Expander Announced
Replies: 25
Views: 13434

Re: Solaris Expander Announced

@john Bowen. Hey John. I purchased the rack expander and I don’t own a Solaris keyboard. I’ve done a lot of programming, am familiar with sysex coding and I’ve also programmed an additive synth on the reason platform named Spectra. My plan was to develop a software controller for the rack expander ...
by John Bowen
Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: User Guides
Topic: Instructional Videos
Replies: 0
Views: 289

Instructional Videos

Here are several videos I made some time ago on the basic structure of the Solaris. (Note that these are with a much earlier operating system.) Solaris Screens Update Part 1: https://youtu.be/ypQXtq4nWig Solaris Screens Update Part 2: https://youtu.be/ufTD7R3DIv0 Solaris Screens Update Part 3: https...
by John Bowen
Mon May 23, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris Expander Announced
Replies: 25
Views: 13434

Re: Solaris Expander Announced

Good news for those interested in the 1U Solaris Voice Expander! I have been informed by Sonic Core that they are getting ready to start shipping these units soon. Please contact them with this email address: office@soniccore.de
by John Bowen
Fri Apr 08, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: What power-adaptor for the Solaris?
Replies: 30
Views: 31966

Re: What power-adaptor for the Solaris?

I guess it’s possible your motherboard has a different connector. How old is your Solaris (what is the serial number)?
by John Bowen
Fri Apr 08, 2022 8:35 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: What power-adaptor for the Solaris?
Replies: 30
Views: 31966

Re: What power-adaptor for the Solaris?

Well, the photos show clearly that the Sunny is smaller in diameter, as I explained. I have 2 of the HASU05F and they both work very nicely with my Solaris, so I am really puzzled by your saying the plug was difficult to fit.
by John Bowen
Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: What power-adaptor for the Solaris?
Replies: 30
Views: 31966

Re: What power-adaptor for the Solaris?

Here is the strange thing: Imagine that the side of the plug inside the Solaris, the center post, is 2.1 mm in diameter. So when you plug in the power supply, the hole of 2.1 mm fits perfectly. This is as you state. Now imagine that the hole on the power supply jack is 2.5 mm. This is actually bigge...
by John Bowen
Wed Apr 06, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: What power-adaptor for the Solaris?
Replies: 30
Views: 31966

Re: What power-adaptor for the Solaris?

When you plug in that power supply, do you feel that you have to force it a little to go on? That is the experience I and several other owners have had, and I researched the issue to discover we needed a 2.5 mm center opening. The 5.5 mm is standard outside diameter. Also, a length of 11 mm just mea...
by John Bowen
Wed Apr 06, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: What power-adaptor for the Solaris?
Replies: 30
Views: 31966

Re: What power-adaptor for the Solaris?

Are you saying the 2.5 x 5.5 connector did NOT work for you?!? Because that is the correct size for the Solaris as far as I have experienced. I checked 2 different supplies, and they both are 2.5 x 5.5. With a 9.5 length as well. To answer your other question - yes, you should be able to use any sup...