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by John Bowen
Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:10 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Get a piano patch sound
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Get a piano patch sound

You can construct a very basic piano sound from 4 samples mapped across the keyboard. First we have to find the best samples for that, which can sound decent being stretched across the keyboard. Usually the lower samples are longer and higher ones shorter, of course. I will see if I can put together...
by John Bowen
Sat Dec 17, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Solaris won't stay in tune
Replies: 4
Views: 4912

Re: Solaris won't stay in tune

Make sure the Tuning in the System page is at zero. If that is correct, then possibly an analog control somehow got reset? You can find the Selftest Menu by pressing 1-3-8 together. From there you can find a calibration for the wheels, ribbon, and joystick (all of which could be offsetting pitch). U...
by John Bowen
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: 100th post and some news from Aodyo
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: 100th post and some news from Aodyo

Ah, you are involved with that one? It looks quite interesting. Is it all built on the Mutable Instruments modules’ code? I had some communication with her about using such things for the Solaris, but the code conversion to SHARC DSPs seemed to be too problematic.
by John Bowen
Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Solaris as a (basic) sampler?
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Solaris as a (basic) sampler?

I will have to investigate what it would take to add a basic sampling function to the Solaris. Never say never!
by John Bowen
Tue Oct 04, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Sample pools in OS 2.x
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Sample pools in OS 2.x

Thanks for the helpful response. A few comments....I don't understand why the engineer that coded the audio file handling couldn't just take the wav files and strip the metadata out in the code and then play it. It is certainly straightforward and there are numerous public domain code resources (au...
by John Bowen
Tue Oct 04, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Sample pools in OS 2.x
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Sample pools in OS 2.x

Oh, and last thing is to be able to handle stereo sample files. Kluging up a solution with panning multiple oscillators is a bit odd and inconvenient not to mention, as you have, the phasing issues that might arise. I don’t see how it can be done without using 2 voices, since the Solaris structure ...
by John Bowen
Mon Oct 03, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Sample pools in OS 2.x
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Sample pools in OS 2.x

So, last question first - what I learned about playing back .wav files - the Solaris can play them back already, but the way the code was done plays back all the data in the file, which includes the metadata tag. For a few samples, I could hear a tiny ‘click’, and when I asked the coding engineer at...
by John Bowen
Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Sample pools in OS 2.x
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Sample pools in OS 2.x

Another thing to know - as I stated above, you can freely edit the SamplePool text file using your computer (and a CF card reader, of course). You can change the low and high key values right there in the text file, so if you’d like a sample to be ‘key windowed’, just set the low and high values in ...
by John Bowen
Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Sample pools in OS 2.x
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Sample pools in OS 2.x

My apologies for any confusion regarding the change in how the samples are handled. This was actually changed in the 1.4.3 OS, which is described here: https://forums.johnbowen.com/viewtopic.php?t=16758). A preset can now load a sample pool when the preset is called up. This is determined by the set...
by John Bowen
Wed Aug 24, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Is ratcheting important to you?
Replies: 12
Views: 882

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: 12
Views: 882

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: 12
Views: 882

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: 6
Views: 547

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 63 times
by John Bowen
Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: opposite of Note
Replies: 8
Views: 588

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: 588

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