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by John Bowen
Sun May 26, 2024 7:57 am
Forum: Other synth plug-ins from John Bowen/Zarg Music
Topic: Were any of the John Bowen/Zarg Scope Synths used in Eiffel 65's third Italian Album?
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Re: Were any of the John Bowen/Zarg Scope Synths used in Eiffel 65's third Italian Album?

I don’t have any way of knowing all of the people who purchased my plugins, because in the later years Sonic Core handled all sales for them. Also, just the presets alone won’t be enough to know, as I’m sure artists such as Eiffel 65 would be making their own sounds to fit the music they were creati...
by John Bowen
Mon Mar 25, 2024 6:57 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: New Rev 2 Solaris Hardware!
Replies: 0
Views: 3159

New Rev 2 Solaris Hardware!

For those who don’t know, we are working on the first ever hardware revision of the Solaris, since it was released in 2011! The new board will use the latest compatible SHARC DSP chips, and will also add the ability to use the new Fatar Polyphonic Aftertouch keyboard. Previous Solaris owners will be...
by John Bowen
Wed Mar 20, 2024 10:19 pm
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Limited, Double Poly Mode
Replies: 1
Views: 1842

Re: Limited, Double Poly Mode

Dynamic allocation would be great, but it seems that it was not practical for this project. I'm not sure why.
We are fixed to the architecture as we have it now, but the new Rev 2 board should give us a few more voices.
by John Bowen
Wed Mar 06, 2024 11:38 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: MM1 / Jaws Requests
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

Re: MM1 / Jaws Requests

Thanks for the ideas. I’ll have to see what changes could be implemented. I will need more detail on a couple of these...
by John Bowen
Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:39 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Custom Wavetable
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: Custom Wavetable

What format(s) should we use for the user wave tables ?
by John Bowen
Tue Feb 13, 2024 12:35 pm
Forum: User Guides
Topic: How To Load Samples Addendum
Replies: 0
Views: 2774

How To Load Samples Addendum

There has been some confusion due to the changes made in the Solaris OS some years ago, but never clearly documented, so I have put this Addendum together. Let me know if you have any additional questions regarding the Sample Pool load process. John B. Loading Samples in Solaris.pdf.zip Here’s a ver...
by John Bowen
Tue Feb 13, 2024 9:32 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Custom Wavetable
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: Custom Wavetable

This is on the list for this year.
by John Bowen
Sat Feb 03, 2024 8:41 am
Forum: Sample files
Topic: Factory Sample Folder
Replies: 0
Views: 3124

Factory Sample Folder

Here’s an updated Sample Folder for the Solaris. You can copy this folder over to your CF card, replacing the older Samples folder. However, if you have samples in the current folder and would like to keep them, I would suggest changing the name of the old Samples folder to something else, such as '...
by John Bowen
Sat Dec 30, 2023 11:35 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Smooth Preset Change
Replies: 1
Views: 24782

Re: Smooth Preset Change

Yes, it would be nice. We will have to see what can be done with the Rev 2 hardware.
by John Bowen
Sat Dec 23, 2023 6:25 pm
Forum: Other data files
Topic: SysEx Update for version 2.1 OS
Replies: 0
Views: 69773

SysEx Update for version 2.1 OS

This is MIDI SysEx for the latest v2.x of the Solaris OS. If you have the latest version (v2.1.0.1), then this is for you! It is officially SysEx v1.3.0, which may seem confusing, but it includes the most recent sequencer and arpeggiator changes in the v2.1 OS software.
Solaris SysEx v1.3.0.pdf.zip
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by John Bowen
Tue Dec 05, 2023 2:04 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: More about the new Sequencer functions
Replies: 2
Views: 46263

Re: More about the new Sequencer functions

Been playing with the new sequencer function and am having a ball! It would be great if we could chain sequences that are different in some kind of way, or chain different presets that have different sequences ? Think equinoxe 7 of jean michel jarre What would be great, too, is if we could choose t...
by John Bowen
Fri Nov 17, 2023 4:57 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: New Website!
Replies: 0
Views: 75993

New Website!

If you haven’t looked at johnbowen.com lately, you will see we have a new look! You can link directly there by clicking on the John Bowen Synth Design logo here in the upper left.
by John Bowen
Mon Nov 06, 2023 11:46 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: New Website link!
Replies: 0
Views: 79022

New Website link!

If you are here in the Forum and want to link directly to my new Website, just click on the John Bowen Synth Design logo in the upper left of the screen!
by John Bowen
Sun Sep 24, 2023 9:08 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: New DSP Boards: Also new AD/DA converters ?
Replies: 1
Views: 26731

Re: New DSP Boards: Also new AD/DA converters ?

Looking at the list, this is the converter part I see for the new board: PCM3168APAPR
by John Bowen
Sun Aug 20, 2023 9:59 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Control Display Question: Contrast / Dimming
Replies: 1
Views: 26516

Re: Control Display Question: Contrast / Dimming

No, the only display that you can adjust contrast would be the central LCD unit, and you have to open up the synth to access it. For the 2x40 text displays, I recommend the OLED versions, as they are directly replaceable, and give a better contrast. I use the following part from Sunlike Display: AL4...