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by John Bowen
Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:39 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: Custom Wavetable
Replies: 4
Views: 96

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: 53

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: 96

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: 181

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: 3138

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: 10806

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: 7811

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: 12843

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: 14553

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: 4237

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: 5169

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...
by John Bowen
Fri Aug 18, 2023 10:25 pm
Forum: User Guides
Topic: Addendum for v2.1
Replies: 0
Views: 15325

Addendum for v2.1

Here is the new information about the changes in v2.1 OS for the Solaris sequencer and arpeggiator.
Solaris v2_1.pdf.zip
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by John Bowen
Wed Jul 26, 2023 1:39 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Verson 2.1 OS Released!
Replies: 0
Views: 12665

Verson 2.1 OS Released!

After almost a year of thinking about how best to change the Solaris sequencer functions, Jim Hewes (minorguy) has completely reworked the sequencer code and produced what I think is a very exciting new way to create and manipulate patterns. He took in many suggestions from myself and others (specia...
by John Bowen
Thu Jul 06, 2023 4:19 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: New board Coming
Replies: 4
Views: 7361

Re: New board Coming

Hello Solaris Owners, We are in the final stages of developing the new (retrofittable) Rev 2 motherboard! I am now taking orders for the Rev 2 upgrade and have contacted everyone on my Solaris Owners’ List, however, if you did not receive this, please contact me directly at info@johnbowen.com if you...
by John Bowen
Sun Mar 12, 2023 9:26 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Ratcheting - do you use it?
Replies: 1
Views: 4532

Ratcheting - do you use it?

Following up on the previous topic about ratcheting - there’s some questions as to how best to implement it, so I’d like to know if you use this, what you would like to have in terms of settings for it. We currently have an overall random ratcheting probability percent, plus the ability to set a ste...