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by John Bowen
Fri Apr 08, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: What power-adaptor for the Solaris?
Replies: 30
Views: 30914

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: 30914

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: 30914

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: 30914

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: 30914

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...
by John Bowen
Sun Mar 27, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: What power-adaptor for the Solaris?
Replies: 30
Views: 30914

Re: What power-adaptor for the Solaris?

Yes, my understanding is to have more Amps is OK. You just don’t want to have too little amperage.
by John Bowen
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Alternate Power Supply
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Alternate Power Supply

Everyone, Since I do get this question often, I am going to put this in the Announcement section so it is easy to find. It seems that Sunny no longer makes the model we were using that is found in the thread 'What power-adaptor for Solaris', and I’ve had reports that the proper connector plug (which...
by John Bowen
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: What power-adaptor for the Solaris?
Replies: 30
Views: 30914

Re: What power-adaptor for the Solaris?

Everyone, Since I do get this question often, I am also going to put this in the Announcement section so it is easy to find. It seems that Sunny no longer makes the model we were using that is found in this thread, and I’ve had reports that the proper connector plug (which would be 2.5 mm center dia...
by John Bowen
Thu Mar 10, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: v2.0.3 Update now available
Replies: 0
Views: 476

v2.0.3 Update now available

Version 2.0.3 is now available from the Owner’s Portal. http://owner.johnbowen.com You will also want to make sure you have the updated Addendum: https://forums.johnbowen.com/viewtopic.php?t=17178 Here’s the changelog: Fixed a bug in which poly aftertouch messages would affect the wrong note. Fixed ...
by John Bowen
Thu Mar 10, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: OS Files
Topic: All OS files for 2.x and higher
Replies: 0
Views: 255

All OS files for 2.x and higher

For all Solaris owners who have donated and registered for the v2.0 operating system, there is a new Owners’ Portal. You need to sign in under a new registration, but you can use the same username as you do for this forum if you like. Data available from this Portal will only work with v2.0 and late...
by John Bowen
Thu Mar 10, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Solaris OS v2.0.3
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Solaris OS v2.0.3

Our next v2.0 release has been updated, and is now available as v2.0.3. More information at the new Owner’s Portal. If you are a Solaris owner, and have not yet signed up, please do so here: http://owner.johnbowen.com/sign-up.html
by John Bowen
Tue Mar 08, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: User Guides
Topic: v2.0.1 SysEx documentation
Replies: 0
Views: 219

v2.0.1 SysEx documentation

Full SysEx documentation for the Solaris v2.0.1 available as a .pdf:
Solaris_SysEx_v121.pdf.zip
(941.95 KiB) Downloaded 28 times
by John Bowen
Sun Feb 20, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Filter glide?
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: Filter glide?

I know this is something especially important if you want to use the filter in full resonance as the ‘oscillator’. The best you can do for the moment is to send the Note mod source through a Lag processor, then use the Lag to modulate the cutoff. However, I think this will give more of an exponentia...
by John Bowen
Sat Feb 12, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Solaris bug reports
Topic: 2.02 random vco parameters freezes but audio continues
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: 2.02 random vco parameters freezes but audio continues

bennethos wrote: Sat Feb 12, 2022 5:12 am I went from 1.4.4 to 2.02 actually. Could this be the problem ? I'll document all steps meticulously tonight when I test again and come back with feedback
No, that shouldn’t be the cause.
by John Bowen
Tue Feb 01, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: SD to CF card adapters
Replies: 0
Views: 207

SD to CF card adapters

I was chatting with someone the other day about the Solaris using the CF card format, and why we didn’t go with an SD card format. Well, at the time of our design work, using the SD card format required a large royalty to be paid for use (I seem to recall it was around $16,000?), so we just went wit...