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by John Bowen
Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: opposite of Note
Replies: 8
Views: 102

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: 102

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: 38

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: 12896

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: 86

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: 12896

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: 31233

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: 31233

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: 31233

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: 31233

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: 31233

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: 31233

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: 205

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: 31233

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: 687

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 ...