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by Hein Eken
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Solaris as Scope plug-in
Topic: Sequencer section broken on Xite! Will it ever be fixed?
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Re: Sequencer section broken on Xite! Will it ever be fixed?

type of bug: Sequencer settings unresponsive until dsp reload(reallocation or sample rate switch) The sew section is broken on Xite! Will this ever get addressed? I’m sure people would be willing to pay/upgrade to a Xite optimised version! I know I would! Are you sure ZARG owns a XITE-1 w/ SDK 5 or...
by Hein Eken
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris Expander Announced
Replies: 21
Views: 4607

Re: Solaris Expander Announced

Voices are not freely assignable across the DSPs. Each DSP can play 2 voices of one sound. Unfortunately, yes, a monophonic patch will still require one DSP, so you do “lose” a voice (unless your mono patch is using Unison, in which case you have a 2 voices stack). Thank you,- losing a voice is som...
by Hein Eken
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris Expander Announced
Replies: 21
Views: 4607

Re: Solaris Expander?

Only even voice numbers are possible because each of 5 DSP chips produce 2 voices (the 6th DSP manages the FX and output routing). The parameters for a program are downloaded to the chip when selected, and so each one plays 2 voices with the same settings. (Technically we could have 5 parts playing...
by Hein Eken
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris Expander Announced
Replies: 21
Views: 4607

Re: Solaris Expander?

minorguy wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:45 pm

You could not do 4+4+1+1.
Ahh,- that´s sad ...
2x 4-voice poly and 2x monphonic for bass AND lead were tempting.
It´s a shame wasting a voice when you want a monophonic zone.

How comes only even numbers are possible ?
2x 5-voice poly would be interesting too.

:)

Hein
by Hein Eken
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris Expander Announced
Replies: 21
Views: 4607

Re: Solaris Expander?

Diaperjim wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:27 pm
Polyphony 16 voices, 4 by 4 zone maybe?
I understood it will be still 10 voices w/ some options like " 4 | 2 | 2 | 2 ", " 4 | 4 | 1 | 1 |" or " 4 | 4 | 2" leaving a unsused/inactive zone etc..
It´s all about each SHARC DSP delivers 2 voices.

Plz correct me if I´m wrong.

:)

Hein
by Hein Eken
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris Expander Announced
Replies: 21
Views: 4607

Re: Solaris Expander?

I was aware of the Kurzweil ribbon, of course, but we’d need to make a big hardware modification to add the connector and circuitry. As you should know, the Solaris ribbon outputs two ribbon controller signals, and these are mapped to CC18 & 19. I´m aware it´s impossible to use "as it is" and own a...
by Hein Eken
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris Expander Announced
Replies: 21
Views: 4607

Re: Solaris Expander?

Awesome. Been wanting either this or a rack, depending on feature set. Me too ... The Ribbon could be a 3rd party device,... Thomann actually blows out the 3-Zone Kurzweil Ribbon for peanuts. Has the RJ45 network connector though ... ... same with joystick. In general,- yes. Might be all about find...
by Hein Eken
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris future questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 19116

Re: Solaris future questions.

John Bowen wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:59 pm
Nope.
thx,- what´s the advantage of a/ the new board at all ?

H.
by Hein Eken
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris future questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 19116

Re: Solaris future questions.

John Bowen wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:32 am
... but development of the new board is stalled until the board designer has some free time from his regular day job to work on migrating the code to the new board. ...

John B.
Wiil we see that "new board" in the 1HU Solaris expander ?

:)

Hein
by Hein Eken
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: other Solaris hardware ideas
Replies: 63
Views: 78225

Re: other Solaris hardware ideas

Please contact Sonic Core directly for more information on the Solaris rack: info@soniccore.com Thx,- I´ve sent a request and hope for something insightful also for the question if we can expect some SCOPE controller device for the SCOPE platform to control the 1HU "blackbox". I´d been not happy w/...
by Hein Eken
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: other Solaris hardware ideas
Replies: 63
Views: 78225

Re: other Solaris hardware ideas

OK, people - those of you seriously interested in the 1u simple rack Solaris (as described as Option 2), please send a deposit of 500 Euros/$600 to sales@johnbowen.com via PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, please contact me at info@johnbowen.com and I’ll provide a German bank account for...
by Hein Eken
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Other synth plug-ins from John Bowen/Zarg Music
Topic: Zarg updates
Replies: 5
Views: 26131

Re: Zarg updates

As far as I understand it, there are no updates I can do for my Scope plug-ins. What exactly did you have in mind? No new features, but maybe there are chances optimizing the code. I´m not the only one and unfortunately cannot find the thread where it started to be discussed a few days before,- but...
by Hein Eken
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Other synth plug-ins from John Bowen/Zarg Music
Topic: Zarg updates
Replies: 5
Views: 26131

Zarg updates

Hello John !

Can we expect to see updates for Win10/ Sonic Core SCOPE v7 in (near) future ???

Just asking ...

:)

Hein
by Hein Eken
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: other Solaris hardware ideas
Replies: 63
Views: 78225

Re: other Solaris hardware ideas

1) A keyboard less “expander” type, a la the Oberheim Expander. Complete front panel with all displays, but probably without wheels, joystick, ribbon, and obviously, keyboard. Cool idea ( I own a Oberheim Xpander),- but probably nearly as expensive as the keyboard version. 2) A small 1 u rack idea,...
by Hein Eken
Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: Solaris as Scope plug-in
Topic: Solaris Vrs. 5.0.8 BETA
Replies: 10
Views: 32280

Re: Solaris Vrs. 5.0.8 BETA

I would definitely ask for keys to run on your Scope cards. You may not get any more polyphony, however. Thx, yes, I don´t expect more polyphony on a single Pro card but better overall operation. With the Scope/XITE systems, you have code that is running on the dsps, and code that is managed by the...