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by minorguy
Wed Dec 20, 2023 4:32 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Bank Select via MIDI?
Replies: 1
Views: 2807

Re: Bank Select via MIDI?

Yes, it's possible to select banks. Bank select is done using two CC's which are CC00 and CC20H. (That's 20 hexadecimal which is 32 in decimal.) CC20H is the least significant byte (LSB) and CC00 is the most significant byte (MSB). According to the MIDI specification you need to send both MSB and LS...
by minorguy
Sun Oct 09, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Other data files
Topic: SysEx Update for v2.x.x OS Users
Replies: 6
Views: 8321

Re: SysEx Update for v2.x.x OS Users

Thanks! You are correct on both accounts. There is a typo in the SysEx document. The family code should be "10 00" and the family member code should be "01 00". (Least significant byte first.) So what the Solaris is sending is correct. The problem you're seeing with sending the b...
by minorguy
Sat Oct 08, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Other data files
Topic: SysEx Update for v2.x.x OS Users
Replies: 6
Views: 8321

Re: SysEx Update for v2.x.x OS Users

You can send a preset just by sending all the bulk dump blocks to the Solaris. There's no SysEx message for "Here comes some preset data." You can just send all the blocks. The frame start and end is not necessary but is OK to send.
by minorguy
Sun Aug 28, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Is ratcheting important to you?
Replies: 12
Views: 15459

Re: Is ratcheting important to you?

ok, and for those pairs, only the osc tuning would be slightly different, right? You almost got it. It’s hard to be clear because I don’t have the right words for it. I guess you can call it voice tuning. When a note is started its voice tuning can be set by internal code and can be different for e...
by minorguy
Fri Aug 26, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Is ratcheting important to you?
Replies: 12
Views: 15459

Re: Is ratcheting important to you?

Yes, he is using the seqs in KeyStep mode because without having access to the firmware code, that's the most practical (and maybe the only) means to implement VCM on synths with such seqs. What I am saying is that I don't think he is achieving what he calls VCM using sequencers in these other synt...
by minorguy
Thu Aug 25, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: Is ratcheting important to you?
Replies: 12
Views: 15459

Re: Is ratcheting important to you?

I read that guy’s web page. I think his original point makes some sense. With an analog polysynth, once it warms up, each voice settles to be more or less stable although the voices may settle into a different random place. Whenever voice #1 plays it always plays the same as it did before but it may...
by minorguy
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:35 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: opposite of Note
Replies: 8
Views: 6235

Re: opposite of Note

I guess you are right I hadn't spent a lot of time thinking about it. But doesn't it give you the same effect? If you're modulating the cutoff freq then it will open the filter more as you go down the keyboard instead of less. I suppose you can also use MaxVal as another modulator to add to that fir...
by minorguy
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: opposite of Note
Replies: 8
Views: 6235

Re: opposite of Note

If you have a mixer available, I think one way would be to send the Note through the Mixer and set that mixer input to a negative value. Then modulate with the Mixer. The Solaris is modular!
by minorguy
Thu Feb 24, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Solaris bug reports
Topic: 2.02 random vco parameters freezes but audio continues
Replies: 7
Views: 12607

Re: 2.02 random vco parameters freezes but audio continues

Thanks for that information. Those steps you gave aren't very specific and I don't think it's repeatable. I'd be interested to see if you still had trouble if you went back and re-installed version 1.4 for a while. The other thing that might help is if you can find a sequence of steps that cause the...
by minorguy
Fri Feb 11, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Solaris bug reports
Topic: 2.02 random vco parameters freezes but audio continues
Replies: 7
Views: 12607

Re: 2.02 random vco parameters freezes but audio continues

This is the first I've heard of it. What version did you upgrade from? How soon after you load a preset do you see this problem starting? If I try to reproduce it I want to know how long before I should see it happening. Is it just the oscillators or does that happen with any parameter? If it's just...
by minorguy
Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Solaris bug reports
Topic: OS 2.0.2 - Poly AT issue when part is transposed
Replies: 2
Views: 5610

Re: OS 2.0.2 - Poly AT issue when part is transposed

You are right. Thanks, John! It's fixed for next version.
by minorguy
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: User Feature Requests
Topic: bpm and sequencers
Replies: 2
Views: 6149

Re: bpm and sequencers

Hi, A great thing that would make sounds even more organic (...) would be that each of the 4 sounds of the multimode can have a different bpm. Then if you wanted the clocks of all four parts to be synchronized with each other you would need a master clock for them to be synchronized to, right? (Act...
by minorguy
Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: v2.0 OS Released!
Replies: 24
Views: 64368

Re: v2.0 OS Released!

This is a very belated post but I guess it's better late then never. Now that version 2.0.1 has been out for a while and the worst of the bugs have been fixed I just wanted to thank all the people who have updated to version 2. I really appreciate your generosity in a time that is tough for most peo...
by minorguy
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Owners General Discussion
Topic: would you be interested in SOLARIS editor ?
Replies: 54
Views: 162348

Re: would you be interested in SOLARIS editor ?

Hi Do you plan to adapt the editor to os v2 ? Are you talking about the Solarium editor? (Just to reiterate, this isn't my thread and I didn't mean to take it over.) Right now I'm still finishing up some things for the Solaris v2 firmware itself. There's always something to do there, always things ...
by minorguy
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Solaris bug reports
Topic: OS 2.0 : ARP don't work
Replies: 8
Views: 8615

Re: OS 2.0 : ARP don't work

Hi delchambre, The external clock not received on USB is a definite bug and will be fixed for the next version. However I cannot reproduce any of the other issues using Windows. Can you give some more detail? - A very strange one : I lost the sound when I was parsing and checking System tabs Can you...