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by John Bowen
Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Solaris as Scope plug-in
Topic: Future of the plug-in
Replies: 15
Views: 38087

Thanks Peter,

Let's see what happens with the Editor software Holger writes; maybe we can do the basic work in-house, but I definitely appreciate your offer to help.

regards,
john b.
by John Bowen
Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris keyboard - specifications
Replies: 262
Views: 261065

The hardware Solaris has the equivalent of approximately 6 Scope boards (the 14 DSP cards), so 6 x 14 = 84 Scope generation DSPs - but remember, you would have to be running your Scope Project at 96 kHz as well...

regards,
john b.
by John Bowen
Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: FM capabilities
Replies: 17
Views: 22491

Those of you familiar with the plug-in know that sample playback was not a major feature of this synth! It is also not a main focus of the hardware, as there are plenty of other products on the market that can handle all the details of sample mapping and key range, velocity switching, etc. On-board ...
by John Bowen
Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Micro tuning capabilities?
Replies: 3
Views: 7180

Would support of the Scala file format be sufficient?

john b.
by John Bowen
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: User Interface
Replies: 33
Views: 38250

I know this is a bit premature and it's not really a priority feature, but with all those knobs and displays, this synth would make an awesome control surface for software synths and plugins. Any plans on supporting something like the Mackie Control modes to call up and handle softsynth/plugin para...
by John Bowen
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris keyboard - specifications
Replies: 262
Views: 261065

"...Perhaps there could be a COPY function so say you could copy osc 1&2 of one patch and apply it to osc 3&4 of the current patch?" My personal recommendation would be to add the copy and paste functions for various sections in the software editor... Not on the hardware itself. There is a copy fun...
by John Bowen
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: FM capabilities
Replies: 17
Views: 22491

Depends on sample memory. Solaris is not meant to be a "rompler" type instrument, though.

-john b.
by John Bowen
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris keyboard - specifications
Replies: 262
Views: 261065

John: ...The "tunable feedback" idea was taken from the DSI polyevolver. It sounds like you are already working on it... I haven't actually spent any time with the Evolver, so I'm not sure what exactly is going on there. I'll take a look at the manual, or try to find one around here to check it out...
by John Bowen
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris keyboard - specifications
Replies: 262
Views: 261065

Going on the Multi-timbre theme. Assuming there is adequate polyphony (Which I hope for a $3k+ Synth) will we be able to layer? Will there be "Combis"? I'm not planning on providing "combis" at first, since you can get fairly sophisticated layering just by using the 4 mixer/filter sections, each wh...
by John Bowen
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris keyboard - specifications
Replies: 262
Views: 261065

The Sequencer output on the plug-in comes as 3 discreet control paths, and these are listed in the modulation source list everywhere, so if we follow a similar model for the hardware (but 4 instead of 3), it's easy to have the sequencer control all of the things you mentioned.

-john b.
by John Bowen
Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: FM capabilities
Replies: 17
Views: 22491

Hi Pighood, The sample RAM available won't be for long sample files - maybe more like 1 or 2 seconds for each osc, I'm not sure yet. But yes, you will be able to frequency modulate them, as they will be directly available to each DSP chip. regards, john b. p.s. no, I did not get any email regarding ...
by John Bowen
Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Sound Samples?
Replies: 13
Views: 17227

Mr. Black wrote:I'm hoping it's like Spectrasonics Atmosphere on steriod's, if so then i've already bought one.
Isn't everything by Spectrasonics based on large sample playback files?

-jb
by John Bowen
Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Sound Samples?
Replies: 13
Views: 17227

Sorry, it will be quite a while before I can post real sound examples. I don't have a unit here, and wouldn't want to post anything until it's all up and functional anyway....

john b.
by John Bowen
Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris keyboard - specifications
Replies: 262
Views: 261065

Re: "Pie in the sky" ideas

Hi Tom, Here's what I can tell you for each of your points: 1) polyphonic after touch - this is more a limitation of what keyboard beds we can purchase. We are currently using a keyboard from Fatar, and they do not provide a polyphonic AT board. I would LOVE to have one, but there's not a commercial...
by John Bowen
Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Solaris Discussion
Topic: Solaris keyboard - specifications
Replies: 262
Views: 261065

Mitchk, I'll try to answer your questions: 1) S&H Filter - will investigate 2) bitcrush/sample rate reduction - yes, planned 3) Tube filter - by this I mean a variation of the comb filter that can be used to simulate Karplus-Strong type of 'plucked string' sounds (like the Comb- in Waldorf Q) 4) CEM...