I know that many are asking about the projected price and delivery date of Solaris, as well the exact specifications (for those unfamiliar with the plug-in version).

Here's what I can tell you so far:

1) Price - expected to be between $4000-$4500

2) Availability - now changed to June 2010

We have lots of software to finish, so I can't report exactly as to the polyphony count, but here are some of the other specs:

**Oscillators**- 4, each osc type selects from standard waveshapes, wavetable (PPG) type, sample playback (WAV), CEM (Prophet 5) type, Minimoog, or Prophet VS type. New types can be added as they are developed via an upgrade to the OS. There are 4 mod paths for each oscillator, and you can select their destination as linear or exponential frequency control or waveshape modulation. Frequency mod sources include any osc, any filter, the external inputs, or any of the lfos, envelopes, controllers, etc..

**Filters**- 4 filters, each with selectable signal inputs.

Filter types include:

1) all pole possibilities for a Rev 3 Prophet 5 (CEM3320), including 24 dB Lowpass, Highpass, and Bandpass, 12 dB Lowpass, Highpass, and Bandpass, and 6 dB Lowpass, Highpass, and Bandpass.

2) State Variable Filter - 12 dB Lowpass

3) 24 dB Lowpass modeled on the Prophet 5 Rev1 filter (SSM2040)

4) 24 dB Lowpass modeled on a Ladder (mini style) filter

5) Comb/Tube filter

New filter types can be added as they are developed via an upgrade to the OS.

Each filter can select from a variety of input sources, including any of the filters themselves for series filter applications.

There are 4 filter mod paths per filter. These can be routed to cutoff, resonance, or damping in the case of the Comb filter.

**ADSR**s - there are 6 standard DADSRs. Each overall amount can be modulated, and each segment can be individually modulated from, Velocity, Keytrack, Mod Wheel, and 5 freely assignable Midi Controllers (CC1-CC5). Also, each segment can have a variable slope, from linear to exponential.

**Looping Envelope**- there is one looping envelope with 8 Time & Level segments. There is overall modulation possible of Time and Level.

**LFOs**- there are 5 identical LFOs, with the fifth being permanently connected to the frequency of all oscs (therefore, it is called the Vibrato LFO). The LFOs have the standard waveshape types, and range from 0-524 Hz. There are parameters for Delay Start, Fade In, Fade Out, Rate, Waveshape, Retrigger, Phase, Level Mod and Rate Mod, Midi Clocking, and Offset (offset provides a positive unipolar signal for the lfo outputs).

**VCAs**- There are several models implemented for the final output stage circuit. Types include: Linear, Logarithmic, and Sigma curve.

**Vector Synthesis**- There are 2 Vector Mixer sections. There is an X/Y Joystick (non-spring loaded) in the leftmost section to provide control for the Vector Mixers.

**AM**Sections - 2 Amplitude Modulation sections, each of which have Carrier, Modulator, Algorithm and Shaper parameters. Ring Mod is one of the algorithms provided.

**Effects**- A wide variety of effects will be initially available, such as delay, flanger/chorus, phaser, and EQ. As with the other sections, additional FX types such as a vocoder or resonant filter bank can be added as they are developed via an upgrade to the OS.

**Sequencer**- The sequencer has 4 x 16 steps. Row A determines the overall rhythmic pattern, however you can set different pattern lengths for each row. The four rows' outputs are available as modulation sources throughout the instrument.