John Bowen Synth Design

Long-time Solaris owner François Neumann-Rystow (who goes by 'kalaspace' in the User Forum) has posted a couple of new videos - one which shows a MultiMode Preset from the new v2.0 OS:

https://youtu.be/IJcOesyOvK4

In addition, he will be coming out with a set of sounds to be made commercially available. These you can hear in this video: Solaris Custom Patches 2

https://youtu.be/aaXrxk56dFg 

His previous set of sound demos can be found here: https://youtu.be/I5emyInOjXY

 Great work, and I look forward to his release of presets for the Solaris, coming soon!

 

New v2.0 OS Released

I am very happy to announce the release of v2.0 Operating System for the Solaris! This has been a long time in coming, and brings 4-part multitimbre operation to the Solaris, as well as a brand new Oscillator Type which offers Phase Modulation and Phase Distortion.

Information for current owners can be found in the Forum:  https://forums.johnbowen.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=17139

 

Join In With These Owners

What do the following entertainment industry veterans all have in common? 

•Jean-Michel Jarre (Equinoxe Infinity, Oxygene, Electronica, and many more)
•J.J. Abrams (Alias, Lost, Star Trek, Star Wars 7&9) 
•Harry Gregson-Williams (The Martian, all Shrek films, Wolverine)
•Dave Porter (Breaking Bad, The Blacklist)
•Ty Unwin (UK composer for BBC, ITV, TLC and Discovery)  
•Matt Johnson (http://www.thethe.com/) 

They all purchased a Solaris! Don’t be left out - get yours ordered today!

See the Purchase page for more information.

 

New Preset Bank Video by Brian Kehew

New video by Brian Kehew! Not only did he create some wonderful new presets, but he also spent a chunk of his valuable time to make a video of him playing through the 100 sounds he created! A big thanks to Brian for his generous contributions!
 
 
 
Brian is well-known in the synthesizer world, having spent time on the road playing keyboards for The Who, and his own group The Moog Cookbook, as well as having co-authored the book, “Recording the Beatles”. He has served as the Archives Historian for the Bob Moog Foundation, a non-profit whose goal is to preserve the archives of Dr. Robert Moog and to teach children about science, music, and innovation. You can read more about Brian’s background at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Kehew

I have these comments from Brian:

"I wanted to explore the non-retro parts of the Solaris potential. I think the world has been stuck in 1980s polysynth limitations too long. I'm so excited by this part of the Solaris - the clarity and resolution are incredible, but still using the "language" we speak (of oscillators and filters etc.) to create.

"Many of these sounds evolve over time. I have done some more retro sounds here, while trying to add something modern or more "dense" than was possible 30 years ago. Some of these may become jumping-off points for your own ideas, I hope. Some sounds are just playing with the many interacting modulations, generative patches or sound FX that can go on forever. I don't have time to dial in all the options of controllers for every sound, but a quite a few have a mod-wheel option to use. 

"It's quite a variety, and certainly most of these are not possible on any other instrument I know. It's an amazing design, still evolving, and I don't think I will ever "bump my head" on the ceiling of what it can do..."

Brian Kehew 
 

Video Demo of Solaris by Katsunori Ujiie.

Check out this 31 minute play-through of the initial bank of presets in the Solaris by Katsunori UJIIE, now with closed caption (CC) translation in English. Great demo!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8GAZfAikNo