John Bowen Synth Design

John Bowen Solaris

Solaris Voice Expander Now Available

Built in a 1U-sized cabinet, while not a full 19" width (and does not ship with 'rack ears'), the Voice Expander uses the same motherboard as the keyboard version, and adds another 10 voices of polyphony when using Poly Chain. (Just make sure both units have the same Program data on their CF cards!). You can also just layer it with your current Solaris. All parameters are connected to a Solaris front panel (via SysEx) for easy editing. Sales and production are handled by Sonic Core, with price at 1839 EUR net. Please contact Sonic Core at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or ordering.

 

RIP Dave Smith

It is with great sadness to announce that my colleague and friend Dave Smith has passed away. I introduced myself to Dave in 1976, when I was doing presentations for Moog Music, and asked him if we could make an arrangement where I would promote his Model 800 sequencer. Little did I know what that meant for how my future in synthesis would be forever changed.


You can read more on the official Sequential page here:

https://www.sequential.com

 

New interview video by Espen Kraft

Please go here to see my interview with EspenKraft: https://youtu.be/NJQrTiCezvo

 

New v2.0.3 OS Released

I am very happy to announce the release of v2.0.3 Operating System for the Solaris. Information for current owners can be found in the Forum:

https://forums.johnbowen.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=17162

 

 

Solaris demo video by Espen Kraft

Please go here to see Part 1 of a Solaris video from Espen Kraft: https://youtu.be/BHdbNIfDGiU

Lots of audio examples as Espen shows off the basics of the Solaris.