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Solaris Pre-Order information

UPDATED October 28, 2021:

Production Round #8 is now closed. Orders for Round 9 are on hold pending availability of components.

Solaris Tabletop - We are taking requests only to be put on a wait list for the Solaris tabletop. Price will be $3499 plus shipping if prepaid in full, and will ship with the next release of the OS. This unit does not come with wheels, joystick, or ribbon controller (and obviously, no keyboard). If you are a customer in the EU, please contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for the price in Euros.

Solaris Voice Expander - 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 will be handled by Sonic Core. Please contact Sonic Core at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Pricing for Solaris keyboard:

The price for the OLED version is $4999. If prepaid in full, there will be a $200 discount. At this time I am taking requests only to be put on a wait list for the Solaris. (Prices in Euros are calculated at the current exchange rate when purchasing.) Please note that white top panels are no longer available.

For North America purchases, you can use PayPal with an account or credit card to send a payment to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For EU customers, please send me an email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for direct wire information.

When you send in your contact information, please include your shipping address. 

Please note that the price includes a 3-year warranty.

All sales are now limited to direct orders only, with the following exception:

  • customers living in Japan - please contact Fukusan Kigyo Co.,Ltd. for Solaris information.

Note that I do not accept payment by credit card, except via PayPal. Only PayPal or bank wire is acceptable at this time.

Thanks to those of you who have shown such interest in Solaris (tm)!

As always, prices and terms are subject to change without notice

Solaris is trademarked by John Bowen

 

Terms & Conditions

1. Purchase numbers are assigned by date and time of your pre-order.

2. The Solaris now comes with a 3-year warranty on parts and labor if purchased directly from this Web site (2 years for purchases prior to July 1, 2013), and 1-year if purchased through a retail store.

3. All sales from this Web site are 100% guaranteed; if you're unhappy with your purchase, you can return it within 2 weeks for a full refund as long as the synth is still in new condition. You would also have to pay shipping on the return. Any damage to the unit (scratches, dings, etc.) will be accounted for by a deduction of your refund.

* Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.