All Keyboard Units almost SOLD OUT! We are now sold out of all but one of the planned keyboard units for the coming production round. There are also a small number of the Tabletop/desktop versions remaining. See the Purchase page for more information. THANKS to all who have pre-ordered!

RIP Dave Smith

It is with great sadness to announce that my colleague and friend Dave Smith passed away in June 2022. 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.

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?t=17189

Announcing the new Rev 2 Solaris, with all new internal circuit boards! Some companies use the designation Mk II, but with my previous association with the Prophet 5, I thought I’d use the Rev 2 designation instead. The revised boards also provide for the use of the new FATAR PolyAT keybed, which is an option for the Rev 2 Solaris.

We have just one of the planned keyboard units for the coming production round remaining, with a black cabinet. There are also a small number of the tabletop/desktop versions remaining, which will use the same updated circuit boards. See the Purchase page for more information. THANKS to all who have pre-ordered!

New Solaris Rev 2 almost SOLD OUT!!

New v2.1 OS Released

I am very happy to announce the release of v2.1 Operating System for the Solaris. Information for current owners can be found in the new Owner’s Portal: http://owner.johnbowen.com/downloads.html

NOTE: You must be registered to access the Owner’s Portal. You can access the registration using the Owner’s Portal tab.

Interview video by Espen Kraft

RIP Dave Smith

It is with great sadness to announce that my colleague and friend Dave Smith passed away in June 2022. 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.

From the owner's portal

I have 2 new videos showing some of the features of the completely revised sequencer section for the Solaris. This Is in the current OS release, v.2.1.

Introduction to the sequencer:

More in depth about the new functions: