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by johnbowen
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Device/Module Wishlist
Topic: Voice / formant module
Replies: 6
Views: 3554

Re: Voice / formant module

But there is a formant filter in the Scope system! We have the design also in the Solaris keyboard. I think it’s only available in Scope separately as a Modular unit (also in some of my Zarg Music plug-ins).
by johnbowen
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: John Bowen / Zarg Music With V7 64bit
Replies: 33
Views: 5391

Re: John Bowen / Zarg Music With V7 64bit

Up to now, hardware Solaris, even it´s a brilliant synthesizer, sucks MIDI wise when it comes to be a keyboard controller instrument. The MIDI implementation isn´t complete at all. I don´t need more keyboards anyway and own the Kurzweil PC361 which is a VERY nice MIDI controller, has the Fatar TP9S...
by johnbowen
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: John Bowen / Zarg Music With V7 64bit
Replies: 33
Views: 5391

Re: John Bowen / Zarg Music With V7 64bit

Hello Everyone, I’m not able to recall the exact issues regarding the way XITE handles the communications busses, and I don’t yet know if Scope 7 has any way of working around the problems. Let’s see what Holger has to say. I really do appreciate the interest everyone has shown in my Scope plug-ins....
by johnbowen
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: John Bowen / Zarg Music With V7 64bit
Replies: 33
Views: 5391

Re: John Bowen / Zarg Music With V7 64bit

dawman wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:08 pm
You could always just buy hardware Solaris and get busy playing instead of BSOD’ing yourself into depression. :D
Good idea :-)
by johnbowen
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: XITE
Topic: Which plugins should I avoid on Xite-1 in 96 kHz mode?
Replies: 15
Views: 2716

Re: Which plugins should I avoid on Xite-1 in 96 kHz mode?

Are all three synths (Pro-One, Pro-Tone and Pro-Wave) emulations of Sequential Circuits Pro One? Just only for the record: SC ProTone and Zarg ProOne are emulations of the SCI Pro One monophonic analog synth,- but w/ advanced features compared to the hardware synth. Zarg Prowave is the follow up of...
by johnbowen
Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Pan not working correctly on QuantumWave or Solaris V4.1
Replies: 19
Views: 6070

Re: Pan not working correctly on QuantumWave or Solaris V4.1

While on this subject is there any news from John Bowen regarding optimising his devices for XITE? Cheers lads Hi All, While I do understand the frustration of not being able to run my bigger plugins (Solaris, Quantum Wave) with more polyphony on the XITE systems, the situation is that these 2 plug...
by johnbowen
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Pan not working correctly on QuantumWave or Solaris V4.1
Replies: 19
Views: 6070

Re: Pan not working correctly on QuantumWave or Solaris V4.1

OK, I finally got to check the panning modules in both Solaris and Quantum Wave, and these I copied from my Pro-Wave/Prophet Plus work. I see no difference, so I guess the next question would be, does anyone see this problem in the Prophet Plus or Pro-Wave? John B. p.s. one additional thought, Pedal...
by johnbowen
Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New XITE-1 plugins comming from old developers
Replies: 8
Views: 1221

Re: New XITE-1 plugins comming from old developers

The regular version should be the one that has all the oscs and filter plus RD slots. Typically, the 'slim' versions of plugins I've done have been without any of the modules that the RD slots allow you to load.... But I'll have to check later, since I'm not running Scope at the moment. It might be ...
by johnbowen
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New XITE-1 plugins comming from old developers
Replies: 8
Views: 1221

Re: New XITE-1 plugins comming from old developers

I need to post a clarification or two, since being contacted about this earlier today... 1) this requires a compatible set of RD modules to work. There are no oscillators and no filter on board 2) It was not 'optimized' for XITE; this is an old Beta that I sent Jimmy some time ago, and he decided to...
by johnbowen
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Pan not working correctly on QuantumWave or Solaris V4.1
Replies: 19
Views: 6070

Re: Pan not working correctly on QuantumWave or Solaris V4.1

I think he said it doesn't happen on some other synths, just the Solaris v5 and the QuantumWave. I suspect the pan sub-module I used for these 2, since as I recall, it was a newer module that wasn't available when many of the other Creamware devices were made. I'll have to investigate more, once I'm...
by johnbowen
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Pan not working correctly on QuantumWave or Solaris V4.1
Replies: 19
Views: 6070

Re: Pan not working correctly on QuantumWave or Solaris V4.1

you found a bug. i'll let John know. So, Gary did write, and all I can say is if it works in Scope 4.5 and earlier, but not in v5.0+, how can the 'bug' be in the device, and not the v5 software? Anyway - I'll have to get Scope 5 and and a working version of the SDK for it, and see what I can do...b...
by johnbowen
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: John Bowen presents Solaris in Munich, Oct. 2010 video
Replies: 36
Views: 7141

Re: John Bowen presents Solaris in Munich, Oct. 2010 video

Yes, they brought one of two protos to Los Angeles last January (2012) for presentation at the NAMM show, then visited Zimmer the day after, and left it there for him. (Much easier than shipping it back to Germany, by the way!)
by johnbowen
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: John Bowen presents Solaris in Munich, Oct. 2010 video
Replies: 36
Views: 7141

Re: John Bowen presents Solaris in Munich, Oct. 2010 video

HUROLURA wrote:And maybe slightly more than 4 times
currently you can reach any of the 35 encoders to directly tweak parameters but there are almost 1000 parameters !!! :D
And it is still quite easy to use, though.
Actually, there's around 1240 parameters!
by johnbowen
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SonicCore at the MusikMesse 2012
Replies: 43
Views: 7304

Re: SonicCore at the MusikMesse 2012

Hmmm, well, that IS odd! The guy I spoke with was pretty high up - but perhaps he was trying to mislead me?

John B.
by johnbowen
Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SonicCore at the MusikMesse 2012
Replies: 43
Views: 7304

Re: SonicCore at the MusikMesse 2012

Check out the Italain Company called Viscount. They have a Gran Piano/Controller called Physis that uses 6 x SHARC DSP's. Saw it on a pic, read it has DSPs, surprised you already know that´s SHARCs. Very interesting for me too ! Bud I asked the main engineer at the booth showing the Physis about us...
by johnbowen
Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: ASB and Klangbox
Topic: Please vote on these new ASBs!
Replies: 39
Views: 14037

Re: Please vote on these new ASBs!

I'd like to see Sonic Core gut the ASBs and sell them as MIDI controllers to use with the PC versions. I can't justify buying the ASBs of MiniMax, Pro12, and B2003 because I already own the PC versions and I only do studio work, but I'm drooling over having dedicated controllers rather than using a...
by johnbowen
Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: ASB and Klangbox
Topic: Please vote on these new ASBs!
Replies: 39
Views: 14037

Re: Please vote on these new ASBs!

Yes, very true, the Solaris does seem to be the successor to the ASB's though it's not an emulation of one board but the components of many, in a very similar way to the Arturia Origin which I do have and I must admit that I do like the look of the Solaris and what it can do but what I like about t...
by johnbowen
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: John Bowen presents Solaris in Munich, Oct. 2010 video
Replies: 36
Views: 7141

Re: John Bowen presents Solaris in Munich, Oct. 2010 video

Liquid EDGE wrote:(if only you did higher purchase options)
well, you certainly have the option to purchase at a higher price, if you want! :-)
by johnbowen
Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: General Scope Discussion
Topic: John Bowen presents Solaris in Munich, Oct. 2010 video
Replies: 36
Views: 7141

Re: John Bowen presents Solaris in Munich, Oct. 2010 video

Hey John, I hope you don't mind that little critique! Not at all, and I didn't mean to say what you wrote was a criticism (I was afraid that would be the interpretation!). I expect to have much more criticism once the Solaris is on the market, just because that's how some people are, especially on ...