Espen Kraft on the futuristic digital synth 03/01/22
Espen Kraft has recently taken a look at the John Bowen Solaris - a fully digital synthesizer released in 2011. It's a synth which completely passed me by, but given the digital abilities and features within it, it certainly looks a treat. It's capable of playing wave tables from the 4 oscillator slots - and has the Prophet VS, Moog Minimoog and Casio CZ wave forms on board the latest OS.
It was designed and made by John Bowen, and has the following features:
4 Oscillators, each with several types available: MultiMode, WaveTable, CEM, WAV (sample playback), VS (single cycle waves)
It's a superb overview of this digital monster - which is packed with features, and uses a compact flash card to store patches, presets, wave files and the OS. Perhaps the name was inspired by the incredible Andrei Tarkovsky film too...