John Bowen Solaris synthesizer: production round #5 is now open for reservations. This production run of 50 units will start in July, once the graphic display shipment arrives. When you make a deposit, make sure you tell John if you would like a black or white front panel. There is also the option to have blue LED wheels (clear wheels versus the standard dark wheels).
See John Bowen’s website for detailled info.
Robert Wittek is one of the best keyboard players and sound programmers around today. Fascinated by any wavetable synthesizer (e.g. the Prophet-VS), he has now set his sights on the Solaris. His report is in German only (sorry about that), but we wanna point to the audio-workshop which comes with it. The 6 Solaris audio parts are recommend to all synthesists around the globe.
Well, the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013 was a remarkable experience. Some say it wasn’t as large as it has been in past years, but there were still lots of new goodies. Since the big news about Yamaha, Korg and Roland was released at the NAMM Show, our report will concentrate on the European market with all of those special products which have enriched the synthesizer landscape for years. And we’ll be meeting some remarkable people along the way …