Originally Posted by SEED78
I want to know the same obvious questions others do - does it cover the sounds of older major player poly synths with a high quality sound that can be compared to the Prophet 08 or Andromeda or better?
the oscillators will certainly not behave like the A6's oscillators.
of the dozen or so solaris demos i've heard none were at all reminiscient or even in the same ballpark - and how can
for starters, before you even play a note, you don't have to let the solaris warm up before playing it. A6 is notoriously unstable in this regard; out of all 30+ vco synths i've had A6 is by far the most unstable - 32 frikkin VCOs
as you play up the keyboard on an A6 the difference is more and more noticeable they way the high frequencies swirl and phase vs. any digital synth.
despite designers' best efforts this behavior can't be programmed in, either; it's just the nature of the beast = hence current popularity and value of VCO polys.
don't get me wrong - i am excited to try the solaris, too
but expecting any VA to replace a VCO-based poly is wishful thinking, at best. we're a looooong way from emulating those things completely, imho.
solaris still sounds entirely digitally-generated to me. and that's not a bad thing; i have digital oscillators and LFOs and EGs in my modular, too.
but it is what is and it isn't a VCO poly. "a reasonable approximation" - yes. perhaps the best around. <-----but that is NOT important
in the end
what only matters is if it is a great instrument of it's own character. let the VCO polys do what they do best and let Solaris do what only it can do. that's the test.