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Old 5th October 2014
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Solaris. I'd get one in a heartbeat if I had the space and budget for it.

Originally Posted by Synth80s View Post
I was more critical of the Solaris' limited polyphony until I heard it, but I now understand Bowen's decision to run the Solaris at 96kHz/24-bit. His reasoning and priorities are hard to fault once you recognize the consistently impressive sound quality.
This is something that's always irked me. The Nord G2 came out 10 years ago and also ran at 96k/24-bit. Heck, the G1 ran at 96k in 18-bit and is 15 years old. I don't know much about the DSP power required to create a synth voice, but 10 voices still seems extremely low for a digital synth in this day and age. It would be nice there was an option to add more voices.