ARP Solus

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The ARP Solus is a light and portable synth that lies somewhere between the Axxe and the Odyssey. The Solus is monophonic with 2 oscillators that include pulse-width-modulation and a digital ring modulator. An FM slider allows for an external sound source to be ring modulated through VCO #1 which gives this synth added function as an analog ring modulator perfect for creating wacky sounds. A great sounding ARP VCF (filter) adds a nice touch. Pitch bending is accomplished using a simple knob. Designed for portability this synth comes packaged in a very nicely built road case. It has been used by Tangerine Dream.

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15 Visitor comments
December 4, 2012 @ 11:43 am
I'd really like to buy one of these but can't find one anywhere. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
August 6, 2012 @ 8:04 pm
Also used by Vice Device!
November 15, 2011 @ 12:13 pm
One more thing: the Solus and Odyssey are two of the best keyboards for playing a MODULAR. Not only does it add a trigger to the usual CV/Gate outputs, it also has inputs for all 3. But the real ace is that the CV is summed from the keyboard+vibrato/LFO+portamento. Most analog synths don't do this and is a pita to setup on most MIDI-CV convertors. It works beautifully here - ready to go w/ Eurorack or other 1/8" jack-system, but I've also used it with my (banana jack) modcan a system and serge modulars just as well.
July 2, 2011 @ 7:57 pm
What a great little synth. No it is not the bass demon a moog or pro-one is, but this 'sings' better than the P1 imho and in some ways i much prefer Arp oscillator to most moogs. Solus is not so fussy or fragile as a pro-soloist and is capable of a deeper complex sound vs the prosolist & axxe. truly, if you can live without PPC, AR + S&H/noise this has got the rest of the odyssey inside for under half the going rate. These being newer and further along R&D are a bit more reliable than most ARPs, too! I have a grayface 2600 also, and combining these two is insanely cool sounding.
January 19, 2011 @ 3:44 am
Der Solus ist ein toller synthesizer
ich habe einen aber finde keine serien nummer
welche stückzahl wurde denn nun gebaut?
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - 2 VCO's (w/ sawtooth and pulse waveforms)
  • LFO - 1 LFO can modulate filter, envelope or pulse width
  • Filter - 4-pole low pass filter with cutoff, resonance & modulation by LFO, ADSR or keyboard
  • VCA - 1 ADSR envelope
  • Keyboard - 37 keys
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Control - CV/GATE OUT
  • Memory - None
  • Effects - None
  • Date Produced - 1980 - 1981
  • Resources & Credits
  • Images from Synrise.

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