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
June 22, 2013 @ 9:25 am
I've just bought one and I'm very happy with it. It has its own character. I have a lot of analogues, but this will be a special one for creating bass lines.
May 14, 2013 @ 12:17 am
3 stars? Come on. The demo on the right puts it into the 4.5 star territory for sure.
April 29, 2013 @ 3:13 pm
also used by The Cars.
April 23, 2013 @ 9:42 am
I would love one of these. There's one on Ebay but out of my price range :-(
December 10, 2012 @ 5:52 pm
Hey Vincent I just saw one of these on ebay while I was looking for parts for mine.
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Rated 3.69 (224 Votes)

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  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • 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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