ARP Solina String Synthesizer

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The Solina String Synthesizer is the rare brother of the String Ensemble. Only about 100 were made, so they are very hard to find. The String Synthesizer pictured above is painted white, but they originally have a standard wood case like the Ensemble models. The String Synthesizer is basically a combination of the String Ensemble and the Arp Explorer 1. You can select between Preset sounds (trumpets, flutes, and clarinets) or make your own using the added VCO, courtesy of the Explorer. It offered way more sound editing than the String Ensemble, and was capable of more diverse sounds.

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14 Visitor comments
Deian Mountbatten
September 6, 2013 @ 9:32 am
I still play it on my new works,love the sound,got my ARP Solina String Synthesizer 2nd hand from an Italian guy who bought it new in 1975 and sold it because he was disappointed that it wasn't an E-Organ w/built-in rhythm computer. My stage name alias was 'Dejan Djordjevic' when I played it on ULTRAVOX!! iNTiMATE COLLECTiON in 1982 on our songs,i.e.: SPITFIRE FLY-REAP THE WILD WIND, etc. Mr. Deian Mountbatten,Basement Flat Rear,189 Sandgate Road,Folkestone,Kent,CT202HJ,UK. myspace.com/deianmountbatten
Gonçalo Tavares
September 2, 2013 @ 8:12 am
Hello,

I have a ARP Solina String Synthesizer (SN 98) and its one of my favourit keyboards. When i was 14, i played in a Solina String Ensemble and a Minimoog all afternoon and it was very important to me to grow with this notion of timeless sound.
I bought this model in Holland, which is in very good condition.
j.m.järvinen
July 1, 2013 @ 1:25 am
finally got the Eminent Solina String Synthesizer.it's absolutely beautiful for cosmetics and sound-wice :) befriended instantly with my eminent 310
Dejan Djordjevic
December 14, 2012 @ 10:23 am
I still play it on my new works,I love its sound,got my ARP Solina String Synthesizer 2nd hand from a function band guy who bought it new in 1975,he sold it because he was disappointed thought it was an E-Organ w/built-in rhythm computer,w/Bossanova and all that jazz.I lived in Mundingen,W-Germany when I started composing my 1st works in 1979:And I played it on ULTRAVOX!! iNTiMATE COLLECTiON in 1982 on our song SPITFIRE FLY-REAP THE WILD WIND.Sir Dejan Djordjevic,Basement Flat Rear,189 Sandgate Rd,Folkestone,Kent,CT202HJ,UK. myspace.com/ultravoxii
j.m.järvinen
October 1, 2012 @ 9:36 am
ARP/Eminent Solina String Synthesizer doesn't matter which company produced the first ones,they are great machines nevertheless.I would trade an organ or two from my body to get one (or someting else worth 1-2K USD/Eur.
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 16 Voices
  • Oscillators - One VCO plus viola / violin / cello / contrabass / horn / trumpet
  • LFO - Yes, One
  • Filter - Yes, 24dB/oct self-resonant
  • VCA - Yes, One with Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release controls
  • Keyboard - 49 keys
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Control - CV/GATE
  • Date Produced - 1975

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