MATRIXSYNTH: SOLINA / ARP STRING-ENSEMBLE 1973 | HD DEMO

Thursday, March 24, 2016

SOLINA / ARP STRING-ENSEMBLE 1973 | HD DEMO


Published on Mar 24, 2016 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2016 by AnalogAudio1

The Solina String-Ensemble is identical with the ARP String-Ensemble. It is the first and original "String Machine". Fully polyphonic with 4 presets and 2 monophonic bass presets!

Many manufacturers tried to copy it (Logan String Melody, Elka Rhapsody, Crumar Multiman, Farfisa String Orchestra, Jen String Machine, Siel Orchestra, just to name a few). In the seventies, every organ manufacturer had a string machine to offer...
but the Solina remains the best (or at least one of the best) with its fat, unique and charming sound, which can not be sampled successfully.

A great machine, which was used by many professionals.

Users:
Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream) used it on many records (Green Desert, Aqua, Le Park, Underwater Sunlight, etc.), Herbie Hancock (Secrets), AIR (Moon Safari), Mike Oldfield, David Bowie, Richard Wright / Pink Floyd (Shine On You Crazy Diamond), Elton John (Song for Guy), Nick Straker (A walk in the park), Geoff Downes / Buggles (Video killed the radio star), Roxy Music (Both Ends Burning), the Bee Gees and the Carpenters (on live performances) ...

In the intro I played the Solina along with a Schulte Compact Phasing A."

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