Showing posts with label Eminent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eminent. Show all posts

Monday, August 21, 2023

Eminent String Synth + Moog Minitmoog - Little evening improvisation

video upload by MOS-LAB

"La basse a été rajoutée dans un second temps."

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Vintage ARP / Eminent 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 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. The unit is technically flawless, it was serviced about 2 years ago. There is also little to complain about visually."

Monday, June 19, 2023

Wersivoice FM76 & Wersi WV30 Wersivoice Rotor/String Effect Cards

Wersivoice FM76 video upload by hi there its me

"Vintage Chorus/Vibrato from the late 70s
- demonstrated with Ableton's Operator (Sine/Squarewave)
- no effects added
- beautiful to warm up your digital synths
- also works great with guitars, vocals..."

Note the video above is not for the listing below and it actually uses a different card. See the update from Ohm Studio below. There were different versions of the PCBs used by Wersi. Read on for details.

via this auction

"These WV30 rotor/string cards are used and tested from a Wersi Arcus and are suitable for all CD range organs. Not suitable for any DX range organs."

Update: I asked Ohm Studio if this was the same model card used in his custom design. He replied: "It’s not the same pcb I use or used in the Wersivoice FM76 above (the only standalone manufactured model they made). It’s from a more recent design and uses different bucket brigade devices, Panasonic MN3004 instead of the Philips TDA1022 used in the Wersivoice, Bohm and most of the Italian string synths and organs from the late 70s on (the Farfisa effect I built was also designed around those).

Earlier ensemble fx used TCA350 BBDs like the Eminent Solina, Logan string melody, Crumar Stringman etc.

American and Japanese designs tended to use Panasonic (Roland used the MN300x a lot. Like in Juno choruses too).

I never really notice a real difference in sound between those BBDs IF the circuit is more or less similar and based on the Solinas, ie using 3x BBDs modulated by 2 lfos, one at 6hz and one at 0,6hz.

Roland ensemble fx do sound very different than the rest, but IMO it’s not because of the uses of Panasonic BBDs but because of the circuit design that is not based on the classic eminent design.

I do think however that the Bohm Phasing rotor and the Wersivoice are the lushest you can get (except, most probably for Jurgen Haible Triple Chorus, which unfortunately I never had a chance to hear. From what I've read the Bohm was a huge influence in his design).

So to make a long story short: no it’s not the same but I’m quite sure it would sound nice because it looks like it’s the classic design."

Saturday, June 10, 2023

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE "OXYGENE LIVE project" - parts 3 and 4 of the full setup.

video upload by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Monday, March 28, 2022

Eminent Solina String Ensemble MK1

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via this auction

"The most sought after version of the legendary Solina String Ensemble.
Fun fact: the solina owned by « The Cure » was sold a few years back on the internet with the serial number (series 30, No. 0096091). This is not the arp model but rather the one manufactured by B.V. Eminent of Bodegraven, Holland.
This unit for sale has the serial number (series 30, No. 0096061). Means that it was basically standing in the production line 30 units before the one owned by the Cure. Nerd detail ;)."

Saturday, March 12, 2022


video upload by Jason Basson

"I bought recently a very nice vintage organ. In a video I had heard that its rhythms section sounded very nice. I prepared a rhythm on it ( by pushing several buttons at the same time, this gives you a new rhythm! ). I wanted to stay in the vintage environment and I searched a nice sound on the Roland SH-2000. Then I choose a phaser wave on my Siel Flying 49 and some stringsounds on my Eminent Solina String-Ensemble. This track will I also make with my Atari/Ableton with vocals of me and Lady Nathalie."

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Sogno di Ossigene (Oxygene Dream)

video upload by Synthana

"Sogno di Ossigene.
Instrumental synthesizer music: my original song
inspired by Oxygene 4 of Jean Michel Jarre:
i played the melody backwards.

Instruments i used for this audio:
- EMS synthi 'A' mk1 (1971) : wind and noise fx
- Eminent 310 Unique/theatre (1972) : Chords and strings
- Korg Poly 61 mk 1 (1982) : Melody, bass and arpeggio
- Roland Juno GI: percussion

Recorded on Boss BR1600cd (digital studio) hardware recorder"

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Solina String Ensemble Synthesizer Arp Explorer

video upload by boogie-boutique

"Rare Solina String-Synthesizer, a combination of the classic String-Ensemble and an Arp Explorer monopnonic synthesizer in one box including the ability to route the strings through the filter of the Explorer, very nice. Not my finest playing but shows working order, this unit was damaged from transport and works again after technical repair a few years ago."

Eminent Solina String Synthesizer SN 0133020

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"This is a very rare hybrid version of the Solina String. It is supposed that only 100 units were built by Eminent in Netherland (Bodegraven). It is a combination of the String Ensemble and the Arp Explorer 1. The mix beetween synthetizer filter and the string machine makes really nice possibilities and a so nice athmospheric sounds."

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Eminent Solina String Ensemble MK II Sound Demo

video upload by umusic6

"Just recently got hold of this real classic: The Eminent Solina String Ensemble Mk II from the 70ies.
Additional FX used:
NUX Time Core Ping Pong Delay to get that stereo spread (thanks to Hartmut for that great tip).
Lexicon 300 Large Hall.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

EMINENT 310 U Handmade Miniature 1 6 scale

video by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira ROLT

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Steve's Eminent/Arp Solinas (by synthpro)

video by synthpro

"Hey Guys,

This is a look at the latest two projects I have been working on for Steve.
Once of these units were extremely rusty so sandblasted it and repainted the interface parts. There was also a broken key stop and had been replaced with a stop that was too short to adjust key height as well as would not hold a key bushing. I had a donor polymoog key stop I installed and was able to align key and install all new key bushings.

Bottom unit got a good electronic servicing as well as a keyboard rebuild with new key bushings but cosmetically, it will just be getting a good cleaning.

Here is a link for those that may have missed the video going over the guts:" [posted here]

Monday, January 25, 2021

What's Inside The Eminent/Arp Solina String Ensemble (by synthpro)

video by synthpro

"Hey guys,

This is a video going over the functionality of the Eminent/ Arp Solina with a look at the guts.

This particular unit is build series 64 for those interested. The earlier units did not have the modulation bypass switch for Chorus effect.

Thanks for watching!


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Synthesizer Music - Dreamland


"Dreamland was first released in 2013 with the album Norwegian Vintage Synthesizer 70's and 80's Dreams. Made a new recording with better sound.

Instruments Used
Yamaha DX7
Korg MS 20
Korg Trident
Korg TR
Roland Sh-1000
Roland D-50
Eminent 310"

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Eminent Solina String Ensemble SN 224808

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"Eminent Solina String Ensemble synthesizer keyboard - pre ARP (RARE series 5). Quintessential for seventies prog OR seventies Disco yet sounds fresh again and SO MUCH BETTER than the samples out there. This string box has been in a climate controlled storage closet for 20 years. I took it out twice to use on sessions and then right back in its case. Although a bit crackly at first move of the levers and when depressing some keys, it soon cleans up with use and works perfectly. This Solina wants to be played! The chorus button transforms you into the 'Dream Weaver." The quirky horn sounds are like no other. Complete with a road case (previous owner may have had this custom made) and expression pedal. The pedal doesn't do much so i have never used it. Serial Number: 224808"

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Retro Synthesizer Music -- Saltfjellet ( long version)

Published on Nov 30, 2019 KWILLU

Lots of Korg Trident in this one.

"Here is the long version of the melody Saltfellet. The music was made for the Nordlandsbanen minute by minute. The original made then was only at 2:30 min. Had a very short deadline therefore became very short.
so after several years I decided to make long versions.

The Nordlandsbanen minute by minute is a television program that was first broadcast on NRK2 on Saturday, December 29, 2012. The program was watched by over one million and was considered a great success for NRK. [1]

The program lasts for 9 hours and 50 minutes and follows the day train from Trondheim to Bodø minute by minute through four seasons. This is unlike the minute by minute Hurtigruten not a direct broadcast, but in return, a total of 4 recordings - one for each season. During the broadcast, the various recordings are alternated, so you can see the whole stretch how it was in the different seasons.

The reason for the program being produced is that it is 50 years since the Nordlandsbanen was completed until Bodø."

You can find additional posts featuring KWILLU here.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Eminent 310 String Synthesizer in Custom Case

Published on Jun 20, 2015 Roustem R

"This Eminent was broken to debris while transportation and decided to assemble its electroncs into new compact box. It took some years.."

Friday, May 03, 2019

Oxygene part 1 played with a theremin

Published on Dec 14, 2014 Per Kristian Risvik

"Jean Michel Jarre's Oxygene part 1 played with a Moog Etherwave theremin, and of course the Eminent 310 unique with a Smallstone phaser."

Eminent 310 Unique and Roland VP-03 string-ensemble comparison

Published on Nov 12, 2016 Per Kristian Risvik

"Just a quick test to see if the VP-03 is up for some classic phased pads with an Electro Harmonix Small Stone phaser.

I didn't push the mini-jack plug all the way into the socket on the VP-03, the chorus gets a bit more wobbly when the stereo channels are combined to mono."

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

1974 ARP / Eminent Solina SE-IV (SE-1) String Ensemble SN 0092580

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"Near Mint (9.5/10) ARP/Eminent SE-IV (SE1) String Ensemble for sale. Works perfectly. Full Polyphony (divide down). Has been heard on countless recordings from 1974-now. This unit is in the best condition I have seen/owned over 30 years - this was the unit I kept for my own collection, but, due to moving, I have to let all my keyboards go... It would be tough to find one close to this condition again."


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