ARP Solina Strings Ensemble

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The Legendary ARP Solina Analog Strings, Analog Cello, Analog ViocaM Analog Violin, 
famous ARP strings Ensemble and more...

   The ARP Solina String Ensemble is often thought of as THE String Machine of the late 1970's disco era. It's a multi-orchestral machine with violin, viola, trumpet, horn, cello and contrabass. Instead of attack and decay there are crescendo and sustain controls (which sound more orchestral but are the same thing). Apparently this synth really makes a great string sound, but that's all really... It has gate and trigger outs from the polyphonic keyboard. Completely cased in wood (or wood-like) panels with a clean and discrete layout.

  The ARP String Ensemble, also known as the Solina String Ensemble, is a fully polyphonic multi-orchestral ARP Instruments, Inc. synthesizer with a 49-key keyboard, produced by Solina from 1974 to 1981. The sounds it incorporates are violin, viola, trumpet, horn, cello and contrabass. The keyboard uses 'organ style' divide-down technology to make it polyphonic. The built-in chorus effect gives the instrument its famous sound.

The ARP string ensemble has been extensively used by artists in the 1970s such as:

Herbie Hancock,
George Clinton,
Eumir Deodato.
Elton John played an ARP String Ensemble on his hit song Someone Saved My Life Tonight,
The Buggles played a Solina String Ensemble in Video Killed the Radio Star,
The Cure,
Joy Division,
Rick James used an Arp Solina in his song Mary Jane,
In 1975, George Harrison used the ARP on his #20 hit You (George Harrison Song) and the same year
The Bee Gees played it on their hit Nights On Broadway.

The Solina string sound has also been used by
Kim/Ricky Wilde,
Pink Floyd,
Joy Division,
David Bowie,
Neil Young and Crazy Horse,
Anthony Phillips,
The Eagles,OMD,
Andre Morgunoff,
Josh Wink,
Tangerine Dream,
Keane, Japan,
New Order

ARP Solina Strings Ensemble
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