Sonivox Introduced Solina Redux – A New ARP Solina String Ensemble Emulation

Solina Redux is a new combination of a Solina string ensemble emulation and a virtual analog Synthesizer for PC & Mac. 

The developers of Sonivox are one fire! After the release of their latest Synthesizer Stratum Transwave Synthesizer, the company launched today Solina Redux. It’s a new plugin that emulates the sound of the famous ARP Solina String Ensemble. It’s not just an emulation but more.

They added a virtual analog Synthesizer to the Solina engine that features two fully-programmable 8-step sequencers. I don’t have tested yet but what I heard from the first sound demos is that it doesn’t sound that close as the Solina V from Arturia. Only a full review can discover if this is the fact or not!

Overview

The Arp Solina was the preeminent string ensemble in the 1970’s, made famous by the Eagles, Elton John, Pink Floyd, The Cure, Joy Division, Tangerine Dream, New Order and many others. Its analog Violin, Viola, Cello, Contra Bass, Trumpet and Horn sounds have a sound that creates rich retro sounding orchestral ensembles, especially with its famous “Ensemble” chorus effect.

Solina Redux gives users access to the original Solina sounds, including a model of the Ensemble chorus effect, but includes a modern virtual analog synthesizer as a sidecar. The combination of these two synthesizers provides a sound palette that is both retro and modern or anything in between at your discretion. Each synth includes a multi-mode filter, amplitude and filter envelopes, LFO modulations and send effects.

To top it off, Solina Redux adds in two fully-programmable step sequencers, one for the Solina instrument and one for the analog synthesizer. Play one note and out comes a modern orchestra unlike any you’ve heard. Each step sequencer gives users ‘per step’ control over the pitch of each note, the volume of each note, the filter cutoff of each note, and the panning of each note. Other controls include gate time, tempo sync, time division, swing, note order and octave shift.

Features

  • A two-in-one Arp Solina and Virtual Analog Synthesizer.
  • Both synths hot-rodded to include multi-mode filters (low-pass, high-pass, band pass,notch, peak) with individual LFO and envelope control.
  • Three modelled effects including the Solina “Ensemble” effect, phaser, and vibrato.
  • Two fully-programmable step sequencers including step control over filters and panning.

Solina Redux (VST/AU/AAX/Standalone) is available now for the introductory price of $129.99 USD through June 30th, 2018 (normally priced $249.99 USD). Prices ex. VAT where applicable.

Available here: Solina Redux 

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