Behringer Solina String Ensemble Desktop/Eurorack Synthesizer Teaser

Behringer is very active again, no wonder next week is Superbooth. After the rumors of a CS-80 clone, there is now information about a clone of the Solina String Ensemble Synthesizer as Desktop/Eurorack version. The new product is described as legendary analog string ensemble Synthesizer with 49-voice polyphony, ensemble chorus, vintage-style phase shifter, and Eurorack format.  

The new Solina String Ensemble is based on a replica of the ARP/Eminent Solina SE-II circuit and has the same format as the Model D, Neutron and others. A bit strange is the fact that it’s compatible with the Eurorack format. Does one need a Solina in the Eurorack format? Personally, I don’t think.

Behringer Solina String Ensemble

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In the ’80’s, combining a Solina stringer with a Small Stone phaser was the way to go. That’s our take on it – please ignore the date and price as we haven’t decided if and when we will build this recreation. I would appreciate some feedback from you.

Another document is talking about a price of $ 249.99 USD and a release of Q4 2018. You should ignore this information, but it’s interesting. A Solina for $ 249.99 is already a challenge.

Features

  • legendary analog stereo string ensemble Synthesizer from the ’70s
  • an authentic reproduction of the original ARP/Eminent Solina SE-II circuitry
  • artist roster includes the world’s most famous pop, rock, jazz, and disco musicians
  • famous ensemble chorus effect utilizes Bucket Brigade Devices (BBDs) controlled by 2 LFO’s
  • an authentic and classic phase shifter modeled after “Small Stone”.
  • dedicated rate control and separate color switch for fine-tuning of effects speed and tone
  • string section featuring violin, viola, trumpet, horn, cello, and contrabass instruments
  • 12 tone generators with octave divide-down technology to provide full polyphony
  • complete Eurorack solution – main module can be transferred to a standard Eurorack case
  • 16 controls give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters.
  • comprehensive MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and the voice priority section
  • 3-year warranty program
  • designed and engineered in the U.K

Price & Availability: TBA 

More information here: Behringer 

Source

Hardware Synthesizer News 

Supertooth 2019 News

1 Comment

  1. A euro formant filter or a fixed filterbank will be a nice combo for the euro version for sure. And the solina phaser is a nice addon to any euro setup…

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