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.
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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.
- 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