Arturia authentically replicates sought-after Solina String Ensemble sound with Solina V
PRESS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE • 05/12/14
Fast-forward 40 years from its incept date and the Solina String Ensemble is not so portable (or reliable) by today’s exacting standards. Still sounds stunning, though! Which is why Arturia agreed to faithfully replicate this keyboard classic conveniently in software. Six Solina String Ensemble-emulated presets — CELLO, CONTRA BASS, VIOLA, VIOLIN, HORN, and TRUMPET — are accessible instantly in Solina V via a gorgeous GUI that looks like the real thing. As authentic as those presets all sound in software, that’s not all. An additional preset, HUMANA, replicates the instantly-recognisable, resonator- reliant Vox Humana from the Bob Moog's polysynth, popularised by British synth pop pioneer Gary Numan’s 1979 chart- topper ‘Cars’. This polysynth provided a unique and flexible filter bank with three parallel filters with three filter modes to create such stunning sounds, so these are also included in Solina V via the UPPER RESONATOR section in its OPEN mode.
Arturia artfully ‘opens up’ the still-sought-after Solina String Ensemble sound still further by offering other OPEN mode- accessible additions. An EFFECTS section, for instance, includes a vintage-sounding dual PHASER — perfect for (re)creating those slow phased strings showcased so beautifully by French synth showman Jean-Michel Jarre’s multi-million-copy-selling breakthrough Oxygene and Equinoxe albums — as well as a CONVOLUTION REVERB (with no fewer than 24 modelled vintage spring and digital reverbs); MIDI-sync-able DIGITAL DELAY; three-mode ANALOG CHORUS; and ANALOG DELAY. Deeper still, a lively LFO section and dedicated BASS SECTION controls such as a 24dB/octave filter emulation and BASS ARP (arpeggiator) also serve to open up sound sculpting possibilities well above and beyond the creative scope of the original instrument.
Interestingly, even Eminent changed their excellent ensemble effect from mono to stereo, so Solina V boasts both ‘Mk1’ (mono) and ‘Mk2’ (stereo) ENSEMBLE modes to cover all bases. Speaking of which, an abundance of ambient pads, mono leads, basses, brass, and arpeggios reside within, with 150 presets professionally produced by some of the top sound designers around to showcase its capabilities and kickstart creativity. Whether working within a DAW or standalone, Solina V has genuinely got you covered... from the Seventies through to today!
The AAX-, AU-, VST-, and VST3-compatible Solina V is available to purchase as a boxed version for €99.00 EUR/$99.00 USD from any authorised Arturia dealer or online as a boxed version or download directly from Arturia here: https://www.arturia.com/store/analog-classics/solina-v
For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated Solina V product webpage here: https://www.arturia.com/solina-v/overview
Watch Arturia’s sensational Solina V trailer here: http://youtu.be/QuANMtKo3ZY Watch Arturia Vice President of Product Management Glen Darcy’s detailed
Solina V tutorial video here: http://youtu.be/HWaOBBmmSEM