I discovered the Solina String Ensemble when I was 16 years old with of my favourite band at this time.
I really love this keyboard as I love the Mellotron because of their non realistic sound.
Here, it's a Solina String Ensemble (Serial number “SERIES 22, No.0093158”) manufactured by N.V. EMINENT BODEGRAVEN HOLLAND in the 70’s.
The Solina can play 6 voices at the same time. 2 for the Bass, a cello and a contrabass and a violin, viola, trumpet, horn for the higher octaves.
This iOS emulation comes with 2 keyboards. You can scroll each of them to set the octave. (set the volume of the Bass independently)..
You can set the crescendo (the attack), the sustain length, the modulation rate as well as the depth. A switch allows you to bypass the modulation.
A Spring Reverb is also available.
In the second page, the Between Black notes button that we can find in all the Apps from this developer. (Check out the tutorial below), the Midi input setting and a global Tune rotary knob.
So no surprise, even for the awesome generated sound of this App. You have a real Solina String Ensemble here!
So without any hesitation: a Killer App, a Must Have!
The ARP String Ensemble, also known as the Solina String Ensemble, is a fully polyphonic multi-orchestral synthesizer with a 49-key keyboard, produced by Eminent BV (known for their Solina brand), distributed by ARP Instruments 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 distinctive sound.
The core technology is based on the string ensemble section of the Eminent 310 Unique electronic organ in 1972, manufactured by the Dutch company Eminent BV. The main oscillator consists of twelve discrete tone generators with octave divide-down to provide full polyphony; and the built-in chorus effect utilizes bucket-brigade devices (BBDs) controlled by two LFOs to create the characteristic vibrato.