The ARP String Ensemble, produced by Solina (a.k.a. Eminent NV) from 1974 to 1981, is a fully polyphonic multi-orchestral synthesizer with a 49-key keyboard.
The sounds it offers are violin, viola, trumpet, horn, cello and contrabass. The keyboard uses ‘organ style’ divide-down technology to make it polyphonic.
A built-in chorus effect gives the instrument its famous sound.
Famous players include Deodato, The Buggles, Elton John, Air and Pink Floyd.
If you’ve used the ARP Solina String Ensemble, leave a comment with your thoughts/ratings!