Behringer today shared this preview of their upcoming Solina String Ensemble, a Euro format knockoff of the classic Eminent Solina String Ensemble.
The original Eminent Solina is a 49-note keyboard string ensemble synth from 1974. Its classic sound has been used iconically by Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream, Joy Division and others.
Here’s what Behringer has to say about their version:
“SOLINA faithfully delivers the classic string machine sound that we all know and love.
By staying loyal to its unique circuitry, our Engineers have not only managed to deliver the purest revival of SOLINA, but also by including highly demanded features including a built-in phaser (based on the classic 1970s Small-Stone), External Modulation/Patching connectivity, 5-Pin, and USB MIDI, all whilst in a form factor that works within modern-day setups.
There is truly nothing else on the market today that comes close to the character of this extremely sought-after instrument. We are extremely proud to soon open the experience of SOLINA to you all, once we have the required chips to put it into full-scale production.”
Pricing and Availability:
Behringer is targeting the street price for the Solina to be $359 USD. Unfortunately, their Solina is another one of their ‘hardvaporware’ introductions, because they they can’t get the parts to put it into production.
Check out the demo and share your thoughts on how accurately captures the originals’ sound in the comments!