ARP String Synthesizer

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String Synthesizer
Solina String Synthesizer (right).jpg
Solina String Synthesizer (partially)
ManufacturerEminent B.V., ARP Instruments, Inc.
Technical specifications
Synthesis typeAnalog Subtractive
Storage memorynone
External controlCV/Gate

The Solina String Synthesizer, also erroneously known as the ARP Solina String Synthesizer or sometimes the ARP String Synthesizer, is a combination of a string synthesizer and synthesizer. It is a hybrid model which combined both the Solina String Ensemble string synthesizer and the ARP Explorer monophonic synthesizer. It was built in Bodegraven, Netherlands by Eminent B.V.. Supposedly only about 100 were ever produced.[1] The addition of the ARP Explorer to the Solina string sounds made for a very powerful combination.

Keyboard modes[edit]

  • Strings Only
  • Strings through the Explorer low-pass filter
  • Explorer voice combined with the lower Solina keyboard (contrabass and cello)
  • Explorer voice combined with the upper Solina keyboard (viola, violin, trumpet, horn)


Solina C112s

The manufacturer of Solina series, Eminent B.V., also shipped a home organ model, named Solina C112s (with "Explore I" logo), which included ARP Explorer I.[citation needed][2]


  1. ^ Solina String Synthesizer, Vintage Synth Explorer
  2. ^ "Three Solina Explorer I front panels with rare ARP boards". 2013-12-15.
    "Up for sale are 3 Solina (ARP) Explorer I front panels. They are part of the very rare Solina C112S organ. ...".
    See also images: Image 1 shows front panel with three logos: "Solina", "ARP", and "EXPLORER I ". Image 6 shows a circuit board with printed pattern logo "ARP" and texts "MADE IN U.S.A", "(c) 1975 ARP INST".