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Offline technobob

Looking for Solina string machine sound / voice
« on: October 11, 2022, 12:15:02 AM »
Hi everybody
I've recently treated myself to an immaculate "nearly new" Yamaha Genos - all I can say is "WOW"!
However, now that the "honemoon period" is over (or is it?) I'm looking for sounds / voices that I've enjoyed using over the years; mainly vintage or "old school" synthesiser sounds. Things like Mellotrons, Yamaha CS-80 and DX-7 type sounds, but in particular Solina string machine sounds.
Can anyone help and point me in the right direction in my search?
Thank you in advance
Bob
 

Offline pjd

Re: Looking for Solina string machine sound / voice
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2022, 06:42:59 PM »
Hi --

Welcome!

Don't know about the Solina specifically, but Yamaha Musicsoft has vintage keyboard expansion packs:

https://shop.usa.yamaha.com/en/downloadables

Free.

I saw your post about the Rhodes. There is a pack with alternative EP voices, too. Free.

Hope this helps -- pj
 
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Offline alans

Re: Looking for Solina string machine sound / voice
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2022, 07:56:03 PM »
I have a Waldorf Streichfett string sythesizer,it has some amazing sounds from those type of instruments ,and is very adjustable to give a wide variety of string synth type sounds

https://youtu.be/DU-xogc_9ts

https://youtu.be/_YlHdpMeErs

 
« Last Edit: October 12, 2022, 08:13:50 PM by alans »
Previous keyboards-Yamaha PSR 410,Technics KN2000,KN5000,KN6000 , KN7000, Tyros5 and Genos
 
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Offline GUILLERMO

Re: Looking for Solina string machine sound / voice
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2022, 07:14:41 AM »
Solina = Arp String Ensamble.
 

Offline andyg

Re: Looking for Solina string machine sound / voice
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2022, 05:45:48 PM »
Solina = Arp String Ensamble.

For our American friends, yes. But it was Solina before it was rebadged as ARP. And it was 'Eminent 310u' that started it a year or two before that!

I think you have to look around in the Synth Strings patches. I'm lucky, my Roland has a Solina sound. Another alternative is to look for a solo string sound in the GM section (assuming you've loaded in those voices to User) and applying a Symphonic DSP effect. Save the results as a User Voice. Yamaha's ensemble DSP probably isn't as smooth as the Solina but it will be near-ish!
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