SONiVOX has just introduced the virtual instrument Solina Redux, aimed at musicians who want to populate an Arp Solina string ensemble with a virtual analog synthesizer and two fully programmable 8-step sequencers.
The Arp Solina was the most significant string ensemble of the 70s, made famous by the Eagles, Elton John, Pink Floyd, The Cure, Joy Division, Tangerine Dream, New Order and many others. The analog sounds of violin, viola, cello, double bass, trumpet, and horn have a sound that creates rich retro sounds, especially with its famous “ensemble” -Chorus effect.
SONiVOX’s Solina Redux provides access to the original Solina sounds, including modeling the ensemble chorus effect, but with a virtual analog synthesizer as a companion.
Each synth contains a multimode filter, amplitude and filter envelopes, LFO modulations, and send effects. In addition, Solina Redux has two fully programmable step sequencers, one for the Solina instrument and one for the analog synthesizer.
Each step sequencer gives the user control over the pitch of each note, the volume of each note, the filter cutoff of each note, and the panning of each note. Other controls include Gate Time, Tempo Sync, Time Division, Swing, Note Order, and Octave Shift.
The combination of an Arp Solina String Ensemble and Virtual Synthesizer lets you create custom sound textures that can be both retro and modern.
Until June 30, you can buy the Sonivox Solina Redux for a special price of 130 USD on the Web, then the regular price of 250 USD. So no bargain.
It runs as a VST / AU / AAX plug-in and standalone on Windows and Mac.
Buy Link: Solina Redux
Related News: Sonivox has released a few days ago another great virtual synthesizer named Stratum