Is it a Solina String Ensemble or a Mellotron ?
Actually neither as such...
This ensemble came about due to my fascination with old hardware synths and the retro sound used so often
in Prog Rock.
I read an article in Elektor (an Electronic constructors magazine) about chorus effects, delay lines and
String Machines and decided to try and make a 'String Machine Chorus Unit' in Reaktor.
I searched the internet and found the Solina circuit diagrams which inspired the design of this Reaktor
version of the chorus unit. My Reaktor version is a replica of the Solina circuit 'electronics' in so far
as it uses the same method to produce the chorus i.e. a dual three phase LFO modulating three delays. But
the rate and depth of the effect were just set up by ear because without actually recreating the hardware
I was unable to work out the rate and depth of the original (My math’s not so good).
I added a few standard synth Macros to complete this simple string machine to test my chorus unit.
Although designed as a one trick synth the result reminds me of a cross between a Solina and a Mellotron.
Also try incorporating the chorus Macro into your own synth creations. I do from time to time and it's
amazing how it can liven up and change sounds, even just filtered noise !