Solina-V String Ensemble

Solina-V String Ensemble

(466 Votes)
1.0 (Updated 11 years ago)
1.4MB
March 06, 2007
Reaktor 5 or lower

DESCRIPTION

This has become an obsession for the last two months and since I could not take it out of my mind I had to do it: to create an emulation of the king of the string machines (or queen for the Spanish speakers): the revered Solina String Ensemble.

I hope that at least I have captured the essence of that instrument since I neither own nor plan to own a real Solina SE.

I based my design on a variety of samples and websites with information about it.

It is a very simple instrument to use. The only thing to remember is to change the snapshots from the Ensemble section.

Thanks again to Mark Smart for his wonderful ARP Omni chorus/ensemble and to Hertz SM for his Flat Knobs. The rest of GUI is my design.

And of course thanks to Eminent/Solina for creating such a wonderful machine.

I hope you like it.

COMMENTS  (106)

Simon Schoovaerts
2 years ago
Very Very nice, thanx a lot
waltindead
2 years ago
I know that Solina is not meant to be used with a sustain pedal, but sometimes I need, and the notes on low end sometime hangs when using it like that. Anyone more with this problem? Someone with a solution?
Brian Rhodes
2 years ago
:D LOVE IT, thank you my friend
Lars-Erik Johansson
3 years ago
Amazing. Simply amazing.
Mathias Bottin
3 years ago
it's ok, I solved it......
Mathias Bottin
3 years ago
Hi ! I've got Komplete 8 Ultimate. How do I can import your preset ? I don't how to manage it. I'm a beginner...... Thx
Jacques Jugie
3 years ago
Good job ! I like so much.
james storr
3 years ago
the most amazing ensemble
Otto Neef
4 years ago
The Solina samples sounds very good, either I can't open it on my PC.
Charles Keyser
4 years ago
Just Gorgeous! Thank you so much!
Harry Love
4 years ago
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Sounds so luscious and after years of wanting this synth in my sound palette I'm pretty chuffed at the quality of this brilliant patch... and all for free. Thank you kind sir, I love it
Petar Makaveev
4 years ago
That is pure beauty! I can't thank you enough!
Sebastien Prouvost
4 years ago
Thank you for this great synth ... old sounds founded for free ... ;)
Robert Barker
4 years ago
Thanks so much!!!
Jürgen Milcher
4 years ago
Fantastic! I love your work!
Michael Lauer
4 years ago
Amazing job, thanks for sharing!
Paul Copeland
4 years ago
Awesome design. Wonderful full strings. Great. Keep up the excellent work.
Lars Bo Hermansen
5 years ago
Thanks. Very good emulation of a vintage string machine. Usefull. Lars Bo Hermansen
round angles
5 years ago
so sweet .... tnx 4 cool toy :)
Luca Agneni
5 years ago
Great ensemble! Sound is beautiful: very good work. Thank you.
Paul Hurtubise
5 years ago
this is great. legit sounding to me.
robin queme
6 years ago
IMPRESSIVE
Neil Baxter
6 years ago
This is one of my favourite ensembles, really cool. Well done!
christian etchepare
6 years ago
great!!
nick andrews
6 years ago
many thanks. i still miss my old wooden version..;p
Joseph Diaco
7 years ago
These sounds fill in the gaps so beautifully!
Francois Demarle
7 years ago
I was there at the time of release and your stuff is an Alike ! I quite like the "normal" set of stomp boxes that where the "should use with it !" normal gear with "THE SOLINA" !!! Congratulations !
Jeremy Dyson
7 years ago
Absolutely beautiful - thank you.
Chee Jun
7 years ago
Very useful, I'm not very active in downloading ensembles, but this one is the first to stay on my hard drive. Thanks.
Andreas Kleinwächter
7 years ago
phantastic ensemble, one of my favourites :)
Simon Jarvis
7 years ago
fun
Lacandon VeNeS
7 years ago
10/10 for this fantastic!
jason medina
8 years ago
I use this alot.
Richard Bull
8 years ago
elegant work!
Mark Bonnington
8 years ago
Very useful sounds from this.
Carlos Benavides
8 years ago
It's adorable. I place it inside thick mixes with tons of reaktor kits and a thick guitar and is sits very clearly in the mix, which indicates how well constructed this machine is. The JM Jarre thing is downright cute. THe pads are adorable... you got a 10 from me! Interface adorable as well... many thanks and CONGRATS
Robert Stevenson
8 years ago
I always (used to) think it doesn't matter what it looks like its what it sounds like is important .... then one sees something like this .... oh wow I haven't had time yet to plug this into Reaktor and allready I'm loving it.
Ariel Kenan
8 years ago
Wrote on the wrong ensemble of yours yesterday..oops...THIS is my favorite soft-string machine of all time and has been used much by me. Your last one was brilliant, too, of course of course but this one with the lusty GUI and all...your passion comes through your work! Curious: why didn't you use the chorus effect out of the Eminent ensemble? Did you not think it works with that instrument?
andy myst
8 years ago
Suddenly I sound like Jean Michel Jarre!... well, almost ;) Great work!
Peter Ehrlich
8 years ago
Sounds incredible...love the reset envelope
Giuseppe Dio
8 years ago
Wonderful sound. I really love this... Great and inspiring sound. Really near the original Solina! Thanks...
Grant Miller
8 years ago
Lush and beautiful sound. I like this better than ____ synth that I paid for. Thanks!
Sacha GOSSELIN
9 years ago
excellent!
Jesse Juup
9 years ago
Very nice, now I don't feel so bad about not owning a real Solina! ..In fact, I now care less that I don't! :D
Bill Ambrose
9 years ago
Beautifal. I love this synth
Christopher Scognamiglio
9 years ago
Very, very, very excellent, if you'll pardon the expression!
Cornelius Borgolte
9 years ago
just perfect!
Philip Stuart
9 years ago
another portillo winner!
Terone Bullock
9 years ago
Very warm
andreas pogoda
10 years ago
sehr beeindruckend!
marc billon
10 years ago
Beautiful sound, thanks!
STEVEN CONLON
10 years ago
Wonderful. Thanks very much.
michael huckaby
10 years ago
AMAZING ! 10 / 10
Brother Rafen
10 years ago
Really great ensemble, really captures the warmth (and potential Harshness) of the Original! Wow, now all i need is an emulation of either Polymoog of this stature and i will be SET :)
Eugene Sajor
10 years ago
This is nuts!! so warm.
jeremy herpe
10 years ago
wow !!! but i may be dumb, i can't save snapshots
Delmas Yann
10 years ago
THank you for making this. Very nice sound & interface.
Michael Hall
10 years ago
Thanks for building such an easy to use and great sounding ensemble. It's inspired me to consider completing an ongoing orchestral composition using only synth sounds.
Brian Kirby
10 years ago
Downloading right now!Looking forward to using this! thanks!
Evan Harmon
11 years ago
Love this ensemble. I've been looking for these sounds!
Adam Deibert
11 years ago
The gui is beautiful. The sound is right on. I've been waiting 7 years for someone to build a string synth this good in reaktor. Thanks!
François GIRARD
11 years ago
I'm amazed by this one...It sounds superb, really...The warmth is astounding for a virtual analog...I was not fond of the equinoxe ensemble in Reaktor 5 and this one is far better...so far...The best emulation I ever heard in all categories! and it's so nice for my cpu...You've made a masterwork Hugo!
Christopher Soulos
11 years ago
I owned a Solina String Machine. And an Ibanez delay and phaser pedal. I paid $100 for it in 1980. When I separated from my wife, I went home to get this and she had thrown it out. Why? I'll never know. It wasn't important to her. I really miss that keyboard. It takes you on a trip, even without pedals. This emulation is a superb piece of workmanship and care. All praise to you, Hugo Portillo. The dream is alive again. Thanks
arachnaut
11 years ago
Great emulation.
Brian Monroney
11 years ago
Thank you SO much for creating this. I needed an authentic 70's string machine sound for some production music and this NAILS it!!!
Matthew Weiner
11 years ago
This is extraordinary, really. Very, very good stuff -- great GUI, outstanding sound, and the effects really put it over the top.
Javier Santivanez
11 years ago
Absolutely incredible. 5 Stars.
Brad Dale
11 years ago
instant favorite! - molecule
Rob Janssen
11 years ago
Very well done. Now I no longer have to drag my own String Ensemble to the studio anymore :).
Chet Singer
11 years ago
Thanks, Hugo. This is magnificent. I remember the string machines from the 70s, and you've done a wonderful job with this. It sounds beautiful.
Casey Jones
11 years ago
wow. completely speechless. amazing sounds.
Michael Steigewald
11 years ago
A big sound, i'm excited.
Michael Steigewald
11 years ago
Michael Steigerwald (2007-05-05) I'm excited. The Instrument gives a powerfull and harmonic full sound. One of my favorites.
Michael Steigewald
11 years ago
I'm excited. The Instrument gives a powerfull and harmonic full sound. One of my favorites.
Mark Jacobs
11 years ago
Excellent. An essential ensemble.
Laurent Levesque
11 years ago
Superbe, bravo, bravo, bravo !
Red Wierenga
11 years ago
Excellent. Thank you.
Robert Gage-Smith
11 years ago
Great job. Obviously a labour of love.
Mark Smart
11 years ago
Excellent job! And thanks for crediting me again for the ARP Omni chorus. I love the effects pedals with stompable buttons!
Warren Allen Somerlot
11 years ago
unbelieveable. this IS *that* sound. a person could pay more for all manner of string machines, but this IS *that* sound. Kudos, Hugo! Love it!
John Loose
11 years ago
10 points! This is a new fav.
Steve Ruark
11 years ago
Fantastic piece of work.
James Duffett-Smith
11 years ago
really lush. fills a gap in the market for sure.
Scott Johnson
11 years ago
I love it! Thanks for sharing this!
Drew Anderson
11 years ago
In the words of a famous pop song "You made me so VERY happy..." Wow. Thanks. What a nice surprise.
Maximilian Schäfer
11 years ago
looks fantastic, sounds fantastic!
Al Watson
11 years ago
top drawer! :-)
Hugo Portillo
11 years ago
Thanks to all for your comments. The A/B panels is a great idea. I don't know how I did not think about it. But definitely, in the next revision I will incorporate some changes. Also, all the credit for the FXs section goes to NI. The Kleinstein phaser is the closest emulation to a EH's Small Stone I ever heard :-) Cheers.
Jonathan Style
11 years ago
I Agree with Mr. Battaglia on ens. would be perfect using the A/B panels. However with that Aside I really like this ensemble. The sound is very good, it is very effective. All the GUI's in Reaktor should be so appealing. Kudos on that one this alone. Thanks for sharing.
daniel battaglia
11 years ago
one note, i probably personally WOULDNT have made the synth into 2 instruments, though, as this goes against what i said, making it almost impossible to easily save and load as an .ism. perhaps one ism would be better, or even making both parts a stacked macro for reason-like control, or use the A/B views (you can seave these in opanelsets, too, so that ctrl+1 is fornt panel, ctrl+2 is back panel).
daniel battaglia
11 years ago
i love this, its a nice compliment and better sounding even than the official R5 string machine (Equinoxe). thanks for making the FX a seperate .ins, which makes it more modular (both the synth and FX are worth saving seperately, they are top notch!).
Neil Pollard
11 years ago
Arise Sir Hugo! LOVE the stomp box idea. I've come over all Moon Safari. 10
Graham Miller
11 years ago
wicked and totally original GUI. way to go! i can't believe no one's done the stomp box idea yet...
Adam Luckhaupt
11 years ago
Very nice. Many thanks for sharing.
ned Bouhalassa
11 years ago
I can't pick my jaw up from the floor. Amazing, really gorgeous sound. GUI matches the sound. Again, I wish I could give you 11/10. THANKS!
Raymond Szwec
11 years ago
I love string machines. This is a great ensemble. GUI is superb. A new Reaktor classic!
Stefan Nemeth
11 years ago
This is REALLY NICE. I love it! 10 points!!! trif.
sandro amatucci
11 years ago
wow ! its a fantastic "machine". thank you
Dieter Zobel
11 years ago
nice, much thanks
Shane O'Bryan
11 years ago
Great sound, I have had to get my Tangerine Dream on to test it.
Don Dailey
11 years ago
Beautiful GUI!
Phil Durrant
11 years ago
i love this!
Stephan Becker
11 years ago
Great ensemble! Thanks for sharing!
Richard Figone
11 years ago
dude, i can score the next david lynch movie with this badboy!
Gary McCormick
11 years ago
sounds gorgeous! nice work!
David Waldman
11 years ago
Beautiful sound. Please install an octave transpose switch.
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