String Machine MkII
String machine emulation using Analog Legacy
Here’s an emulation of one of the most popular string machines of the seventies (Solina). The appearance is of the Mk4 but the sound is more similar to Mk1 or 2. To be able to reproduce the raspy wave shaped tones of the divide down oscillators at the highest octave I had to set the sample rate to 176kHz. As a consequence using the effect both pedals in stereo mode makes this ensemble a real CPU hog. So if you are strapped of horse powers use only one pedal in mono mode.
Just as with my mono synthesizer Juice 3 I’ve used the Analog Legacy algorithms to imitate the organic vintage sound. And to capture the original charm of the Solina 70s electronic’s I added a bucket of noise to the chorus. So if you find these strings to sound unclean and crackling noisy, that’s the intention. That’s how a BBD based string machine sounds like.
String machines are pretty much a one trick pony with only a handful of controls so either you are captured by the minimalistic characteristic sounds or you get bored and move on. But if you can accept the limitations you do have a universe to explore tweaking the waveform presets, attack, release, bass and the effects while playing.
This ensemble uses the Analog Legacy technology.