Re: [AH] Re: ARP (Eminent) Solina String Ensemble MIDI mod & price tag

From rikard.latvala
Sent Wed, May 29th 2013, 12:12

Don´t need this one to midify the Solina:

>*MTC64 16-fold driver board*:
>Euro 30.00, price includes ribbon cable to connect the output board to the
>main board

Make a Optocard like in the pdf.

So far I´ve installed MTC64´s into

Roland RS-202
Roland VP-330
ARP Omni mk1 




On Tue, 28 May 2013 20:21:29 +0200, KRISH <krish0005@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Yes, a lot cheaper than the Kenton one , *144€* in total.
> 
> *MTC64 main board*:
> Euro 99.00 incl. power supply (230V, European mains connector) without
> cable set
> 
> *MTC64 cable set*:
> Euro 15.00
> 
> *MTC64 16-fold driver board*:
> Euro 30.00, price includes ribbon cable to connect the output board to the
> main board
> 
> Seems that the Kenton has got a plus with Active Sensing, Velocity and
> Transpose via keyboard and button,
> and the latter one can be achieved also on the MTC64 via jumper
> configuration or a three-position octave selection switch..
> 
> I wonder if the Kenton one costs more cause of the velocity, sensors
> applied under every key ?
> 
> thanks for replying,
> K
> 
> 2013/5/28 <luigi2@hetnet.nl>
> 
>>  Yeah it's noisy, especially with chorus on. No cure.
>> Is this cheap enough:
>> http://www.doepfer.de/pdf/Solina_String_with_MTC64.pdf ?
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* KRISH [mailto:krish0005@gmail.com]
>> *Sent:* Tue 5/28/2013 12:19 PM
>> *To:* AH
>> *Subject:* [AH] Re: ARP (Eminent) Solina String Ensemble MIDI mod & price
>> tag
>>
>>  Picked it up yesterday, sounds gorgeous and its very heavy.
>>
>> It has a key which goes down more than the others, maybe the key bushing
>> is missing.
>> http://www.syntaur.com/4169.html could be the correct choice?
>>
>> Two keys are slightly ruined, anybody knows who sells new ones ?
>>
>> There is a quite high noise floor,.. somebody knows if there's a way to
>> fix it on the circuits ?
>>
>> Also the cheap MIDI mod question stays..
>>
>> any suggestions are appreciated
>> thanks guys,
>> K
>>
>> 2013/5/26 KRISH <krish0005@gmail.com>
>>
>>> Hi list,
>>>
>>> I've just spotted an ARP (Eminent) Solina String Ensemble (Mark II it
>>> seems) for sale locally.
>>> Seller asks 300€ for it, but the serigraphs on the front panel are
>>> totally faded.
>>> Wood seems quite ok, and works perfectly he says.
>>> Could it be a deal ? Maybe yes but for something less ?
>>>
>>>  The Solina could be a cheap but tasty way to obtain a proper String
>>> machine..
>>> Two images of the item in question:
>>>
>>> http://s24.postimg.org/mm6gpp4zp/Solina1.jpg
>>> http://s24.postimg.org/4i3g527b9/Solina2.jpg
>>>
>>>  I was evaluating a cheaper way to do a MIDI retrofit as the Kenton one
>>> <http://www.kentonuk.com/products/items/sockets/solina/solina.shtml>costs
>>> more than the instrument itself..
>>> Browsing the archives i only found these posts which seems not to clear
>>> about any alternative solutions:
>>>
>>>
>>> http://old.nabble.com/Re:-Arp-Solina-midi-kits---Doepfer-MTC64-p4449729.html
>>>
>>> http://analogue-heaven.1065350.n5.nabble.com/Arp-Solina-Midi-kit-td22221.html
>>>
>>> Are there any chances to retrofit for less than 340p ?
>>> The Kenton mod <http://www.kentonuk.com/kcurrentmanuals/SSTR5000.pdf>seems advanced by the way, with following codes (velocity?):
>>>
>>>  8nH notes off
>>> 9nH notes on & velocity
>>> 0CnH Program Change (mk2 only)
>>> 0EnH pitch-bend change (down only)
>>> 0FEH active sensing
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> K
>>>
>>
>>