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

From KRISH
Sent Tue, May 28th 2013, 12:19

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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=80 for it, but the serigraphs on the front panel are tota=
lly
> 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.h=
tml
>
> 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>seem=
s 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
>

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<div>Picked it up yesterday, sounds gorgeous and its very heavy.</div><div>=
<br></div><div>It has a key which goes down more than the others, maybe the=
 key bushing is missing.</div><div><a href=3D"http://www.syntaur.com/4169.h=
tml">http://www.syntaur.com/4169.html</a>=A0could be the correct choice?</d=
iv>
<div><br></div><div>Two keys are slightly ruined, anybody knows who sells n=
ew ones ?</div><div><br></div><div>There is a quite high noise floor,.. som=
ebody knows if there&#39;s a way to fix it on the circuits ?</div><div>
<br></div><div>Also the cheap MIDI mod question stays..</div><div><br></div=
><div>any suggestions are appreciated</div><div>thanks guys,</div><div>K</d=
iv><div><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote">2013/5/26 KRISH <span dir=3D"ltr">&l=
t;<a href=3D"mailto:krish0005@gmail.com" target=3D"_blank">krish0005@gmail.=
com</a>&gt;</span><br>
<blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1p=
x #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><span style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size=
:13px;font-family:arial,sans-serif">Hi list,</span><div style=3D"color:rgb(=
34,34,34);font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans-serif">

<br></div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:13px;font-family:aria=
l,sans-serif">I&#39;ve just spotted an ARP (Eminent) Solina String Ensemble=
 (Mark II it seems) for sale locally.</div>
<div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans-ser=
if">Seller asks 300=80 for it, but the serigraphs on the front panel are to=
tally faded.</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:13px;font-fam=
ily:arial,sans-serif">


Wood seems quite ok, and works perfectly he says.</div><div style=3D"color:=
rgb(34,34,34);font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans-serif">Could it be a de=
al ? Maybe yes but for something less ?=A0</div>
<div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans-ser=
if"><br></div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:13px;font-family:=
arial,sans-serif">
<div>The Solina could be a cheap but tasty way to obtain a proper String ma=
chine..=A0</div><div>Two images of the item in question:</div><div><div sty=
le=3D"color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:arial;font-size:small"><a href=3D"http:/=
/s24.postimg.org/mm6gpp4zp/Solina1.jpg" target=3D"_blank"><br>


http://s24.postimg.org/mm6gpp4zp/Solina1.jpg</a></div><div style=3D"color:r=
gb(0,0,0);font-family:arial;font-size:small"><a href=3D"http://s24.postimg.=
org/4i3g527b9/Solina2.jpg" target=3D"_blank">http://s24.postimg.org/4i3g527=
b9/Solina2.jpg</a></div>


</div></div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:13px;font-family:ar=
ial,sans-serif"><br></div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:13px;=
font-family:arial,sans-serif">
<div>I was evaluating a cheaper way to do a MIDI retrofit as the <a href=3D=
"http://www.kentonuk.com/products/items/sockets/solina/solina.shtml" target=
=3D"_blank">Kenton one </a>costs more than the instrument itself..</div><di=
v>

Browsing the archives i only found these posts which seems not to clear abo=
ut any alternative solutions:</div>
<div><br></div><div><a href=3D"http://old.nabble.com/Re:-Arp-Solina-midi-ki=
ts---Doepfer-MTC64-p4449729.html" style=3D"color:rgb(17,85,204)" target=3D"=
_blank">http://old.nabble.com/Re:-Arp-Solina-midi-kits---Doepfer-MTC64-p444=
9729.html</a></div>


<div><a href=3D"http://analogue-heaven.1065350.n5.nabble.com/Arp-Solina-Mid=
i-kit-td22221.html" style=3D"color:rgb(17,85,204)" target=3D"_blank">http:/=
/analogue-heaven.1065350.n5.nabble.com/Arp-Solina-Midi-kit-td22221.html</a>=
</div>


</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sa=
ns-serif"><br></div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:13px;font-f=
amily:arial,sans-serif">
Are there any chances to retrofit for less than 340p=A0?</div><div style=3D=
"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans-serif">The <a hr=
ef=3D"http://www.kentonuk.com/kcurrentmanuals/SSTR5000.pdf" target=3D"_blan=
k">Kenton mod</a> seems advanced by the way, with following codes (velocity=
?):</div>


<div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans-ser=
if"><br></div><div><div><font color=3D"#222222" face=3D"arial, sans-serif">=
8nH notes off</font></div>
<div><font color=3D"#222222" face=3D"arial, sans-serif">9nH notes on &amp; =
velocity=A0</font></div><div><font color=3D"#222222" face=3D"arial, sans-se=
rif">0CnH Program Change (mk2 only)</font></div><div><span style=3D"color:r=
gb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif">0EnH pitch-bend change (down onl=
y)</span><font color=3D"#222222" face=3D"arial, sans-serif">=A0</font></div=
>


<div><font color=3D"#222222" face=3D"arial, sans-serif">0FEH active sensing=
=A0</font></div></div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:13px;font=
-family:arial,sans-serif"><br></div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-=
size:13px;font-family:arial,sans-serif">


Regards,</div><div style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:13px;font-family:=
arial,sans-serif">K</div>
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