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

From luigi2
Sent Tue, May 28th 2013, 12:42

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Yeah it's noisy, especially with chorus on. No cure.=20
Is this cheap enough: =
http://www.doepfer.de/pdf/Solina_String_with_MTC64.pdf ?

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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,=20

	I've just spotted an ARP (Eminent) Solina String Ensemble (Mark II it =
seems) for sale locally.
	Seller asks 300EUR 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 ?=20

	The Solina could be a cheap but tasty way to obtain a proper String =
machine..=20
	Two images of the item in question:
=09
	http://s24.postimg.org/mm6gpp4zp/Solina1.jpg =
<http://s24.postimg.org/mm6gpp4zp/Solina1.jpg>=20
	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>  =
seems advanced by the way, with following codes (velocity?):

	8nH notes off
	9nH notes on & velocity=20
	0CnH Program Change (mk2 only)
	0EnH pitch-bend change (down only)=20
	0FEH active sensing=20

	Regards,
	K



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<FONT size=3D2 face=3DTahoma><B>From:</B> KRISH =
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<DIV>Picked it up yesterday, sounds gorgeous and its very heavy.</DIV>=0A=
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<DIV>It has a key which goes down more than the others, maybe the key =
bushing is missing.</DIV>=0A=
<DIV><A =
href=3D"http://www.syntaur.com/4169.html">http://www.syntaur.com/4169.htm=
l</A>&nbsp;could be the correct choice?</DIV>=0A=
<DIV><BR></DIV>=0A=
<DIV>Two keys are slightly ruined, anybody knows who sells new ones =
?</DIV>=0A=
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<DIV>There is a quite high noise floor,.. somebody knows if there's a =
way to fix it on the circuits ?</DIV>=0A=
<DIV><BR></DIV>=0A=
<DIV>Also the cheap MIDI mod question stays..</DIV>=0A=
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<DIV>any suggestions are appreciated</DIV>=0A=
<DIV>thanks guys,</DIV>=0A=
<DIV>K</DIV>=0A=
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<DIV class=3Dgmail_quote>2013/5/26 KRISH <SPAN dir=3Dltr>&lt;<A =
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<BLOCKQUOTE class=3Dgmail_quote style=3D"PADDING-LEFT: 1ex; MARGIN: 0px =
0px 0px 0.8ex; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid"><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: =
13px; FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif; COLOR: rgb(34,34,34)">Hi =
list,</SPAN> =0A=
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rgb(34,34,34)"><BR></DIV>=0A=
<DIV style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif; COLOR: =
rgb(34,34,34)">I've just spotted an ARP (Eminent) Solina String Ensemble =
(Mark II it seems) for sale locally.</DIV>=0A=
<DIV style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif; COLOR: =
rgb(34,34,34)">Seller asks 300&#8364; for it, but the serigraphs on the =
front panel are totally faded.</DIV>=0A=
<DIV style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif; COLOR: =
rgb(34,34,34)">Wood seems quite ok, and works perfectly he says.</DIV>=0A=
<DIV style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif; COLOR: =
rgb(34,34,34)">Could it be a deal ? Maybe yes but for something less =
?&nbsp;</DIV>=0A=
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rgb(34,34,34)"><BR></DIV>=0A=
<DIV style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif; COLOR: =
rgb(34,34,34)">=0A=
<DIV>The Solina could be a cheap but tasty way to obtain a proper String =
machine..&nbsp;</DIV>=0A=
<DIV>Two images of the item in question:</DIV>=0A=
<DIV>=0A=
<DIV style=3D"FONT-SIZE: small; FONT-FAMILY: arial; COLOR: =
rgb(0,0,0)"><A href=3D"http://s24.postimg.org/mm6gpp4zp/Solina1.jpg" =
target=3D_blank><BR>http://s24.postimg.org/mm6gpp4zp/Solina1.jpg</A></DIV=
>=0A=
<DIV style=3D"FONT-SIZE: small; FONT-FAMILY: arial; COLOR: =
rgb(0,0,0)"><A href=3D"http://s24.postimg.org/4i3g527b9/Solina2.jpg" =
target=3D_blank>http://s24.postimg.org/4i3g527b9/Solina2.jpg</A></DIV></D=
IV></DIV>=0A=
<DIV style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif; COLOR: =
rgb(34,34,34)"><BR></DIV>=0A=
<DIV style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif; COLOR: =
rgb(34,34,34)">=0A=
<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.shtm=
l" target=3D_blank>Kenton one </A>costs more than the instrument =
itself..</DIV>=0A=
<DIV>Browsing the archives i only found these posts which seems not to =
clear about any alternative solutions:</DIV>=0A=
<DIV><BR></DIV>=0A=
<DIV><A style=3D"COLOR: rgb(17,85,204)" =
href=3D"http://old.nabble.com/Re:-Arp-Solina-midi-kits---Doepfer-MTC64-p4=
449729.html" =
target=3D_blank>http://old.nabble.com/Re:-Arp-Solina-midi-kits---Doepfer-=
MTC64-p4449729.html</A></DIV>=0A=
<DIV><A style=3D"COLOR: rgb(17,85,204)" =
href=3D"http://analogue-heaven.1065350.n5.nabble.com/Arp-Solina-Midi-kit-=
td22221.html" =
target=3D_blank>http://analogue-heaven.1065350.n5.nabble.com/Arp-Solina-M=
idi-kit-td22221.html</A></DIV></DIV>=0A=
<DIV style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif; COLOR: =
rgb(34,34,34)"><BR></DIV>=0A=
<DIV style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif; COLOR: =
rgb(34,34,34)">Are there any chances to retrofit for less than =
340p&nbsp;?</DIV>=0A=
<DIV style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif; COLOR: =
rgb(34,34,34)">The <A =
href=3D"http://www.kentonuk.com/kcurrentmanuals/SSTR5000.pdf" =
target=3D_blank>Kenton mod</A> seems advanced by the way, with following =
codes (velocity?):</DIV>=0A=
<DIV style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif; COLOR: =
rgb(34,34,34)"><BR></DIV>=0A=
<DIV>=0A=
<DIV><FONT color=3D#222222 face=3D"arial, sans-serif">8nH notes =
off</FONT></DIV>=0A=
<DIV><FONT color=3D#222222 face=3D"arial, sans-serif">9nH notes on &amp; =
velocity&nbsp;</FONT></DIV>=0A=
<DIV><FONT color=3D#222222 face=3D"arial, sans-serif">0CnH Program =
Change (mk2 only)</FONT></DIV>=0A=
<DIV><SPAN style=3D"FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif; COLOR: =
rgb(34,34,34)">0EnH pitch-bend change (down only)</SPAN><FONT =
color=3D#222222 face=3D"arial, sans-serif">&nbsp;</FONT></DIV>=0A=
<DIV><FONT color=3D#222222 face=3D"arial, sans-serif">0FEH active =
sensing&nbsp;</FONT></DIV></DIV>=0A=
<DIV style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif; COLOR: =
rgb(34,34,34)"><BR></DIV>=0A=
<DIV style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif; COLOR: =
rgb(34,34,34)">Regards,</DIV>=0A=
<DIV style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 13px; FONT-FAMILY: arial,sans-serif; COLOR: =
rgb(34,34,34)">K</DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></DIV><BR></DIV></DIV></BODY></HTML>
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