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

From KRISH
Sent Tue, May 28th 2013, 20:21

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Hi,

Yes, a lot cheaper than the Kenton one , *144=80* 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=80 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>cost=
s
>> 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>see=
ms 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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Hi,<div><br></div><div>Yes, a lot cheaper than the Kenton one , <b>144=80</=
b> in total.</div><div><br></div><div><u style=3D"font-family:Arial">MTC64 =
main board</u><span style=3D"font-family:Arial">:</span></div><div><span st=
yle=3D"font-family:Arial">Euro 99.00 incl. power supply (230V, European mai=
ns connector) without cable set</span></div>


<div><br style=3D"font-family:Arial">
<u style=3D"font-family:Arial">MTC64 cable set</u><span style=3D"font-famil=
y:Arial">:</span></div><div><span style=3D"font-family:Arial">Euro 15.00</s=
pan></div><div><br style=3D"font-family:Arial">
<u style=3D"font-family:Arial">MTC64 16-fold driver board</u><span style=3D=
"font-family:Arial">:</span></div><div><span style=3D"font-family:Arial">Eu=
ro 30.00, price includes ribbon cable to connect the output board to the ma=
in board</span><br>



<br>Seems that the Kenton has got a plus with Active Sensing, Velocity and =
Transpose via keyboard and button,</div><div>and the latter one can be achi=
eved also on the MTC64 via jumper configuration or a three-position octave =
selection switch..</div>

<div><br></div><div>I wonder if the Kenton one costs more cause of the velo=
city, sensors applied under every key ?</div><div><br></div><div>thanks for=
 replying,</div><div>K<br><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote">2013/5/28  <span d=
ir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:luigi2@hetnet.nl" target=3D"_blank">luigi2=
@hetnet.nl</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">





<div>
<div dir=3D"ltr">
<div dir=3D"ltr"><font color=3D"#000000" face=3D"Arial">Yeah it&#39;s noisy=
, especially with chorus on. No cure. </font></div>
<div dir=3D"ltr"><font face=3D"Arial">Is this cheap enough: <a href=3D"http=
://www.doepfer.de/pdf/Solina_String_with_MTC64.pdf" target=3D"_blank">http:=
//www.doepfer.de/pdf/Solina_String_with_MTC64.pdf</a>=A0?</font></div></div=
>
<div dir=3D"ltr"><br>
<hr>
<font face=3D"Tahoma"><b>From:</b> KRISH [mailto:<a href=3D"mailto:krish000=
5@gmail.com" target=3D"_blank">krish0005@gmail.com</a>]<br><b>Sent:</b> Tue=
 5/28/2013 12:19 PM<br><b>To:</b> AH<br><b>Subject:</b> [AH] Re: ARP (Emine=
nt) Solina String Ensemble MIDI mod &amp; price tag<br>



</font><br></div><div><div>
<div>
<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 bushi=
ng is missing.</div>
<div><a href=3D"http://www.syntaur.com/4169.html" target=3D"_blank">http://=
www.syntaur.com/4169.html</a>=A0could be the correct choice?</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Two keys are slightly ruined, anybody knows who sells new ones ?</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>There is a quite high noise floor,.. somebody knows if there&#39;s a w=
ay 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</div>
<div><br>
<div class=3D"gmail_quote">2013/5/26 KRISH <span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D=
"mailto:krish0005@gmail.com" target=3D"_blank">krish0005@gmail.com</a>&gt;<=
/span><br>
<blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"PADDING-LEFT:1ex;MARGIN:0px 0px =
0px 0.8ex;BORDER-LEFT:#ccc 1px solid"><span style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FA=
MILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,34)">Hi list,</span>=20
<div style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FAMILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,3=
4)"><br></div>
<div style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FAMILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,3=
4)">I&#39;ve just spotted an ARP (Eminent) Solina String Ensemble (Mark II =
it seems) for sale locally.</div>
<div style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FAMILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,3=
4)">Seller asks 300=80 for it, but the serigraphs on the front panel are to=
tally faded.</div>
<div style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FAMILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,3=
4)">Wood seems quite ok, and works perfectly he says.</div>
<div style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FAMILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,3=
4)">Could it be a deal ? Maybe yes but for something less ?=A0</div>
<div style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FAMILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,3=
4)"><br></div>
<div style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FAMILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,3=
4)">
<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 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>htt=
p://s24.postimg.org/mm6gpp4zp/Solina1.jpg</a></div>
<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></div></div>
<div style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FAMILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,3=
4)"><br></div>
<div style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FAMILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,3=
4)">
<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>
<div>Browsing the archives i only found these posts which seems not to clea=
r about any alternative solutions:</div>
<div><br></div>
<div><a style=3D"COLOR:rgb(17,85,204)" href=3D"http://old.nabble.com/Re:-Ar=
p-Solina-midi-kits---Doepfer-MTC64-p4449729.html" target=3D"_blank">http://=
old.nabble.com/Re:-Arp-Solina-midi-kits---Doepfer-MTC64-p4449729.html</a></=
div>




<div><a style=3D"COLOR:rgb(17,85,204)" href=3D"http://analogue-heaven.10653=
50.n5.nabble.com/Arp-Solina-Midi-kit-td22221.html" target=3D"_blank">http:/=
/analogue-heaven.1065350.n5.nabble.com/Arp-Solina-Midi-kit-td22221.html</a>=
</div>



</div>
<div style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FAMILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,3=
4)"><br></div>
<div style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FAMILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,3=
4)">Are there any chances to retrofit for less than 340p=A0?</div>
<div style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FAMILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,3=
4)">The <a href=3D"http://www.kentonuk.com/kcurrentmanuals/SSTR5000.pdf" ta=
rget=3D"_blank">Kenton mod</a> seems advanced by the way, with following co=
des (velocity?):</div>




<div style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FAMILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,3=
4)"><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-serif">0CnH Program Change=
 (mk2 only)</font></div>
<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">=A0</font></div>
<div><font color=3D"#222222" face=3D"arial, sans-serif">0FEH active sensing=
=A0</font></div></div>
<div style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FAMILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,3=
4)"><br></div>
<div style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FAMILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,3=
4)">Regards,</div>
<div style=3D"FONT-SIZE:13px;FONT-FAMILY:arial,sans-serif;COLOR:rgb(34,34,3=
4)">K</div></blockquote></div><br></div></div></div></div></div></blockquot=
e></div><br></div>

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