The ARP String Ensemble, also known as the Solina String Ensemble, is a fully polyphonic multi - orchestral synthesizer with a 49-key keyboard, produced by Eminent NV (known with Solina brand), distributed by ARP Instruments, Inc. from 1974 to 1981. The sounds it incorporates are violin, viola, trumpet, horn, cello and contrabass. The keyboard uses 'organ style' divide-down technology to make it polyphonic. The built-in chorus effect gives the instrument its famous sound.
The core technology is based on the String Section of the Eminent 310 electronic organ, manufactured by the Dutch company Eminent NV, whose sound was popularized by Jean Michel Jarre on his early albums.
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