Behringer shares Sneak Preview of its Solina String Ensemble


Behringer shared this preview of their upcoming Solina String Ensemble, a Euro format clone of the classic Eminent Solina String Ensemble.


When Behringer first mooted the idea of a Solina String Ensemble clone, it admitted that it didn’t even know if or when it would be built, but more than three years later, it’s here.


Released in 1974 and distributed in the US by ARP Instruments, the original String Ensemble is a 49-note keyboard string ensemble synth incorporated violin, viola, trumpet, horn, cello and contrabass sounds, along with a built-in chorus effect. Organ-style ‘divide-down’ technology gave the impression of polyphony. Its classic sound has been used iconically by Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream, Joy Division and others.


Behringer’s remake (based on the ‘Revision B’ model) adds a phaser (in the style of the Electro-Harmonix Small Stone from the ‘70s), 5-pin/USB MIDI and external modulation/patching connectivity, all in a compact form factor.


What Behringer says about their version:


“SOLINA faithfully delivers the classic string machine sound that we all know and love.


By staying loyal to its unique circuitry, our Engineers have not only managed to deliver the purest revival of SOLINA, but also by including highly demanded features including a built-in phaser (based on the classic 1970s Small-Stone), External Modulation/Patching connectivity, 5-Pin, and USB MIDI, all whilst in a form factor that works within modern-day setups.


There is truly nothing else on the market today that comes close to the character of this extremely sought-after instrument. We are extremely proud to soon open the experience of SOLINA to you all, once we have the required chips to put it into full-scale production.”



Behringer says that recreating the Solina was quite a challenge, but it’s still managed to keep the price down to an anticipated $359. Unfortunately, their Solina is another one of their ‘hardvaporware’ introductions, because they can’t get the parts to put it into production. Solina will go into production once the required chips have been sourced.

Das Keyboard 6 Professional - Begin to enjoy your modern workday.

Dr.Fone V13 One-Stop Complete Mobile Solution

Wondershare RecoveritData Recovery

Great deals on Live Sound and Lighting gear. Microphones, speakers, mixers and more. Fast, free shipping.

Great deals on Recording Gear. Interfaces, headphones, monitors and more. Fast, free shipping.

Great deals on DJ and Production Gear. Fast, free shipping.

Sam Ash Music Flash Deals: Special Discounts on Musical Instruments & Music Studio Gear

Shop Used Musical Instruments, Used Guitars, Used Drums, Used Pianos, Used Pro Audio Gear, Used DJ Equipment

Samson Recording Headphones: Save Up to 70%

TONEX ODS Legends Signature Collection

Up to 56% off Total Studio 4 MAX complete music production software bundle

Black Friday Deal: T-RackS 5 MAX v2 $/€79.99 or SampleTank 4 MAX v2 $/€69.99

Weekly Krazy Deal: TASCAM Tape Collection $/€39.99 or The Farm Studio Reverb $/€29.99

Black Friday Deal: MODO BASS 2 & MODO DRUM 1.5 $/€79.99 each or $/€129.99 for both

Black Friday Deal: TONEX MAX & AmpliTube 5 MAX v2 - $/€79.99 each or $/€129.99 for both

Weekly Krazy Deal: FAME Studio Reverb and Hammond B-3X $/€39.99 each

Pianoverse NY Grand S274

Pianoverse Black Diamond B280

Pianoverse Royal Upright Y5

Pianoverse Concert Grand YF3

UNO Synth true analog synthesizer - ultra-portable and ultra-affordable

iRig HD X

iRig USB mobile audio interface for guitar & bass

Pianoverse piano virtual instrument

Total Studio 4 MAX music production software bundle from $/€199.99

AmpliTube 5 MAX v2 guitar software $/€99.99

T-RackS MAX v2 mixing & mastering software $/€99.99

UNO Synth Pro X Paraphonic dual filter analog synthesizer

TONEX Collections

AmpliTube Morley Collection

AXE I/O ONE 1-in/3-out USB audio interface


Exclusive Education Savings for Wondershare

Watch the video and share your thoughts on how accurately captures the originals’ sound!

Leave a comment

Name: (Required)

eMail: (Required)