Behringer Solina String Synthesizer Now Shipping


Behringer has announced that its Solina synth module, a knockoff of the classic Solina String Ensemble, is now shipping from their factory.

The original was made by Eminent, and marketed as the Solina String Ensemble and the ARP String Ensemble. It uses divide-down technology, which allowed for full polyphony using 70’s technology. The classic string synth sound was a staple of 70’s disco, pop and synth music.

Behringer’s take copies the ARP/Eminent Solina SE-II circuitry, adding a phase shifter, based on the EHX Small Stone.

The official intro:


  • Analog stereo string ensemble synthesizer
  • Reproduction of original “ARP/Eminent Solina SE-II*” circuitry
  • Ensemble chorus effect utilizes Bucket Brigade Devices (BBDs) controlled by 2 LFO’s
  • Phase shifter modeled after “Small Stone”
  • Dedicated Rate control and separate Color switch for fine-tuning of effects speed and tone
  • String section featuring violin, viola, trumpet, horn, cello and contrabass instruments
  • 12 tone generators with octave divide-down technology to provide full polyphony
  • Eurorack compatible – main module can be transferred to a standard Eurorack case
  • 16 controls give you direct access to all important parameters
  • ‘Comprehensive MIDI implementation’ with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
  • 3-Year Warranty Program

Behringer has not announced official pricing and availability for the Solina, but they say it’s now shipping and have previously said that they are targeting a $359 price point.

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