ARP, Soloist @ 23 July 2014, Comments Off on ARP Soloist Project Machine

” Powers on, but only makes one sound no matter what key is pressed.

Portamento slider shaft is broken.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Soloist @ 11 June 2014, Comments Off on ARP Soloist

“CONDITION UNKNOWN. This is very clean inside however in untested as there in no cord or anyone here capable of testing it. SOLD: AS IS. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Soloist @ 30 May 2012, Comments Off on ARP Soloist

“This is the rare original version of the arp soloist. It was around at the time of the early 2600’s and shares a couple of its modules, the VCO (either 4027 or 4017) and the 4012 VCF. It sounds really unique due to its means of generating sounds, a single oscillator going through a series of resonators, then into the filter.

The bad news is the aftertouch on it does not work. The last couple of these I’ve seen on ebay had the same problem, this is because of the conductive foam deteriorating. There might be a supply of foam out there but it might take some hunting down. There are also a couple keys that stick down, would involve taking a closer look at the keybed and maybe straightening the action on those keys. Other than that the keyboard is fully functional, all the sounds work and all the keys play, two of the slider caps have broken off but you can still move them.

Aside from the couple issues its a collectable synth, the basic tone is fat (better than my dgx) and the filter sounds juicy. These are pretty cool looking and the case is a unique construction, it uses an aluminum frame that the circuit boards bolt to, Its very lightweight. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Soloist @ 23 June 2010, Comments Off on ARP Soloist

“Selling this super rare Arp Soloist model 2700 synthesizer in fully functional condition!
This Synthesizer has been produced by Arp in the early seventies in between the Arp 2500 and first 2600 and is believed to be the first ever preset synthesizer!
It has a rare original unmodified 4027 VCO module (predecessor to the 4027-1) and a original unmodified 4012 transistor ladder filter same as in the Arp 2600.
The VCO in this Soloist could in theory be tracked full scale by CV (after a easy modification) opposed to the later Pro Soloist that has a scaled down VCO module.
This Soloist has a aftertouch mod by Saint Eric (specially developed for this unit) and i believe it is the only Soloist in the world with functional aftertouch!
I believe this Soloist to be fully hand build by Arp and probably by Alan Pearlman and his first team. It is a remarkable piece of Arp history.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

ARP, Soloist @ 23 June 2010, Comments Off on ARP Soloist

“This super rare ARP Soloist dates back to the dawn of synthesis. This is the forerunner of the more familiar Pro Soloist, which came out in 1973 or ’74.

The Soloist has the revered Moog 4012 ladder filter. As opposed to the Minimoog or Odyssey, it has a large number of presets, mimicking various Brass, Woodwind, etc. instruments. There are different filter networks in there that lead to sounds that you can’t just dial up in a Minimoog. It doesn’t have the earth is exploding hugeness of a Minimoog, but a lot of VERY high quality analog sounds. One of the main things about using the ARP Soloist/Pro Soloist type of synths is dynamically wiggling the filter control (“Brilliance”) while you’re playing a line. There is also Portamento, a very warm Vibrato, and totally trippy 70s effects like the famous ARP “Wow”.

These synths originally had “touch control”. That featured a few fairly lame aftertouch induced effects. Those features don’t typically work anymore on these older beasties, but a couple of them do turn on and off in non touch sensitive fashion (such as the all important Wow). Some of the presets have different controls such as the Brilliance, Wow, and Vibrato defeated and not available for dynamic performance control.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

ARP, Soloist @ 14 October 2009, Comments Off on ARP Soloist

soloist “Very clean Arp soloist synthesizer.

A guitar playing buddy of mine bought this more than 20 years ago

io use in his studio. As he is a guitar player he didn’t used it himself and forgot

that he even had it. In reworking his studio last month he came upon

an unknown case and found the ARP. He had forgotten that he had ever owned it.

As he is now flatpicking bluegrass he didn’t need the ARP.

Before this sale I took it to my old time keyboard repairman. He hadn’t worked on one in several years

but knew all of its needs. He disassembled it, cleaned all of the key contacts, lubed and fine tuned

and it is ready to play again. Sold with its original case and schematic. Guaranteed not to be DOA.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay. solist2soolist3