Let’s go crazy (diamond)
1 Cheeze Machine by Big Tick audio
One of the oldest VSTi around the web, but still refreshing. You have the ensemble sound + the phaser + the reverb => you got the ARP Solina string sound. Kind of.
An Audio Unit version is also available for Mac OS X.
It just lacks a 64 bit version.
2. eSline String by ElektroStudio
Another “old analog” style emulation by ElektroStudio. The good phaser is here for this VST recreation of the ARP solina. You can select between Viola, Violon, Trumpet and Horn sounds.
Unfortunaly, no 64 bit version.
3. Crazy Diamonds by Rumpelrausch
From the same dev who created Zr3 Organ plugin, this “String Synth” emulator can produce the creamy sounds we all love. Of course his name come from the intro of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond”.
4. Stringer by Falke Lab
download on archive.org
Based on sample from different String synths, including the ARP Solina. A synthedit creation with some interesting string sounds. For the same price (free!) you also have samples from Mellotron, Crumar performer, Korg Trident.
It has a simple filter and envelope generator.
32 bit only (Synthedit).
5. StringSynth by Algomusic
Simple but effective, this String Synth VST can produces fine pads, with this nice phasing effect.
It sounds more “modern” and clean than the other, but above all, it sounds good.
6. Wombat solina
An old Synthedit creation ! you got 4 plugin for each instruments : Viola, Violin, Trumpet and Horn.
with all the same UI and same modulations / effects.
7. easy-mr. stringer
UI with a vintage look !!