Solton MS5
Solton MS5

MS5, Keyboard Arranger from Solton.

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EricMa62 04/15/2010

Solton MS5 : EricMa62's user review


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Keyboard arranger of the early 90s. One hundred sounds for the right hand, 48 styles for the left.
As a reverb effect
It was the top in 1992-93 but is now outdated


Simple to use, touch function, direct access to sounds.
Some configuration menus, that's all.
It is possible to create one's own styles, but it's a real grind and was quickly abandoned.
Thus it's very simple for routine use, off-putting to go further.
The sounds are not programmable or changeable, just the possibility of making a few layers


Some sounds are not bad: synthetic sounds, organs, accordions, and trumpets.
The pianos are a disaster, as are most of the guitars and string.
The strings are difficult to use without external effects.

The arrangements are still not bad, but they are too few. It is possible to change them, but as it is equipped with a memory card reader (not SD as now, but the memory card of 20 years ago ...) it is virtually impossible today

Sounds require equalization; external filtering but as there is only a stereo output, it is difficult to establish because the effects (equalizer, filter, chorus, ..) will be common to its right hand and arrangements and beats.
I've had it for 17 years and it is always faithful. I use it as extra keyboard, or for holidays.
This remains a good deal if is not expensive, less than 80 euros, beyond taking an all-new one.

I put 8 but it is very relative, when compared to current arrangers I put 2