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Wurlitzer V - THE RETURN OF A CLASSIC
Wurlitzer-V is Arturia’s amazingly accurate physical model of the classic Wurlitzer 200A electric piano.
A soulful reproduction
Arturia is proud to revive this classic by introducing a high-end recreation built through physical modeling. Where most sample libraries would only focus on recording several aspects of the instrument, Wurlitzer-V brings you every detail, along with a complete studio environment for recreating the full experience of this marvelous electric piano.
Boutique effects and guitar tube amps were the key to the alchemy of the Wurlitzer sound, back in the 70’s. Wurlitzer-V reintroduces a modeled studio environment including the very same amps, microphones and effects.
If you are looking for an authentic electric piano, able to take you anywhere from classic mellow sounds to psychedelic heights, Wurlitzer-V is the perfect instrument.
Physical modeling engine
Physical modeling is a synthesis method in which the waveforms are calculated by a set of equations that were developed by careful analysis of a physical sound source. This is the same technology we used to produce Wurlitzer-V. We modeled all components of the Wurlitzer piano in great detail, analyzing not only the reeds and hammers but also the mechanism and action, including the internal amplification system and acoustic properties of the plastic body.
Wurlitzer-V carefully emulates the physics of the “bag of shot” piano action in the 200A as pictured below, with the hammers striking the flat reeds at around their center point, causing the reed to vibrate and be converted into electric energy by electrostatic pickups.
The result of physical modeling allows notes to actually be played (“constructed” in real-time, like on a real Wurlitzer). The sound is alive, not static: it’s not simply a recording, but a genuine instrument that responds to the player´s interpretation. Moreover, it´s easy on the computer’s CPU, it doesn’t require storing a huge collection of samples, and it avoids the nightmare of tuning each reed.
Physical modeling of the classic Wurlitzer 200A electric piano
Advanced parameters allow in-depth control of sound design
Includes 11 classic stompbox-type modeled effects, including reverb
Leslie™ and guitar amp simulator outputs for vintage live sound
Modeled amplifiers: Fender Deluxe Reverb blackface, Fender Twin Reverb blackface, Fender Bassman, Marshall Plexi, Leslie speaker
Modeled microphones: Shure SM57, Sennheiser MD 421, Neumann U 87
Extensive MIDI mapping of pedals, effects and sound engine parameters
Win 7+ PC: 2 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
2GB free hard disk space
Mac OSX 10.8+: 2 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
2GB free hard disk space
Works in Standalone, VST 2.4 (32-bit and 64-bit), AAX (32 bits with PT 10.3.8, 64 bits with PT 11), Audio Unit (32-bit and 64-bit).
The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center. You can learn more about it here.