The Wurlitzer V from Arturia is a software recreation of the classic Wurlitzer 200A electric piano using physical modeling. Unlike sample libraries that produce static snapshots of individual events, the virtual instrument reproduces the acoustic properties of the reeds and hammers, key action and amplification, the internal amplification system, and even the acoustic properties of the plastic body, bringing heightened realism while offering maximum flexibility.
The legendary bright and overdriven Wurlitzer sound heard on countless classic records came from the use of boutique effects and mic'd guitar tube amplifiers. To add authenticity to the sound of the software, the company added a modeled studio environment that includes the same amplifiers, microphones and effects. And to allow the musician to easily interact with the sound, the user interface features "in-depth" parameter controls right on the main panel.
These parameters allow for extensive sound design capabilities, not only offering an accurate recreation of the legendary Wurlitzer keyboards, but are also ideal for extreme sound-design. Additionally, "harmonic variations" presets can be selected which call up different profiles depending on the reed's quality and the accentuated natural harmonics. This allows for instantaneously dramatic changes in the sound of the instrument.
The software side-steps the nightmare of tuning the reeds manually while providing an intuitive way of mapping a user's favorite MIDI controller. Automatic learning makes assigning a control easy - simply click on a software control in MIDI mode, and then move the slider or knob on the hardware controller to assign it to the software interface.
Physical modeling of the classic Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano
Advanced parameters to allow in-depth control over user's sound design
Includes eleven classic stompbox-type modeled effects
Four guitar tube amps and a rotary speaker modeling for vintage live sound
Extensive MIDI mapping of pedals, effects and sound engine parameters
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Mac: 2 GHz processor (Intel only) OS X 10.5 or higher 1 GB RAM For plug-in use, host software that supports Audio Units (32- and 64-bit), RTAS, or VST 2.4 and VST 3 (32- and 64-bit) formats
PC: 2 GHz processor Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit) 1 GB RAM For plug-in use, host software that supports RTAS, or VST 2.4 and VST 3 (32- and 64-bit) formats