Arturia has announced the availability of Wurlitzer V, a high-end software recreation of the classic Wurlitzer EP 200A electric piano.
Think electric piano, and many musicians still think Wurlitzer or ‘Wurly’ — one of a series of electro- mechanical stringless pianos manufactured and marketed by the US-based Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, coining the trademarked Electronic Piano phrase in the process. The 1972-launched Wurlitzer EP 200A represented Wurlitzer’s top-of-the-range, reed-based piano line throughout its impressive 10-year production lifespan; today Arturia’s Wurlitzer V faithfully resurrects that still-sought-after sound — and more besides!
Unlike traditional sampling libraries, the Wurlitzer V’s embedded physical modelling engine readily reproduces the agreeable acoustic properties of the Wurlitzer EP 200A’s musically distinctive reeds, key action, and amplification combo by ‘constructing’ played notes in real time, creating cost-effective and reliable realism in a computer-based, truly portable package fit for a 21st Century performer; moreover, maximising integral sonic flexibility to skilfully surpass its hardware namesake is also the virtual order of the day here, appealing to studio and stage users alike.
Wurlitzer V features
- Physical Modeling of the classic Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano.
- Advanced parameters to allow in-depth control over the sound design.
- Includes 11 classic stompbox-type modeled effects.
- 4 Guitar Tube Amps and 1 Rotary Speaker modeling for vintage live sound.
- Extensive MIDI mapping of pedals, effects and sound engine parameters.
Wurlitzer V is available to purchase as a software download for 99 EUR / $99 USD, or as boxed software for 119 EUR / $129 USD.