Rhythmic Robot has released WurliBeat, a Kontakt sound library featuring the smooth groove and mellow chilledfulness of the Wurlitzer Swingin’ Rhythm.
WurliBeat is a Kontakt recreation of the rare Wurlitzer Electronic Swingin’ Rhythm preset rhythm machine. The Swingin’ Rhythm is an early analogue rhythm unit intended to accompany Wurlitzer’s organs, and features five preset rhythms in combination with four one-shot kit pieces (kick, brush, block and cymbal) plus a Snare kit piece that can either be one-shot or continuously rolled. The onboard rhythms are typical of the 50s era, and comprise Waltz, Latin, Foxtrot, Teen and March, which features the rolled snare prominently.
WurliBeat has a creaky, slightly crackly, varying analogue charm that can add a dose of real vibe to ambient, nu jazz, trip-hop, New Age, ambient house and other laid-back musical styles.
- 24-bit multiple samples, randomised on playback for analogue feel.
- 5 preset rhythms which sync to DAW host tempo and can be combined.
- Inbuilt compression and era-appropriate convolution plate reverb.
- Level trim and pan position controls for each kit piece.
- Photo-realistic user interface.
The sound library is available to purchase for £5.95 GBP.