Following the steps of their B-5 Organ and VTines, Acousticsamples has released VReeds Electric Piano. They combined synthesis techniques and sampling to achieve a high level of playability, a completely continuous response (no velocity splits) and allows for advanced note by note tweaking while maintaining a realistic sound all while keeping a very small size of 70MB for two models.
VReeds is based on real samples of two Wurlitzer models, a 200 and a 200A. They were both fully restored with original and well adjusted Reeds, and had a precise action that allowed for a precise sampling while keeping all of the vintage Wurlitzer sound characteristics.
- Modeled Vibrato: Acousticsamples carefully reproduced the shape of the original vibrato circuit. On the original 200, the vibrato rate is fixed, but just like the very common mod, Acousticsamples decided to extend the vibrato capabilities and add a rate control which can be linked to the tempo.
- Speakers: The stereo amps of Suitcase Electric Pianos have a very recognizable sound. Acousticsamples captured different microphone positions and distances to cover most of the real life recording placements. On the 200 and 200A models, there are two small Speakers on each side of the front plate, on the 206 and 206A (beige models), there is a bigger speaker cabinet below the keyboard. Both options were captured in both mono or stereo.
- FX Pedalboard: Electric pianos are often used with FX, so Acousticsamples created an FX panel with the most common ones, each of them is one of the very efficient and high quality FX made by UVI.
- Precise adjustments: Modeling also means customization, you can alter the sound of the VReeds like you would on a real electric piano and in a very easy way. You can adjust many different parameters for each note, for all notes or using a mapper for each parameter.
VReeds is available for 99€ / $119 with a special 50% price for their "Wurlie" users.