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Cherry Audio releases Wurlybird 140B Electronic Piano

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Cherry Audio has announced the release of the Wurlybird 140B Electronic Piano, their first sample-based electro-acoustic virtual instrument. Here's what they say:

Modeled after the rare and revered 1964 Wurlitzer 140B, Wurlybird 140B promises authentic sound quality for musicians and producers alike.

The Wurly electric piano is a staple in the annals of rock and pop music, with its rich "bark" and organic timbre gracing countless hits over the decades. Artists such as Ray Charles, Queen, and Supertramp have immortalized its sound, while contemporary musicians like Beck and Billie Eilish continue to celebrate its timeless appeal. Despite the popularity of the later and often-emulated 200 series, many dedicated Wurly enthusiasts consider the 140B the crown jewel of the family, lauded for its superior action and tone quality.

Cherry Audio says Wurlybird 140B is the culmination of meticulous sampling and expert craftsmanship. Renowned sound designer and sample programmer Mike Martin captured every nuance of a professionally restored 140B keyboard owned by keyboardist and songwriter Tom Hammer.

The Wurlitzer 140B piano has always been a favorite of mine. I like the warm sound of the germanium transistors used in its particular amplifier, which they changed in later models. Cherry Audio's Wurlybird 140B has got soul. As with all of their products, it has a certain je ne sais quoi due to their painstaking obsession with the details. And the result is pure simplicity.

Jon Carin, Known for his work with Pink Floyd, The Who, Kate Bush, and others

Cherry Audio further says:

Wurlybird further stands apart with its rendered interface and eight stomp-box style studio-quality effects: Tube Overdrive, Chorus, Rotator, Delay, Reverb, Seven-Band Graphic EQ, and all-new effects algorithms for the 70s Phaser and LoFi vinyl and noise. Wurlybird also provides over 60 fabulous and inspiring presets that span from classic to modern tones.

Price: $39.

Wurlybird 140B is available in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats for macOS and Windows. A free 30-day demo is available. Visit cherryaudio.com for additional product details, system requirements, and an extensive collection of awe-inspiring sound demos from talented keyboardists.

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