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|Type / Tags||WurlitzerColesElectric PianoElectro-AcousticKeyboardLed ZeppelinNeumannRay CharlesShureSupertrampWurlitzer 200a|
|Copy Protection||Dongle (PACE iLok Smart Key)|
This library is not the usual "ultra multi-sampled" instruments recorded in a garage with cheap gear. To make these sounds, we did record a beautiful Wurlitzer 200A in ideal conditions, in one of the best recording studio in Europe. We used several microphones (Coles Microphones, Shure SM58 and Neumann U67) to capture the best of this electro-acoustic keyboard. We did also record the natural vibrato of the instrument. Although this may not be a conventional sampling technique, we did not want to hide the very sound behind technical stuff : the best way to make a Wurlitzer sound in music is to record it acoustically with microphones. And so did we.
A few words about the instrument: this electro-acoustic piano has single steel reeds for each key. The vibration is transmitted through an electrostatic pickup system, giving it a brighter and more hollow sound than the classic electric piano. This keyboard can be sweet when played gently or aggressive if played harder -- a behaviour known as "barking". This instrument will sound very familiar and was used on countless hit recordings, such as: "Dreamer" / Supertramp, "What'd I Say" / Ray Charles, "No Quarter"/Led Zeppelin, and many more...