8 Mic perspectives (Neumann, Coles, Neve, AKG, etc.)
2 Pro-Grade Reverbs (Bricasti and TC)
3 uniquely recorded D.I signal paths
Warm and saturated true Speaker & Tape samples
Sustains, Staccato (RR), Muted Articulations
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The 8Dio Studio Vintage Series Wurli is the most comprehensively deep-sampled Wurlitzer ever created. It was recorded and processed at 24-Bit / 96Khz at Scotland’s Premiere Recording Studio, Gorbals Sound, through a large custom NEVE desk. The Studio Wurli contains both standard (Sustains and Staccato w/ RR) and prepared (Muted Tines) articulations. We also opened the Wurlitzer and recorded the internal mechanics, including gently muting the tines for a different type of sound and recording the internal speaker separately.
The microphones include Neumann 87’s, Coles, Neve SE Ribbon’s, AKG 414’s, Neumann KM 184’s and a mixed microphone position, which was made by combining all 24 microphones used in the sessions. We also recorded all samples through two world-class reverbs (Bricasti and TC-Electronics 6000), so you have the best microphones and reverbs right at your fingertips. The Studio Wurli also includes full control over velocity response, tremolo depth and rate controls, authentic resonance, release triggers, pedal volume, analog noise control, and full ADSR controls.
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What sets the Vintage Studio Wurli apart from competitors is not just the great recordings, programming, or stunning lay-out, but also the wealth of features that allow you to dial in precisely the sound you want. You can control the dynamic feel of the piano with a single click, resonance, Pick Ups, phase relationship, ADSR, or even the sounds of fingers on the keys.
We sampled the Studio Wurli through two of the best studio reverbs in the world: TC6000 and Bricasti. The reverbs can be activated with a single click and gives you instant access and control over the two reverbs that have defined studio reverbs more than anything else. We sampled the Studio Wurli using a pristine signal path designed by some of the world's best engineers.
The Studio Wurli gives you access to the best studio microphones, including Neumann u87’s, KM 184’s, Neve SE Ribbons, Royers, and AKG 414’s, all capturing a vintage VOX Amplifier, a pristine MESA Boogie Amplifier, a variety of internal mechanics, and built-in speakers. Along with the mixed microphone option, you also have access to DI Clean, DI Crush, and DI Warm.
ARTS, SPECS AND REQS
Sustains (Pedal Up / Pedal Down)
Staccato (w/ round robin repetitions)
Recorded at Scotland’s famous studio, Gorbals Sound, with all microphone positions recorded through a custom NEVE desk. All microphones can of course be loaded/unloaded and include Volume, Stereo Spread, Pan, Solo and Mute functions:
Mixed Microphone (Sweet processed Mix of all mics)
Neumann™ u87 Microphones
Neumann™ Km 184 Microphones
Coles™ 4038 Microphones
Neve™ SE Ribbon Microphones
AKG™ 414 Microphones
Royers R-121 Microphones
Two additional pro-grade reverb options:
TC6000™ (incl. On/Off, Pan, Spread, Volume)
Bricasti™ (incl. On/Off, Pan, Spread, Volume)
Auxiliary Microphone perspectives:
The internal mechanics of the Wurlitzer itself, including both hammer action and tines.
The true sound from the original built in speaker unit
Warm, lush and saturated tape. Everything sampled directly to pristinely maintained tape machines.
The Studio Vintage Wurli was recorded through a custom Rupert Neve Desk with 100% analogue Neve pre-amp signal flow. The sounds were then processed through the following physical hardware units:
Manley™ Vari Mu Compressor
Original Urei™ 1175 (Pre-Universal Audio)
Original DBX 160™
Neve™ 33609 Compressor
TC Electronics™ 6000
Vintage VOX Amplifier
Pristine MESA Boogie Amplifier
Uniquely sampled Pedal Up and Pedal Down
Live Keyswitch, CC, & Auto Detect Controls over the core articulations
Dynamics Response Control
Sympathetic Resonance Control
Pedal Volume Control
Release Triggers of Hammer Action
Tremolo and Tremolo Rate Control
True Noise & Room Tone from the untouched signal chain
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