Cherry Audio Wurlybird 140B

Electric Piano Virtual Instrument

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Cherry Audio Wurlybird 140B
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A Truly Dynamic Vibe

Wurlybird 140B is Cherry Audio's first sample-based electro-acoustic virtual instrument, modeled after the 1964 Wurlitzer 140B, considered by many to be the crown jewel of the legendary Wurlitzer electric piano family.

Though the 200-series models are more widely known - and often emulated - many devoted Wurly enthusiasts believe the 140B to have superior action and tone quality.

Wurlybird 140B has been crafted by Cherry Audio through deep expert sampling of a professionally restored 140B, along with subtle randomization of key release and pedal sounds, precision modeling of the original preamp, faithfully emulated vibrato/tremolo, and even adjustable background hum.

Additionally, Wurlybird 140B includes a broad spectrum of tonal-enhancing stompbox-style effects, ranging from subtle to extreme.


The Wurlitzer electric piano is unquestionably one of the most classic rock and pop keyboards ever made.

Its distinctly rich "bark" and organic timbre have been heard on countless hits over the years, including Ray Charles' "What I'd Say," Queen's "You're My Best Friend," Three Dog Night's "Joy To The World," nearly every hit from Supertramp, and a seriously long list of other rock and pop classics.

The resonance of this sound endures today, with contemporary artists like Beck and Billie Eilish ensuring its enduring appeal.

Over the years, there have been several iterations of the Wurly (or "Wurli").

The model 200 and 200A variants, released in 1968, are the most well known.

These models are lighter and more durable than previous versions due to their molded plastic cases, making them more practical for live gigging musicians.

Although the 200-series models are the most common, dedicated Wurly fans consider the earlier 140B model the best in the range, with superior action and tone quality.

The 140B resulted from Wurlitzer's complete redesign of the keyboard's mechanical action, modified cabinet design, and the introduction of their first solid-state amplifier.

When expert sound designer and sample programmer Mike Martin shared his plan to embark on a comprehensive project sampling keyboardist Tom Hammer's 140B - featured in countless recordings and restored by the experts at Vintage Vibe - we eagerly embraced the chance to create an awe-inspiring sampled instrument based on this rare treasure.

Wurlybird 140B offers everything a true connoisseur and performer would want from such an instrument.

It features carefully modeled built-in vibrato/tremolo, varied release samples, adjustable background hum, and even the "clunk" of the sustain pedal.

In addition to the super-accurate sampling and preamp modeling, Cherry Audio has included 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 with discrete vinyl and noise.

Wurlybird also provides over 60 fabulous and inspiring presets that span from classic to modern tones.


Features

  • Virtual instrument based on the rare 1964 Wurly 140B model electronic piano
  • Deep multi-sample programming by sound design virtuoso Mike Martin meticulously captures the response of every key and reed
  • Recorded from keyboardist and songwriter Tom Hammer's exquisite reference model
  • Subtle randomization of key release and pedal sounds for ultra-realistic response
  • Precise modeling of the original preamp
  • Gorgeously rendered resizable UI
  • Easily accessible controls for Vibrato (Tremolo), Tune, Hum, and Velocity Curve
  • Exceptional stompbox-style effects array: Tube Overdrive, Chorus, Rotator, Delay, Reverb, Seven-Band Graphic EQ, and all-new effects algorithms for 70's Phaser and LoFi with discrete vinyl and noise
  • Over 60 fabulous presets by veteran sound designers James Terris and James Dyson spanning from classic to modern tones
  • Complete MIDI control and DAW automation with effortless MIDI learn mapping

System Requirements

  • MacOS 10.13 High Sierra and above
  • Windows 7 and above (64-bit only)
  • Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon CPU
  • 8GB RAM or more

Plugin Formats

AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3, and Standalone


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