Originals Wurli is the definitive rendition of the legendary vintage keyboard. Presented with four separate presets — Classic, Funky, Mellow, and Stabs — Wurli allows you to adjust Attack and Release controls to create pads and unique tones, and, in the classic keyboard section of the library, Tremolo Rate and Depth controls offer the ability to curate the perfect sound for your compositions.
Not only a pillar of RnB classics from Ray Charles to Donny Hathaway, this instrument also found its way onto countless hits of the 70s and 80s with Elton John, Richard Carpenter, Edward Van Halen, and famously on Supertramp’s Dreamer. Explore the classic sound reimagined.
- Four distinct presets utilizing different signals for a variety of moods
- The Classic preset uses the physical speaker output of the keyboard
- Mellow includes a post-produced pad signal created using granular synthesis.
- Funky has a crunchy overdrive signal, processed via a digital FX chain
- The Stabs preset makes use of a shorter sample length, useful for more percussive sequences and backing vamping sections
- The Tremolo control recreates a classic vibrato sound
- Performed by session giant Sean Hargreaves
- Recorded by in-demand engineer Simon Changer
- Classic — A standard representation of the Wurli keyboard
- Mellow — A combination of the direct input and amp with the pad signal, for a soft and warm sound
- Funky — A combination of the direct input and amp with the overdrive signal, useful in jazz and funk styles
- Stabs — Makes use of shorter recorded sample lengths, useful for more percussive and rhythmic passages
- Direct – The direct input from the Wurli, for a clear representation of the keyboard
- Amp – The keyboard amplified through an Ampeg B-15 amplifier
- Speaker – The speaker output of the Wurli
- Pads – The sample is time-stretched and passed through an FX chain, to create an atmospheric and ambient texture
- Drive – The samples are overdriven to create a crunchy and fuzzy sound
- Reverb – Controls the amount of reverb
- Attack – Controls the attack of the ADSR envelope
- Release – Controls the release of the ADSR envelope
- Tremolo: Rate – Controls the speed of the tremolo, measured in Hz
- Tremolo: Depth – Controls the size of the amplitude modulation, measured as intensity in percentage
THE SPITFIRE AUDIO ORIGINALS SERIES
Originals is a series of inspiring sample libraries making rare and classic instruments accessible to all for just £29 / $29 / €29 — meticulously sampled in authentic detail, with no compromise on recording quality. This is the 18th library in the series. It’s the perfect next step from Spitfire Audio’s free LABS series, particularly LABS Wurli, offering composers and producers more depth and more control over their sounds. NKS compatible, users can tailor these sounds to suit a range of scoring styles and genres through a range of carefully curated signals, presets, and controls. The plugin is designed to be incredibly useful and inspiring straight out of the box, with presets loading up with controls set in the way they are intended to be used.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
Available – November 17th, 2022
RRP Price: £29 / $29 / 29€
About Spitfire Audio (www.spitfireaudio.com)
Spitfire Audio is a British music technology company that specializes in sounds — sample libraries, virtual instruments, and other useful software devices. It collaborates with the best composers, artists, and engineers in the world to build musical tools that sound great and are exciting to use.
Spitfire Audio was founded by two award-winning composers: Christian Henson and Paul Thomson. Born out of their shared dissatisfaction with string sample libraries, they pooled their resources and decided to record their own string samples at the legendary Air Studios in London. Initially, they invited a limited number of friends and associates to own copies of their samples, but whispers of this private sample club soon started to echo across the Atlantic Ocean throughout the composer community. Within a year, some of the most renowned composers in film and television signed up, so Paul and Christian decided to take their samples public.
To date, Spitfire Audio has recorded and released over 100 sample libraries, collaborating with some of the biggest names in media composition, including Hans Zimmer, Eric Whitacre, Ólafur Arnalds & the London Contemporary Orchestra. Spitfire Audio has worked closely with one of the world’s most renowned orchestras, BBC Symphony Orchestra, as well as partnered with the legendary Abbey Road Studios to create sample libraries in the iconic Studio One – considered one of the finest acoustical spaces in the world – and the famous Studio Two. Spitfire Audio’s sounds are heard in everything, from major Hollywood film scores to recordings by Radiohead and U2.
Paul and Christian’s initial side project is now a thriving international music technology enterprise, with a uniquely experienced and diverse workforce, all focused on a shared mission: to inspire a generation of composers. The composer team remains at the center of the business, drawing on their own experience as obsessive music makers to explore the needs and wants of their fellow composers.