Purgatory Creek Soundware – Reed Collection – Wurlitzer & Hohner (KONTAKT)

By | December 7, 2023

 

Publisher : Purgatory Creek Soundware
Website : Purgatory Creek Soundware
Format : KONTAKT
Quality : 24 bit 44.1 kHz stereo


Description : Wurlitzer & Hohner
The Purgatory Creek Reed collection includes 4 electromechanical pianos based on reeds ,
from very famous and respected brands of musical instrument manufacturers of their time.
Each one captures the authentic sound of the original instruments in exquisite detail.

The collection includes:

– Reed RP 200a (Wurlitzer 200A)
– Reed EP 140b (Wurlitzer 140B)
– Pianet N (Hohner Pianet N)
– Pianet T (Hohner Pianet T)

Production of the 200 series reed-based electric piano began in 1968 and continued through the 1970s. It was the most popular of the reed-based pianos and can be found on many recordings throughout that period and beyond. The 200a series offered improved electronics and noise reduction over the original 200.

The Purgatory Creek Soundware Reed EPs 200a was deeply sampled at eight velocity levels recorded for the full duration, so you will hear neither loops nor artificial envelope decays. Each note was sampled and eight velocity layers of release samples are also included. The instrument uses 32MB of RAM and requires 256MB of free disk space.

The 140b electric piano, produced in the early to mid-1960s, uses steel reeds to generate its tone. Though the later 200 and 200a models were more common, the 140 series electric pianos can be heard on numerous recordings made in the 1960s.

The Purgatory Creek Soundware Reed EP 140b provides ten sustain velocity layers and an additional seven release sample layers. Each note of the 64 note piano was recorded for full duration, providing an accurate sound with no artificial decay envelopes or sample loops. The instrument uses 44MB of RAM and requires 465MB of free disk space.

The electro-mechanical piano, upon which this sample-set is based, was manufactured between 1965 and 1967. It is a rare reed-based instrument.

The Purgatory Creek Soundware Pianet N was deeply sampled at eight velocity levels recorded for the full duration, so you will hear neither loops nor artificial envelope decays. Nearly every note of the instrument was recorded and note-off release samples are included. The original instrument included a mono tremolo effect which is emulated. The instrument uses 28MB of RAM and requires 307MB of free disk space.

Manufactured between 1977 and 1982, the Pianet T was popular as a light-weight alternative to larger, heavier electro-mechanical pianos. While its sound is not as tonally expressive as other instruments, it does possess a unique, intimate sound.

The Purgatory Creek Soundware Pianet T was deeply sampled at eight velocity levels recorded for the full duration, so you will hear neither loops nor artificial envelope decays. Nearly every note of the instrument was recorded and note-off release samples are included. The instrument uses 28MB of RAM and requires 210MB of free disk space.


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