Wurl’d Peace – Free Electric Piano for Ableton

Written by Critical Vibrations on . Posted in Blog, Free Stuff, Live Packs

Wurlitzer Electric Piano

The unmistakeable tone of the Wurlitzer is among the truly classic sounds in the pantheon of electric pianos. Their “electronic piano,” as the Wurlitzer company called it, enjoyed a very popular run up until the early 1980s when they stopped making it, and it was played by bands like Pink Floyd (“Money”, “Breathe”, “Time” and “Have A Cigar”), Steely Dan (“Do It Again”), Ray Charles (“What’d I Say”), and The Carpenters (“Top of the World”, “Superstar”).

Wurlitzer_Electronic_Piano_200A,_Museum_of_Making_MusicNow that it’s been out of production for three decades, the voice of the Wurly is in high demand for seekers of “that” sound. Well, you can stop the search, because this instrument is for you! Wurl’d Peace is our Ableton Sampler instrument, created from samples graciously provided by Greg Sullivan, from his own Wurlitzer EP203W.


Not every key was sampled, so it’s a very lightweight installation—2MB to download and 8MB unpacked—but with up to four velocity layers per key, it keeps a lot of playing dynamics and realism. In total, there are 35 samples at 44kHz/16bit.

Make sure to watch the demo video, to see some tips on taking advantage of the macro-mapped effects!

Visit Greg’s page for some extra details about his instrument and sampling process, or to get the samples in Gigastudio format.

Photos by: Marc Wathieu and doryfour

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Comments (8)

  • Chris Mariner

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    Thanks!

    can’t wait to try it out!

    btw, the “Wurl’d Peace” demo video is private.

    be well

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    • Critical Vibrations

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      Thanks for the heads up on the video, Chris!

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  • Eoin

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    Great work!

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  • Luis

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    This Wurlitzer and the Rhodes are the best packs for Ableton I’ve ever heard, I can’t believe they are free, awesome work! Thank you!

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    • Critical Vibrations

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      Luis, thanks for the great compliment! I’m glad you like the packs!

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  • Yusef

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    where do I find the piano samples?

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    • Critical Vibrations

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      Hi Yusef! I’m not sure what you mean…. After you install the Live Pack, the samples will be located in your User Library. Or, if you just want the samples alone, try visiting Greg Sullivan’s site where I got them from (the link is right after the video above).

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