Posted By andrew603

Wurlitzer 4150 Fun!

Sorry for the lack of updates, I’ve been preoccupied as of late.  Moving along, I have a Wurlitzer Organ.  Model 4150, circa 1958 I believe.  It was passed down to my father by his uncle when I was little.  Anyway, I decided on a whim to try to record some new samples of it, with the goal simply being to record some sounds I like.  It was not my intention to do any sort of complete sampling of the organ.  Maybe some day though… 🙂

So, I took my MacBook armed with an M-Audio MobilePre USB downstairs, hooked into the organ’s phono plug, installed the latest version of Audacity and started recording.  In total I got roughly 12 minutes of sample data.  So far, I’ve only gone through about 2 minutes worth and made 3 SoundFont patches for myself, one being the ‘background noise’ you can almost hear while the tubes are warming up, which I amplified.

I wrote a weird little track using ONLY the samples that I’ve created, and some reverb.  Have a listen:

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Download the MP3: Wurlitzer_4150_Fun

I will be sure to add a dedicated page to this organ in the future, with photos.  Also, I may put up a copy of my completed sample pack eventually.

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