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Stage-73 V

Synth by Arturia

Epic Electric Piano

The Stage-73 gives you actual authentic modeling of both Stage and Suitcase versions of the most popular electric piano on the planet —completed with unparalleled control of virtual mechanics, a complement of effects pedals, and built-in classic amps.

The Stage-73 uses our award-winning modeling technology to faithfully reproduce the tine-based sound and playing experience of the most loved electric pianos of all time. We modeled both the Fender Rhodes Suitcase Piano and Stage Piano—including separate 1973 and 1974 models of the Stage in order to capture the difference in their components. We’re talking total sonic and aesthetic fidelity to the originals. You can even easily pop the top and customize the various mechanical components to make your instrument unique. Classic amps and an array of effect pedals round out the virtual electric piano you’ve always dreamed of having.

A sound that’s always in style

Whether you’re playing yesterday’s hits or making tomorrow’s, the sound of the Stage-73 is a true player in its own right.

The venerable sound of the Fender Rhodes simply refuses to go out of style. These instruments were used by a who’s who of keyboardists who pioneered mid-century jazz, funk, R&B and rock. With a tonal range spanning smooth bell-like qualities to an aggressive bark depending upon how hard they’re played, these seminal keyboards have been in continual use across just about every style imaginable right through to today.

The Stage-73 V brings you all the signature sounds that propelled the instruments and their players into the spotlight and onto the charts.

Just like playing the real thing

There’s nothing quite like playing a Rhodes… except playing the Stage-73 V.

There have been a lot of attempts to emulate the Fender Rhodes. You already know that most software, and even hardware, based on samples falls well short of the mark. That’s what inspired us to instead apply our critically acclaimed modeled technology to the whole system—including the tines (metal tone rods), the hammers that strike them, the pickups that generate the electromagnetic current, and the circuits that amplify it all. The sum total is a totally authentic homage that stands on its own.

Once you’ve played the Stage-73 V, you won’t settle for anything less.

Unprecedented intimate control

The Stage-73 V gives you access to the controls of the original instruments—plus many adjustments you’ve never been able to get your hands on before.

For starters, a simple click switches up the entire instrument between the distinct sounds of a Suitcase, a ’73 Stage or a ’74 Stage. Open the top and you’re in control of parameters like dynamics, hammer hardness, tone bar resonance and lots more—some that would take a tech a zillion hours to mod in hardware and some that simply aren’t possible in the physical world. You also get the built-in amp and speaker in Suitcase mode, and the option of running direct or through a classic amp model in Stage mode. Next to the sustain pedal is a complete set of stomp boxes to dial in just the effects you’re looking for—all saved right with your presets.

Whether you just want to rock the designer presets or get busy with mods of your own, the Stage-73 V has the flexibility to be just about any electric piano you want it to be.

Main Features

  • Advanced Physical modeling engine (no static samples)
  • Stage and Suitcase models
  • Stage model features
    • Fender Rhodes™ Stage 73 1973 and earlier (Tone)
    • Fender Rhodes™ Stage 73 1974 and later (Bass Boost)
    • Fender Twin amp
      • Modeled spring reverb
      • On and off axis mic placement
      • Tone controls
      • Mono vibrato
    • Effects are post output circuits
  • Suitcase model features
    • Bass and treble EQ models
    • Stereo Vibrato with speed and intensity controls
    • Modeled preamp of the Suitcase amp
    • Effects loop (pre-EQ)
  • Output effects where you can change the order
    • Volume, wah, auto-wah
    • Flanger
    • Compressor
    • Chorus
    • Analog Delay
  • Advanced mode for editing the model itself
    • Harmonic profile selections
    • Velocity curve editor
    • Tone bar resonance
    • Pickup distance
    • Tuning
    • Pickup alignment
    • Damper distance
    • Dynamic range
    • Hammer hardness
    • Hammer noise
  • 80 factory presets
  • Easy to use MIDI mapping

Arturia Software Center

ASC is the central software that elegantly manages all your Arturia software licenses. It activates your licenses and synchronizes them across multiple devices (you get five instances with each instrument license). ASC also notifies you of updates and downloads them. You can even easily learn about new products, download demos versions and purchase the full products. Simple.

Included in V Collection

This instrument is also part of the V Collection 5 -your complete dream line-up of the legendary synths, organs, pianos and more that made keyboard history. They’re modeled with the most advanced technologies for authentic realism, and enhanced with new creative options. Whether you use it as DAW plugins in the studio or standalone at gigs, V Collection 5 puts the greatest keys of all time at your fingertips for instant inspiration.

TAE® Powered

TAE® "True Analog Emulation" is Arturia's exclusive technology that accurately reproduces the defining sonic qualities of analog synthesizers. It recreates the characteristics of analog oscillators in amazing detail, transparency and clarity, as well as the exact properties of the analog filters that give each classic instrument its unique sound. Soft clipping adds even more punch and presence. TAE® is primarily what makes our virtual instruments indistinguishable from the originals.

Preset Browser

Our redesigned preset browser lets you quickly find just the sound you’re looking for.

Search by name or simply select the appropriate tags to dial in on the exact sonic character you’re looking for. You can mark and recall your own favorites, enter comments, and set up playlists. There’s never been a more intuitive way to manage your library of designer and personal presets.

Resizable GUI

The user interfaces for all your Arturia instruments are now resizable, making it easy to work with any High Resolution screen, UHD or Retina.

You can decide whether you want to fill the screen with awesome graphic reproductions of classic instrument goodness, scale the window down when you’re working in a DAW and screen real estate is at a premium, or even zoom for detailed work.

System Requirements

Platform specifications

  • Windows: Win 7+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU. 
  • 2GB free hard disk space
  • Apple: 10.8+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU. 
  • 2GB free hard disk space

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST 2.4 (32-bit and 64-bit), VST 3 (32-bit and 64-bit), AAX (32 bits with PT 10.3.8, 64 bits with PT 11), Audio Unit (32-bit and 64-bit).

Protection

  • The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center. 

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