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Stage-73 V

Synth by Arturia

Epic Electric Piano

The Stage-73 gives you actual authentic modelling 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 modelling technology to faithfully reproduce the tine-based sound and playing experience of the most loved electric pianos of all time. Arturia modelled 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. A 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 Arturia's critically acclaimed modelled 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.

Stage-73 V isn’t just one instrument - it’s many. It encapsulates a range of Rhodes piano models, from Stage to Suitcase, ‘73 or ‘74, Classic to Modern, putting a huge range of hearty sounds at your disposal - luscious vibrato and all.

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.

To capture that authentic Rhodes magic, we had to dive deep. Stage-73 V2’s physical modelling sound engine offers an electric piano experience that’s so realistic, you’ll forget you’re playing a software instrument.

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.

Warmth, Crunch, and Colour

Stage-73 V is designed as a tailor-made Rhodes toolkit. With a newly-integrated pedal rig, you can add emulated stompboxes to your chain, from red-hot distortion to glorious tape echo. Assemble your own fully-customizable keyboard rig.

Amp it Up

You’ve chosen your electric piano model. You’ve chosen your stompboxes. What better way to round it off than with a cranked amp? Choose from the sparkling valve response of the Twin Amp, or the lush stereo revolutions of the Rotary Speaker - complete with amp controls and custom room settings. Give your electric piano the rock ‘n’ roll edge it deserves.

Ahead of the Curve

Go beyond emulation; Stage-73 V is yours to customize. Open up the Advanced Panel, and you’ll find an array of enhancements that put you firmly in charge of every aspect of your sound:

  • Choose your hammer hardness, from soft felt to sharp metallic strikes. 
  • Incorporate realistic ambient noise, from pickup hum to tine overtones.
  • Draw your own velocity curve for a custom playing response from your keyboard.
  • Tweak the pickup settings to drastically affect the instrument’s electric character.
  • Easily adjust the dynamics and tone bar resonance and find your acoustic preference.

What Else?

TAE® Powered

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

Included in V Collection

This instrument is also part of the V Collection -your complete dream line-up of the legendary synths, organs, pianos and more that made keyboard history. They’re modelled 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 puts the greatest keys of all time at your fingertips for instant inspiration.

In-App Tutorials

Integrated in-app tutorials guide you through every aspect of the instrument, from individual parameters to tips from Arturia's sound designers, so you can focus on the creative stuff. It shouldn't be this easy, but it is!

DAW Ready

Arturia's virtual instruments and plugins are designed to fit right into your setup without hassle. Whatever your style, you can explore sound while enjoying full compatibility with major DAWS, on both Windows and MacOS.

ASC

Arturia Software Center lets you download, organize, and update all of your Arturia software titles in one place, as well as manage all of your licenses across multiple devices. Keep it simple.

Preset Browser

Instantly find the sound that’s in your head with intelligent & streamlined preset browsing. Search with keywords, explore by instrument type, musical style, and more - you can even save your favourites to quickly recall later.

Resizable GUI

Whether you want the full visual immersion of Arturia's classic instrument emulations, or to save precious screen real estate, the interfaces for all of your Arturia virtual instruments can be resized to a scale that suits you.

Perfect Integration

V Collection instruments come seamlessly mapped for the Arturia KeyLab range - but they’ll place nice with other MIDI controllers too. Instant sound tweaking macros, easy DAW integration, and standalone operation - adding V Collection to your setup is effortless.

Main Features

  • Physical Modeling Engine (no 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)
  • Suitcase model features:
    • Bass and treble EQ models
    • Stereo Vibrato with speed and intensity controls
    • The modelled preamp of the Suitcase amp
  • Variety of EP Profiles to choose from reflecting the range of voicing possible.
  • Dedicated effects pedalboard:
    • 4 slots with a selection of 13 different effects
    • 1 amplifier simulator (Fender Twin or Leslie)
    • 1 room ambience
  • Advanced mode for editing the model itself:L
    • Velocity curve editor
    • Model selection
    • Tuning
    • Hammer hardness
    • Output selection
    • Pickup distance
    • Pickup alignment
    • Damper duration
    • Noise Gate
    • Pickup Noise
    • Tine Noise
    • Damper Noise
    • Dynamics
    • Tone bar resonance
  • More than 50 presets

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows: Win 8.1+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2.5 GHz CPU. 
  • 2GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Mac

  • Apple: 10.13+: 4 GB RAM; 2.5 GHz CPU. 
  • 2GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST, VST3, AAX, Audio Unit (64-bit DAWs only)

Protection

The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center.

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