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Mercury-4 from Cherry Audio is a detailed emulation of one of the best-sounding polyphonic synthesizers of the late 1970s, the Roland Jupiter-4. Every aspect of Mercury-4 has been expertly modeled upon a vintage Jupiter-4. This synth, originally owned by Greg Hawkes of the legendary '80s new wave band The Cars, is the same one played on their double-platinum 1981 album Shake It Up. In Greg’s words, the Mercury-4 “sounds just like my old Jupiter! It’s nice to have it back.”

Cherry Audio’s Mercury-4 improves upon the original’s design by offering 16-voice polyphony, infinite patch storage, velocity-sensitivity, MPE support and much more. It's even been paired with a fantastic model of the classic Roland Space Echo tape delay. Mercury-4 lovingly recreates the Jupiter-4's bold and unusual analog oscillators, powerful dual filters and easily overdriveable VCA section. The unique arpeggiator section—heard on tons of classic new wave tracks—as well as the original's two massive unison modes, have been perfectly replicated. A Drift knob has also been added to dial in just the right amount of vintage character. The renowned stereo BBD ensemble effect has been beautifully modeled, and a truly otherworldly "Space Echo"-style tape echo is included, with multiple reverb modes. The tape echo perfectly recreates the warm tonality and subtle speed variations that make the original Space Echo units so desirable.
Cherry Audio Mercury-4 Synthesizer Plug-In Download

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  • All filter characteristics modeled, including powerful low-frequency resonance
  • Up to 16-voice polyphony
  • Over 400 presets, programmed by industry veterans
  • Exactingly replicated unique arpeggio section with tempo sync
  • Carefully modeled wide-range LFO modulation with "inverted" mod characteristics
  • Drift control for increased analog realism
  • Precisely replicated stereo ensemble effect
  • Warm and organic tape echo with multiple reverb modes
  • Tempo-syncable LFO
  • Detunable unison mode
  • Single-key chord memory mode
  • Highly optimized coding for high performance with ultra-low CPU load
  • User-adjustable oversampling control
  • Advanced one-click UI magnification
  • Comprehensive MPE support
  • Full MIDI control and DAW automation for all controls

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macOS Requirements:
  • macOS 10.9 or above (including macOS 12), 64-bit required
  • Native Apple M1 processor support
  • Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended
Windows Requirements:
  • Windows 7 or above (including Windows 11), 64-bit required
  • Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended

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