The Mercury-4 is a detailed emulation of one of the most sounding and quirky polyphonic synthesizers of the late 1970s, the Roland Jupiter-4. This is the rarest and most sonically unique of the legendary Jupiter series, and we’ve put a lot of effort into recreating the subtle (and not so) nuances and character of this beloved classic. Every aspect of the Mercury-4 was expertly modeled after a vintage Jupiter-4 originally owned by Greg Hawkes of legendary 80s new wave band The Cars and played on their 1981 double platinum album Shake It Up. According to Greg, Mercury 4 sounds like my old Jupiter! It’s nice to have it back.”
All characteristics of the filter are simulated, including a powerful low-frequency resonance.
Up to 16-voice polyphony.
Over 400 presets programmed by industry veterans.
Accurately reproduced unique arpeggio section with tempo sync.
Carefully modeled wide range LFO modulation with “inverted” modulation characteristics.
Drift control for increased analog realism.
Accurately reproduced stereo ensemble effect.
Warm and organic tape echo with multiple reverb modes.
Synchronized with LFO tempo.
Disabled unison mode.
One-key chord memory mode.
Highly optimized encoding for high performance with ultra-low CPU load.
User configurable resampling control.
Enhanced UI magnification with one click.
Comprehensive MPE support.
Full MIDI control and DAW automation for all controls.