Final yr Meris took its digital results prowess and constructed a ludicrously highly effective guitar pedal, the LVX. Now the corporate is again with one other modular creation, the MercuryX, however as a substitute of delay it is all about epic reverbs.
Just like the LVX the MercuryX is constructed round a “superior ARM processor” of unspecified origin and a 24-bit AD/DA converter with a 32 bit floating level DSP. It additionally inherits the LVX’s giant LCD for navigating the interface and the essential scheme of mixing constructions, sorts, and processing parts to create a novel reverb impact.
In Meris’ lexicon “constructions” are the core reverb results. There are eight completely different choices: Ultraplate, Cathedra, 78 Room, 78 Plate, 78 Corridor, Spring, Prism and Gravity. These first two are borrowed Meris’ standard Mercury7 pedal, the center three from the corporate’s collaboration with Chase Bliss on the CXM 1978, whereas the final three are utterly new creations for the MercuryX. Sort determines the attribute of the reverb, whereas processing parts are results that may additional alter your tone. These might be as straight ahead as compression, as wild as a granulator or only a good hazy lo-fi impact. These can go anyplace within the sign chain as properly, permitting the weather to have an effect on solely the reverberations or to utterly substitute your dry tone.
You may also modify parameters routinely utilizing the 2 LFOs, an envelope follower, a pattern and maintain operate, or the sixteen step sequencer. To not point out there’s an expression jack enter and sturdy MIDI help.
And if that wasn’t sufficient, there is a stereo freeze impact separate from the reverb, a tuner and an absurd 2.54 secs of predelay. The latter means you may successfully flip the MercuryX right into a delay pedal thanks partially to its modular suggestions routing and selectable notice divisions for every stereo channel.
The early demos make it clear that the MercuryX is certainly a beast of a pedal able to delivering fairly convincing spring reverb emulation. Nevertheless it’s clearly meant for extra epic and artistic sounds. That is the kind of factor you may want in your arsenal if you happen to’re into ambient, put up rock or movie scores.
The Meris MercuryX will set you again an honest chunk of change nonetheless. It is out there direct from Meris for $599 and thru choose retailers as a preorder.
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