Mercuriall Audio Software Releases Spark amp Sim

A Tube Push-pull Power Amplifier Modeled on Pentodes
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Mercuriall Audio Software introduces new plugin: Spark amp sim. It includes all the latest achievements in the field of real-time electric circuits, cabs and spatial effects modeling. First of all, it’s the modeling of the tube amps. For the first time we’ve modeled a tube push-pull power amplifier on pentodes, with a precision that commercial amp sim products have not delivered before. You can feel it by adjusting the Master control and getting the saturation you’d hear when doing the same on a real Marshall® amp. And of course, the most precise modeling of the tube preamp, with natural feel of the gain and other controls. This works in tandem, exactly as in the real-world amplifiers - power amp is loaded with the preamp’s output. All those details will allow you to enjoy an exceptional feel of a tube amp, with all its nuances.

Apart from the smooth positioning of microphones, an option to mix sound of two mics was added. This allows you to find pretty much any desired sound. There are four cabs and three microphones at your disposal.

Despite the fact that Spark is an amp and cab sim above all, we gave a lot of attention to the FX section. There is a Noise Gate at the input, as well as a number of pedals: there are currently four overdrives, implemented with our proprietary technology of the electric chain modeling. As for the spatial effects - there are Chorus, Delay and Reverb.

Spark’s UI continues our approach of simple usability at no expense to a wide functionality. All main actions require just a single click. We pay a lot of attention to the design, that passes a lot of iterations of adjustments and improvements, offering you a very simple and functional solution.

Price: $120.
Intro price: (until December 23rd, 11:59pm PDT): $99.
Special price for the U530 owners: $99.

The software is available for download at our website

Product details:

Supported platforms and formats:
Mac: VST Universal, AU Universal, AAX x64
PC: VST x32, VST x64, AAX x64

Amp section:
Based on Marshall® AFD (four channels)
Based on Marshall® JCM 800 (two channels)
Based on Marshall® JMP Super Lead (two channels) with Master Mod
Based on Marshall® JMP Super Bass (two channels) with Master Mod

Tubes: 12AX7 RCA, 12AX7 RSD; 6L6GC, EL34

Cab section:
Based on Bogner® Uberkab 412 - 4x12 Celestion® G12T-75
Based on Bogner® Uberkab 412 - 4x12 Celestion® V30s
Based on Marshall® 1960B - 4x12 Greenback
Based on Marshall® 1960B - 4x12 JBL® K120 (vintage)
Microphones: Shure® SM57, Sennheiser® MD441, Royer® R121

Pedals and FX section:
Noise Gate
Overdrive based on Ibanez® TS-808
Overdrive based on Ibanez® TS-808 Lower Drive Mod
Overdrive based on Ibanez® TS-7 Hot
Overdrive based MESA/BOOGIE® Grid Slammer
Stereo Chorus
Stereo Delay
Stereo Reverb

Additional settings:

Oversampling: no, x2, x4, x8
Samplerate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96