Cherry Audio has announced the release of a brand new software synthesizer instrument. The Mercury-4 is a detailed emulation of one of the best-sounding and quirkiest polyphonic synthesizers of the late 1970’s, the Roland Jupiter-4.

It’s the rarest and most sonically unique of the fabled Jupiter series, and we’ve gone to great lengths to recreate the subtle (and not-so-subtle) nuance and character of this beloved classic. Every aspect of Mercury-4 has been expertly modeled upon a vintage Jupiter-4 originally owned by Greg Hawkes of the legendary 80’s new wave band The Cars.

The Jupiter-4 had its share of disadvantages, including limited patch storage, just four voices of polyphony, and boat-anchor weight. 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. We’ve even paired it with a fantastic model of the classic Roland Space Echo tape delay!

Mercury-4 features

  • Authentically modelled oscillator with sub-oscillator.
  • All filter characteristics modelled, including powerful low-frequency resonance.
  • Up to 16-voice polyphony.
  • Over 300 presets, programmed by industry veterans.
  • Exactingly replicated unique arpeggio section w/tempo sync.
  • Carefully modelled wide-range LFO modulation with “inverted” mod characteristics.
  • Drift control for increased analogue 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.
  • Advanced one-click UI magnification.
  • Comprehensive MPE support.
  • Full MIDI control and DAW automation for all controls.

Mercury-4 is available in VST/VST3, AU, AAX, and standalone formats for Windows and Mac. It is on sale at Cherry Audio and from distributor Plugin Boutique, priced $39 USD until October 31st, 2021 (regular $59 USD).