Mercuriall Audio Software has introduced Spark, a new amp sim effect plugin for Windows and Mac.
It includes all our 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.
We have considerably improved the cabinet section. Apart from the smooth positioning of microphones, we added an option to mix sound of two mics. 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.
Spark (VST/AU/AAX) is available for purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD until December 23rd, 11:59pm PDT (regular $120 USD). Owners of the U530 can get Spark for $99 USD.