Meris MercuryX is a modular reverb pedal for the sonically adventurous

Final 12 months, Meris took their digital results prowess and created a ridiculously highly effective guitar pedal, the LVX. Now the corporate has returned to producing different items, that are: Mercury Xhowever as a substitute of delay, it is all about epic reverberations.

Just like the LVX, the MercuryX is constructed round an “superior ARM processor” of unspecified origin and a 24-bit AD/DA converter with a 32-bit floating level DSP. It additionally inherits LVX’s giant LCD display for interface navigation and the fundamental format for combining constructions, varieties and processing parts to create a singular reverb impact.

The “constructions” in Meares’ lexicon are fundamental reverberation results. There are eight completely different choices: Ultraplate, Cathedra, 78 Room, 78 Plate, 78 Corridor, Spring, Prism, and Gravity. These first two pedals are borrowed from Meris’ widespread Mercury7, and the center three are from the corporate’s collaboration with Chase Bliss on CXM 1978, whereas the final three are utterly new MercuryX creations. Kind determines the reverb characteristic, whereas processing parts are results that may change your tone additional. These may be as direct as compression, as wild as grainy or only a good blur impact. These can go wherever within the sign chain too, permitting parts to solely have an effect on reverb or change a dry tone altogether.

You can too alter parameters robotically utilizing two LFOs, the envelope follower, the pattern and maintain perform, or the 16-step sequencer. To not point out the presence of expression jack inputs and powerful MIDI assist.

And if that is not sufficient, there is a stereo freeze impact separate from the reverb, a synth and a ridiculous 2.54 second pre-delay. The latter means you’ll be able to successfully flip the MercuryX right into a delay pedal, thanks partly to its modular suggestions routing and selectable tone sections for every stereo channel.

Early demos present that the MercuryX is certainly a beast of a pedal able to delivering a really convincing simulation of spring reverb. But it surely’s clearly meant for extra epic and inventive sounds. That is the sort of factor you may want in your arsenal for those who’re a fan of ambient music, rock, or films.

Nevertheless, the Meris MercuryX will set you again chunk of change. It is out there instantly from Meris for $599 and thru choose retailers as a pre-order.

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