Mercury-4 Testimonials

“I love it, it sounds so good! I turned on the random arpeggiator mode and just started playing with all the faders. Sounds just like my (old) Jupiter! Nice to have it back - the sound is really fat, and having the Space Echo there is a nice touch....”

Greg Hawkes
The Cars

“This plug-in is AMAZING! Putting the Space Echo section in was brilliant - it adds so much color and vibe to already amazing sounds. That's usually what I do when I pull up a soft synth - add tape and saturation. It's so great to have it right...”

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Christian Matthew Cullen
Keyboardist, sound designer
Night Ranger, Alan Parsons, Santana, Journey, Cheap Trick, Styx, The Motels, Starship, and many more

“My very first band back in 1985 had a Jupiter-4, and I've missed it ever since. These days they are virtually unobtanium. I grabbed Mercury-4 at the first opportunity, and it completely exceeded my expectations. Thanks for reuniting me with a...”

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Ken Evans
Electronic musician, Producer
Tycho Brahe, Peter Hook & The Light, Tycho Sound Design

“I love it. Fantastic what you did, integrating the Space Echo. What can I say… you have done it again. Thank you once again for building such fantastic instruments!”

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Richard Termini
Educator/Film Director/Synthesizer Programmer/Player
Cyndi Lauper's platinum-selling album She's So Unusual, The Fixx, Patty Smyth

“Between 1978 and 1981, the Jupiter 4 was at the center of my rig. With no onboard effects other than the chorus “ensemble”, the RE-201 Space Echo was a vital part of its sound. Cherry Audio have convincingly packaged tributes to both of these...”

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Adrian Lee
Keyboardist, producer, film composer
Mike & The Mechanics, Toyah, Cliff Richard, Stephen Bishop, Joan Armatrading, Chris de Burgh, 10cc

“This is such a real recreation - it's so captivating and convincing. I forget it's not the actual physical thing! Totally amazing, sounds just tremendous, looks fabulous, and is a breeze to edit, end of story. This one is extraordinary! Love it!”

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Jezz Woodroffe
Film composer/Keyboardist
Black Sabbath, Robert Plant

“I love this synth! The tape echo and reverb inclusion is genius… getting very Thomas Dolby here. :-) You guys keep putting out virtual instruments that sound like hardware, I mean really sound like hardware! So easy to get lost in this one!”

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Mike McKnight
Keyboardist, Programmer, Music Director
Credits include Roger Waters, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Earth Wind and Fire, George Michael, Paula Abdul, Lady Gaga, U2, and many others on tour and in the studio.

“The attention to detail is A+. All the little things, from easy resizing to quality browser, to logically placed and welcome enhanced features - these things add up to take strain off the left hemisphere of my brain, allowing me to feel creative...”

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Eric Levy
Night Ranger

“I’ve started using the Mercury-4 synth while touring and in studio. It allows me to get synth sounds that are more modern with a vintage feel. The stock sounds are absolutely fantastic, the user Interface is very easy to use and has great ways to...”

Leon Turner

“Though I haven’t spent a lot of time with the original Roland Jupiter-4, based on the sound of the Mercury-4, I now understand its allure - it’s incredibly warm and organic. The MPE support takes the instrument to a whole other level. It was very...”

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Joe McGinty
The Psychedelic Furs, Ryan Adams, The Ramones, Martha Wainwright, Ronnie Spector, Spacehog, and many more

“I’ve been using the Mercury-4 and it’s blowing my mind. The depth, power, and dimension are on point.”