Mercuriall released Spark

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jbraner
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800 posts since 8 Jan, 2003

Post Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:29 am

Hi B,

Take a few of the existing ones, using different amps, and disable all the FX and stomps - then save.
Even better, make 2 or 3 like that, then make a few variations of each - with different amp settings (incl using both of the inputs)
When you have 8 - 10 of them, record a guitar part and play it back.
Toggle between the new presets, as if you're "auditioning" sounds. Just play each one for a few seconds and move on to the next.
After going through a few - I get a horrible sound, and all the FX are enabled. I think it's like a mixture of the "default" sound and the preset that I was trying to use.
I don't know if it's better to stop SONAR (from playing) while changing presets, or if I'm maybe going through them too quickly.

gbtommasi
KVRer
18 posts since 11 Apr, 2016

Re: Mercuriall released Spark

Post Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:41 am

alteregoxxx wrote:
Barmaleus wrote:
alteregoxxx wrote:But my question was exactly on this aspect: Wich pickup of which guitar?
So I was told - we model a reactive resistance of a "middle-ground" pickup with 10kOm. Modeling different pickups would be a huge job. We simply don't have people or funds for that right now.

Oooook, I see! Thanks for the feedback!

Again, Spark is actually, and by far, the most realistic amp sim on the market. Bravi! :)
If it can be of any help, try this:
http://www.tonebone.com/dragster.php

I don't have any idea of how it works, I only know it is a passive circuit. It's light, small, and it makes a real difference, at least to me. I use it between guitar and audio interface (which is a quite good apogee duet 2, and yet the dragster improves the overall tone and feel).

briandampsim
KVRist
34 posts since 30 Jan, 2018

Re: Mercuriall released Spark

Post Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:05 pm

Do you think it would be an improvement between my guitar and my behringer umc204hd?

I have been debating getting a better interface like an apollo but maybe this radial thing would be the difference I'm looking for in an upgrade?

Also do you think these amp sims are on par with say atomic amplifire? I'm debating buying one of them vs building a super powerful rack vst host pc with midi control. What do you think?

acousticglue
KVRist
415 posts since 27 May, 2008

Re: Mercuriall released Spark

Post Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:24 pm

Anyone on any ampsim not using 1Mohm hiZ is missing out and why many guitarists think amp Sims suck

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Barmaleus
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98 posts since 24 Dec, 2016

Re: Mercuriall released Spark

Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:35 pm

Is it allowed to post sale news here? If not, kindly delete this post =)


As the love starts to spread over the world, we follow with discounts for Mercuriall products! The Valentine's sale is on!

Here are the sale details:
Reaxis - 15% off (discounted price is $76.49/regular $89.99)
Spark - 33% off (discounted price is $80/regular $120)
U530 - 33% off (discounted price is $39.99/regular $59.99)

Head over to http://www.mercuriall.com and check out the product demos. If you like what you hear, feel free to grab a license with the discount!

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Barmaleus
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98 posts since 24 Dec, 2016

Re: Mercuriall released Spark

Post Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:09 pm

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to say we have recently updated Spark to version 1.1.1. You can download it from www.mercuriall.com.

Changelog:
- Gate threshold working range increased
- Fixed non-working gate at certain settings
- Fixed rare bug when turning off the cab section could lead to a crash after loading a project
- Code updates

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metalifuxx
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2294 posts since 23 Mar, 2005 from Detroit

Re: Mercuriall released Spark

Post Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:13 pm

Congrats to having Pete Thorn do a review demo gear video for Mercurial Spark. Sure there are some other people who have done reviews, but Pete Thorn is like in the top 3 of pedal/amp/guitar gear geekery demo review YouTube channels. Plus he is a pro touring/session musician, and he just writes great original songs for his pedal/gear reviews while doing a awesome job explaining the gear.

https://youtu.be/Btl6MgpUyhE

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Barmaleus
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98 posts since 24 Dec, 2016

Re: Mercuriall released Spark

Post Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:22 pm

Oh yeah!
Pete's review sounded very convincing. Loved how he explained the tone creation process for each sound sample.

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Barmaleus
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98 posts since 24 Dec, 2016

Re: Mercuriall released Spark

Post Fri May 04, 2018 1:44 pm

Just a small teaser. Something is cooking... =)

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Julien Unison
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335 posts since 9 Oct, 2006

Re: Mercuriall released Spark

Post Fri May 04, 2018 5:51 pm

:hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

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U N I S O N : shoegaze / electronic / black metal wall of sound with heavenly voice
https://soundcloud.com/weareunison / https://www.facebook.com/unison666 / https://weareunison.com/

Dude456
KVRer
1 posts since 12 Apr, 2018

Re: Mercuriall released Spark

Post Sat May 05, 2018 7:08 am

Is it going to be an addon for Spark?

I just want to say that I’m absolutely blown away by Spark! It is the best Marshall amp simulator out there. It feels and sounds real.

Really good job! Keep up the great work!

PS.: I have forgot to mention, but I would love to get a wah pedal integrated into Spark. ;)

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Barmaleus
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98 posts since 24 Dec, 2016

Re: Mercuriall released Spark

Post Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:52 pm

Oh, I forgot to reply - that picture... It is a free Chorus pedal! =) https://mercuriall.com/cms/details_freestuff

Wah in Spark - we'd love to do it! I hope it happens one day, but when exactly - I do not know.

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Barmaleus
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98 posts since 24 Dec, 2016

Re: Mercuriall released Spark

Post Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:19 pm

Just a kind reminder for those who wanted to get Spark with a discount - it's -33% off at the moment at www.mercuriall.com =)

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Barmaleus
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98 posts since 24 Dec, 2016

Re: Mercuriall released Spark

Post Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:00 pm

Hi folks!

Small teaser =) I am testing an early version of our new product here.
Raw sound with no post-processing, as recorded by the phone camera. No boosts used in front of the plugin.

The modelling bar will be raised yet again! Stay tuned!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szNSBac0kvo

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Barmaleus
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98 posts since 24 Dec, 2016

Re: Mercuriall released Spark

Post Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:05 am

Wadup guys!

Not sure if I am allowed to create a new topic about the announcement (being a member of Mercuriall team), but if anyone wants to do that, we could discuss this:

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