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Mercuriall Audio releases 6160III and updates Ampbox to v1.3

Mercuriall Audio Software

Mercuriall Audio has released an add-on for Ampbox: 6160III.

6160III is is VST/AU/AAX/Standalone plugin based on the EVH 5150III 100W Stealth. It includes a Stealth and Classic mode switch (Ivory amp covering) on channel three.

6160III highlights:

  • Accurate and detailed white-box modeling Mercuriall Audio is known for.
  • Introduction of Neural Hybrid Engine 3.0 in 6160III. Made it possible to achieve a more correct tone when operating a tube power amp with a guitar cab.
  • 80 presets from our artists and friends to cover even the most bizarre tones.

Along with the 6160III release, the Ampbox* platform is updated to version 1.3:

  • New exclusive IRs from Max Morton (Jinjer, Shokran, Morton).

This is a free platform update for all users of Ampbox. 6160III amp is a separate paid module.

6160III pricing:

  • 89.99 USD for new customers.
  • 69.99 USD for returning customers.

For ten days after 6160III release:

  • 69.99 USD fixed price for everyone.

*Supported Ampbox amps and preamps as of October 2023:

Detailed Ampbox Information

Modeling technology:

  • Neural Hybrid Engine v3.0 developed by Mercuriall Audio.

Supported operating systems and program formats:

  • Mac: VST2 x64, VST3 x64, AU x64, AAX x64 (Pro Tools 2019.12 and newer).
  • Intel and M1 processors are supported.
  • PC: VST2 x64, VST3 x64, AAX x64 (Pro Tools 2019.12 and newer).

Minimum system requirements:

  • CPU: Intel or AMD with SSE2 support, 2 cores and 4 threads, 2.8 GHz.
  • OS: Windows 8/OS X 10.13.
  • RAM: 4GB.
  • Free drive space: 500Mb.
  • If using Pro Tools DAW: 2019.12 and newer.
  • Screen resolution: WXGA+ (1440*900 px).

Amp/preamp section (purchased separately):

  • New. Amp model based on EVH 5150III 100 Stealth.
  • Amp model based on MESA/Boogie Dual Rectifier Blackface, rev G.
  • Amp model based on Bogner Ecstasy 101B.
  • Preamp model based on MESA/Boogie Triaxis, revision TX5A.
  • Preamp model based on Engl E530.

Poweramp section:

  • Poweramp model based on Bogner Ecstasy 101B (free with Reaxis/U530 purchase).
  • Can be turned off independently from preamp.

Cabinet section:

  • New. Exclusive cab IRs by Max Morton (Jinjer, Shokran, Morton).
  • 2D cab based on Redwirez IRs (internal cab).
  • Cab based on Bogner Uberkab 412 - 4x12 Celestion G12T-75.
  • Cab based on MESA/BOOGIE 412 - 4x12 Celestion V30s.
  • Cab based on Marshall 1960B - 4x12 Greenback.
  • Cab based on Marshall 1960B - 4x12 JBL K120 (vintage).
  • Microphones: Shure SM57, Sennheiser MD441, Royer R121.
  • Option to load your own Cab IRs (external cab).
  • Option to load your own room IRs and mix with a built-in or external cab.

Effects/stomps section:

  • Noise Gate.
  • Graphic EQ.
  • Parametric EQ.
  • Wah-Wah based on Dunlop CryBaby 535Q.
  • Overdrive based on Ibanez TS-808 with Low Drive Mod.
  • Overdrive based MESA/BOOGIE Grid Slammer.
  • Overdrive based on Boss Super Overdrive.
  • Distortion based on Boss Metal Zone MT-2.
  • Distortion based on Boss DS-1.
  • Stereo Chorus.
  • Stereo Delay.
  • Stereo Reverb.


  • Output signal controls: normal, dim, mute.
  • Reference pitch: default A = 440Hz or user preference.

Additional settings & controls:

  • Preamp tube selection (U530).
  • Freely movable module windows inside the plugin.
  • "Hide/show all windows" button.
  • Preset system.
  • Plugin size selection.
  • Undo/Redo buttons.
  • Input channel selection (left/right).
  • Amp grill selection.
  • Option to run the plugin interface on OpenGL (on/off).
  • Oversampling: no, x2, x4, x8.
  • Samplerate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96.
  • Stereo/Mono processing.


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