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Synth (Analogue / Subtractive) Plugin by TC|Works
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Mercury-1 has an average user rating of 3.14 from 7 reviews

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User Reviews by KVR Members for Mercury-1

Reviewed By [read all by] on November 26th, 2001
Version reviewed: 1 on unspecified OS
I downloaded the trial version and in less than a day of playing with it I decided it was the best VST synth I'd heard yet. It's not packed full of features but it does have pretty much what you'd find on an older analog synth. It's great for leads and basses and sound effetcs. I could totally see myself buying it in the near future except for to one big problem and one lesser problem. The first is the lack of a polyphonic mode. I know there are several good poly VST synths out there, but I don't use synth enough to want to buy more than one good one. The main reason why I won't be buying it at this point is because the thing has high note priority. As small a thing as that sounds it makes playing it very contrary to what I'm used to in a mono synth,. I emailed TC Works about this and asked whether it was switchable and they said no, it was modeled after a Moog synth with hi note priority (which one I'm not sure). They said they were considering making it an option in a future update.

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Comments & Discussion for TC|Works Mercury-1

Discussion: Active
20 October 2013 at 3:01pm

I really want this VST but i can't find any mac versions only windows :(.

21 April 2017 at 9:22pm

You won't find it anywhere... given that it was not free. All the copies you will find (except in warez sites but it's not at all my cup of tea) are locked copies used as a limited demo as long as you don' register.

Here is the Wayback Machine copy of the registration page of Mercury-1:


The product page still exists on the current website of TC Works... but recalling that this product was discontinued... in 2004 ! Yes, 13 years ago.


And its first release was... in 2001 ! Yes, 17 YEARS AGO.

That said... it was a very good instrument. It was even rated as Excellent by the website Vintage Synth Explorer:


Remember that it was in 2004...

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