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Guitar Amplifier Simulator Plugin by Mercuriall Audio Software
Tube Amp Ultra 530
U530 by Mercuriall Audio Software is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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U530 is part of Mercuriall Ampbox platform. You will get Ampbox for free with U530 purchase.

Tube Amp Ultra 530 VST/AU/AAX plug-in (briefly U530) based on the popular sound studio preamp ENGL E530, having a wide range of tone.

The cabs are based on:

  • 2D cab based on Redwirez IRs.
  • 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 cabinet IR (mono/stereo).
  • Option to load your own reverb (or second cab) IR (mono/stereo).
  • Maximum IR length is 262144 samples (~5.9 sec @44.1 kHz).
  • Reverb IR blend.

Pedals and FX section:

  • Graphic EQ.
  • Parametric EQ.
  • Noise Gate.
  • Wah-Wah based on Dunlop CryBaby 535Q.
  • Overdrive based on Ibanez TS-808.
  • Overdrive based on Ibanez TS-808 Lower Drive Mod.
  • Overdrive based on 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:

Preset system.

Freely movable module windows inside the plugin.

"Hide/show all windows" button.

Plugin size selection.

Undo/Redo buttons.

Mono input channel selection (left/right).

Option to run the plugin interface on OpenGL (on/off). Note: on some systems, running the plugin on OpenGL might cause visual instability of the plugin or DAW freezes.

Quality (oversampling): no, x2, x4, x8.

Supported samplerate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96.

Stereo/Mono processing.

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