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Superbooth 2021: Cherry Audio announces Jupiter-4 emulation, Mercury-4

Mercury-4
(Image credit: Cherry Audio)

Superbooth 2021: Following a suggestive teaser video last week, Cherry Audio has unveiled their latest plugin, a software emulation of the classic Roland Jupiter-4 synth.

The Mercury-4 is a said to be a (mostly) faithful recreation of Roland's iconic Jupiter-4, which improves upon the design of the original by adding 16-voice polyphony, infinite patch storage, velocity sensitivity, and MPE support. Roland's Jupiter-4, first manufactured in 1978, offered limited patch storage and only four voices of polyphony.

To accurately replicate the sound of the Jupiter-4, Cherry Audio have modelled the plugin on a vintage copy of the synth owned by Greg Hawkes of '80s new wave legends The Cars, that can be heard on their double-platinum 1981 release Shake It Up. The Mercury-4 also comes with an integrated emulation of Roland's famed tape delay, the Space Echo

Find out more about the Mercury-4 on Cherry Audio's website.

Matt Mullen

I'm the Features Editor for MusicRadar, working on everything from artist interviews to tech tutorials. I've been writing about (and making) electronic music for almost ten years, and when I'm not behind my laptop keyboard, you'll find me behind a MIDI keyboard or a synthesizer. My latest obsession is the Arturia MicroFreak, which will have to do until I've saved up for a Prophet-6... 

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