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Mercuriall Audio announces SS-11X tube preamp sim!
Old 7th September 2018
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Mercuriall Audio announces SS-11X tube preamp sim!

Hi everyone!

Awesome news - we've just announced a new product! SS-11X tube preamp emulation. Official emulation of AMT SS-11 tube preamps!



Mercuriall Audio, the pioneer of powering amp-sims with neural networks, is proud to present the newest product SS-11X, based on a tube preamp AMT SS-11 (versions A and B). Wonderful Fender®-style clean sound and powerful, roaring crunch and lead channels won’t leave you indifferent! The project is officially approved and supported by AMT Electronics, who supplied us with electric circuits, hardware prototypes and production 3D models. This gave us a possibility to model the SS-11X in extreme detail, making it virtually impossible to distinguish the sound difference between hardware or software. A live comparison video is on its way.

One of the aims of this project was to create a very simple and affordable software with friendly and attractive user interface, as well as lower system requirements.
Even though the main objective was modeling the preamp, we included some other important features. The SS-11X has a noise gate, a collection of overdrive pedals, cabinet IR loader, reverb IR loader and an option to choose the preamp tubes. This lets anyone create a solid guitar sound quickly and effortlessly within one simple window.

SS-11X opens a new chapter in the history of Mercuriall Audio - it is the first product where we use our brand new, cutting edge technology named Neural Hybrid Engine. It is a much more precise, flexible and faster method for modeling electric circuits. As the pioneers of integrating neural networks in amp sims, it took us 5 years of research and development to create the Neural Hybrid Engine and successfully build SS-11X using it. We also applied our tube curve tracer machine to make sure each tube model is unique, just as in real life.

SS-11X release window:
  • Autumn 2018
Prices:
  • Full price - $39.99
  • Price for existing Mercuriall customers - $29.99


Product Details

Supported platforms and formats:
  • Mac: VST2 Universal, VST3 x64, AU x64, AAX x64 (Pro Tools 11 and newer)
  • PC: VST2 x86, VST2 x64, VST3 x64, AAX x64 (Pro Tools 11 and newer)

Minimal system requirements:
  • Intel or AMD with SSE2 support, 2 cores and 4 threads, 2.4 GHz
Preamp section:
  • Full, official modeling of AMT SS-11A and SS-11B tube preamps
  • Tubes: 12AX7, 6N2P-EV

Pedals and FX section:
  • Noise Gate
  • Overdrive based on Ibanez® TS-808
  • Overdrive based on Ibanez® TS-808 Lower Drive Mod
  • Overdrive based on Ibanez® TS-7 Hot
  • Overdrive based on Ibanez® TS-7 Mod
  • Overdrive based MESA/BOOGIE® Grid Slammer
  • Overdrive based on Boss® Super Overdrive

IR section:
  • Built-in cabinet IRs
  • IR loader for guitar cabinets
  • Built in reverb IRs
  • IR loader for reverb

Additional settings:
  • Quality (oversampling): no, x2, x4, x8
  • Sample rate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96
  • Stereo/Mono processing
Old 8th September 2018
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I have an AMT SS-20 which I absolutely love. So this has me very interested. Wish there was a bit more of a teaser though. Like a gui and some audio?
Old 8th September 2018
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Originally Posted by morelia View Post
I have an AMT SS-20 which I absolutely love. So this has me very interested. Wish there was a bit more of a teaser though. Like a gui and some audio?
Hey!
I recommend subscribing to our newsletter through Mercuriall Audio Software. The GUI was in the newsletter! =)

But here it is one more time for you:
Old 8th September 2018
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GUI looks really good. I have Reaxis, Spark and U530. Thought I'd be on a mailing list already. Regardless, I cannot see anywhere on the Mercurial site where I can subscribe to a newsletter.
Old 15th September 2018
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Guys and gals, prepare you ears: SS-11X and SS-11B live comparison video!
In this technical video we wanted to show what our Neural Hybrid Engine can do.

On the left you can see the real SS-11B preamp and SS-11X.
On the right you can see the level meter, spectrograph and oscilloscope. Green color is hardware and red is software. Green and red are always displayed, even though just one sample is played at a time. You can see how close the live signals are to each other (hardware/software).

Can you spot any difference in sound on your system? Let us know what you hear!

Old 15th September 2018
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Originally Posted by morelia View Post
GUI looks really good. I have Reaxis, Spark and U530. Thought I'd be on a mailing list already. Regardless, I cannot see anywhere on the Mercurial site where I can subscribe to a newsletter.
Perhaps you may have unsubscribed?
To re-subscribe, you'll have to log out on Mercuriall Audio Software and on top there will be an option to subscribe.
Old 18th September 2018
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This cannot be released fast enough

(I tried to put that in all-caps but Gearslutz wouldn't let me. So let it be known that I feel really strongly about it)
Old 9th November 2018
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Ok I brought this and gave it a spin yesterday, I am actually astonished how great this is, it really is IMO the best guitar software I have ever tried and I think I may have tried them all, it sounds so real, and it's so playable, Mercuriall have really lifted the bar with this one IMO, it sounds and plays like the real thing to me, astounding work.
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