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So far I am very very happy with the Night Sky. The core tone is awesome for the space/psyche rock music I enjoy playing and the tone sculpting options are deep. I would disagree with those who said it can't do a basic reverb tone. I've set it with the reverb very basic and dialed back and it sits nicely in a mix. I would very much recommend the Night Sky if you want a reverb that can get very deep and ambient and way beyond a typical reverb, but also need a basic reverb on your board. I'm currently rebuilding my board around the Night Sky and the Volante as my core delay and reverb tones.
I've done some A/Bing and tried to get the Night Sky to sound like the Mercury 7. I could get the NS similar, but could not nail the M7 tone. Perhaps as I become more familiar and skilled with dialing in the NS I can get it closer, but for now I would say you can't copy the M7 tone with the NS. Could I sell the M7 in favor of the NS? Most certainly. The NS has way more adjustability and higher functions. On a very basic level (not taking the higher functions of the NS into account) they both set out to achieve a very similar objective, but end up in different places. In my eyes the M7 is sort of a NS lite version. But the resulting tone is different enough that I'm not yet sure I'd be willing to give up the M7.Anybody compare the straight NightSky reverb Algorithms to the Meris Mercury 7’s “Cathedra”? If so what did you find?