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Meris

Meris is a boutique studio electronics company based in L.A., California, whose ethos is “More than logic, Uniting Art & Engineering”. Run by a small passionate team of creatives who, in their own words, live for the vast and unlimited world of music, crafting studio gear that drives your Art with new sounds and sparks a thrill in your heart.

Meris was established by Terry Burton, the hardware and software engineer who previously founded the guitar effects company Strymon in 2008. Also joining Meris are Angelo Mazzocco, previously Line 6’s top choice DSP Engineer to the stars (Van Halen, The Edge and Dweezil Zappa to name but a few…) and Creative Director Jinna Kim hailing from L.A.’s leading design studios and who previously created the brand identity for Strymon.

Their debut product was the Meris 440 Mic Pre; an innovative 500-Series module with an effects loop optimised for guitar pedals. The unit was designed to deliver classic American tone with its legendary Cinemag input/output transformers and the added advantage of an integral in/out effects loop, ideal for delivering distortion-free audio to effects pedals. The Meris 440 Mic Pre has warm, open tone reminiscent of the time-honoured API 312 preamps.

Their product line has since grown to include the awesome Ottobit Bit Crusher and Mercury7 Reverb, turning heads and ears wherever they’re plugged in.