MESA/Boogie Partners with Neural DSP for new ‘Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+ Suite’

MESA/Boogie Partners with Neural DSP for new ‘Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+ Suite’; Plugin Suite is Designed After One of the Most Legendary Guitar Amps

From humble beginnings to worldwide recognition, MESA/Boogie® has remained the original boutique Home of Tone, hand-crafting amplifiers of uncompromising quality from the world’s finest materials in California, USA.

Founder Randall Smith instilled basic principles into MESA such as passion, drive, integrity, and excellence, and his insistence on making the best amplifiers has guided half a century of breakthrough innovations, elevating the amplifier into an instrument in its own right–one with the power to shape and create musical genres.

MESA/Boogie has announced a new partnership with Neural DSP for the  MESA/Boogie Mark IIC+, a new digital series that delivers the most accurate representations of some of MESA/Boogie’s legendary amps and cabinets. You can learn more here:

A pivotal part of guitar amplifier history, this plugin suite is designed after one of the most legendary guitar amps, the MESA/Boogie Mark IIC+.

Designed and built by MESA/Boogie®, the IIC+ pioneered the use of switchable lead and rhythm channels and has been the favored amp of a wide range of guitar players throughout the decades. Renowned for its power and versatility, the Mark IIC+ is beloved for its rich, complex tone by  Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield (Metallica), Prince, Steve Lukather (Toto), Neal Schon (Journey) and John Petrucci (Dream Theater), to name a few.

The Neural Mark IIC+ features a front panel with push/pull knobs for Bright/Rhythm, Bright/Lead, Treble, Bass, Deep, and Lead/Rhythm, plus a five-band graphic EQ. In the back, are Presence and Reverb controls, and a Simul-Class/Class A switch that allows users to select the power amp topology. Also included is a quartet of pre-effects–with a pair of overdrives that can take users from a subtle boost to classic tube saturation, and a compressor for rich, glassy clean tones, and a chorus unit – plus a pair of post-effects, including a BBD-style stereo delay and an ’80s-style hall reverb.

The Mark IIC+ suite features a separate nine-band graphic EQ, a cabsim module with hundreds of IRs, and three speaker options – a MESA/Boogie Rectifier Standard Slant 4×12, a Traditional Slant 4×12, and stacked Horizontal 2×12s – 10 virtual microphones, and Neural DSP’s proprietary room-mic section. In addition to the hundreds of IRs that come with the suite, users also have the ability to load their own IRs.

MESA/Boogie Mark IIC+ Suite from Neural is available everywhere worldwide for €99.

You can find out more by watching the video here: Mark IIC+ Suite

And you can test out the Mark IIC+ suite free, for 14 days: Find out more




Front: Featuring push/pull knobs for Bright (Rhythm channel), Treble Shift, Bass Shift, Deep, Lead/Rhythm, and Bright (Lead channel), as well as Mesa Boogie’s hallmark 5-band graphic EQ, the possibilities for tone shaping are almost endless! Back: The rear of the amplifier presents Presence and Reverb controls as well as a switch between Simul-Class and Class A allowing you to choose which power amp topology you want to use.



Ideal for detailed spectrum adjustment, the onboard 9-band graphic equalizer allows for total control over frequency response.


Pre Effects

A simple Compressor offers rich, glassy cleans. Overdrive 1 & 2 give you everything from a subtle boost to classic tube saturation. Finally, a Chorus provides era-appropriate rich modulation.



A comprehensive cabsim module with hundreds of IRs made by 5by5 Studios. Featuring three speaker options (Mesa Boogie Rectifier Standard Slant 4×12, Traditional Slant 4×12, and stacked Horizontal 2x12s), ten virtual microphones, and our proprietary room mic section. In addition to the hundreds of IRs, this module can be used to load your own IR files.


Post Effects

Stereo Delay provides the warm Bucket Brigade (BBD) sound. The Reverb provides a classic 80s hall sound and covers everything from subtle ambience to almost infinite soundscapes.



Run the Mesa Boogie Mark IIC+ Suite as a standalone app with no additional software required.