AudioThing has released Environments: Temple of Mercury – a new Kontact sound library that features sound gestures from a corrugated plastic pipe and the impulse response of the Temple of Mercury, a wide caldera situated in the west of Naples (Italy).
The Temple is also known as “The Echo Temple” for its several acoustic reflections caused by a dome vault and water on the floor.
The sampled instrument produces flute, horn, efxs, impulsive sounds, and, with a little electroacoustic modification, feedback sounds; all sounds are playable with or without the convolution of the Temple.
- Introductory Price: $12 (goes $15 on November 24th)
- 24 Kontakt Instruments (.nki)
- 5 Kontakt Multis (.nkm)
- 3 Round Robin samples
- Up to 3 velocity layers
- 87 Samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit)
- 1 Impulse Response
- Formats: Kontakt and WAV
- Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.4+ full version required
This library was inspired by a video by Salvatore Carannante, a musician who plays common or recycled everyday objects as a way of interacting with the acoustic space:
See the AudioThing site for details.