New Sound Library, Temple of Mercury For Kontakt, Inspired by ‘Relationship Of Sound And Space’

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.

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