Environments "Temple of Mercury" 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 temple is entirely made of tophus, and it has a diameter of 21.5 meters (71ft) and a circular opening in the vault reminiscent of the one in the Pantheon in Rome. 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.
- 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.
- Sample sets including: flute, horn, efxs, impulsive sounds, feedback sounds, sound designed instruments.
- Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.4+ full version required.
SoundCloud demo: soundcloud.com/audiothing/sets/environments-temple-of-mercury
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXLk7tLyBbQ