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Environments - Temple of Mercury
Product Environments - Temple of Mercury
Developer AudioThing
Price (MSRP) €14
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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 / 24-bit).
  • 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

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