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AudioThing releases "Environments - Piscina Mirabilis" for Kontakt

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AudioThing has released Environments - Piscina Mirabilis for Kontakt 4 and above.

Environments Piscina Mirabilis features sound gestures from a handmade electroacoustic feedback setup and the impulse response (three different types) of "Piscina Mirabilis", a Roman water cistern located in Bacoli, in the north-west of Gulf of Naples (Italy). The cistern, made in Augusts era, is the largest Roman cistern for drinking water ever built.

The sampled instruments features feedback, strings, efx, and percussive sounds. The setup consist of a handmade electroacoustic feedback system made of a several recycled objects such as a steel coffee can, plastic pipes, and modified springs used along with speakers and microphones. The result is an ensemble of resonators and reverberators in a unique environment.

Specifications:

  • 42 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
  • Up to 5 Round Robin samples.
  • 161 Samples (44.1kHz / 32-bit).
  • 3 Reverb Impulse Responses.
  • Size: 225 MB.
  • Formats: Kontakt and WAV.
  • Sample sets including: nylon strings, steel strings, feedbacks, custom made instruments.

Price: €14. Piscina Mirabilis is available for the introductory price of €11.90 until November 1st, 2014. Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.4+ full version required.

Soundcloud Demo: https://soundcloud.com/audiothing/sets/environments-piscina-mirabilis

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: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdbiveUP_Pk

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