Fazioli F-228 piano recorded at Metropolis Studios in London.
With a unique tone, exquisite recording and leading coding leads many to consider Mercury as one of the best piano sample libraries on the market.
Iconic piano used on legendary hits
Fazioli pianos pursue perfection. They're delicate and sophisticated with a very rich low-end and lots of body resonance.
Mercury piano was recorded by Grammy Award-winning Paul B. Norris at Metropolis Studio's Studio A.
It sounds warm and very emotional. Perfect for intimate low-key tracks, but it’s also very punchy and aggressive on high velocities.
A combination that you don’t usually find on piano libraries.
Mercury piano will fit in every situation perfectly, and it will be an honour to know that it has become your go-to piano library.
Why you'll love Mercury
Harnessing the power of Kontakt, Mercury has a beautiful and powerful interface rendered in 3D designed to inspire you.
Recorded by Grammy Award-winning Paul B. Norris at Metropolis Studio's Studio A, using the finest microphones and preamps in a beautiful sounding live room that sounds rich and warm.
Offering 5 mic positions from ultra-close stereo to spaced pair placed at the back of the room, Mercury offers a huge variety of sonic possibilities that fit in any situation.
With effects specially designed for the piano. Including the fabulous Metropolis Plates, EMT 140s both solid state and valve versions with different decay times, along with a compressor, EQ and chorus.
“The touch, feel and level of detail achieved in this library inspires me daily at the studio. Mercury is a true joy to play.”
Josep UmbriaDonovan, Jimmy Page
“I can whole heartedly recommend the Mercury piano. It has a whole lot of character and I haven't used another piano since I got it.”
Tapsa KuusniemiBaywatch, The Jungle's Book
“It has a very appealing room sound and a depth that sampled pianos don't have. With a beautiful open, bell-like top end.”
Craig RichardsPianist, composer
Making of at Metropolis Studios
From the mixer you can control the different mics separately with the usual parameters that you’d normally get on an audio mixer, and with extra features like a new way of mixing that we call “position enhanced”.
With a load/purge switch for each channel, pan / width, volume, mute, solo, phase shift and output selector for mixing the different channels in your DAW.
In the effects page you can add 4 DSP effects to the sound, specially designed for piano.
Metropolis Plates capture the sound of the EMT 140s from Metropolis Studios.
Peak compressor with threshold, ratio, attack, release and make-up controls.
Special type of tilt EQ that will cut or boost the high and low frequencies with additional HP and LP filters.
Great sounding chorus with stereo spread, speed and depth controls.
From the settings page you can control any parameter that you might ever need.
The piano was sampled with four true round-robin repetitions.
Control how the library reacts to the incoming MIDI notes using the velocity curve parameters.
Control the volume of the non-tonal sound of the piano. Release samples, sympathetic resonance, key and pedal noises.
Sample start offset, overall timbre, dynamic range, low enhancement and per-note temperament.
Mercury Lite gives you the heart of the Mercury piano but with less load for those who have limited resources. Designed to be lighter but retaining full sound and expressive capabilities.
We merged all the mic positions with unity gain, the same sound as when you have all mic positions enabled at 0dB on Mercury Pro.
Get Mercury Lite and you’ll receive an upgrade coupon to Mercury Pro so you only pay the difference. This is a great way of demoing the library before going to the full version, never paying more than the full price.
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Robin Alba plays Mercury.
Recorded live at Calma Estudis - Mallorca.
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- 1 mic position (all in one)
- 2x round robin
- 8 velocity layers
- 4,784 samples
- 3.59 GB
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- 5 mic positions
- 4x round robin
- 8 velocity layers
- 37,172 samples
- 34.36 GB
- 42 presets
- NKS support
- Works in Kontakt Player
- Download via Continuata's Connect app