Spitfire Audio has announced the release of a new instrument library in collaboration with Chas Smith. Mercury brings a collection of unearthly sounds from Hollywood’s desired instrument maker.

When blockbuster film composers need to score the awe-inspiring, the mystical, the mechanical, and the alien, they turn to Chas Smith. For forty years, he’s transformed disused metal into Hollywood’s most menacing, most mysterious instruments. His creations painted the unearthly soundscapes of Dune and Interstellar, sang heroic anthems for Man of Steel and The Hunger Games, and textured torturous terrors throughout the Saw film franchise.

Now, with Mercury, Spitfire Audio is bringing his incomparable, one-of-a-kind sound to your studio. Spitfire Audio has sampled 14 of Chas’s most celebrated acoustic instruments, then fused, warped, and reinvented them in Solar, the new eDNA-powered synthesiser. All told, this collection delivers 600+ textures, tones, and pads—organic and synthesised. Tweak, twist, and recombine them to unleash the sinister, unshackle the industrial, and unveil the impossible worlds orbiting just beyond our reach.

Mercury runs in a dedicated plugin (VST/VST3, AU and AAX). It is on sale for the intro price of 99 GBP/USD/EUR (regular 149 GBP/USD/EUR).

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