Soundiron has announced the release of Mercury Micro, the compact starter edition of its acclaimed Mercury Symphonic Boys’ Choir library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Soundiron Mercury Micro

This slice of a traditional English boy’s choral ensemble library includes piano and forte versions of the sustaining and staccato articulations of two important vowels: “Ah” and “Oo.” It also includes two sustaining, tempo-sync-able word articulations from Christian liturgy, “Kyrie” and “Eleison.”

The Mercury Boys’ Choir captures the youth and purity of a full boy’s choral ensemble consisting of 25 singers ages 8 to 13 with a close microphone position. We recorded the award-winning Pacific Boychoir in the same large hall that our Olympus Symphonic Choir, Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble, Montclarion Grand Piano and many other Soundiron libraries were captured. The hall gives it a bright and open sound with just the right touch of transparent natural reverberation and a stellar tone.

The library comes equipped with 3 standard instrument presets, each focusing on a category of choral articulations. The GUI includes dual-layer blending, pad mode, scripted legato, convolution reverb with 100+ custom impulses and EQ. Also included are 17 special FX presets that demonstrate the creative possibilities of this compact yet powerful library. These FX presets are exclusive to Mercury Micro and each offers a unique sonic flavor all its own.

This 303 MB library includes 209 samples and 20 nki presets with a custom user interface for the full version of Kontakt 5.5.2 and later (OSX 10.8 or later / Windows 7 or later required). All of the samples are unlocked 24bit/48kHz wavs that you can use in any standard wav-compatible program or plugin you like.

Mercury Micro features

  • 303 MB Installed.
  • 209 Samples.
  • 20 Kontakt 5.5.2 .nki preset banks.
  • 24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav audio.
  • Unlocked Kontakt presets and wav samples to allow user customization.
  • Convolution reverb with a variety of room, hall & special FX environments.

Mercury Micro for Kontakt 5.5.2 or higher (full version) is available for purchase for the introductory price of $19 USD until February 6th, 2017 (regular $29 USD).

More information: Soundiron / Mercury Micro