The 144 Multi-sampled patches inside this collection perfectly capture the lush warmth and exhilarating motion of the P5.
Only round-robin sampling can accomplish such a feat - This process records multiple samples at the same pitch, complete with the phase and pitch differences of the analogue sources and then rotates around this sample set, breathing life into what would normally be a static sampling process. Think of this as a miniature film instead of a single photograph. The results are full of energy, life and inspiration.
Multiple recording chains were used throughout the 5-month period of sampling. Everything from API, Neve and our new favourite - an A-Designs RED-DI that packs a huge tube punch before we even get into further analogue processing.
This pack is formatted for the following :
Logic Pro 10.2 Onwards ( including all Apple Silicon and modern OSX editions )
Kontakt 5.8.1 onwards ( Including Kontakt 6 and 7 )*
* Kontakt users - A 'Full' install of Kontakt is required. This release will not work correctly with the Kontakt Player or other Free editions of Kontakt bundled with Maschine or Komplete Kontrol - Please check your install level using Native Access.
While many patch-based sample packs provide great sounds, few show you how to use them to their full potential. This is what sets F9 apart from the rest. F9 Mercury P5 DAW editions come with 5 meticulously crafted projects that showcase the included content, along with 5 sets of expertly produced drum stems.
By triggering the multi-sampled instruments in this library with MIDI, we can demonstrate just how powerful these analogue-sourced sounds are, using nothing more than the stock plugins in your DAW. Experience the true potential of your DAW when it's given high-quality raw material to work with.
Furthermore, this is our first release that supports Bitwig, and we've fully leveraged its excellent modulation capabilities and MPE expression technology in these projects.
This release sees the 1st outing of our new Kontakt script incorporating many often-requested features. We have tried to keep this as useful, yet simple as possible. Direct access to the excellent SSL style EQ at the bottom of the design has proven an amazing late edition.
As a bonus, this release also includes 5 drum kits, each formatted for all available editions, with additional formats for Battery 4 and MPC.
Akai has also released a version of MPC software called MPC Beats, which is available as a standalone app and a plug-in for all major formats. We highly recommend that all producers take advantage of this amazing gift to the production community. The software is available HERE
The additional kits require:
NI Battery 4
MPC V2.11 including MP Chardware, software and MPC Beats
Product and Delivery Details :
F9 Mercury P5 Contains:
5 DAW Projects ( Logic, Ableton and Bitwig editions)
21 Bass Patches
23 Brass Patches
26 Lead Patches
16 Pad Patches
31 Pluck Patches
27 Synth Patches
5 Drum Kits
5 Sets of Drum stems ( Kontakt Edition )
All related midi files
All F9 releases are available for instant download. Links are available at the end of the checkout process and are emailed to you separately.
This is a big release due to the round-robin sampling process. On average the packs unzip to around 14GB. so please make sure you have at least 35GB free on the drive you will be using for the download.
Please note - due to differences in the tools available inside each DAW, the demo arrangements will be slightly different, please check the demo for your preferred DAW on the player above. One instance of Ozone 10 was used on each audio demo - everything else is created and mixed using the built-in DAW tools.
A Personal Note -
When I was 14 years old, I stumbled upon my first analogue synthesizer. A band was setting up on stage at a local theatre, and after accidentally entering through the wrong door during a tour of my local 6th-form college, the keyboard player noticed my fascination and allowed me to experiment with his instrument for thirty minutes. Despite my extreme lack of playing ability at the time, I was completely enthralled by the endless potential and exhilarating feeling of tweaking every knob and switch within my immature grasp.
That experience sparked an obsession with synthesis that I have never forgotten. After decades of working at every level in the industry, I now have a platform to share that joy with others. We believe that certain synths are classic for a reason, and our goal is to bring as much of their wonderful, emotive tones to the production community as possible – at prices that are realistic for the modern industry.
It is my sincere hope that this pack, and others like it, inspire some truly amazing music.
James Wiltshire - F9 Audio / Freemasons ( recording artists )
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