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An eerie percussion classic

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    An eerie percussion classic

    HG2O is Spitfire's experimental take on the waterphone, a classic percussion instrument, played by renowned percussionist Paul Clarvis in The Hall at AIR Studios. The Spitfire team takes this unconventional metallic instrument beyond its vintage horror stereotype to reveal its inspirational beauty. We have also included a collection of morphed pads and ambiences, created from the raw organic samples and presented in our Mercury Synth engine.

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    Requires Kontakt (full license)

    Percussion & synths

    9 mic signals

    Kontakt Full

    Waterphone instrument with white background

    Hg20 GUI

    General controls panel

    This view allows further in-depth control of the instrument, showing all available signals and feature controllers, as well as the ability to purge techniques from memory to reduce system usage.

    What's included


    • Traditional - Main mics
    • Traditional - Mix mics
    • Tine bows - Main mics
    • Tine bows - Mix mics
    • Tine plucks - Main mics
    • Tine plucks - Mix mics
    • Gamalan style - Main mics
    • Gamalan style - Mix mics

    Mercury synth instruments

    • Mercury Synth - Back to the Beginning
    • Mercury Synth - Beauty Transforms
    • Mercury Synth - Big Benjy
    • Mercury Synth - Catch your breath
    • Mercury Synth - During the night
    • Mercury Synth - Golden House
    • Mercury Synth - In Space
    • Mercury Synth - Incandescence
    • Mercury Synth - Low Jangler
    • Mercury Synth - Low Metal
    • Mercury Synth - Microwave Chipset
    • Mercury Synth - Nightmare Waltz
    • Mercury Synth - Oompa
    • Mercury Synth - Powering up
    • Mercury Synth - Scary Hiss
    • Mercury Synth - Simple Drier Pad
    • Mercury Synth - Simple Ocean Pad
    • Mercury Synth - Sinus Problem
    • Mercury Synth - Solace
    • Mercury Synth - Speaking the Tongue
    • Mercury Synth - Sub Drone
    • Mercury Synth - Threatening Transforms
    • Mercury Synth - Unsettling Vapour Clouds
    • Mercury Synth - Wratchet Crickets


    • Close
    • Tree
    • Ambient
    • Outrigger
    • Close Ribbon
    • Stage
    • Mid
    • Gallery


    • Fine
    • Medium
    • Broad

    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS 11, 12 or 13 

    Both Intel and Apple Silicon/ARM are supported

    Minimum: 2.8GHz i5 minimum (quad-core), 8GB RAM

    Recommended: 2.8GHz I7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    PC system requirements

    Windows 10 or Windows 11 - (Latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

    Minimum: Intel 2.8 GHz i5 (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM

    Recommended: Intel Core i7 6th gen and later or AMD Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    File size

    7.2 GB

    Kontakt player

    Kontakt Full required – for more information on Kontakt Full click here

    Hg2O sounds great with…