Ark 4 KONTAKT-Minified

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Ark 4 KONTAKT-Minified

Minified | 21 December 2021 | 4.33 GB

Size may be king in the natural world but sometimes the real power lies beneath the surface.
After all, some of the tiniest insects are hardwired to floor a six-ton elephant.

This latent symbiotic power comes to the fore in the same way with Metropolis Ark 4 – Elite Orchestral Forces, which integrates various approaches from the previous three collections, performed to perfection by the Metropolis Orchestra. The sections are not small – they are sharply focused like the Maschinenmensch robot in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, all unbridled expressive energy and singularity of purpose.

Similarly, the mixed wind sections are not instrumental sections in the conventional sense, but rather special blends of colors that come together to create a broad palette of virtual instrumentation. All performed and mixed in such a way that the listener perceives them as a single sound.

Just like the oppressive calm before a returning storm, the sound is always powerful and aggressive. The dynamic range goes from pianississimo to fortississimo, but the underlying force and bite is always there – every whisper is a controlled scream.

Highlights:
Introducing power legato
Focused section sizes
Ten unique Woodwind and Brass Blends
Women’s and Men’s Choir
Extreme dynamic ranges
Extreme articulations – overblown/overpressure
The front row of the Metropolis series

Elite Forces
This time around, we have special high energy articulations – Power Legato, Martele Sets, Overblown Winds, Overpressure Strings – designed to harness the raw power behind the professional sheen.

As well as the strong rhythmic and melodic articulation sets, Metropolis Ark 4 provides the building blocks for creating striking orchestral effects and textures. Shaped by their rough surroundings, these sounds are edgy, offbeat and expressionistic.

Metropolis Ark 4 includes an impressive array of High, Mid and Low String Sections for you to choose from, not to mention 10 Mixed Brass & Woodwinds Sections. With a Melodic Percussion Ensemble, Tuned Timpani & Tom Ensemble and a whole host of Percussion and Drum Ensembles at hand to harness the rhythms. And for that additional emotional charge, there is a Women’s and Men’s Choir at your fingertips.

As with previous collections, Metropolis Ark 4 was recorded at the sublime Teldex Scoring Stage in Berlin. The distinctively balanced room – neither too wet nor too dry, and with the finest microphones from the last five decades at its disposal – takes our Berlin Series and Metropolis Ark Series to a whole new level.

— — — — — MINIFIED INFO — — — — — — —

Since I like to have many Kontakt libraries but don’t want to fill my hard drives with them, I minify them, keeping only what I really need from them.
Added a Convolution Reverb with a Teldex Scoring Stage Impulse Response that Orchestral Tools uses in their Studio recordings, to blend nicely with their other Teldex Stage recordings.
A couple of buggy instrument patches did not use the “Close” mic at all, although the samples are present. On them I used the “Tree” mix.

— Library size is 5.1GB (from ~ 49.3GB)
— All samples are 16bit
— Added Convolution Reverb with Teldex IR
— Only the “Close” mic exists (except the buggy patches).

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