THE PROTOTYPE ORCHESTRA
Nothing beats the epic power and expressive beauty of a large orchestra playing as one. Metropolis Ark Ø finally realizes this vision. It presents the prototype orchestra—the original idea that gave birth to the now iconic Metropolis Ark series. Designed for simplicity, these big sections sound truly monumental. Metropolis Ark Ø offers a fast, fun way to compose dramatic and highly emotional orchestral music.
POWERFUL, FULLY PLAYABLE ORCHESTRA
Monumental sound requires the right space. Metropolis Ark Ø captures the playing of top-flight session musicians, in situ, on the renowned Teldex Scoring Stage in Berlin. Immediately access a balanced, expertly orchestrated sound that is perfect for film scores, trailers, video games, and more. Multiple mic positions let you shape the sound as you like.
For maximum impact, choose the tutti orchestra with its assertive playing style. Or select high and low orchestra patches for chords and special articulations. Major and minor triads, available in all inversions, let you easily build a harmonic foundation for your compositions. And runs, trills, swells, and arpeggios enable you to craft engaging lines.
DESIGNED FOR SIMPLICITY AND SPEED
When composing, speed is often essential. Sometimes you just need to create a quick sketch of an idea. And sometimes you just want to blast an entire orchestra from your keyboard all at once. This is what Metropolis Ark Ø is designed for.
THE PROLOGUE TO METROPOLIS ARK
It all started here—we’ve finally created what we set out to build all those years ago, before the first Metropolis Ark collection was released to the world. We originally wanted to record a complete orchestra, playing together, and producing a sound you might associate with silent movies or epic futuristic films from the 1920s and 1930s. That initial idea then evolved into the acclaimed Metropolis Ark series, which provides a broad palette of cinematic sounds and textures for creating colossal compositions.