Elite orchestral forces

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. The sections are not small—they are sharply focused, like the Maschinenmensch robot in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis: Bristling with expressive energy and singularity of purpose.

Just like the concentrated eye of the 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.


Introducing power legato
Focused section sizes
10 unique blended woodwind and brass ensembles
Male and female choirs
Extreme dynamic ranges from ppp to fff
Extreme articulations—overblown/overpressure
The front row of the Metropolis series
Recorded at the Teldex Scoring Stage in Berlin

Unique blended ensembles and high-energy articulations

Metropolis Ark 4 gives you 10 unique mixed ensembles, combining specially selected brass and woodwind instruments. 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.

The focus for this collection is precise application of extreme power. To that end, we recorded some very special high energy articulations—power legato, martele sets, overblown winds, overpressure strings—to harness the raw expressive power within each instrument.

The fully-focused orchestra

In addition to the above, Metropolis Ark 4 includes an impressive array of high, mid, and low string sections for you to choose from. A melodic percussion ensemble, tuned Timpani and tom ensemble, and a host of percussion and drum ensembles deliver a precise rhythmic foundation. And the male and female choirs provide an additional fully-focused emotional charge.

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.

About the Metropolis Ark Series

Inspired by Fritz Lang’s epic 1927 film Metropolis, the Metropolis Ark series is designed specifically for writing bold, loud, aggressive, larger-than-life film music. The five collections form a cohesive whole that’s perfect for movie trailers, but comprehensive and detailed enough for all kinds of musical heavy-lifting. If you need orchestral sounds that go way beyond the ordinary and conventional, then roll out the Metropolis Ark.

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Metropolis Ark

Metropolis Ark 4

Elite orchestral forces


Teldex Scoring Stage, Berlin

549,00 € +VAT

Not licensed
  • Battle of the Hordes (by Helge Borgarts & Thomas Stanger)
    Metropolis Ark 4
  • Elite Orchestral Forces (by Sascha Knorr)
    Metropolis Ark 4
  • Return of the Birds (by Craig Sharmat)
    Metropolis Ark 4
  • Steam Overture (by Lukas Kiedaisch)
    Metropolis Ark 4
  • Time Traveller (by Helge Borgarts & Thomas Stanger)
    Metropolis Ark 4


  • SINE version: Works with Orchestral Tools’ SINE Player—NOTE: Very latest version required!
  • 112 GB of samples (44 GB SINEarc compressed)
  • 24 bit / 48 KHz patches
  • System requirements SINE:
  • Mac OS 10.13, i5, 4 GB RAM (16+ GB recommended)
  • Windows 10, Intel Core i5 or similar
  • Interfaces: VST, AU, AAX
  • KONTAKT version: Works with the free Kontakt Player or Kontakt 5.8.1 full
  • 98 GB of Samples (47 GB NCW compressed)
  • 24Bit / 48KHz Patches
  • Please note: Kontakt versions bought after Dec 21, 2021 can be upgraded to SINE for a €54,90 support fee


If you want to buy the Kontakt version of this collection, please note:

  • This is not the latest version of this collection - the SINE version might offer additional features not available here
  • We don't maintain and update the older Kontakt versions of our collections
  • You can upgrade this Kontakt version to the SINE version later for an additional upgrade fee*

*= Upgrade fee is around 10% of the regular collection price. This is due to doubled costs for downloads and licensing.