Arca

Interdimensional Strings Suite

inspired by sci-fi and ancient cultures

'Finding new worlds by exploring old ones' 

Driven by our love of both classic sci-fi worlds and ancient cultures, we crafted Arca to be a hybrid sound design tool unlike no other. Blend an 1820s Baroque Cello with supernatural granular shimmers, Mongolian Morin Khuur with radioactive saturation, Nyckelharpa with spaced-out glitches, and much more... Arca gives you the power to create immersive sound worlds yet to be discovered.

 

Taking full advantage of the powerful sound design capabilities of our MNDALA engine, these unusual sources have been artfully sculpted by our award-winning team to offer a wide variety of uniquely expressive sounds.

 

Arca is built around our powerful 3-axis control system represented by a custom Perform view animation created for seamless intuitive live expression. Each preset is a unique performable instrument unto itself to be learned and explored.

We simplified the manipulation of these sound-shaping parameters by creating global controls that are assignable to any MIDI sliders, knobs, or controllers. Map the controls once and you are ready to go without having to re-map them for each new MNDALA instance.

 

In addition to the curated sound worlds we created within Arca's many presets, you can easily sculpt your own sonic landscapes using MNDALA's powerful non-linear Sound Design environment. 

Sound Sculpture Series

All of our Sound Sculpture instruments are loaded with our free MNDALA Engine, allowing you to quickly switch between many different sonic landscapes. Simply get it for free from our store and load in any Sound Sculpture instrument.

→ Recorded at industry-leading 32-bit/384kHz resolution
→ Extreme resolution CPU efficient in-DAW playback & blazingly fast preset loading 
→ VST / AU plugin for Windows & Mac OS (10.11+) Including M1 Chip
→ Plugin app and samples watermarked to you
→ Easy downloads and updates via Pulse Downloader
→ 6.8 GB installed, 10GB required for setup
→ Minimum 8GB of RAM and an i5 or better CPU required
→ Supported by all VST/AU compatible DAW’s

Specifications

Our instrument

creation approach

Continuous play and pushing creative boundaries is our foundational mindset when creating our instruments. Rather than trying to recreate true-to-life instruments, we choose to experiment and not follow the usual path.

Inspired by nature and ancient knowledge, we embrace expressive (im)perfections, perform and capture using experimental methods to create instruments and sounds that are beyond the imagined.

 

From using bespoke extreme-quality recording using methods such as ultrasonics, to experimenting with unique workflows and sound sources that are constantly in a state of re-invention, each Sound Sculpture Instrument is a playable form of our exploratory journeys.

 

While sampling, the subtleties and imperfections of live human performance are embraced and encouraged. Depending on the final intent, we will creatively post-process as little or as much as needed (sometimes beyond recognition), but always making sure that the soul and character of the performances are fully transmuted once it's been implemented as one of our expressive playable instruments.

 

If this approach is something you feel is close to your heart, go ahead and explore our catalogue!

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Arca

$80→now $48
LAST CHANCE! 40% off 
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Interdimensional Strings Suite inspired by sci-fi and ancient cultures

Dark and ancient string textures captured at our legendary Montreal RCA Victor studio. Creatively processed and warped to offer a wide range of expressive otherworldly sounds; from dystopian clusters to dark & ethereal textures.

 

Includes 50 presets sculpted by our award-winning sound designers, 35 instrument sample maps, and intuitive animated 3-axis controls. Powered by our MNDALA engine.

$80→now $48
LAST CHANCE!
40% off 
with code: BTS-SALE 

* Created purely using Arca, no external additional sounds or FX's

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