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Rasa hints at the vast creative possibilities that our unique Sound Sculpture Instruments have to offer.

Drawing from four of Mntra's Sound Sculpture Instruments, Rasa features four of our sample maps: the large Tibetan Horn (Orakle), the Morin khuur (Arca), Pitched Volcanic Rocks (Atma), and our "Viper" Death Whistle (UDW)

Rasa includes 14 expertly curated presets to get you started on the powerful sound sculpting possibilities of our dedicated VST/AU MNDALA engine.

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'A portal into the vast creative possibilities of our MNDALA engine'

Rasa (Sanskrit: रस) translates to "essence” or “taste." For Mntra, this refers to the aesthetic flavours crafted into our sample maps, ready to be experienced by you, our sahṛdaya, literally one who "has heart" and can connect to the work with emotion.

In this spirit, we created Rasa as an introductory gateway into the vast creative possibilities that our expressive Sound Sculpture Instruments have within them.

For Rasa, we chose one distinct instrument sample map from each of our four existing Sound Sculpture Instruments. We selected Orakle’s large Tibetan horn, sampled using the custom-built giant reverb resonator that lends this horn its colossal and brutalist sound. From Arca, we chose the Mongolian Morin khuur, performed in such a way that its unique harmonics are accentuated. Then, we went to Atma for its rare Pitched Volcanic Rocks, and finally, we included UDW’s 'Viper' Death Whistle.

Rasa includes 14 expertly curated presets to get you started on the powerful sculpting possibilities of our MNDALA engine.

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→ Recorded at leading-edge 32-bit 384khz resolution
→ CPU-friendly playback at 24-bit 96khz resolution
→ 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
→ 18.5 GB installed, 22 GB required for setup
→ Minimum 8GB of RAM and an i5 or better CPU required
→ Supported by all VST/AU compatible DAW’s

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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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