Metropolis Ark 2 - Notes

Metropolis Ark 2 takes the concept of Metropolis Ark 1 of recording large, special sections and applies it to the other end of the volume spectrum: The low dynamics in Metropolis Ark 2 will provide quiet epicness. Low, Mid and High Strings, a generous helping of various a3 Brass and Woodwinds ensembles as well as - a first - a Children Choir plus Women and Basso Profondo Choirs extend the orchestral palette. A small organ, a harmonium and a big selection of various orchestral and hybrid percussion make Metropolis Ark 2 a great tool for modern media scoring.

There's a tremor in the underground. The air is dusty and hard to breathe, darkness rules over the light. Fuming machines run day and night.  But there is life – a life that is hard to live. A life that creates heavy and worried tones. But the voices don't scream. They take their power out of the low dynamics. Welcome to the deep; to Metropolis Ark 2.
The follow-up to the highly successful Metropolis Ark 1 presents epicness in a shape you wouldn’t expect. Deep, wide and low. The true power arises from the low dynamics.
The Mighty High Strings (24 Violins), Mid Strings (10 Violas, 8 Celli), and Low Strings (8 Celli, 12 Basses) deliver so far undetected possibilities for orchestral strings pads.
Unique Brass Ensembles (Fluegelhorns, Wagner Tubas, Bass Trumpets, Tubas, Euphoniums) give the freedom to create extraordinary-sounding brass arrangements.
The Woodwind sections (Alto Flutes, Bass Flutes, Bass Clarinets, Contrabass Clarinets) redefine the classical applications for woodwinds. They go low, really low.
On top of this we made 3 different choirs out of men, woman, and even the innocent voices of children. The full range of singing beneath your fingertips: From the deepest voice of a lord of the underground, up to an angel, whispering on his cloud. Additionally, we created unprecedented sections like the Correns Harps (6 Harp ensemble) and Glamer Pianos (3 Steinway piano ensemble).
Topped with a bizarre Harmonium, a Positif Organ, and a lot of useful atmospheric percussion instruments and boomers, Metropolis Ark 2 is the unrivaled all-in-one solution to create epic music at its low dynamic scope.

District I - Orchestra

The Orchestra District forms the backbone of Metropolis Ark 2 and contains a number of soft and quiet recorded in an epic way ensembles that are designed to work well on their own, but especially as an addition and contrast to our other collections recorded at Teldex.
Weddigen Strings (High)
The Weddigen High Strings consist of 24 Violins, who are recorded with 12 Violins positioned on the far left side of the stage and 12 Violins on the far right (basically using German orchestral seating with Violins I and II facing each other).
Half of each section plays Sul Tasto, half plays con sordino on all core articulations. Flageolet articulations of course have all players playing flageolet.
Of note are the Irregular Arps patches, which provide mesmerizing quiet arpeggiated figures.
01. Strings High Legato R: G2-C6 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | T: 1st-8th | V: Without, Romantic | M: Close
02. Strings High Sustains R: G2-C6 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | V: Without, Romantic | M: Close
03. Strings High Spiccatissimo R: G2-C6 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | RR: 9 | M: Close | +
04. Strings High Col Legno R: G2-C5 | L: 1 (ppp) | RR: 6 | M: Close | +
05. Strings High Swell Long R: G2-C6 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close | +
06. Strings High Swell Short R: G2-C6 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close | +
07. Strings High Tremolo Slow R: G2-C6 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | M: Close | +
08. Strings High Tremolo Fast R: G2-C6 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | M: Close | +
09. Strings High Flageolet Sustains R: G3, D4, G4-G6 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close
10. Strings High Flageolett Glissandi Slow R: G2, D3, A3, E4 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close | +
11. Strings High Flageolett Glissandi Fast R: G2, D3, A3, E4 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close | +
12. Strings High Irregular Arps 1 R: G2-D4 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | M: Close | +
13. Strings High Irregular Arps 2 R: A2-A4 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | M: Close | +
Curtius Strings (Mid)
The Curtius Mid Strings also follow the German orchestral seating with 10 Violas to the right and 8 Celli to the left. Again, half of each section plays Sul Tasto, half plays con sordino with the exception of Flageolet patches.
The Mid Strings also have very nice tremolo patches in two speeds.
Close I is focused on on the Violas, Close II on the Celli.
01. Strings Mid Legato R: C2-G4 | L: 3 (ppp, pp, mp) | T: 1st-8th | V: Without, Romantic | M: Close I, Close II
02. Strings Mid Sustains R: C2-G4 | L: 3 (ppp, pp, mp) | V: Without, Romantic | M: Close I, Close II
03. Strings Mid Spiccatissimo R: C2-G4 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | RR: 9 | M: Close I, Close II | +
04. Strings Mid Col Legno R: C2-G4 | RR: 6 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close I, Close II | +
05. Strings Mid Swell Long R: C2-G4 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close I, Close II | +
06. Strings Mid Swell Short R: C2-G4 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close I, Close II | +
07. Strings Mid Tremolo Slow R: C2-G4 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | M: Close I, Close II | +
08. Strings Mid Tremolo Fast R: C2-G4 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | M: Close I, Close II | +
09. Strings Mid Flageolet Glissandi Violas Slow R: C2, G2, D3, A3 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II | +
10. Strings Mid Flageolet Glissandi Violas Fast R: C2, G2, D3, A3 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II | +
11. Strings Mid Flageolet Glissandi Celli Slow R: C1, G1, D2, A2 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II | +
12. Strings Mid Flageolet Glissandi Celli Fast R: C1, G1, D2, A2 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II | +
Pfarracker Strings (Low)
Taking a cue from Metropolis Ark 1, the Pfarracker Low Strings have 8 Celli as a choir in the middle of the stage, with 12 basses in groups of 6 to the left and right, providing a very spacious stereo effect."Das klingt elends fett!", says Sascha Knorr, Composer.
Other than in the Flageolet patches, all Celli play Con Sordino, all Basses play Normale.
Close I is focused on on the Celli, Close II on the Basses.
01. Strings Low Legato R: C0-C2 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | T: 1st-8th | V: Without, Romantic | M: Close I, Close II
02. Strings Low Sustains R: C0-C2 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | V: Without, Romantic | M: Close I, Close II
03. Strings Low Spiccatissimo R: C0-C2 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | RR: 9 | M: Close I, Close II | +
04. Strings Low Col Legno R: C0-C2 | L: 1 (ppp) | RR: 6 | M: Close I, Close II | +
05. Strings Low Pizzicato Secco R: C0-C2 | RR: 6 | M: Close I, Close II | +
06. Strings Low Swell Long R: C0-C2 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close I, Close II | +
07. Strings Low Swell Short R: C0-C2 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close I, Close II | +
08. Strings Low Tremolo Slow R: C0-C2 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | M: Close I, Close II
09. Strings Low Tremolo Fast R: C0-C2 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | M: Close I, Close II
10. Strings Low Flageolet Glissandi Celli Slow R: C1, G1, D2, A2 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close I, Close II | +
11. Strings Low Flageolet Glissandi Celli Fast R: C1, G1, D2, A2 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close I, Close II | +
12. Strings Low Flageolet Glissandi Basses Slow R: C0, E0, A0, D1, G1 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close I, Close II | +
13. Strings Low Flageolet Glissandi Basses Fast R: C0, E0, A0, D1, G1 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close I, Close II | +
Correns Harps a6
The Correns Harps are formed by six Concert Harps played with a variety of articulations. You will find special arpeggiated 4th, major and minor chords, flageolets and glissandi.
01. Harps a6 Sustains R: C0-G6 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | RR: 3 | M: M/S, Close I, Close II
02. Harps a6 Tremolo R: C#0-F#6 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | M: M/S, Close I, Close II | +
03. Harps a6 Tremolo Swell Long R: C#0-F#5 | L: 1 (mp) | M: M/S, Close I, Close II | +
04. Harps a6 Tremolo Swell Short R: C#0-F#5 | L: 1 (mp) | M: M/S, Close I, Close II | +
05. Harps a6 5th Chords R: C0-A#1 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | M: M/S, Close I, Close II | +
06. Harps a6 Major Chords R: C0-A#1 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | M: M/S, Close I, Close II | +
07. Harps a6 Minor Chords R: C0-A#1 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | M: M/S, Close I, Close II | +
08. Harps a6 Flageolet Sustains R: C1-G4 | RR: 3 | L: 1 (pp) | M: M/S, Close I, Close II
09. Harps a6 Flageolet Tremolos R: B2-B5 | L: 1 (mp) | M: M/S, Close I, Close II | +
10. Harps a6 Glissando Beds Major R: C3-A#4 | L: 1 (mp) | M: M/S, Close I, Close II | +
11. Harps a6 Glissando Beds Minor R: C3-A#4 | L: 1 (mp) | M: M/S, Close I, Close II | +
12. Harps a6 Glissando Beds Pentatonic Scale R: C3-A#4 | L: 1 (mp) | M: M/S, Close I, Close II | +
13. Harps a6 Glissando Beds Whole Tone Scale R: C2, C#2, C3, C#3 | L: 1 (mp) | M: M/S, Close I, Close II | +
Thuner Alto Flutes a3
Three Alto Flutes make up the Thuner Alto Flutes with full legato, essential articulations, multiphonics and even wind noise patches.
01. Alto Flutes a3 Legato R: G2-G4 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | T: 1st-8th | V: Without, Romantic | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
02. Alto Flutes a3 Sustains R: G2-G4 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | V: Without, Romantic | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
03. Alto Flutes a3 Staccato R: G2-G4 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | RR: 6 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
04. Alto Flutes a3 Swell Long R: G2-G4 | L: 1 (mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
05. Alto Flutes a3 Swell Short R: G2-G4 | L: 1 (mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
06. Alto Flutes a3 Fluttertongue R: G2-G4 | L: 1 (mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
07. Alto Flutes a3 Multiphonics Tonal R: G2-G3, G4-G5 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
08. Alto Flutes a3 Multiphonics Fluttertongue R: G2-G4 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
09. Alto Flutes a3 Multiphonics Jetwhistle R: G2-G4 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
10. Alto Flutes a3 Wind Noise Staccato R: G2-G3 | L: 1 (pp) | RR: 3 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
11. Alto Flutes a3 Wind Noise Crescendo R: G2-G3 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
Balbronner Bass Flutes a3
The three Balbronner Bass Flutes offer full legato and other special articulations including multiphonics, noises and jet whistles.
01. Bass Flutes a3 Legato R: C2-C4 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | T: 1st-8th | V: Without, Romantic | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
02. Bass Flutes a3 Sustains R: C2-C4 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | V: Without, Romantic | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
03. Bass Flutes a3 Staccatissimo R: C2-C4 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | RR: 6 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
04. Bass Flutes a3 Swell Long R: C2-C4 | L: 1 (mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
05. Bass Flutes a3 Swell Short R: C2-C4 | L: 1 (mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
06. Bass Flutes a3 Fluttertongue R: C2-C4 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
07. Bass Flutes a3 Multiphonics Tonal R: C2-C3 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
08. Bass Flutes a3 Multiphonics Atonal R: C2-F2 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
09. Bass Flutes a3 Jetwhistles R: C2-C4 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
10. Bass Flutes a3 Noises Staccato R: C2-C3 | L: 1 (pp) | RR: 3 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
11. Bass Flutes a3 Noises Crescendo R: C2-C3 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
Leichhardt Bass Clarinets a3
The deep-sampled three Leichhardt Bass Clarinets provide full legato, as well as five fluttertongue articulations, multiphonics, airy sustains and even slaps.
01. Bass Clarinets a3 Legato R: Bb0-Bb2 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | T: 1st-8th | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
02. Bass Clarinets a3 Sustains R: Bb0-Bb2 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
03. Bass Clarinets a3 Staccato R: Bb0-Bb2 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | RR: 6 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
04. Bass Clarinets a3 Swell Long R: Bb0-Bb2 | L: 1 (mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
05. Bass Clarinets a3 Swell Short R: Bb0-Bb2 | L: 1 (mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
06. Bass Clarinets a3 Fluttertongue R: Bb0-Bb2 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
07. Bass Clarinets a3 Fluttertongue Swell Long R: Bb0-Bb2 | L: 1 (mf) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
08. Bass Clarinets a3 Fluttertongue Swell Short R: Bb0-Bb2 | L: 1 (mf) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
09. Bass Clarinets a3 Fluttertongue Cluster Swell Long R: Various | L: 1 (mf) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
10. Bass Clarinets a3 Fluttertongue Cluster Swell Short R: Various | L: 1 (mf) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
11. Bass Clarinets a3 Multiphonics R: Bb0-Gb1 | L: 1 (mf) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
12. Bass Clarinets a3 Multiphonics Atmo R: C2, Ab3-Db4, Eb4-E4 | L: 1 (mf) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
13. Bass Clarinets a3 Air Sustains R: Bb0-Bb2 | L: 1 (mf) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
14. Bass Clarinets a3 Slaps R: Bb0-Bb2 | L: 1 (mf) | RR: 3 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
Graefenberger Contrabass Clarinets a3
Bringing deepest low-end to the Clarinet section, the three Graefenberger Contrabass Clarinets have legato, swells, fluttertongue and multiphonics.
01. Contrabass Clarinets a3 Legato R: Bb-1-Bb1 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | T: 1st-8th | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
02. Contrabass Clarinets a3 Sustains R: Bb-1-Bb1 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
03. Contrabass Clarinets a3 Staccato R: Bb-1-Bb1 | L: 2 (ppp, pp, mp) | RR: 6 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
04. Contrabass Clarinets a3 Swell Long R: Bb-1-Bb1 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
05. Contrabass Clarinets a3 Swell Short R: Bb-1-Bb1 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
06. Contrabass Clarinets a3 Fluttertongue R: Bb-1-Bb1 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
07. Contrabass Clarinets a3 Multiphonics 1 R: C1-Db2 | L: 1 (mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
08. Contrabass Clarinets a3 Multiphonics 2 R: C1-E3 | L: 1 (mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
Weissdorn Wagner Tubas a3
Taking a cue from Metropolis Ark 1's Schwarzdorn and Rotdorn Horns, the three Weissdorn Wagner Tubas bring this wonderful instrument to the MA Series wih legato, immediate and soft sustains and other essential articulations. And now you know that Wagner Tubas belong to the Horn family thanks to their naming in Metropolis Ark 2!
01. Wagner Tubas a3 Legato R: F1-Bb3 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | T: 1st-8th | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
02. Wagner Tubas a3 Sustains Imm R: F1-Bb3 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
03. Wagner Tubas a3 Sustains Soft R: F1-Bb3 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
04. Wagner Tubas a3 Staccato R: F1-Bb3 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | RR: 6 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
05. Wagner Tubas a3 Swell Long R: F1-Bb3 | L: 1 (mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
06. Wagner Tubas a3 Swell Short R: F1-Bb3 | L: 1 (mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
07. Wagner Tubas a3 Marcato Long R: F1-Bb3 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | RR: 2 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
08. Wagner Tubas a3 Marcato Short R: F1-Bb3 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | RR: 2 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
Koenig Fluegelhorns a3
Soft but powerful, the three Koenig Fluegelhorns provide basic articulations and work great as a complement to regular trumpets.
01. Fluegelhorns a3 Legato R: F2-Bb4 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | T: 1st-8th | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
02. Fluegelhorns a3 Sustains R: F2-Bb4 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
03. Fluegelhorns a3 Staccatissimo R: F2-Bb4 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | RR: 6 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
04. Fluegelhorns a3 Swell Long R: F2-Bb4 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
05. Fluegelhorns a3 Swell Short R: F2-Bb4 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
Kadetten Bass Trumpets a3
Three Kadetten Bass Trumpets provide a solid foundation for your trumpet parts with essential articulations.
01. Bass Trumpets a3 Legato R: F1-Bb3 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | T: 1st-8th | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
02. Bass Trumpets a3 Sustains R: F1-Bb3 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
03. Bass Trumpets a3 Staccato R: F1-Bb3 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | RR: 6 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
04. Bass Trumpets a3 Swell Long R: F1-Bb3 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
05. Bass Trumpets a3 Swell Short R: F1-Bb3 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
Waltroper Euphoniums a3
For all Euphonium lovers out there, the three Waltroper Euphoniums provide basic articulations.
01. Euphoniums a3 Legato R: F1-F3 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | T: 1st-8th | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
02. Euphoniums a3 Sustains R: F1-F3 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
03. Euphoniums a3 Staccato R: F1-F3 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | RR: 6 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
04. Euphoniums a3 Swell Long R: F1-F3 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
05. Euphoniums a3 Swell Short R: F1-F3 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
Ring Tubas a3
If one tuba is great, then the three Ring Tubas are even greater. Providing basic articulations as well as fluttertongue swells, this will give you the ultimate soft low-end.
01. Tubas a3 Legato R: Bb-1-F2 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | T: 1st-8th | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
02. Tubas a3 Sustains R: Bb-1-F2 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
03. Tubas a3 Staccato R: Bb-1-F2 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | RR: 6 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
04. Tubas a3 Swell Long R: Bb-1-F2 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
05. Tubas a3 Swell Short R: Bb-1-F2 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
06. Tubas a3 Multiphonics R: Bb0-Bb1 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
07. Tubas a3 Fluttertongue Swell Long R: Bb0-F2 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
08. Tubas a3 Fluttertongue Swell Short R: Bb0-F2 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +

District II - Choir

Metropolis Ark 2 has a Soft Women Choir as well as a Basso Profondo Choir, each with Legato, Sustain and multi-syllable Staccato and Marcato. There is also a Children Choir with Legato and Sustain.
Lichterfelder Children Choir
The Lichterfelder Children Choir features 16 children, about 2/3 girls and 1/3 boys.
01. Children Choir Legato R: G2-Bb4 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | T: 1st-8th | Syllable: oh | M: M/S, Close, ORTF
02. Children Choir Sustains R: G2-Bb4 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | Syllable: oh | M: M/S, Close, ORTF
Calandrelli Women Choir
Six Sopranos and six Altos form the Calandrelli Women Choir.
01. Women Choir Legato R: F2-Bb4 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | T: 1st-8th | Syllable: oh | M: M/S, Close, ORTF
02. Women Choir Sustains R: F2-Bb4 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | Syllable: oh | M: M/S, Close, ORTF
03. Women Choir Marcato R: F2-Bb4 | L: 3 (ppp, pp, mp) | Syllables: re mo si du na | M: M/S, Close, ORTF | +
04. Women Choir Staccato R: F2-Bb4 | L: 3 (ppp, pp, mp) | Syllables: re mo si nu an ky em ru sa is | M: M/S, Close, ORTF | +
Breitenstein Basso Profondo Choir
The Breitenstein Basso Profono Choir is made up of 11 ultra low basses.
01. Basso Profondo Choir Legato R: Bb0-D3 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | T: 1st-8th | Syllable: oh | M: M/S, Close, ORTF
02. Basso Profondo Choir Sustains R: Bb0-D3 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | Syllable: oh | M: M/S, Close, ORTF
03. Basso Profondo Choir Marcato R: Bb0-D3 | L: 3 (ppp, pp, mp) | Syllables: re mo si du na | M: M/S, Close, ORTF | +
04. Basso Profondo Choir Staccato R: Bb0-D3 | L: 3 (ppp, pp, mp) | Syllables: re mo si nu an ky em ru sa is | M: M/S, Close, ORTF | +

District III - Percussion

Metropolis Ark 2's Manteuffel Percussion District unites a host of special percussion
Manteuffel Percussion Ensemble
The main Percussion Ensemble and Deep Drums patches are fully playable and provide an assortment of deep and soft hits and impacts.
01. Manteuffel Percussion Ensemble R: Various Percussion | L: 3 (pp, p, mp) | RR: 9 | M: M/S, Close, ORTF | +
02. Manteuffel Percussion Deep Drums R: C1-E3 | L: 6 (ppp, pp, p, mp, mf, f) | RR: 3 | M: Close I, Close II | +
Manteuffel Percussion Ensemble Metal
The Metals contain a large number of metal hits, cymbals, etc... An additional Bowed patch expands the sonic potential of the Metals section.
03. Manteuffel Percussion Ensemble Metal Hit R: C1-E5 | L: 1 (p) | M: M/S, Close, ORTF | +
04. Manteuffel Percussion Ensemble Metal Bowed R: C0-G5 | L: 1 (p) | M: M/S, Close, ORTF | +
Manteuffel Percussion Boomer
The Boomers are provided in two variations: Menu has all types with three variations each mapped on individual keys. RR has all variations of the same type mapped as Round Robins.
The mapping for the Menu patch is as follows:
C0-B2 are Boomers with a lot of attack that tend to be on the shorter side.
C3-A6 have a "woosh" attack and tend to be longer.
You can use these individually, but also combine attack and non-attack samples.
05. Manteuffel Percussion Boomer FX Menu R: C0-A6 | L: 1 (mp) | M: Close | +
06. Manteuffel Percussion Boomer FX RR R: C2-D4 | L: 1 (mp) | M: Close | RR: 3 | +
Manteuffel Percussion FX
The FX Menu has a number of processed FX sounds.
07. Manteuffel Percussion FX Menu R: Various Percussion | L: 1 (p) | M: M/S, ORTF | +
Manteuffel Percussion Small Metals
Venturing into the whimsical, the Small Metals patch features a lot of small, clinky sounds mapped across the keyboard. 
08. Manteuffel Percussion Small Metal Menu R: C1-A5 | L: 1 (p) | M: M/S, ORTF | +
Manteuffel Percussion Waterphone
This patch provides Waterphone SFX ranging from pure sound design to more tonally suitable elements.
09. Manteuffel Percussion Waterphone FX Menu R: C1-C6 | L: 1 (p) | M: M/S, ORTF | +
Manteuffel Percussion Synth FX
The Synth FX section is entirely derived from sythesized sounds and provides hits, noise pads and swells in seperate patches.
10. Manteuffel Percussion Synth FX Hits R: C1-B1, C3-D3, F3-A4 | L: 1 (pp) | RR: 9 | M: Close, ORTF | +
11. Manteuffel Percussion Synth FX Noise Pad R: C3-E3 | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close, ORTF | +
12. Manteuffel Percussion Synth FX Swell Long R: Various Percussion | L: 1 (pp) | M: Close, ORTF | +
13. Manteuffel Percussion Synth FX Swell Short R: Various Percussion | L: 1 (p) | M: Close, ORTF | +

District IV - Keys

The Keys District plays a prominent role with four distinct instruments packing a few surprises.
Roon Piano
The Roon Piano features exquisite soft dynamics with both Sustains and Staccato.
01. Piano Sustains R: A-1-C7 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | M: M/S, Close
02. Piano Staccato R: A-1-C7 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | RR: 3 | M: M/S, Close | +
Glamer Pianos a3
For the Glamer Pianos we took two Steinway D and a Steinway B and recorded Sustains, Staccato, 5th chords and soft tremolos.
01. Pianos a3 Sustains R: A-1-C7 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | M: M/S, Close, ORTF
02. Pianos a3 Staccato R: A-1-C7 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | RR: 3 | M: M/S, Close, ORTF | +
03. Pianos a3 5th Chords R: C2-Bb3 | L: 2 (ppp, mp) | M: M/S, Close, ORTF | +
04. Pianos a3 Tremolo R: A-1-C7 | L: 1 (ppp) | M: M/S, Close, ORTF | +
Thekla Harmonium
The Thekla Harmonium is the quirkiest entry in <%C_MA2_A%>. With lots of character, this instrument lives right at the edge of total disintegration and was a true challenge to sample.
01. Harmonium Sustains R: C1-C6 | L: 2 (pp, mp) | M: Close, ORTF
02. Harmonium Staccato R: C1-C6 | L: 1 (p) | RR: 3 | M: Close, ORTF | +
Hochbaum Organ
The Hochbaum Organ is a small, portable positif organ and has only two stops: An 8 feet Flute and a 4 feet Flute. Both were sampled individually and together for Sustains and sharp Staccati.
01. Organ Flute 8 Sustains R: C1-D5 | L: 1 (p) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
02. Organ Flute 8 Staccato R: C1-D5 | L: 1 (p) | RR: 3 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
03. Organ Flute 4 Sustains R: C1-D5 | L: 1 (p) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
04. Organ Flute 4 Staccato R: C1-D5 | L: 1 (p) | RR: 3 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
05. Organ Flute 8 4 Sustains R: C1-D5 | L: 1 (p) | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF
06. Organ Flute 8 4 Staccato R: C1-D5 | L: 1 (p) | RR: 3 | M: Close I, Close II, ORTF | +
*In case you did not know - All sections and instruments in <%C_MA2_N%> are named after street names near the Teldex Studio in Berlin/Germany. Now you know.

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