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MNTRA Instruments Arca
MNTRA Instruments Arca

Interdimensional Strings Suite

MNTRA Instruments Arca is an Interdimensional Strings Suite inspired by sci-fi and ancient cultures.

Dark and ancient string textures captured at MNTRA’s 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.  The Suite includes 85 presets sculpted by our award-winning sound designers, 35 instrument sample maps, and intuitive animated 3-axis controls. Powered by the MNDALA engine.

Arca is an exploration into the dark side of string textures. Inspired by our love for sci-fi, we set out to create a playground of multidimensional sound possibilities. Using a selection of ancient, bowed, world instruments as sources that were then deeply processed to extend their timbres beyond the realms of imagination, we have created a curated collection of dark, cinematic soundscapes.

Taking full advantage of our MNDALA 2 Sound Design Engine, these unusual sources have been artfully sculpted 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 2 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 2’s powerful non-linear sound design environment.

Inside Arca

  • 85 Presets
  • 35 Individual Instruments
  • Up to 29 Round Robins


First-time user of Mntra Instruments?

Make sure to download the free MNDALA 2 Engine VST3/AU plugin.

Simply install once and you will be able to run all of our instruments.

Download Mndala 2 Free

What’s Inside

Acoustic Strings Sample Maps

  • String Trio Long MF
  • String Trio Long F
  • String Trio Short
  • String Trio Glissandi Trill
  • String Trio Glissandi Up/Down
  • String Trio Scratch
  • Cello Harmonics Long
  • Cello Harmonics Short
  • Kamanche Long Gut
  • Kamanche Long Metal
  • Kamanche Long Harmonics
  • Kamanche Short Harmonics
  • Morin Khuur Long Harmonics 1
  • Morin Khuur Long Harmonics 2
  • Morin Khuur Short Harmonics 1
  • Morin Khuur Short Harmonics 2
  • Nyckelharpa Long
  • Nyckelharpa Short

Creatively Processed Sample maps

  • Space Debris Long
  • Tesla Coil Long
  • Cosmic Critters
  • Cyber Synth
  • Hive Synth
  • String Warp
  • Solar Flare
  • String Zap
  • Cyber Crush
  • Cyber Stab
  • Wasp Strings
  • Astral Wail
  • Space Drive
  • Android Harmonizer
  • Grain Madness
  • Sonic Flange
  • Digital Scramble

Technical Specifications

Requires MNDALA 2 Free Engine

Right now we only provide AU and VST3 versions of our plugins, we don’t have AAX support yet.



  • Recorded at extreme definition 32-bit 384kHz ultrasonic resolution
  • CPU-efficient in-engine playback at industry-leading 24-bit 96kHz resolution


  • VST3 / AU plugin for Windows & Mac OS (10.11+) Including M1 Chip
  • No fuss copy protection, simply install and the instrument is uniquely encrypted to be used within your system
  • Seamless downloads, updates, and installation within MNDALA with a registered Mntra account

File Size

  • 35 sampled Instruments
  • 10.33 GB installed, 15 GB recommended for setup

System Requirements

  • Minimum 8GB of RAM and an i5 or better CPU required
  • Supported by all 64-bit VST3/AU compatible DAW’s

* Mixcraft 9 Pro is not supported

  • 35 Sample Maps
  • 85 Presets
  • Up to 29 Round Robins
  • Recorded at leading-edge 32-bit 384khz resolution
  • CPU-friendly in-DAW playback at industry-leading 24-bit 96khz resolution
  • VST/AU plugin for Windows & Mac OS (10.11+) including M1 Chip support
  • Plugin app and samples watermarked to you→ Easy downloads and updates via Pulse Downloader
  • 10.33 GB GB installed, 15 GB recommended for setup
  • Minimum 8GB of RAM and an i5 or better CPU required, SSD drive recommended
  • Supported by all popular VST/AU compatible DAWs

*Requires MNDALA V2.1.0 Free Engine
Works with all VST3/AU compatible DAWs

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