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.
- 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.
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
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
- 35 sampled Instruments
- 10.33 GB installed, 15 GB recommended for setup
- 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