Orchestral Tools Metropolis Ark 4 - Elite Orchestral Forces

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by Fry777, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. RandomComposer

    RandomComposer Senior Member

    Mar 29, 2018
    United Kingdom
    I don't think you can compare them, Ark 4 is mostly dealing with combinations of instruments, while SCS is a focussed effort on individual chamber string sections.
  2. sostenuto

    sostenuto Senior Member

    Mar 10, 2017
    St George, UT USA
    Yes :blush: Knee-jerk post after seeing the 'Power Chamber' comment on Comm Thread.

    So something more like the oft mentioned BHTC ?
  3. ka00

    ka00 Senior Member

    Oct 23, 2017
    Toronto, Canada
    Yes, BHCT and ARK4 seem like good libraries to compare and contrast. Walkthroughs will help.
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  4. whiskers

    whiskers Domo arigato, power legato.

    Sep 5, 2018
    There seems to be some perceived marketing need to hype up legato.

    Legato > real legato > true legato > ... > POWER LEGATO??!?

    Hahaha it's just so amusing. Hopefully they'll explain this in the walkthrough
  5. Karl Feuerstake

    Karl Feuerstake Senior Member

    Jun 12, 2014
    maybe they meant exaggerated legato; like portamento but in disguise.
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  6. Goldie Zwecker

    Goldie Zwecker Senior Member

    Feb 1, 2017
    One big technical difference is that BHCT is 110GB of material and ARK 4 is 45GB. Yes, i know size doesn't always matter or means anything, but in the case of BHCT it is a huge and vast library with numerous instruments, instrument combinations, each with lots of articulations and mic positions (the mic positions could be the reason for the extra GB in size). In BHCT the mic positions are more than your usual recording angle. It totally changes the instruments balance in the combis, so with one mic position you can get more of the strings and almost no brass, or vice versa and lots of other combinations. It is so vast i haven't really finished going thru all that it has to offer.

    As for ARK 4, time will tell. There wasn't a proper walkthrough yet.
    I think the timing of this release is totally deliberate, building on the euphoria created by their current sales - in hope more people will buy ark 4 on an impulse, or from a "serial urge" to complete the series. People, 5 minutes ago you didn't even know this library existed. I think i'll wait till next year - and not just because there might be a better price (i bet there will be) but because a year from now there will be more walkthroughs, demos and "in use" videos etc that will give a full picture of what this library really has to offer beyond the initial marketing hype.
  7. DSmolken

    DSmolken Senior Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    What next, the people's democratic legato?
  8. During the "Guessing session" of Metropolis Ark 3 :


    I'm pretty sure @Saxer and I gave them the idea. We're waiting for our free copies.
  9. tim727

    tim727 Senior Member

    Nov 21, 2017
    That's one of the funnier comments I've read in my time on vi-control.
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  10. zimm83

    zimm83 Senior Member

    Jun 23, 2017
    In the artics pdf we can see that the Gui has been changed.......new Capsule version?
  11. If it's a "major update" for CAPSULE, fingers crossed for a better RAM management.
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  12. Batrawi

    Batrawi Senior Member

    Jul 9, 2016
    Power legato seems to me like some sort of an agressive, bow change/ marcato legato
  13. Parsifal666

    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

    Sep 7, 2015
    E. YeeHaw, Indiana
    Filthy Imperialist Pig Legato.
  14. MartinH.

    MartinH. Senior Member

    Jun 16, 2018
    My prediction is that it's marketing speak for "polyphonic legato" like in the symphony series collection string ensemble or other big string libraries.
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  15. Zoot_Rollo

    Zoot_Rollo Throbbing Member

    Jul 1, 2016
    oh yeah, BHCT.

    checks WL.
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  16. Goldie Zwecker

    Goldie Zwecker Senior Member

    Feb 1, 2017
    What's "WL"...?
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  17. tim727

    tim727 Senior Member

    Nov 21, 2017
    I think that's highly unlikely, partly because if you look at the articulations list there is also "Power Sustains". I think there's a good chance that the "power" in the name implies upper dynamics. So "power legato" would be a legato patch where perhaps you can't go below let's say mezzoforte ... and likewise "power sustain" would be an analogous sustain patch. That's my best guess anyway.
  18. DavidY

    DavidY Senior Member

    Nov 24, 2017
    I'm going to guess "Wish List" on the Spitfire website.
    There could well be a promotion around Christmas where you can get items on your wish list at a discount... in fact it's a good reminder and I'm checking mine now.
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  19. Zoot_Rollo

    Zoot_Rollo Throbbing Member

    Jul 1, 2016
    yes, that's what i was referring to.
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  20. Saxer

    Saxer Senior Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    Second OT library with a single demo track... I hope they'll come up with a bit more before rising the preorder/intro price.

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