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Orchestral Tools New Library: TIME MACRO

WindcryMusic

Senior Member
There are so many things to love about this teaser, but the understated one that really gets me is the evolving motion in the expansive root+fifth drone at 1:48. That moment takes me straight back to the score of "Return of the King", with a grey ship sailing into the West.
 

sostenuto

NKS Fan !
Seems kinda clear that this is a “rhythmic textures” library with lots of repeating shorts and swells that possibly oscillate from one tone/note to another.

I could be wrong, but if feels like Spitfire’s Orchestral Swarm meets Heavyocity’s Rhythmic Textures with a bit of Ark 3.

The only tease here is the date and price. I’m guessing intro price of 299€ if you own something else of significance or 349€ if you don’t, with an eventual regular price of 549€.

GULP !! :eek:

Have Orch Swarm and HO_ RT(s). Hoping for low Intro price or tempted to go with Sonokinetic Largo instead. :unsure:
 

Emmanuel Rousseau

Senior Member
Yes, that’s what I meant. Sorry to be vague. I was saying that I’m sure we will know Ark 4 is here when we see it, no matter how vague the trailer. :sneaky:

On the other hand, this new library could have been an Ark. A special take on the full orchestra, with sections. Maybe there's no Ark 4 coming ? We had one for Christmas 2015, 2016 and 2017, that doesn't necessarily mean we'll get one every year.

But I hope we will.
 
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Michael Stibor

Senior Member
It seems to sound nice, and it *could* be really useful. I am sure of only one thing: the price will make me roll my eyes.
Agreed. I find their pricing is usually a little bit of a stretch (I have the same feeling about Project SAM). I know they put out first rate stuff, but so do a lot of companies.
 

jbuhler

Senior Member
Agreed. I find their pricing is usually a little bit of a stretch (I have the same feeling about Project SAM). I know they put out first rate stuff, but so do a lot of companies.
I find OT's introductory pricing is usually pretty good, and if they had run the Inspire 2 initial pricing longer I might have gotten it because I've heard many good things about some of the patches. (I haven't found the samples Inspire 1 to be terribly useful.) Their regular pricing is high compared to the competitors, and stuff (aside from the Arks) rarely goes on sale otherwise, so I usually just let it go if I don't get one of their libraries on initial pricing. I also don't especially like Capsule but that's a different issue entirely.
 

zimm83

Senior Member
On the other hand, this new library could have been an Ark. A special take on the full orchestra, with sections. Maybe there's no Ark 4 coming ? We had one for Christmas 2015, 2016 and 2017, that doesn't necessarily mean we'll get one every year.

But I hope we will.
Hoping you are wrong. If i don't have my annual ARK......it will kill me !!!!!
 

Emmanuel Rousseau

Senior Member
Maybe MACRO stands for Metropolis Ark Chronometric Rhythms Orchestra?
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germancomponist

Senior Member
What a nice sound! I am missing some more dynamics, but this could be the result of the mastering what was done in this teaser.... . Great!
 

tim727

Active Member
Tbh I think it is Ark 4. I mean I'm sure it would fit in perfectly with the other three Arks ... and it also (evidently) provides types of sounds that the others don't ... so from a marketing perspective doesn't it seem odd to deliver a library that could easily be named and marketed as Ark 4 but instead to market it as something else?
 

jamwerks

Senior Member
OT seems really good about thinking things through articulation wise, so that their libraries complement each other. Looking forward to the details!
 
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