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Orchestral Tools Announces Drones Arkanum Update



Arkanum is an exciting update to the Drones collection that adds 33 completely new patches designed by celebrated experimental musician and Drones architect Alexander Hacke.


Above photo: Alexander Hacke during the recording of Drones

Building off of the core sonic language of Drones, these patches provide an evocative palette of dark rumblings, eerie ambiances, and ghostly murmurs—ideal for adding an otherworldly dimension to any composition or sound design project. 

Recorded at the Teldex Scoring Stage in Berlin as well as at Silent Green, a former mausoleum chosen for its dark and mysterious acoustic qualities, the Drones collection is notable for offering some of the longest notes available in a sample library and the ability to stack these notes in multiple, controllable layers. The evolving sounds traverse the entire frequency range, from rumbling sub-aural lows to shimmering highs, providing the perfect foundation for atmospheric scoring and under-scoring, meditative composition, or spooky textural experimentation. 

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