NI Arkhis v1.0 Kontakt Library

By | July 9, 2020

NI Arkhis v1.0 Kontakt Library

NI Arkhis v1.0 Kontakt Library

Be it gritty neo-noire or feel-good fantasy, underscoring is the final polish that can make or break a cinematic experience. ARKHIS is a specialized instrument for scoring ultra-modern, orchestral soundtracks that bring scenes to life. Built in collaboration with Orchestral Tools, it unites a premium sample library with an easy to use layering engine that has movement, color, and storytelling in its DNA.

The instrument’s contemporary sample content was recorded at the Teldex Scoring Stage in Berlin.

At the heart of ARKHIS is the morph control. Choose three sound sources and layer them from left to right to develop evolving soundscapes live.

Sculpt and tweak each layer with independent FX, pitch, volume, and envelope controls.

The central LFO can be used to modulate layering and effects.


  • Quickly create screen-ready, powerful atmospheric scores for any project
  • Score with 90 stackable, contemporary sound sources recorded at
  • Berlin’s legendary Teldex Scoring Stage
  • Created in collaboration with pioneering instrument builder Orchestral Tools


Layer a huge array of tonally-playable instruments to create everything from evolving passages to quick accents for on-screen action. An extensive collection of orchestral and ensemble sounds keep big accompaniments on lock, and solo instruments lend their intimacy to more subtle scoring. Less conventional Hollywood-esque sounds like the waterphone and dulcimer are great for ethereal, and sometimes uncomfortable textures when the story needs it. Recorded at the legendary Teldex Scoring Stage in Berlin, each sound source captures the modern edge ubiquitous to contemporary cinematic scores.


Get from spotting to finished scores fast. ARKHIS is designed to distil underscoring into a workflow that keeps you focused on what’s important – compelling storytelling. Swap instrumentation with a click, dial in effects, and score final passages to picture in real time. Quickly accent dynamic changes in action, and recall themes in subtle new ways as the narrative evolves.


ARKHIS is built around a central playback module that’s quick and easy to use from any MIDI controller. Choose from 90 sound sources to assign to three independently-modulatable layers that can be stacked from left to right using a single morph control. Dial in movement and additional color in real time with the central LFO and FX control for subtle builds in atmosphere, or to create variations on a theme throughout a scene.

Orchestral Tools has long been a staple of the professional film scoring world – if you’ve seen a blockbuster movie in recent years, you’ve almost certainly heard their work. The company is known for a growing collection of innovative, expressive orchestral instruments crafted from meticulous recordings of globally-renowned musicians at the famed Teldex Scoring Stage in Berlin.

KONTAKT version 6.2.2 and higher is required.

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