Arturia's creative drum machine is available now 02/06/11
Arturia has officially announced the availability of SPARK. Here's what they have to say about it...
SPARK is a highly creative drum machine, combining the intuitive hands on control of hardware with the power and integration of software.
By using analog synthesis and physical modelling as well as samples, SPARK's sound engine opens a new realm of possibilities in drum design. Subtle fine tuning or dramatic transformations are available instantly at your fingertips, making SPARK a flexible and intuitive instrument.
SPARK not only integrates seamlessly into any studio configuration, it is also perfect for live performance, thanks to uniquely designed controls such as the FX Pad with filtering and slicing modes, or the advanced Looper.
Loaded with thirty different kits offering emulation of famous drum machines, virtual acoustic drum sets and innovative sounding beatboxes, SPARK is your weapon of choice to take your music further.
Looks like the fun is back into beat making... now get ready to SPARK your creativity! Main Features
480 Instruments / 30 Kits :
Vintage drum machines : Analog emulations of the TR-808, TR-909, Simmons SDS-V, and Eprom based LinnDrum, Drumtraks, DMX, and more*.
Electronic kits covering the most popular modern music styles : Dub, House, Techno, Hip Hop, RnB... as well as experimental fields thanks to the physical modelling engine.
Acoustic drum kits subtly mixing physical modelling and samples for high audio realism.
Pristine quality sound engines including : TAE® Analog synthesis, Multi layered sampling delivered by reference third-party companies, Physical modelling
FX Pad with Repeat, Tape, Reverse, Strobe, Pan, Mix, 3 mode Filter and Roller
Advanced Loop mode with divide and move functions
Real-time automation on all parameters
16 track mixer with 9 high quality effects : compressor, reverb, bit crusher, multiband EQ, chorus, delay, distortion, phaser, plate reverb
Song Mode with up to 64 patterns by song
Shuffle and Shift modes to humanize grooves
16 key – 64 step sequencer
8 velocity sensitive pads
Touch sensitive FX Pad
30 knobs for in-depth and immediate sound control
Works as a universal MIDI controller towards any third-party software
Pricing and Availability:
MSRP: $599 / 499€