Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Arturia Spark Shipping Starts June 1st

Here we have Arturia Spark Drum Machine Box, what is it it's Arturia's take on Drum Machine's and Software Based Drumming, you could see in the demo video for the last few months that it's be a new style of drum machine, I hope we see more Arturia Releases in the Synth Department. Here is what Arturia has to say about Spark:

  • Pristine quality sound engines including : TAE® Analog synthesis, Multi layered sampling delivered by reference third-party companies, Physical modelling
  • 480 Instruments / 30 Kits :
    • Vintage drum machines : Analog recreations in the spirit 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.
  • 16 key – 64 step sequencer
  • 8 velocity & pressure sensitive pads
  • Touch sensitive 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
  • Assignable encoders
  • Aluminum enclosure
  • Works as a universal MIDI controller towards any third-party software

Combining the power of analog synthesis, physical modelling and samples, through the intuitive workflow of a hardware drum machine, Spark is a highly creative beat production center.

Spark will save you time when looking for the right drum kit, will get you hooked by its amazing simplicity, and will surprise you by its sonic possibilities.
With a complete library including vintage drum machines, electronic analog kits, acoustic & physical drums, Spark is your weapon of choice to create unique grooves whether you are producing in the studio or performing on stage.


Thanks to its very intuitive controller, Spark will introduce you to a unique playing experience. Forget about your computer mouse, get inspired, dive into the creative workflow, and produce stunning beats in no time.

Software overview:

Division cadre

Sound Engines

Analog Synthesis
Digital sampling
Physical modeling
Based on Arturia TAE ® technology, Spark includes more than 100 analog instruments easily customizable thanks to in-depth control over all parameters. Spark comes with a complete library of pristine quality samples selected in partnership with leading third party companies. On top of this, Spark also allows you to easily import your audio files with features such as multi-layering triggered by velocity response and envelope gate. Embedding the latest physical modelling sounds, Spark lets you fine tune and distort the sound of your snare drums, bass drums, toms and access a world of unheard experimental percussion.

Drums heaven

Spark allows you to easily build your own signature drums by choosing from a wide variety of drumkits:

Vintage drum machines
Electronic kits
Acoustic drumkits
Spark gives you access to analog recreations of the TR-808, TR-909, Simmons SDS-V, as well as Eprom based LinnDrum, Drumtraks, DMX, and more.*
Other original analog instruments are also available, including basses and leads created by our international team of award-winning sound designers.
Spark embeds a broad library of electronic kits covering all modern music styles: House, Dub, Techno, Hip Hop, RnB… as well as experimental fields thanks to the Physical Modelling instruments. Acoustic drum kits are included covering the main drumming styles from rock, to jazz, funk, pop, etc.
Samples are recorded and produced by the best third party companies for the highest audio realism, and multi-layered for accurate velocity response.

Arturia Spark Intro Page

ARTURIA Spark Media Page

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