Arturia Spark Vintage Drum Machines Recreates 30 Classic Beat Boxes

Arturia has introduced a software-only version of its Spark drum machine, Spark Vintage Drum Machines. 

Spark Vintage Drum Machines combines samples and virtual analog synthesis to ‘capture the unique soul of these instruments.’


  • 30 legendary drum machines including: Roland TR-808, TR-707, TR-909, CR-78, Korg KPR-77, Mini Pops 7, LinnDrum, Yamaha RX5, Maestro Rhythm King MKII, Simmons SDS V,…
  • Easy workflow: one interface to learn, thirty drum machines to play
  • Made for live performance: XY Pad, Beat Looper, Slicer, Real-time automation on all parameters
  • 14 high quality effects : Multiband Compressor, Reverb, Bit crusher, Multiband EQ, Chorus, Delay, Distortion, Phaser, Plate reverb, Destroyer, Flanger, Space pan, Limiter, Sub generator
  • Spark’s Step Sequencer makes track creation a breeze
  • Perfect integration: 16 independant audio outputs, midi I/O
  • Unparalleled sound quality based on virtual analog synthesis (TAE®) and high resolution sampling
  • 64 patterns pre-programmed for each drum machine

Here’s a video demo of Spark Vintage Drum Machines:

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Drum Synth Engines:

  • TAE engine: Roland CR-78, Roland TR-808, Roland TR-606, Korg Mini Pops 7, Korg KPR-77, Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-2L, Yamaha MR-10, Maestro Rhythm King MKII, Boss DR-55, Casio VL Tone and SK-1, Simmons SDS V, Phatwerk, Micromatix.
  • Sample based and hybrid engines: EMU SP 12, Roland TR-909, Roland TR-707, Roland TR-727, Roland TR-626, Roland R8, EMU Drumulator, Oberheim DMX, Sequencial Circuits Drumtrax, Kawai R-100, LinnDrum, Linn 9000, Casio RZ1, Yamaha RX5, Pulsator, Dirty-909.


  • Box (Shipping March 20th): USD 129.00 / EURO 119.00
  • Download: USD 99.00 / EURO 99.00

5 thoughts on “Arturia Spark Vintage Drum Machines Recreates 30 Classic Beat Boxes

  1. This looks really cool, especially since half the kits look to be done with a synth engine rather than yet another stack of xox samples. I like the simplicity of use for this set of sounds.

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  2. this looks cool, but still a part of me said… “more 808, 909 emulations?” I mean it’s not like they haven’t been done.

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  3. Man, I really miss my 707….a lot….this inspired me to start hunting for a new one, december was also the 10 year aniversary of its theft. :( I miss my poly61 too… oh wait, yeah…arturia…umm. seems neato, ill check it out…I like drum machine anything

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  4. In my opinion, the only people getting classic drum machine emulation right is d16. The classic sounds are there but the synthesis engine is opened up a bit more for more sound potential. For example, I use Nithonat (TR-606 emu) a lot and it actually makes the 606 seem like a much more versatile tool than it is in reality.

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