Arturia Announces Spark 2 Drum Machine Update

Today Arturia announced an update to Spark 2, their software beat creation suite. Spark combines elements of a sequencer, drum machine, sampler, modular synthesizer, and recording studio into a single software drum package.

Spark 2.4 improves the stability of Spark 2, resolves numerous compatibility issues. Arturia says Spark 2.4 has been optimized to work smoothly with “the latest systems and cutting-edge DAWs,” with stable, robust performance.

Spark 2 Main Features:

  • Sound engines including: TAE® analog synthesis, physical modeling, and multi-layered samples
  • 1900+ instruments / 180+ kits
    Vintage drum machines: analog emulations of the TR-808, TR-909, TR-606, Simmons SDS-V, and Eprom-based Linn Drum, Drumtraks, DMX, Drumulator and more
    10 emulations from Spark Vintage Drum Machines: CR-78, Mini Pops 7, Ace Tone FR-2L, Yamaha MR 10, Maestro Rhythm King MRK2, Boss DR-55, E-mu SP-12, Roland TR-727, Roland R-8, Casio VL-Tone and SK-1
    Electronic kits covering the most popular modern music styles: EDM, Dubstep, Hip Hop, RnB and Pop, etc., as well as experimental kits developed with our physical modeling engine
    Acoustic drum kits mixing physical modeling and samples for highly realistic sound
  • 64-step sequencer
  • Shuffle and shift modes to humanize grooves
  • Advanced loop mode with Divide and Move functions
  • Choke groups to mute instruments naturally
  • 16-tuning mode available from pads and Step buttons
  • Modular Drum synth editor:
    – Create your own patches
    – Edit existing patches
  • Create custom instrument macro control modules including:
    – Oscillators
    – Multimode filter

Pricing and Availability

The updated Spark 2.4 can be downloaded from the Arturia website. Existing customers can activate the update using their original unlock code. New customers can enjoy the full software package as a time-restricted demo, or purchase and download in full for $149 US.

For more information on Arturia Spark 2, visit the Arturia website.

11 thoughts on “Arturia Announces Spark 2 Drum Machine Update

  1. I don’t know how popular this is but it should be. There is a lot going on here. The modular element is great and plenty deep enough for me to get a lot of use out of this drum machine. having said that there a no new listed features here!

    1. I had this problem and it turned out to be the USB cable. The cable worked fine with other items so I thought it was something else, but a new $2 USB cable from ebay solved the issue.

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