Arturia Spark 2 Announced

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2014 NAMM Show: Arturia has announced Spark 2.0, featuring a new interface that allows users to add and subtract modules (including oscillators, multimode filters and Karplus-Strong filter, ADR envelopes, LFOs, mixers, ring modulator, Bode Frequency Shifter, spring mass, and CV processor); create their own patch routings; and assign up to six macro controls for immediate control.

Spark’s fully-modular VA (Virtual Analogue) sound engine adds 50 new kits, including no fewer than 800 new instruments, that span more musical genres than ever before. The kits come complete with 32 patterns that can be used by themselves or to form the basis of user-programmed beats. Continue reading

Arturia Updates Spark Software Engine

Arturia_Spark_1point7Yesterday, Arturia announced the release of Spark 1.7, a major update to the software engine that drives its SPARK Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine hybrid hardware/software instruments.

The Spark 1.7 software engine allows faster loading times for Spark Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine users.

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Arturia Intros SparkLE Hybrid Drum Machine

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2013 NAMM Show: Arturia has introduced SparkLE – a new ‘hybrid instrument’ that combines software and a MIDI drum machine controller.

Features:

  • Full featured Spark Software
  • 3 synthesis engines: Virtual analog, Physical Modeling, Sample playback
  • Works Standalone & as a plug-in (VST, VST3, AU, RTAS)
  • Backlit velocity and pressure sensitive Pads
  • Touch sensitive FX pad
  • Mode selector – Bank, Pattern, Seq, Tune
  • Bus powered, class compliant USB input
  • User assignable encoders
  • Advanced Looper Divide/Move function
  • Classic ‘TR style’ programming
  • Real-time programming from the pads
  • Protective travel sleeve
  • Small, Portable, Solid construction
  • MIDI mode for use as a controller with any software

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Arturia Intros Spark Dubstep

Arturia has announced availability of SPARK DubStep, a software suite dedicated to heavy-duty dubstep rhythm track construction.

Features:

  • 30 different kits ranging from pure wobble anthems to revisited EDM and Hip Hop tracks on dub steroids.
  • More than 960 pre-programmed MIDI patterns, that you can also customize to your needs.
  • Made for live performance: FX Pad, Looper, Slicer and Real-time automation on all parameters.
  • 14 high quality effects : Multiband Compressor, Reverb, Sub generator, Destroyer, Bit crusher, Multiband EQ, Chorus, Delay, Distortion, Phaser, Plate reverb, Flanger, Space pan, Limiter.
  • 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.
  • Playable through any MIDI keyboard or drumpads.

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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.’

Features:

  • 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

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