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:

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.

  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.

  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

  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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