Thursday, January 13, 2011

Arturia Announces Spark Drum Machine

Arturia has announced Spark, a software-based drum machine matched with a hardware controller a lá Native Instruments Maschine. Spark's sound engine combines analog-style synthesis, physical modeling, and sampled sounds. Price is slated at $599.

  • 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

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