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Overview

A creative beat-production center with advanced MIDI control and vast drum software package.

Combining the power of analog synthesis, physical modeling and samples, through the intuitive workflow of a hardware drum machine, Spark is a highly creative beat production center.

Spark will save you time when looking for the right drum kit, will get you hooked by its amazing simplicity, and will surprise you by its sonic possibilities.

With a complete library including vintage drum machines, electronic analog kits, acoustic & physical drums, Spark is your weapon of choice to create unique grooves whether you are producing in the studio or performing on stage.

Details
Thanks to its very intuitive controller, Spark will introduce you to a unique playing experience. Forget about your computer mouse, get inspired, dive into the creative workflow, and produce stunning beats in no time.


Sound Engines

Analog Synthesis
Based on Arturia TAE technology, Spark includes more than 100 analog instruments easily customizable thanks to in-depth control over all parameters.

Digital Sampling
Spark comes with a complete library of pristine quality samples selected in partnership with leading third party companies. On top of this, Spark also allows you to easily import your audio files with features such as multi-layering triggered by velocity response and envelope gate.

Physical Modelling
Embedding the latest physical modelling sounds, Spark lets you fine tune and distort the sound of your snare drums, bass drums, toms and access a world of unheard experimental percussion.

Drums heaven
Spark allows you to easily build your own signature drums by choosing from a wide variety of drumkits:

Vintage Drum Machines
Spark gives you access to analog recreations of the TR-808, TR-909, Simmons SDS-V, as well as Eprom based LinnDrum, Drumtraks, DMX, and more.*

Other original analog instruments are also available, including basses and leads created by our international team of award-winning sound designers.

Electronics Kits
Spark embeds a broad library of electronic kits covering all modern music styles: House, Dub, Techno, Hip Hop, RnB¦ as well as experimental fields thanks to the Physical Modelling instruments.

Acoustic Drum Kits
Acoustic drum kits are included covering the main drumming styles from rock, to jazz, funk, pop, etc.

Samples are recorded and produced by the best third party companies for the highest audio realism, and multi-layered for accurate velocity response.


Compatibility Notice: OS X 10.11 El Capitan (release date 9/30/15)
As with all major operating system updates, it is vital to check the compatibility of your hardware and software before upgrading your system. For new computer owners, it' highly advised to check with manufacturers on when they expect their products to be fully compatible with the latest operating system.

Features

  • Pristine quality sound engines including : TAE Analog synthesis, Multi-layered sampling delivered by reference third-party companies, Physical modeling
  • 480 Instruments / 30 Kits :
  • Vintage drum machines : Analog emulations 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 mixing physical modeling 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, Bit Crusher, 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
  • High precision rotary encoders
  • Aluminum enclosure

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Specs

Spark Specifications:

  • Platform specifications
  • Windows: XP/Vista/Seven
  • Mac OS X: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
  • Required configuration
  • PC/Windows: 2 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU
  • Mac (Intel only) : 2 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU
  • 2GB free hard disk space
  • Protection
  • Internet connection required to authorize the product.
  • Main Features
  • Hardware Specifications:
  • 16 key - 64 step sequencer
  • 8 velocity & pressure sensitive pads
  • Touch sensitive FX Pad
  • High precision rotary encoders
  • Aluminum enclosure
  • Works as a universal MIDI controller towards any third-party software
  • Software Specifications:
  • Pristine quality sound engines including : TAE® Analog synthesis, Multilayered sampling delivered by reference third-party companies, Physical modelling
  • FX Pad with Repeat, Tape, Reverse, Strobe, Pan, Mix, Bit Crusher, 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
  • Easy Import of Wave and Aiff samples, MIDI files and Rex loops
  • Drag & drop Export of MIDI and Audio (Wave) patterns into your DAW
  • Perfect integration:
  • Seamless integration as a plugin and standalone (VST, AU, RTAS)
  • Easy Import of Wave and Aiff samples, MIDI files and Rex loops
  • Drag & drop Export of MIDI and Audio (Wave) patterns into your DAW
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