Arturia Spark Creative Drum Machine

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Create powerful drum sounds with this easy to use drum machine from Arturia. Creates sounds from acoustic, sampled, and analog drum machines.

Arturia Spark is arguably the most powerful and creative drum solution available today. It takes the best elements from analog drum machines, sampled based beatboxes and acoustic drum sets. Then the Arturia Spark combines them in a modern beat station offering powerful synthesis and expressive control.

Where MPC-styled drum machines will have you browsing and playing with endless libraries of samples, the Arturia Spark invites you to dive deep into the synthesis of drums. Tweaking knobs and interacting with your sound finally brings the fun back to beat creation. As a combination of Hardware and Software, Spark offers the benefits of both worlds: a great user experience and a great sound totally integrated into your studio. You will be surprised by how simple it is to get started, have fun and spark your creativity!

Hardware:
- 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:
- Pristine quality sound engines including : TAE(R) Analog synthesis, Multilayered sampling delivered by reference third-party companies, Physical modeling
-- 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

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Web: https://www.arturia.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted February 13, 2012 by Matt H in Waukesha, WI
"Do not compare to Maschine"
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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The majority of reviews I read before buying this kept comparing this to Maschine. They are 2 different beasts. Having owned the Maschine and now Spark, Spark is exactly what I wanted. Maschine is more of a workstation where as the Spark is quite simply a drum machine. I love the sequencer and the ability to plug any drum sample (included with the software or your own) onto the pad and start playing away. This has a very fast learning curve and I was up and programming beats in no time. If you want something to sequence drums and don't want to pay over $1000 for a Jomox, Machinedrum or the like this is a great product!
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