With SPARK 2, Arturia has taken the opportunity to update the look and feel of SPARK to
allow for faster workflow, while creating a layout that allows it to
grow well into the future and secure its longevity — no easy feat in
today’s here today, gone tomorrow’s world of rapidly disposable
developments. New tabbed pages provide a cleaner look, more screen
space, and faster access to the most needed features — features like an
all-new MIXER window (with level, pan, and insert effects and sends — to 14 unique professional-grade effects, no less), expanded PATTERN edit screen, and enhanced LIBRARY page for better data management.
SPARK 2 also
adds 50 new kits — including no fewer than 800 new instruments — that
span many more musical genres than ever before, including trap, hip-hop,
tech house, and nu disco, to name but a few modern electronic music
styles, as well as acoustic drum kits capably spanning modern rock,
funk, R ’n’ B, pop, vintage rock, and latin percussion. Vintage drum
machine enthusiasts are also well catered for with ear-opening
emulations of the likes of Roland’s TR-808, TR-909, TR-707, TR-606, and
CR-78; LinnDrum, Linn 9000; Oberheim DMX; E-mu Drumulator; Sequential
Circuits Drumtraks; Yamaha RX5; and Simmons SDS-V — analogue and digital
classics all. And all kits come complete with 32 patterns that can be
used by themselves or form the basis of user-programmed beats.
Bringing up the rear, SPARK 2 sees SONG mode
updated, too. Song segments can now be configured and then replayed at
the touch of a button. Users can create song sections that will play
from one pattern to another and then recall these sections via the step
buttons on the SPARK Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine controllers — perfect performance enhancements!
integration with the outside world works on multiple levels: as a 32-
and 64-bit compatible virtual instrument for Mac and Windows, SPARK 2 can
be run standalone or used as a plug-in with popular host DAWs
(supporting 16 audio outputs that can be routed and assigned within the
host); AIFF, WAV, REX2, and MIDI files can all be imported with drag and
drop export of WAV format patterns and MIDI sequence formats into DAWs;
and all parameters on SPARK 2’s MAIN screen are MIDI-assignable for control via any external MIDI device.
So why not get behind the wheel of a truly creative drum machine and let SPARK 2 help you create truly driving rhythms with minimum fuss and maximum musical output. No driving lessons required!
SPARK 2 can be exclusively purchased online from Arturia for an introductory promotional price of €129.00 EUR/$129.00 USD between May 1 and June 30, inclusive (rising to €169.00 EUR/$189.00 USD thereafter); alternatively, Arturia is also offering a promotional pricing of €199.00 EUR/$199.00 USD on the SparkLE Creative Drum Machine controller (with SPARK 2 included) between those same dates (rising to €249.00 EUR/$299.00 USD thereafter) from any authorised dealer or online from here: http://www.arturia.com/evolution/en/buy/spark2introductorypromotion