GRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software and hardware company Arturia is
shipping Version 1.5 of SPARK
Creative Drum Machine, the latest update to its highly-creative hybrid hardware/software beat production centre, as of October 2...
Upon its June 2011 release, SPARK Creative Drum Machine revolutionised
beat-making by cleverly combining analogue synthesis, physical
modelling, and samples with the intuitive workflow of a hardware drum
machine, as well as offering in-depth control over the sounds of the 30
classic analogue and digital drum machines
it so successfully captured; now, with the introduction of Version 1.5, Arturia has
art of creative rhythm programming and performance to a whole new level
with a dazzling array of new performance-orientated features and a truly
heavyweight library totalling 118 kits/1,800 instruments!
New to Version 1.5 is
the Tune feature, allowing users to easily compose melodies on the MIDI controller’s hardware
drum pads and sequencer step buttons; the sample engine now enables Choke groups, so
creatively specify samples that will cut each other off when triggered —
perfect for emulating a hi-hat ‘choke’, for example (whereby triggering
an open-hat sample first, followed immediately by a closed-hat sample
will authentically cut off the open-hat prematurely),
and also offers creative modes for layering samples (circular, random, stack, threshold); finally,
the flexible FX Pad now includes the famed Oberheim SEM V filter featured in Arturia’s acclaimed Oberheim
SEM V soft synth namesake, bringing unique warmth and depth to those still-sought-after synth sweeps.
Last, but by no means least, Version 1.5 sees SPARK
Creative Drum Machine’s library considerably expanded to include no less than 28 new kits exploring
current span of electronic and urban music stylings — from euphoric EDM
synths to almighty analogue dubstep kits, as well as the latest in
alternative hip-hop, Arturia has
teamed up with the world’s most in-demand sound designers to bring professional perfection to any production.
Thanks to Version 1.5, there
has never been a better time than now to ignite your rhythmic creativity with SPARK Creative Drum Machine... beat