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Spark VDM

Drum Machine by Arturia

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'Spark is a perfect drum machine. After countless hours using software and hardware drum machines, Spark has become my go to weapon'
Marcel Rodriguez Lopez. Multi-instrumentalist musician and younger brother of Omar Rodríguez-López. He is best known as the keyboardist and percussionist of The Mars Volta and the drummer for Zechs Marquise
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'Spark is an amazing drum machine making music production so much faster and fun. Since I got into it, I can not stop the creative workflow'
Sandy Vee. Grammy winning French music producer and songwriter whose sound mixes traditional house music elements with a pop.

Legendary Drums Machines

From the classic percussion sounds of the Roland CR-78 and Korg Mini Pops 7 to the heavy punch of the TR-series, all the top producers boutique models are available in one single easy-to-use interface.

Intuitive and powerful, this software is much more than your typical sample player. By mixing high quality samples and virtual analog synthesis (based on TAE®), Spark Vintage manages to capture the unique soul of these instruments.

From the classic percussion sounds of the Roland CR-78 and Korg Mini Pops 7 to the heavy punch of the TR-series, all the top producers’ boutique models are available in one single easy-to-use interface.

Add to this the lightning-fast workflow, in-depth tweaking possibilities, and live features of Spark, and you get a true must have for any demanding beat maker.

A unique and powerful interface

Spark Vintage offers a powerful interface to easily program and get the most out of your classic drum machines. Inspired by the original TR-series drum machines, Spark Vintage features a 16 step sequencer that makes programming tracks a breeze. Pattern length is expandable to 32, 48 and 64 steps. If you want to capture your beats with their original timing and velocity, you can also map your favorite MIDI keyboard to the 8 drum pads.

Made for Live performances

Spark Vintage offers the same exact live features as its elder brother, Spark Creative Drum machine. The XY Pad offers real-time filtering and slicing, to quickly generate mind-blowing breaks features 3 types of Filters (Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass), Repeat, Repeat Mix, Bit Crusher, Reverse, Tape, Strobe and Pan. Spark Vintage also comes with an advanced Looper, that allows you to divide the sequence size and move the looping position simultaneously. Combine it with the XY Pad and it will generate a massive amount of live performance options.

A unique and powerful interface

Spark VDM offers a powerful interface to easily program and get the most out of your classic drum machines.

Easy Progamming:

Inspired by the original TR-series, Spark features a 16 step sequencer inspired by the original TR-series, that makes programming tracks a breeze. Pattern length is expandable to 32, 48 and 64 steps. If you want to capture your beats with their original timing and velocity, you can also map your favorite MIDI keyboard to the 8 drum pads.

Easy mix with quality effects:

Spark Vintage includes a dedicated mixer with 16 independent stereo outputs that you can easily route into your DAW. It is also a powerful interface to refine your drum mix within Spark thanks to 14 professional audio effects: Multiband Compressor, Reverb, Bit crusher, Multiband EQ, Chorus, Delay, Distortion, Phaser, Plate reverb, Destroyer, Flanger, Space pan, Limiter, Sub generator.

Ideal for Live:

Spark Vintage offers the same exact live features as its elder brother, Spark Creative Drum machine. The XY Pad offers real-time filtering and slicing, to quickly generate mind-blowing breaks. It features 3 types of Filters (Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass), Repeat, Repeat Mix, Bit Crusher, Reverse, Tape, Strobe and Pan. Spark also comes with an advanced Looper, that allows you to divide the loop size and move the looping position simultaneously. This feature brings a lot of stutter dynamics into your playing. Combine it with the XY Pad and it will generate even more impressive live effects.

Seamless integration:

Spark Vintage integrates seamlessly with any DAW as a plugin (AAX (pro Tools 11), VST 2.4 (32-bit and 64-bit), Audio Unit (32-bit and 64-bit) and RTAS) and also features MIDI assignment on all its key knobs and pads, making it compatible with your favorite MIDI controllers, whether they are keyboards or drumpads.

Easy Export:

Spark includes a feature to export your patterns in .wav and MIDI directly in your DAW. Simply drag and drop any pattern from your current kit and it will be automatically rendered in the format of your choice. This becomes very handy when you are working with loops and want to quickly use an idea in the context of a full production.

Thirty legendary drum machines

Spark Vintage features 30 legendary drum machines from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

All models have been carefully reproduced using two techniques : analog emulation (based on TAE®) for the analog circuits, and high resolution sampling of mint condition units for EPROM and PCM based drum machines.

Each kit comes with pre-programmed patterns ranging from the original ones, to the most contemporary rhythms.

If you want to get hold of the classic beats that shaped countless hit records, while keeping a modern edge, it doesn’t get any better than Spark Vintage Drum Machines.

Main Features

  • 30 different drum machines:
    • Virtual Analogue: Roland CR-78, Roland TR-808, Roland TR-606, Korg Mini Pops 7, Korg KPR-77, Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-2L, Yamaha MR-10, Maestro Rhythm King MKII, Boss DR-55, Casio VL Tone and SK-1, Simmons SDS V, Phatwerk, Micromatix.
    • Samples: EMU SP 12, Roland TR-909, Roland TR-707, Roland TR-727, Roland TR-626, Roland R8, EMU Drumulator, Oberheim DMX, Sequencial Circuits Drumtrax, Kawai R-100, LinnDrum, Linn 9000, Casio RZ1, Yamaha RX5, Pulsator, Dirty-909.
  • 14 high quality effects : Multiband Compressor, Reverb, Bit crusher, Multiband EQ, Chorus, Delay, Distortion, Phaser, Plate reverb, Destroyer, Flanger, Space pan, Limiter, Sub generator
  • 7 screens:
    • "Main" giving you a direct access to all the features you need in a live environment
    • "Library" to pick your project
    • "Instrument" view to edit your sound
    • "Mixing table"
    • "Step sequencer" to edit your pattern in-depth
    • "Song" to lay down an entire song
    • "Preferences"
  • Made for live performance: XY Pad, Beat Looper, Slicer, Real-time automation on all parameters
  • Unparalleled sound quality based on virtual analog (TAE®) and high resolution sampling
  • More than 1300 pre-programmed patterns

System Requirements

Platform specifications

  • Windows: Windows 7/8
  • PC: 2 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
  • Mac10.6 or higher, Intel only. 
  • Mac (Intel) : 2 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, AAX (pro Tools 11), VST 2.4 (32-bit and 64-bit), Audio Unit (32-bit and 64-bit) and RTAS formats.

Protection

  • Internet connection required to authorize the product.

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