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.

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Spark VDM includes a faithful analog emulation of the Roland TR-808, a true cornerstone of Hip hop, R'n'B and electronic music.
The TR-808 has been used in more hit records than any other drum machine and is still highly sought after for its deep bass drum and snappy percussion sounds.

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The TR-909 is the backbone of countless house and techno hits. It has been used by Daft Punk, Moby, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers and many more.
Spark VDM recreates the TR-909 sounds with attention to detail, reproducing both the analog circuitry and the Eprom engine with enhanced controls.

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The CR-78 is another classic analog machine which left a big imprint in music thanks to artists like Marvin Gaye to Alicia Keys, Gary Numan, John Foxx, etc. Spark VDM not only offers a realistic analog emulation including the original sounds and patterns, but it also brings the flexibility of tweaking the instruments in depth.

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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 (RTAS, AU , VST3) 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.