Combining the power of analog synthesis, physical modeling and samples, through the intuitive workflow of a hardware drum machine, Spark is a highly creative beat-production center.

Spark will save you time when looking for the right drum kit, will get you hooked by its amazing simplicity, and will surprise you by its sonic possibilities.

With a dense library of more than 100 kits, including classic drum machines, modern electronic analog kits, acoustic & physically modeled drums, Spark is your weapon of choice to create unique beats whether you are producing in the studio or performing on stage.

Artists speak about Spark Creative Drum Machine

I love the sound of Spark! The snares are punchy, the kicks sound so deep... The quality of analog emulation really jumped to my ears the first time I used it. The FX pad is also very well thought out for using filters and slicers live. I will use Spark on the next Vitalic tour because it is an awesome and reliable instrument.
Vitalic
( DJ/ Producer )

Artists speak about Spark Creative Drum Machine

Spark is powerful and intuitive. It’s a great solution for producers and beat makers. We can see it being an essential piece for live performers and studio heads. The interface is simple. We had it up and running in no time. The FX section is great as well. But the most importantly, the stock sounds are absolutely top notch just as you would expect from Arturia.
The Glitch Mob
( DJ/ Producer )

Artists speak about Spark Creative Drum Machine

This is such a great product! We love the interface, the controller, and it sounds awesome! The browser is brilliant and the X/Y filter control pad is lots of fun. We’ll be using Spark a lot.
The Crystal Method
( Producer - Composer )

Artists speak about Spark Creative Drum Machine

All the kits included in Spark sound amazingly good and are extremely useful for my productions. As a die-hard fan and owner of vintage drum machines, I love their emulations of the LinnDrum, TR-808, TR-909, Drumtraks, etc. They capture all the punch and warmth of the originals, with even deeper tweaking possibilities. Spark definitely brings the touch of creativity and originality I'm always looking for in musical instruments.
Sebastien leger
( DJ/ Producer )

Artists speak about Spark Creative Drum Machine

Spark is an amazing drum machine, making music production so much faster and fun. Since I got into it, I cannot stop the creative flow. Believe me, if you are looking for an instrument that will give you top-notch emulations of classic drum machines, instant access to great-sounding acoustic drum kits and innovative contemporary beats, Spark is your weapon of choice.
Sandy Vee
( Producer - Composer )

Artists speak about Spark Creative Drum Machine

Spark is totally different to other drum machines. As a producer I really tried a lot and I think that Arturia has the freshest, most friendliest interface to use. I really like the fact that you can control everything. I recommend this to all producers.
DJ Vadim
( DJ/ Producer )

Artists speak about Spark Creative Drum Machine

Spark is right up my alley. a dedicated drum unit with the step sequencer buttons built into the hardware. I like to run through lots of ideas very quickly and this is a perfect device for that way of working. Just lay down a beat and get cracking. The best way to get moving on a track is to have something that sounds good and can be quickly manipulated without having a PHD in synthesis.
Claude VonStroke
( DJ/ Producer )

Artists speak about Spark Creative Drum Machine

There are a lot of software drum sequencers on the market and most of them, I’ve found, just fall short in sound quality.With Spark, Arturia has been able to capture the warmth and fidelity of original analog drum machines and re-imagine the sounds into a high quality intuitive drum sequencer. I plan on getting very familiar with Spark.
Chris Keating
( Yeasayer )

Artists speak about Spark Creative Drum Machine

Spark is cool, sounds good and is easy to use. The physical modelling is amazing and brings a lot of new sounds. The response and sensitivity of the pads are really nice; we didn't feel any latency when using Spark and this makes it a great tool for the stage.
80 Kidz
( DJ/ Producer )

Press Clipping

"I can sit and play with Spark for hours. It excels in bringing back the tactile feel of a drum machine. This is a great buy and a fine addition to just about any setup that involves beats."
Keyboard

The complete drum solution

With in-depth control over your sounds, advanced loop mode, XY touchpad with 8 real time effects, Spark will allow you to create unique beat experiments and constantly feed your creativity with innovative ideas.

Embedded drum engines

Spark’s sonic power is nothing but huge, embedding three distinctive drum engines: virtual analog synthesis, sampling and physical modeling. With access to in-depth parameters and given how easy it is to automate them all, every instrument is totally customizable, making beat creation more powerful and fun than just browsing through gigabytes of samples.

Groove Station

Incorporating a 64-step sequencer and 8 velocity-sensitive touch pads into a sturdy beat station, Spark is your weapon of choice to create grooves whether you are working in the studio or performing on stage.

So much control

Thanks to its very intuitive controller, Spark will introduce you to a unique playing experience. Forget about your computer mouse, get inspired, dive into the creative workflow, and produce stunning beats in no time.

1-16 step sequencer

2-Transport section

Select your patterns and know which is playing at a glance.

3-FX Pad

The touch-sensitive FX pad is loaded with a 3-mode Filter, a 6-mode Slicer and a Roller so you can instantly transform your sound and create live fills.

4-Key parameters

You get 8 sequences with up to 64 steps each to create multiple musical phrases.

5-Velocity and pressure-sensitive pads

Capture every nuance of your groove.

6-Master volume & Shuffle knobs

7-Loop

Extreme looper allowing for stunning live effects

8-LCD Screen

A lot of handy information is displayed on this blue LCD

9-Pattern circle

Select your patterns and follow their chaining at a glance

10-Jog dial

Quickly load your favorite kits and instruments

11-Main parameters

6 hands-on control for Cutoff and Resonance and to mix it through high quality audio effects (reverb, compressor,...) or simply adjust the panning and volume.

Sound Corner

Broken Jazz (Greg Savage )

Concrete Break Beat with horn hits.

Chaotic Coast (Greg Savage )

Swaying hip hop break with heavy stabs .

Disco Awakening (Samuel Severino )

An all live kit with all the Chic fixings for a classic disco vibe.

Dreaming Shadow (Samuel Severino )

A minimal techy kits with clean sparse percussion.

Expendable (Samuel Severino )

A harder experimental kit with decimated drums.

Kryptoniq (Samuel Severino )

A metallic techno kit with clean sharp percussion that will work for any harder edge style

Mikropunqt (Samuel Severino )

Classic hardcore with drums that also fit perfectly for Drum & Bass

Minimal Kitchen (Samuel Severino )

Abstract and minimal rhythms and instruments in this underground house kit.

Savage (Samuel Severino )

Driving funky hardcore with classic Amen breaks worked in there.

The Glitch (Samuel Severino )

Glitchy Hip Hop breaks decimated and funky !

The Lotus (Samuel Severino )

Slower tripped out experimental beats in this well crafted Hip Hop kit.

Hardware Specifications

  • 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.
  • Seamless integration as a plugin and standalone (VST 2.4, AU, AAX).
  • Easy Import of Wave and Aiff samples, MIDI files and Rex loops.
  • Drag & drop Export of MIDI and Audio (Wave) patterns into your DAW.

Software Specifications

  • Pristine quality sound engines including : TAE® analog synthesis, physical modelling, and multi-layered samples provided by our top-tier development partners.
  • 1900+ instruments / 180+ kits:
    • Vintage drum machines : analog emulations of the TR-808, TR-909, TR-606, Simmons SDS-V, and Eprom based Linn Drum, Drumtraks, DMX, Drumulator and more*.
    • 10 new emulations from « Spark Vintage Drum Machines »: CR-78, Mini Pops 7, Ace Tone FR-2L, Yamaha MR 10, Maestro Rhythm King MRK2, Boss DR-55, E-mu-SP-12, Roland DR-727, Roland R-8, Casio VL-Tone and SK-1.
    • Electronic kits covering the most popular modern music styles : EDM, Dubstep, Hip Hop, RnB, Pop… as well as experimental possibilities thanks to our physical modelling engine.
    • Acoustic drum kits mixing physical modelling and samples for high audio realism.
  • 16 key – 64 step sequencer.
  • 8 velocity & pressure sensitive pads.
  • Touch sensitive 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 14 high quality effects : multiband compressor, bit crusher, multiband EQ, chorus, delay, reverb, distortion, phaser, plate reverb, destroyer, flanger, space pan, limiter, sub generator.
  • 16-tuning mode available from pads and steps.
  • New Oberheim Filter.
  • Choke groups to naturally mute instruments.
  • MIDI clock output to synchronize your hardware instruments.
  • Easy MIDI and automation drag &

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