Just Beat It

From the most straight-forward four-on-the-floor to the craziest trap beats, iSpark is the ultimate mobile beat-making solution.

Its intuitiveness hides a powerful engine that will satisfy the most voracious sonic appetites and the most demanding nomadic producers.

iSpark goes further than common drum and groove machines by giving you access to a true sonic diversity and extreme flexibility. You can pick your sound from a list of 40 factory presets and 640 individual instruments accompanied by a flock of immediately accessible and editable pre-written patterns.

Whether it is to create the heaviest rhythmic accompaniments, to catalyze the songs you carefully crafted, to entirely compose new ones from scratch or to give their pace to your gigs, iSpark is the answer you are looking for.

Design your sounds

Kit View

iSpark is an endless supply of creative inspiration for beat-makers. The forty factory kits open the way to a large variety of music styles and soundscapes.

Create your kits by selecting from 40 presets and 640 individual instruments in the iPad-optimized browser. Each presets comes with no less than 32 pre-written patterns that can be totally edited and chained.

Studio View

Whether you are looking for a convenient, immediately operational drum-machine or for an experimental sonic laboratory, iSpark is the mobile instrument for you!

The studio is where you will customize your kits and all the instruments that compose it. For each instrument the studio allows you to adjust a comprehensive list of parameters. You can even use your own WAV or AIFF sample as the starting point of your sound.

Create your beats

Main View

iSpark’s main screen is all about performance, immediacy and effectiveness. It allows you to conceive your patterns on the fly thanks to its powerful step sequencer or by recording in real-time your play on the highly responsive virtual pads.

Furthermore, it integrates a wide stream of cleverly selected and arranged controls. Shaping your sound, animating your performance, jumping between your patterns in a flash. It all can be done from the Main view!

Mixer View

The iSpark Mixer offers you the same workflow as a real mixing desk associated with a prolific range of professional-grade effects. You can almost close your eyes and let your hands find their own way.

Here you can adjust the volume and panorama of your instruments. But it does not stop here the mixer also allows you to set 2 insert effects per instrument plus 2 return effects plus 2 master effects along with the sending levels at each step.

SongEdit View

With iSpark, making massive rhythms does not require heavy drum machines anymore.

Its Song mode gives you the possibility to chain your patterns in order to create a whole performance. Organizing your song is as easy as a drag-and-drop. Switch to “Perform” and discover two large XY modulation touchpads that will bring your performances to life. You were looking for a powerful and flexible beat-making solution for your gig, you got it!

Animate your performances

iSpark offers a broad range of possibilities to bring your performances to live with subtle or radical modulations.

The polyvalent XY modulation touchpads allow you to modify the filter cutoff and resonance and to activate the roller/looper dynamically.

iSpark also integrates an outstanding automation tool that can be used to bring movement to several dozens of parameters simultaneously.

Thanks to iSpark, your iPad will become the rhythm center of your live setup.

Connectivity

iSpark offers a complete range of connectivity features allowing it to merge smoothly into any type of setup. Ableton’s Link and Korg’s Wist technology can synchronize with all other compatible devices and apps.

The AudioBus and Inter-App Audio compatibility enables iSpark to go hand in hand with your other iPad app virtual instruments, effects and DAW. You can even directly export your iSpark patterns and songs as a WAV audio file.

With iSpark, your mobile setup has found its beat-making solution.

Spark environment

iSpark is the first iPad drum machine to benefit from a totally dedicated controller.

Connect the SparkLE to your iPad and take advantage of the comfort offered by a high-quality hardware controller.

iSpark is fully compatible with the Spark 2 software allowing you to exchange your projects, your kits and your patterns freely, all the resources of iSpark and Spark 2 can be transferred both ways.

You used to follow rhythm, now rhythm follows you, everywhere you go.

Sound engines

TAE® Analog Synthesis

iSpark sound engine embeds our TAE® technology, which stands for True Analog Emulation. TAE® is an unprecedented way of modeling and creating the specific sounds from classic analog synthesizers such as the Yamaha CS-80, Roland Jupiter 8 or Oberheim SEM.

Physical Modeling

Physical modeling is a technique of synthesizing the properties of natural objects when they are struck or plucked. At its most basic level it allows you to create very dynamic and accurate acoustic sounds. But physical modeling can be pushed to create wild, new sounds the world has never heard. This gives iSpark a whole new method of sound creation that no other drum machine can offer.

Here is an example of changing the drumstick placement on a snare drum in a physical model:

Changing the timbre allows you to get the desired tonal texture for your drums:

iSpark engine can also lead you to produce experimental sounds you might have never heard before:

Sampling

Samples can be used as sources as part of iSpark. Used this way, the various modules provide vast possibilities for reworking and modifying the original sampled sound. This way you get the best of both worlds, the simplicity of working with samples combined with the rich sonic possibilities of analog.

A whole universe of sound

iSpark includes an extensive factory sound bank. In addition to kits created by some of the world’s most respected sound designers. iSpark incorporates emulations of the most renowned beat-boxes and a variety of acoustic drums.

Sample your world

We think that no one is in a better position than yourself to decide how your works should sound. This is the reason why iSpark allows you to import your own samples in WAV and AIFF format.

Supplementary resources:

You want to be up-to-date with the evolution of beat-making trends or you simply wish to widen your sonic horizon, have a look at the in-app expansion store to find a myriad of supplementary kits for your iSpark. All the iSpark Fragments were created by the elite of sound design.

You will never miss sonic ammunition anymore.

iSpark is also compatible with the existing Spark Expansion Packs accessible through our webstore. They represent tons of sound resources, kits and patterns covering most of the fields of application of beat-making.

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Required configuration

iSpark requires a 64-bit iPad (iPad Air, iPad Air 2 or later, iPad Mini 2, 3, 4 or later, iPad Pro or later) and iOS 8 or later.

Main Features

  • Pristine quality sound engines including: TAE® analog synthesis, and multi-layered samples provided by our top-tier development partners
  • 640 Instruments / 40 kits
    • Classic drum machines
    • Electronic kits
    • Acoustic kits
  • Shuffle and shift modes to humanize grooves
  • Choke groups to mute instruments naturally
  • Song mode with 16 segments
  • Performance master effects: repeat, tape, reverse, strobe, pan, mix, bit crusher, 8-mode filter and Roller
  • 16-track mixer with high-quality effects: multiband compressor, bit crusher, multiband EQ, chorus, delay, reverb, distortion, phaser, plate reverb, destroyer, flanger, space pan, limiter, sub generator
  • Real-time automation on all parameters
  • Compatible with SparkLE controller
  • Compatible with AudioBus and Inter-App Audio
  • Ableton Link integration
  • Korg Wist integration
  • Possibility to share projects, kits and instruments between iSpark and the desktop version of Spark 2.