Jan 25

Here is one of my favourites a great little drum machine hardware / software hybrid from Arturia called SPARK and now for NAMM 2013 the SPARK LE at a great price of only £229.



Main Features :
Full featured Spark Software
3 synthesis engines: Virtual analog, Physical Modeling, Sample playback
Works Standalone & as a plug-in (VST, VST3, AU, RTAS)
Backlit velocity and pressure sensitive Pads
Touch sensitive FX pad
Mode selector – Bank, Pattern, Seq, Tune
Bus powered, class compliant USB input
User assignable encoders
Advanced Looper Divide/Move function
Classic ‘TR style’ programming
Real-time programming from the pads
Protective travel sleeve
Small, Portable, Solid construction
MIDI mode for use as a controller with any software

Arturia state :-
SparkLE gives you that classic ‘TR’ style workflow by inputting your patterns from the step sequencer buttons or letting you choose to lay down your beats in real time using the 8 velocity and pressure sensitive backlit pads.

Create stunning live performances with the advanced Looper and the XY pads beat slicer functions.
Quickly load projects, kits and instruments using the jog dial encoder.

Transform your beats with the touch sensitive FX pad that features 8 filter modes (including our Oberheim SEM filter) and 7 different Slicer modes.

Write automation and control your sounds in real-time with the 3 assignable encoders and the 3 Instrument modes on the XY pad.

Our TUNE mode allows you to choose an instrument and then play chromatic pitches across the 16 buttons or the 8 pads (depending on your preference settings). This allows you to have your kick drum follow the bass root note for deep lows, play a synth bass/lead sound or transform a percussion sound into a pitched instrument.

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