Arturia Spark LE Creative Drum Machine

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Product Description

Redefining The Drum Machine
Take your beat creation to new levels with the newest hybrid instrument, Spark LE Creative Drum Machine from Arturia. By combining the amazing sounds, work flow and creative tools of the Spark 2 software, with the high quality Spark LE controller, Arturia has created the ultimate beat creating powerhouse.

The Spark LE hardware and the Spark 2 software make up a sophisticated beat creation environment that gives you a hands on, inspiring and unique way to create patterns, sounds and live performances. It is simple to use and create on but without sacrificing the depth of editing and tweeking that you need to polish your tracks to perfection.

Arturia Spark LE Creative Drum Machine Features:

  • Full featured Spark 2 Software
  • 3 synthesis engines: Virtual analog, Physical Modeling, Sample playback
  • Works Standalone and as a plug-in (VST, 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

Hardware shouldn't be hard
Spark LE 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. The 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.

Spark 2 Software that is not soft on features
Spark 2 adds 50 new kits, 800 new instruments, an updated song mode, a new modular synth-style sound engine and editing screen, a new look and feel to the user interface, a new REX file player, and much more. The software comes bundled with the SparkLE hardware/software drum machine.

The Spark 2 features sample playback and layering, but then goes beyond any other drum software by adding a Virtual Analog engine that is based on our famous TAE® analog modeling technology, as well as a Physical Modeling engine that allows you to create some amazing realism in your sounds.

The vast sound library, that is constantly expanding, gives you top notch, pro sounds that cover a variety of genres and styles designed to get the people up on the dance floor. You can further enhance all this within the Studio and Mixer pages that allow total control over your sound and final mix. A wide range of excellent quality and unique effects allows you to create super basses, tight snares and wildly processed samples and synths. Along with the Spark Engine's endless array of sonic possibilities, the Pattern view page shows a detailed view of your current beat and automation channels. You can go in with surgical precision using pencil and line tools to create or edit automation for each instrument, parameter, and effect. Add to this a Song mode that allows you to chain your patterns to create full arrangements ready for mix down.

The Spark 2 has a 1:1 interface with your hardware that allows you to see what is going on and gives you an excellent user interface for those times when you aren’t using your hardware to control the software (yes, some other systems won’t work without the hardware attached).

In essence, the Arturia Spark LE Creative Drum Machine is a fun, straight forward and most importantly, musical experience that will inspire you every time you use it.

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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Platform Specifications:
Windows: Seven + PC
Mac OS X: 10.8 or higher

Required Configuration:
PC/Windows: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU (multiple core required)
Mac (Intel only) : 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU (multiple core required)
2GB free hard disk space

Works in Standalone
VST 2.4 (32-bit and 64-bit), AAX (Pro Tools 11), Audio Unit (32-bit and 64-bit).

Hardware Specifications :

Dimensions: 284mm x 171mm x 17 mm - Net weight : 1 Kg - Gross weight : 1,5 Kg
2 banks of 8 velocity and pressure sensitive pads
3 user assignable encoders
touch sensitive XY pad
User mapable MIDI controller mode
Kensington Lock
Neoprene slipcase
USB Bus-Powered

Software Specifications:
Pristine quality sound engines: TAE® Analog synthesis, Sample playback with multiple laying modes and Post-processors, Physical modeling.
FX Pad with 8-mode Filter, Tape, Reverse, Strobe, Bit Crusher, Pan, Mix, Roller and Latch mode.
Advanced Loop mode with divide and move functions.
16-track mixer with 14 professional effects: Multiband Compressor, Destroyer, Bit crusher, Sub generator, Plate reverb, Multiband EQ, Space pan, Chorus, Delay, Distortion, Phaser, Flanger, Limiter, Digital Reverb.
Library of +1500 instruments / +100 kits expandable with free Arturia add-ons Drag & drop export of MIDI and Audio patterns into your DAW.
Seamless integration into your system both as a plug-in (VST, AU, RTAS) and in standalone mode.
Easy import/export of audio samples, Patterns, MIDI files and Rex loops.

New in Spark 2
    All new graphics :
    • Tabbed pages
    • Expanded Pattern edit screen
    • New mixer
    • Enhanced Library page for better data management
    Extended REX support :
    • REX file playback per pad
    • Manipulation of REX File segments
    .Modular Drum synth editor :
    • Create your own patches
    • Edit existing patches
    Create custom instrument macro controls modules including :
    Multimode filters and Karplus strong filter
    ADR envelopes
    Bode Frequency Shifter
    Spring mass
    CV processor
    Song mode :
    • NEW 16 song segments
    • Song segment triggering from hardware

Customer Reviews

Review: Paul Submitted: 9/18/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.



Great Alternative To MPC/Maschine
Product Rating

Product Review

I have used MPC and Maschine, but I prefer the Spark LE over both of them. The Spark LE controller is rock solid, with tight and responsive controls. It fits almost flush in front of my 11" laptop. It is USB powered, so you can easily transport it and make beats anywhere with no fuss. Arturia's Spark 2 software is included (download), and it integrates perfectly with the controller. There are plenty of great-sounding samples and kits included. The workflow is very intuitive, so the learning curve is much easier than with MPC or Maschine. The software costs almost as much as the Spark LE, so this package is a steal! Arturia's registration process is quick and easy, and you can authorize on up to 5 computers at once. Bravo to Arturia for that. The only negative I can find is that the included zippered case is too tight. Highly recommended!

Review: Tyree Submitted: 1/10/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.



Well worth the money

Product Review

Bought this for my kids they love it

Review: DJ GOODKIDD Submitted: 12/10/2014

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.




Product Review

Well put together kits sound awesome definitely would recommend this machine and user friendly. Can stand beside the best of them. (Drum Machines)


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