Arturia SparkLE Drum Machine Workstation
The Arturia SparkLE is a synthesis based drum machine controller with 8 velocity sensetive pads and a TR style 16 key step sequencing. The Arturia Spark LE is the smaller brother of Arturias flagship drum machine Spark, though this iteration has some added features, functionality and a reduced footprint.
The core of any modern software based drum machine are the pads, onboard are eight velocity and pressure sensitive backlit drum pads with a feel reminiscent of old school hip hop drum machines, the pads are highly responsive and provide an excellent level of feedback / bounce.
One major improvement seen on the Arturia SparkLE is the inclusion of a 16-step sequencer allowing for quick beat creation, the step sequencer can run up to 64 individual steps enabling rich complicated drum patterns with a simple programming interface.
A touch sensitive XY effects pad allows for quick and musical effects changes, three rotary encoder knobs and transport controls complete the control section, with the XY pad and encoders being freely assignable to multiple parameters within Sparks software, modes include 8-mode filter, tape emulation, audio reverse, strobe, bit crusher, output pan, mix level, drum roller and note latch modes. The SparkLE can also operate in MIDI only mode so it can be used as a controller for your other MID enabled software applications or instruments.
Spark Software V2.0 is included with SparkLE, this new software features three synthesis engines; virtual analogue for analogue style sound creation and manipulation, physical modelling for creating realistic acoustic drum sounds and a sample playback engine is included so you can easily import and use your favourite drum sounds. The synthesis engine features multiple oscillator sections, multi LFO options and many other features for sculpting your perfect drum sound.The software can run in standalone or as a VST (virtual instrument), AU (audio unit) or RTAS hosted in your DAW or compatible software.
The main features of the Arturia SparkLE Drum Machine Workstation include:
- Ships with a protective neoprene carry case and USB bus powered.
- Includes the new Spark 2.0 software
- Touch sensitive XY effects pad
- 16 step sequencer
- 8 pressure and velocity sensitive backlit pads
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