27th September 2011
Arturia has announced the release of a free expansion pack for Spark, its creative drum machine. The "Syndrums vol.1" includes 4 powerful drum synthesizers, which deliver all the warmth and punch of the hottest analog circuits by exploiting the power of Arturia's TAE modules. Combined with the tweaking possibilities of Spark's hardware, these new kits will bring you tons of flexibility and take your beats way beyond the world of sampling, according to Arturia.
"Syndrums vol.1" includes 4 virtual analog kits:
- Phatwerk: Phatwerk is a huge sounding kit built upon the structure of a modular drum synthesizer. Every parameter from waveshape to noise and filter sweep is accessible to help you shape fat bass drums, punchy snares, smooth hi hats... To make it even more complete for your sequencing needs, the Phatwerk also integrates 5 different melodic synthesizers which are fully tweakable.
- Micromatix: Micromatix is a minimal sounding beatbox of soviet inspiration that fits perfectly the Minimal and IDM genres. Crispy and dirty percussions are blended with laser toms and synths, bringing a retro-futuristic feel. If you are looking for raw analog drums and sci-fi effects, this unit will bring you plenty of fun.
- Pulsator: Pulsator is a sophisticated hybrid drum machine delivering in-your-face dynamics. It uses sampled pulse waves to generate acoustic-styled attacks, and processes them through virtual analog modules to beef the signal up. Its sharp attacks, solid low end, and warm presence will nicely cut through the mix of any modern Hip Hop or Electro track.
- Dirty-909: Our beloved TR-909 analog emulation just went under the knife of a crazy scientist... The result of his heavy bend : a way more aggressive tone, ultra-heavy audio pressure and raspy tonal possibilities. Be warned, the Dirty-909 is not for the faint-hearted.
This expansion pack is free for all registered owners of the Arturia Spark.