5th April 2013
Arturia has announced the availability of Spark EDM, a powerful production and performance software suite dedicated to EDM (electronic dance music) production, and EDM, another Expansion Pack for its Spark Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine hybrid hardware/software beat production centres.
Capable of standalone operation or seamless integration with any DAW as a VST, VST3, RTAS, or AU plug-in, Spark EDM caters to the rhythmic requirements of EDM producers. Spark EDM comes complete with 30 kits — ranging from electro to dubstep, techno to tech house, with much in-between and beyond.
Each of its 480 instruments are based on Arturia's TAE (True Analog Emulation) synthesis technology and high-resolution sampling, each with 12 adjustable parameters, allowing users to sculpt sounds to their danceable heart's content — punch through the mix with a filtered kick drum, adjust a synth hit's attack or decay time, re-pitch a tom, and much more besides.
Besides that, Spark EDM users can customise or simply use any of the 960-plus preprogrammed patterns as the building blocks. Moreover, thanks to the integrated 16-track mixer, levels, pans, and sends can all be automated, and the mix can be further fine-tuned with 14 high-quality effects (including bit crusher, chorus, delay, destroyer, distortion, flanger, limiter, multi-band compressor, multi-band EQ, phaser, plate reverb, reverb, space pan, and sub generator).
Spark EDM can be purchased as a software download for €99.00 / $99.00 or boxed for €119.00 / $129.00 from Arturia's Online Shop.
The EDM Expansion Pack requires Spark Creative Drum Machine Version 1.5 (or higher), and can be purchased as a software download for €29.00 / $29.00 from Arturia's Online Shop.