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Spark

Spark 2

Drum machine and beat creation studio.

An amazingly powerful self-contained drum performance, sequencing, and production suite that combines synthesized and sampled drums in a deep, innovative interface. Make better beats, take control of your drums.

Tired of endlessly auditioning drum samples for your tracks?

Can't get your beats to pop with the right effects? Drum programming going stale? Spark 2 will change the way you create drums, beats, and rhythms in your music forever.

Spark 2 offers you everything all under one roof, from contemporary drum sounds to sampled and physically modelled acoustic kits, classic drum machine reborn through advanced modelling, loop splicing and triggering, Spark 2 is ready to create the drums you always wanted. Enjoy hundreds of kits, thousands of sounds. Mix, effect, modulate, and reimagine. Give your drums the power, feel, and polished edge that will make your tracks release-ready.

Feel the Spark, get creative

Not just a drum machine, not simply a sequencer, so much more than just a plug-in, Spark 2 is a true drum instrument. Let's take a closer look at what makes this amazing drum software so unique:

Synth, acoustic, and sampled sounds

Combining our exclusive TAE and Phi technologies with awesome sample and REX loop compatibility, it's never been easier to find your perfect sound, or create it from scratch using powerful modelling architecture. With Spark 2, you get meticulously recreated vintage drum machines, beautifully rendered acoustic kits, and the ability to load your own samples and loops.

All-in-one interface

All your beat-creation tools under one roof, from inspiration to the finished product, Spark 2 makes the process easy. Quickly flick between pages to edit your sounds, build your sequence, add effects, and adjust the levels. A self-contained beatmaker, Spark 2 will become your perfect partner in crime when it comes to drums, percussion, and rhythmic sequencing.

Plays well with others

Drag your sequences into your DAW as MIDI files. Drag your whole loop into your project as a WAV file. Sync it to your song and expand your DAWs drum capabilities. With update 2.4, Spark has been optimized to work beautifully on the latest systems and cutting-edge DAWs, with stable, robust performance to keep you focussed on the music. Want to get hands on? Pair it up with the Arturia SparkLE controller for a seamless hardware/software hybrid.

Electronic Musician

On Spark 2.

"A strong beat-production program has just gotten stronger, with added content and greater programmability of its modular sound engine"

Creat Digital Music

On Spark 2.

"By tuning the way it handles loops and patterns, and unleashing a whole modular environment beneath, Arturia is building a case to set Spark apart from other players."

Audio Technology

On Spark 2.

"Very cool sounds with a superbly versatile interface. Top shelf!"

Allthingsgear

On Spark 2.

"Just be playing around with the sound that come with it, you can tell that Arturia has covered all the bases as far as different styles goes."

Digital-notes

On Spark 2.

"All in all, a successful software! For those not having adequate hardware, they should consider buying the Spark hardware."

Mixinginthebox

On Spark 2.

"Got the sounds and now I can create my own beat, sweet"

Producerspot

On Spark 2.

"Sound and the end result is outstanding and the sample library will help you to achieve the desired result."

Studio Magazine

On Spark 2.

"Spark 2 features a lot of exciting and useful news, not least the ability to create or affect the sounds. Taking into account the low price, the sound quality is okay, and overall it's an enjoyable product that invites creative adventures, mostly within electronica, and especially if you buy the whole system with the Spark LE-control."

Easy to use, a joy to explore

When you're in the mood to create, you want nothing to stand in your way. We designed Spark 2 to encourage your inspiration, not hold it back.

To help you navigate the features and functions of Spark 2, the software features dedicated pages for specific functions. This approach is great for workflow, letting you focus on the matter at hand - whether it's sequencing your pattern, adding effects, or editing instruments - so you features you're not using right now don't get in your way. Let's have a quick look at the pages in Spark 2:

Main

Instantly familiar to drum machine lovers, the main page is a classic drum machine interface, great for when you want to quickly play around with ideas, or use Spark 2 for live performance.

Sequencer

For when you want to really focus on your drum sequences and patterns, you can easily add and remove steps, change time signatures, resolution, and more with 32 steps on-screen. It also lets you control up to 15 different automation parameters per instrument.

Song

The song mode lets you chain sequences together to create longer patterns with more depth and progression. Great for live use, as everything can be self-contained within Spark 2.

Studio

The studio page gives you deep access to effects and sound-shaping features within Spark 2, and apply a compressor, reverb, bit crusher, multiband EQ, chorus, delay, distortion, phaser, plate reverb, destroyer, flanger, space pan, limiter and sub generator.

Modular

For when you want to really explore the power of Spark 2, the modular page reveals just how deep the rabbit hole goes. Add and edit synth and sound modules to create sounds that are unique to you.

Mixer

Get your kit balanced just right with a simple but effective mixer page. Adjust the volumes across your instruments, send levels, pan, and more with dedicated controls.

Library

Want to import your own samples? Have a REX library that you want to dissect and rework? Find them here, load them into Spark 2, and have your wicked way with them.

Preferences

The brains behind all the power. The preferences page lets you control the basic and advanced settings that keep things running behind the scenes.

Expand your horizons

Spark 2 lets you integrate new sounds into your collection, both as single "fragment" packs that build on a single theme through an interactive kit, and larger preset packs that unlock dozens of new instruments and feature 5 unique kits.

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