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Hybrid SparkLE Creative Drum Machine by Arturia with TR-workflow

At Winter NAMM 2013 music software and hardware company Arturia launched the SparkLE Creative Drum Machine, a hybrid beat production centre combining intuitive hardware hands-on control with software integration. SparkLE's big brother, the SPARK Creative Drum Machine, took hands-on beat-making to another level by combining TAE (True Analog Emulation) synthesis, sample playback with multiple layering modes and post-processing, and physical modelling technologies with the intuitive workflow of a hardware drum machine upon its June 2011 launch. SparkLE Creative Drum Machine moves this concept to a highly portable package at a competitive price point and will also be showcased at Musikmesse Frankfurt 2013, Hall 5.1A60.
Arturia SparkLE Creative Drum MachineThe solidly constructed, slimline SparkLE Creative Drum Machine hardware measures a mere 1.6cm in depth and comes complete with a neoprene slipcase to take your beats to the streets. With it comes direct access to all the features needed to create patterns, write automation, and perform live.
SparkLE Creative Drum Machine serves up classic ‘TR-style’ workflow via its backlit step sequencer buttons, while beats can be banged out using its eight velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit pads. Beats can be transformed on the fly with the touch-sensitive FX pad that features eight filter modes including the famed Oberheim SEM V filter featured in Arturia’s Oberheim SEM V soft synth and seven Slicer modes.Three assignable encoders ease writing automation and realtime sound control. Tune mode permits playing sounds chromatically across those 16 step sequencer buttons or eight pads.
SparkLE makes use of the same Spark Engine software shipping with the original SPARK Creative Drum Machine. It includes a library of over 1,500 instruments and 100 drumkits, providing professional sounds covering a variety of dancefloor-friendly genres and stylings, ever-expandable with add-ons.
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