Arturia Spark LE B-Stock

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Drum Workstation consisting of Hardware/Software Combination

Hardware:

  • 16-Key 64-step sequencer
  • 8 Velocity sensitive and pressure sensitive pads
  • Touch-sensitive FX pad
  • Freely assignable rotary controllers
  • Usable as a universal MIDI controller
  • USB Powered

Software:

  • Modular sound generation
  • Analogue emulation, sampling, REX files, and physical modeling
  • FX Pad with Repeat, Tape, Reverse, Strobe, Pan, Mix, 8-Mode-Filter and Roller
  • Advanced loop mode
  • Parameter automation in real-time
  • 16-Track mixer with 19 effects
  • Advanced Song mode
  • Library with over 3000 instruments and 180 kits
  • Formats: Standalone/VST/AU/AAX
  • For WIN 7/8 and MAC OSX 10.7

Further Information

USB Yes
Bluetooth No
5-pole DIN MIDI No
Ethernet No
Pads 8
Diplay No
Rotary Knobs 8
Fader(s) 0
Drawbar No
Expansion No
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Hardware is top - software on the sound generation side unfortunately not yet mature
JBF, 06.04.2015
Spark Le is a combination of drum-sequencer / sampler / synth spark and a specially adapted hardware controller. Both the software and the controller can also be operated independently of each other. The controller looks nice and has in my opinion very good, sensitive pads. These are better to play longer than the pads of Akai MPC Element - the competition from Akai with similar concept and from the same price segment.

The tuning software / hardware is quite well done. The programming of the drum sequences can be done almost exclusively with the controller. Also the switching of different patterns "on the fly" is well solved.

The picture is, however, blurred by the partial unpolluted software, especially on the sound programming side. Pure sampler sound generation is complemented by synth modules and a modular environment. This is done at the expense of consistency and usability. The modular environment is no fun because of the confusing, micry appearance. There are also unexplainable restrictions on the individual sound modules. Thus the ADSR module does not have the sustain-level parameter as a potentiometer and can therefore not be changed easily. Synth and sample engines can not be combined. Also the switching of the presets is at least in version 2.01 still buggy.

Conclusion: As a drumbox, SparkLe is a very good figure. It comes with a lot of drum kits, which can easily be combined with each other. However, if you are interested in sound programming or the integration of your own samples, SparkLe will find it hard to handle due to the tedious handling and limitations.
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