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GRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software and hardware company Arturia is proud to announce availability of its newly-developed SPARK Vintage Drum Machines (Standalone, VST 2.4 & 3 — 32-bit and 64-bit, RTAS and US — 32- and 64-bit) software instrument, placing 30 legendary drum machines at discerning musicians’ rhythmic fingertips!
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As intuitive as it is powerful, SPARK Vintage Drum Machines represents  so much more than typical sample players currently on the market; by  mixing high-quality samples and virtual analogue synthesis based on Arturia’s advanced propriety TAE® (True Analog Emulation) technology, this software successfully captures the unique electronic musical soul of the 30 different drum machines it emulates: Roland’s  CR-78, TR-808, and TR-606; Korg’s Mini Pops 7 and KPR-77; Ace Tone’s Rhythm Ace FR-2L; Yamaha’s MR10; Maestro’s Rhythm King MRK2;  Boss’ DR-55; Casio’s VL- Tone and SK-1; Simmons’ SDS; Phatwerk; and  Micromatix all get the TAE® treatment, while E-mu’s Drumulator and  SP-12; Roland’s TR-909, TR-606, TR-707, TR-727, TR-626, and R8; Oberheim’s DMX; Sequential Circuits’ DrumTraks; Kawai’s R-100;  Casio’s RZ-1; Yamaha’s RX5; the LinnDrum; Linn 9000; Pulsator; and  Dirty-909 are all sample-based and/or physical modelling hybrids.
From the classic percussion sounds of the Roland CR-78 — popularised by artists as diverse as Marvin Gaye, Alicia Keys, Gary Numan, and John Foxx — and Korg Mini Pops 7 — probably best known for its use on Jean-Michel Jarre’s groundbreaking Oxygene to the prominent punch of Roland’s TR-series, all these iconic models from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s are available in a singular easy-to-use interface.
Adding in-depth tweaking possibilities — 14 high-quality effects (Multiband Compressor, Reverb, Bit Crusher,  Multiband EQ, Chorus, Delay, Distortion, Phaser, Plate Reverb,  Destroyer, Flanger, Space Pan, Limiter, and Sub Generator); lightning-fast workflow SPARK’s Step Sequencer makes track creation a breeze, while 16 independent audio outputs and MIDI I/O permit perfect DAW integration; plus the live features of Arturia’s hardware SPARK Creative Drum Machine controller’s integrated software — XY Touch Pad, Beat Looper, Slicer, and Realtime automation on all parameters — into this creative mix equals a must-have solution for the most demanding beat-makers! Meanwhile, more than 1300 pre-programmed patterns are available to ignite your rhythmical creativity.

SPARK Vintage Drum Machines is available to purchase from Arturia’s Online shop (www.arturia.com/evolution/en/buy/online-shop.html) as Mac-compatible (OS X 10.5 or higher — Intel only) and PC-compatible  (Windows XP, Vista, and 7 — 32- and 64-bit) boxed software for €119.00 EURO/$129.00 USD or as a software download for €99.00 EURO/$99.00 USD.
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