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.
Spark 2 contains a dedicated, built-in step sequencer that allows you to get creative quickly and start writing your own patterns.
The sequencer page displays 32 steps at all times, making it easy to visualize your patterns, and all 16 of the instruments in your project are displayed on screen simultaneously.
Automation is what takes a simple pattern or sound and transforms it into music. Spark 2 contains multiple ways to create and edit automation; for example, you can use the XY pad or the Pencil and Line tools on the Pattern/Automation page.
All instrument and insert effect parameters can be automated within Spark 2. The step sequencer allows the automation of 15 different parameters per instrument, plus full automation of all the insert effects parameters for each instrument.
Mixer & Effects
Spark 2’s mixer gives you a familiar interface for controlling the level, pan, insert effects and sends of your instruments. Each of these parameters can be automated in the Pattern page.
Each drum instrument can be processed through 14 unique, professional-grade effects: compressor, reverb, bit crusher, multiband EQ, chorus, delay, distortion, phaser, plate reverb, destroyer, flanger, space pan, limiter and sub generator.
A modular synth in a drum machine?
The modular synth found in Spark 2 is the direct descendant of our TAE® technology, which we have been refining since we began development of modular V in 2003. The Spark Engine actually allows you to mix and match some of the modules from the virtual analog synths in our V Collection. The possibilities are endless!
A drum designer’s dream
The modular synth in Spark 2 can be used to create a vast array of sounds including kick drums, snares, hats and cymbals, as well as more traditional synth sounds. Build the drum of your dreams by connecting as many as:
- • 9 variable-shape virtual analog oscillators
- • 4 multimode filters
- • 6 envelopes
- • 2 LFOs
- • 4 mixers
- • 2 ring modulators
- • 2 CV modulators
- • 2 Karplus-Strong filters
- • 1 stereo filter
- • 1 Spring Mass physical modeling engine