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Hands-On Review: Arturia Spark Hardware Drum Machine Synthesizer

This hybrid hardware/software drum machine offers great drum sounds while the controller makes programming and performing easy and fun.

System Requirements Platform Specifications
Windows: XP/Vista/Seven
Mac OS X: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

Required Configuration
PC/Windows: 1 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU
Mac (Intel only) : 1 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU
Hardware 16 key - 64 step sequencer
8 velocity sensitive pads
Touch sensitive FX Pad
Assignable encoders
Aluminum enclosure
Works as a universal MIDI controller towards any third-party software
Software Pristine quality sound engines including: TAE Analog synthesis, Multilayered sampling delivered by reference third-party companies, Physical modeling
FX Pad with Repeat, Tape, Reverse, Strobe, Pan, Mix, 3 mode Filter and Roller.
Advanced Loop mode with divide and move functions
Real-time automation on all parameters
16 track mixer with 9 high quality effects: compressor, reverb, bit crusher,multiband EQ, chorus, delay, distortion, phaser, plate reverb
Song Mode with up to 64 patterns by song
Shuffle and Shift modes to humanize grooves
Easy import of audio samples, MIDI files and Rex loops
Drag & drop export of Midi and Audio patterns into your DAW