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All user reviews of 5/5 for the Arturia Spark

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 17 reviews )
 8 reviews47 %
 5 reviews29 %
 1 user review6 %
Value For Money : Excellent
LooLoo1311/29/2013

LooLoo13's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The big fat"

Arturia Spark
Usb port port midi in and out c is hybrid controller requires
Nbrx sounds styles etc. .... (good idea of ​​guys ARTURIA to develop patterns by beautiful people ... Crystal distortion)
Multi thoughtful internal effects (2 +2 per track back two master) list of effects that s the stuff As of SHIFT.
Editable sounds a configurable wish.
Intuitive step-sequencer recording very simple wholes automations and melodies on the fly.
16 pattern on 4 banks to change all that.
Slide pad to control and filter effects bitcrusher repeat the Master.

Instalation no problem authorization online via ARTURIA.COM
Clear and legible menu preferences.
The app is very clear no need for manual in case of trouble I shall be only too you advise regader the tutorial 8 of Franco la muerte that will brighten all your lanterns.

Very quickly seduced by the use of SimpliciTee the number of control and modulation possibilities.
Like any machine, it is important not to stop s internal sounds which incidentally
bill are more than adequate.
The use of its own samples and sound banks will be much more interesting.
Any type of kit eternal LINN TR ... to more current kit there for everyone.
Much relief in the way of playing the game right expression

I ve swapped spark without really knowing the beast
and the least I can say is that I didn t was disappointed.
Who has some groove-box models (MC303 mc 909 rm1x MPC2000XL quasimidi rave-o-lution various Korg drum machines ... and innovation DrumStation jomox ..)
I love the classic BAR Type 909 but I find some interest in new types of production tools such as spark or maschine.
Spark a very good compromise at an affordable price.
Hybrid tools (mi-soft/mi-hard) will increasingly be only developed and are a great addition
Finally the most important orientation sonoritées the beat-making and the price used to make me really SPARK indispenssable a current home-studio.
PS: the big question SPARK or MASCHINE I find them quite different in fact I do not really understand the debate.
Go tchoooo.
LoLo
wxc07/18/2013

wxc's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" It's great!"

Arturia Spark
What connections (audio, MIDI ...)?
She plugged in usb, but I also used twelve o'clock via um1 edirol interface

He has an effects section?
Yes it is very good meme

How sounds, styles available? Are they edited? Through a utility Mac / PC?
The spark is delivered with great sounds, and can download other Arturia expensive, but I mostly use my own sounds.

What caractériques sequencer? ...
I use pro tools 11 and I test at the same time the new Spark 1.7 beta 5 software that works very well!

The general configuration is it simple? Editing sounds and effects is it easy? The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Yes everything is very simple.

The sounds they suit your style of music?
Yes it is his as I buy!

What are the sounds you prefer, you hate? ...
808 rpm can not be top but with a bit of work you get a fix it, but the sounds are not the perfect copy but you have to work on it to get something very good!

How long have you use it?
1 me soon.

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
There are very lomptemps I had a roland tr 505

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
I love everything made, I dreamed for some time!

How would you rate the quality / price?
I lai buy used 150 euros (one case)
With experience, you do again this choice? ...

With experience, you do again this choice? ...
YES!
2toki04/30/2012

2toki's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" a killing"

Arturia Spark
I use it in Live 8 in vst. I made deep techno, so the kit oldscool are perfect. everything is editable with amazingly simple.

stand alone or VST is absolutely awesome.

everything is clear. publishing this fact very easily. drag and drog mode is awesome.

perfect for my style of music.

I use it for 2 months, c is the central machine of my configue. manufacturing is super nice and quality. this is the Arturia.
I'd love that she can stand alone sent a twelve o'clock clock via its MIDI port. history really optimize its use. it can be expected in the next update. this machine is the perfect cross between hard and soft.
Bravo Arturia.
e-choes04/07/2012

e-choes's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Arturia Spark
midi in out, usb

I am satisfied for now, is the most .. AC drives ..

Operation is intuitive it really is going on largely manual,

We find all the advantages of a groove box, it's a real pleasure to deal (in loop mode)
AC leaves much to the imagination ..

and the feast of having the knob of stored above each pad is really well thought out .. we can easily adjust each sound independently and create loops really rich sound.

I do a lot of electronic music right now using analog synths more or less old enough color so hot, and spark up to ca largely I think because the sound is powerful, just as aggressive pr sound heavier than a mild directory hottest hip hop, pop show.

SERIOUSLY I CAN NOT do without it!!

namely that banks are very rich may have downloaded extensions or pack in more ..

I was pleasantly surprised by the samples offered by having ambient sounds of the instruments that limit see the full blow of the rif battery perfectly. I remember hours spent Colé above the spark, it can limit itself to sufir itself is addictive and all of outstanding quality, that's what's right, it sounds powerful and incredible clarity c ' is perfect.

I use it for 6 months and I no longer compose a song without yet I made recently of pop, hip hop and ca's always great.

However I have not used a lot of drum machine before. After I also have a groove box 'Maschine' from native instrument, I find that the drum sound of spark tape over, by the sounds against "Native Instruments" are really excellent, incredible. I do a bit of advertising can be dsl but the alliance "Spark", "Maschine" is amazing (we completely forget the MPC, in my simple opinion of course: p) and if unfortunately you added a little sound " moog "more then this is the beginning of a story ... (Arturia pack offers VST, AU "Moog" very interesting ... not as hot as an original but quite frankly with their particular emulation technology TAE instability reproducing analog oscillators at the time)

sorry I just broadens the subject but anyway go there it is blessed bread!
next_i03/09/2012

next_i's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent!"

Arturia Spark
The Spark is a rhythm box is software with a hardware controller.

Regarding the characteristics, there are all the details on the manufacturer's website.

Construction is serious and inspires confidence. The pads are very good and very pleasant to the fingers.
The installation and operation is very simple standalone and does not break problem.
I installed it in under Reaper VST. Works well except for some fairly high latency times. I have not yet found the cause, to dig.
The interface is very intuitive. The interface is well thought out and within minutes you forget the technical side to make only sound.
And in case it hangs on something, the manual provided (in real paper please!) Is clear and there are easy answers to our questions.

There is a beautiful palette of sound banks that sound! Be somewhat lacking one or two banks more acoustic.
At the creative level, there is plenty to do. They just add their own sounds and create their own banks.
Each instrument can be filtered, pitched, breaded, etc., etc. .. and individually.
The mixer allows you to add effects such as compression, delay, crush, distortion etc. ...
I found particularly effective especially integrated compressor to create Kick pêchus.
I love the FX pad that allows the application of reverse effects, tape, strobe, etc., live.

I use it for three months.
Previously I had tried NI Maschine.
The most:
-The creative possibilities and sound quality of banks.
SAV-A real answer for that.
-Solid construction.
Cons:
-The inevitable use of the mouse (right there ... I quibble).
The Spark is a execllente machine and this choice I would do without hesitation.
cess0110/20/2011

cess01's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Huge"

Arturia Spark
Spark
Groove box / box ryhtme
Specifications:
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:
- Extreme quality sound engines including: TAE ® Analog synthesis, sampling multilayered Delivered by reference third-party companies, Physical modeling
- Repeat with FX Pad, Tape, Reverse, Strobe, Pan, Mix, 3 Filter mode and roll.
- Loop mode with advanced functions "divide" and "move"
- Real-time automation of all parameters
- 16 track mixer with 9 high quality effects: compressor, reverb, bit crusher, multi-band EQ, chorus, delay, distortion, phaser, reverb plate
- Song Mode: up to 64 patterns per song
- Shift and Shuffle modes to humanize grooves
- Easy import of audio samples, MIDI files and loops Rex
- Drag and drop MIDI export of patterns and patterns in your DAW
- Standalone and plugin (VST, AU, RTAS)
- Import of audio samples easily, MIDI files and Rex loops
- Drag & drop export of MIDI patterns and audio in your DAW

Get started fast, basic operation very simple and intuitive everything is in the manual is very well explained!

sounds very clean and the net effect a gogo I did not use too original sounds at the beginning because I was just really clear! battery levels I never used a drum machine with the same sin that emulates both the box that sounds real! but finally when c can have a shoot later in the edit sounds (internal or import) and its effect becomes very interresting c the spark that releases all its power and frankly it has serious potato! I can not think up to make wobble bass with this machine we call "creative DRUM machine" in fact I use it rained and rained, I realize that there really is a lot of opportunity and diversity at both levels of the sounds to use the spark of course must be triturated every knob (for those who like:) ! I made the dub / dubstep coupled with a virus and my my emx b while its in sync via Abelton! and nikel works!

How long have you use it?
since its release
Have you tried many other models before buying it?
I believe that machine sounds NI is only competition there and frankly not interest me!
What is so special that you like most?
that there is no limit in the editing and creating the spark!
the seriousness of arturia c in product and customer service!
the controller (even if it lacks the sides of wood;)
sounds and effects!
in short the spark!
the least?
still lacks any instrument or fx different that I would see in the genre: guitar trumpet ... but I trust that knows us has arturia pack offered varied!
If I remake it again the same choice and I can even take two!! :)
tno8210/19/2011

tno82's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Freedom of creation"

Arturia Spark
Go read the page on the site builder

Very easy to use, some problems sync slave mode in Host software (VST). But quickly settled. Quick, very intuitive. Many functions available through shortcuts very well thought out.

Powerful sound, samples embedded that will delight fans of the first drum machines. Sounds "analog" with TAE and the excellent work of Arturia which are well known for their vintage synth VST. Ability to import their own samples, change them. After we like it or not. But this is very good.

Bought not long ago, I quickly built this machine to my config. Coupled with an Arturia Origin Nuendo, all is well oiled. The following spark terribly well. The pads respond and ask for more, the creative possibilities are endless.
Already seen with the origin, Arturia remains in its approach to creative freedom based machines legendary. Level support, always the same, the updates are there regularly to correct any bugs (do not forget that we are dealing with a software) and members of arturia answer your questions. On game modes, it can easily be used in standalone, or controlled by a software computer music. Even in slave mode, it remains a great deal of live in the game, especially when using the built-in effects with the touch area (Pad FX), and by changing and editing pattern that is just fantastic level design. Ability to disable the quantification, which can record on the fly, creating rolls wherever you want ... short a killing!
I had a Yamaha RS7000, I think unfortunately it will regain its board, because even if it was previously one of the best hardware sequencers (drum and synth), Spark, when used with a sequencer computer music, offers a section drumbox much more modern and suitable for creating electro (not only) of today who want quick and easy.
07/19/2011

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Superb"

Arturia Spark
16 pads for the sounds of 4 + 16 Pads able to program rhythmic sequences
Ability to import their own samples (really excellent) and tweaking with the synthesis of the software and for much without a mouse thanks to control the Muste ....
Internal mixer with separate outputs, volume, pan and two auxiliary
Possibility of 2 + 2 internal effects effects on natural enemies and 2 master effects
Many of the Bar are emulated legendary TR-808, 909.606, Lin-Drum and many other
The sequence is in the style of Roland
I personally do not like the styles of MPC when my choice for this sequence is simple Spark can be quantified or not quantified
he is working on four measures and it has a pattern or song mode with remarkable simplicity and speed to mount a really good songs but really it is the reason behind my choice + control software alliance is perfect
For the rest see the documentation in French managed to clear the site and available

Configuration is very simple to just 1 / 2 day to understand and control the software and then finds himself already created the pattern and position to mount a song
As mentioned the manual is clear and sufficient
The sound effects editing and sequencing is very simple in style for the Roland sequencer "love"
In fact initially I wanted to take the Europa Analogue Solutions, which is roughly the same price but requires an additional sound module is the control it emulated the Bar can import samples and personal software for increased visibility edition through the computer screen so my choice was quickly made

In fact I do is very little sound suggested I took the time created my own bank and I must say it is great once in a while I'll get a drum or percussion in the bank but available Basically I really used my own samples was for me the purpose of this purchase

The aesthetics of control is managed super is not super plastic pads meet the style reminds me a bit was originally in fact I think it was created for this purpose because the couple with resemblance is obvious I found ....

All Bar emulated are made of now it is virtual so it is not in the real hardware that I own did nothing to still see I have a MK3 Vermona DRM1 I must admit that the sound still markedly better

But after the sound if there is a little blah you have to take the original

As mentioned above I use it mostly with personal samples so I did not give too much notice of the sounds available with the software so it's Aturia more than correct these I find them rather successful emulation

I use it since its release

I have not tried the other model because the only product that I think is in the same style Maschine I do not like editing the sequencer and the more I really do n'accroche with products from NI

I I love most
for its speed sequencer rhythms and songs
ease of access
Quality Control
a formidable and well thought out ergonomics
the ability to import samples
Internal effects are very good
value for money

I like the least I
missing functions to the control that makes use of the mouse when it is necessary functions could be integrated without regard to the departure for a higher price but one that would have added one more really a shame really .... Spark damage
There will surely be a pseudo MKII version in order to add new function and that is that all those who believed in this duo Soft Control "me in this case" will be disappointed unless the Arturia is a good idea to make a update the control by a recovery or other .... a think ....
The value for money is correct
With the experience I would do the same choice is more than some