If you're a producer who's looking for a great drum plugin/controller combo, or if you've been eying up Arturia's Spark hardware and software combo, you're in luck for the next 2 months. Arturia has announced that they're lowering the price of Spark (which includes the software and controller) from the usual $599 down to $399. This is a pretty hefty sale (1/3 off!) and it's a great chance to get your hands on this tool. Spark has gotten pretty good reviews around the web (though I haven't tried the original Spark or its controller), and I was personally a huge fan of the Vintage Drum Machine version, which works with the included controller. So if you've been looking at Spark, or want to get hands on with your drum creation, take advantage of this sale-- it lasts until December 31st.
Press release Below:
"Arturia announces SPARK Creative Drum Machine pricing promotion
GRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software and hardware company Arturia is introducing a time-limited, limited-quantity pricing promotion for SPARK Creative Drum Machine, its highly-creative hybrid hardware/software performance instrument, as of November 1...
From November 1 to December 31, inclusive, SPARK’s street price will drop from €499.00 EURO to €399.00 EURO and $599 USD to $399 USD. So what do you get for those sensibly-spent nickels and dimes... and cents? A whole lotta rhythm? Absolutely! And users need not be a slave to the rhythm, that’s for sure!
Quite simply, SPARK Creative Drum Machine revolutionised hands-on beat-making upon its June 2011 release by cleverly combining analogue synthesis, physical modelling, and samples with the intuitive workflow of a hardware drum machine, as well as offering in-depth control over the sounds of the 30 classic analogue and digital drum machines it so successfully captured.
Since then, SPARK Creative Drum Machine has benefitted from no less than five updates, offering an array of powerful new features, including 16-step tuning mode (available from pads and steps); MIDI out to host (with drag-and-drop export); choke groups (to naturally mute instruments); Oberheim SEM V filter; 19 shortcuts; tempo ++/-- for DJs; FX pad latch control; five sample modes; five new FX; MIDI clock in/out (to synchronise hardware instruments); undo/redo; enhanced jog wheel modes; roller/triplets... the list goes on! And the onboard library has healthily increased in size by a staggering 280% to 1,620 instruments/110 kits!
Truly there has never been a better time than now to reignite rhythmic creativity with SPARK Creative Drum Machine... and make some serious savings!
SPARK Creative Drum Machine can be purchased from the Arturia online store (http://www.arturia.com/evolution/en/buy/online-shop.html) or any dealer for €399.00 EURO/$399.00 USD between November 1 and December 31, inclusive."