“This video demonstrates Elastic Drums improved IAA sync and the debugged and improved Midi features of update 1.7.6 inside Kymatics’s great AUM host app. I had great fun tweaking ED, AUM and the Arturia’s with the Beatstep controller.”
“Now on iPad! This is my review of iSPARK, a port of the popular software / hardware drum machine from Arturia. This is a quick introduction, and I discuss the Roller and Loop functions, which are very good in this app! Definite recommendation for users of newer iPads. (Older 32 bit iPads aren’t supported.)
Sorry about the background noise, this video was not recorded in the studio! You should still be able to get the idea of what it’s like to use iSpark.”
“This is a quick overview of all the effects available per channel on Arturia’s new Ipad App, iSpark. This app is really deep and worth picking up at its introduction price of 9.99, I would even pay 20 for it. Great drum sounds, and a wide array of effects that was pretty impressive to me. Check this out and hopefully it is useful to you!!”
Mr NLog had been teasing this for a few days now, but as it turns out it was well worth the wait!
Here’s all you need to know about iSpark …
iSpark is an all-inclusive beat-making solution allowing to create rich tracks from A to Z while experiencing an unequaled workflow. It includes a large variety of drum kits and individual instruments based on the most renowned drum machines and top-notch sound design. It is the result of a simple recipe, care for rhythm, innovation and uncompromising ergonomics combined with the personality of the greatest drum machines.
What you can do with iSpark: iSpark allows you to play drum patterns in-real time and to tweak your sound on-the-fly. Its optimized and performance-oriented layout gives you a direct access to an extended range of sonic parameters. It also integrates a powerful and flexible 64-step sequencer enhancing your creative freedom and effectiveness.
iSpark unites our multi-rewarded TAE® technology coupled with a modular engine and crystal-clear multi-layered samples. Beyond drum and percussive sounds, iSpark blasts the frontiers of beat-making through a range of singular sonic effects, warm analog synth textures and melodic elements.
Details: Main screen The main screen is all about performance. Its layout, inspired by our SparkLE controller, gives you immediate access to a comprehensive set of fundamental controls and parameters. Its lower part allows you to play and record your drum patterns in real-time, step by step, to jump between your patterns and to set their length.
Mixer In the mixer, you can adjust the volume and panorama of your instruments, set two individual effects for each of them, and modify the sending levels to the return effects. The VU meters help you to balance effectively your instruments.
Studio The Studio is the iSpark laboratory of sound. This is where you will customize your kits and all the instruments that compose it. For each instrument, you can choose the samples that are used and adjust a comprehensive list of parameters.
Sequencer In the sequencer screen, all the steps of your different instruments are right in front of you. You can thus create your sequences in a flash. Besides, the automation tool allows you drawing modulation curves with a simple glide of your fingertip.
Song The Song mode gives you the possibility to chain your pattern in order to create a whole performance. Organizing your song is as easy as a drag-and-drop. Switch to “Perform” and discover two large XY modulation touchpads that will bring your songs to life.
Connectivity: iSpark offers a total and seamless compatibility with the existing Spark environment. Maintain continuously your creative flow by transferring in a heartbeat your projects, patterns, your kits and individual instruments between Spark 2 and iSpark. Connect the dedicated SparkLE controller to iSpark and associate the flexibility of an app-based instrument to the effectiveness and comfort of hardware. The compatibility with AudioBus and Inter-App Audio offers a smooth integration of iSpark in you iPad-based setup. With iSpark, your mobile setup found its beat-making solution.
Main features: Pristine quality sound engines including: TAE® analog synthesis, physical modeling, and multi-layered samples provided by our top-tier development partners
640 Instruments / 40 kits
Classic drum machines
Shuffle and shift modes to humanize grooves
Choke groups to mute instruments naturally
Song mode with 16 segments
Song segment triggering from hardware
Performance master effects: repeat, tape, reverse, strobe, pan, mix, bit crusher, 8-mode filter and Roller
16-track mixer with high-quality effects: multiband compressor, bit crusher, multiband EQ, chorus, delay, reverb, distortion, phaser, plate reverb, destroyer, flanger, space pan, limiter, sub generator
Real-time automation on all parameters
Compatible with SparkLE controller
Ableton Link integration
Possibility to share projects, kits and instruments between iSpark and the desktop version of Spark 2.