Arturia has announced the availability of SPARK EDM, a powerful production and performance software suite dedicated to EDM (electronic dance music) production, and EDM, another aptly-named Expansion Pack for its revolutionary SPARK Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine hybrid hardware/software beat production centres.
Featuring a comprehensive library of 30 kits / 480 instruments and 960 patterns, varying from big room floor filling stormers, to underground tech house gems. Spark EDM delivers the drums, stabs, one shots, and fx that will give your tracks the sound they need to produce dance floor hits.
Spark EDM features
30 different kits coverning progressive house, tech house, minimal, techno, dubstep and more.
480 instruments that make use of the Sample playback, Virtual analog and Physical modeling engines.
960 pre-programmed patterns, that you can customize or build from to meet your needs.
Made for live performance: FX Pad, Looper, Slicer and Real-time automation on all parameters.
14 high quality effects: Multiband Compressor, Reverb, Sub generator, Destroyer, Bit crusher, Multiband EQ, Chorus, Delay, Distortion, Phaser, Plate reverb, Flanger, Space pan, Limiter.
Spark’s Step Sequencer makes track creation a breeze.
Perfect integration: Standalone operation or run as a VST, VST3, RTAS, or AU plug-in.
Unparalleled sound quality based on virtual analog synthesis (TAE®) and high-resolution sampling.
Playable from any MIDI keyboard or drum pad controller.
Spark EDM is available to purchase as a download for 99 EUR/USD, or boxed for $129 USD/119 EUR. The EDM Expansion pack costs 29 EUR/USD. Requires SPARK Creative Drum Machine version 1.5 or greater.
Fingermarks has released SEMblance, a soundset for the Oberheim SEM by Arturia.
This bank of 64 presets (plus a few variations) for Arturia’s excellent emulation of the classic Oberheim SEM synthesiser covers a variety of genres and sound types from crazy analog style fx to heavy basses and classic keys.
The soundset is “pay-what-you-like”, with a minimum of 5 EUR.
Arturia has announced the availability of iMini, an authentic recreation of the Minimoog monosynthesizer for iPad.
iMini is a recreation of the classic 1971 Minimoog™ synthesizer, one of most iconic synthesziers of all time.
iMini is based on the TAE® (True Analog Emulation) synthesis technology found in Arturia’s award-winning Mini V soft synth, meticulously modelling the distinctive tones and analogue nuances of the legendary Seventies-vintage Minimoog Model D monosynth. Moog changed the musical world with the Minimoog and Arturia helped change the music software world with the Mini V.
Arturia now brings the still-sought-after classic Minimoog sound to the musical masses, transforming any iPad mini, iPad 2, or iPad with Retina display into the ultimate analogue synth emulation! Those timeless three oscillators and that 24dB per octave fabled filter are all present and accounted for in iMini. It also successfully sports the look and feel of Dr Bob Moog’s namesake iconic synthesizer for all to see (and hear). But being a game-changing iPad app for 2013 and not an analogue synth design dating back to 1970 means there’s a whole lot more to iMini than first meets the eye…
Realistic recreation of the classic Minimoog™ sound.
Hundreds of sounds created by the top sound designers in the world.
Preset compatibility with Arturia Mini V software.
Core MIDI support
Including MIDI controller mapping.
WIST sync with other iPAD/Iphone devices.
High quality sound based on our TAE™ analog modeling technology.
Tabletop Ready iOS application for a complete electronic music studio.
iMini is available to purchase for a 3-week introductory price of $9.99 USD / 8.99 EURO (regular $21.99 USD / 19.99 EURO). iMini requires at least an iPAD 2 and OS 6.0 or later.
Beat magazine has announced it is offering Roaar, a collection of 250 MB free sounds of the MiniBrute analog synthesizer by Arturia.
Kein Geringerer als Arturias MiniBrute diente als Klangquelle für eine ganz außergewöhnliche Sound-Sammlung. Satte 250 MB Multi-Samples hat unser Sound-Guru Marco Scherer in zwölf erlesenen Patches für den „Zampler“ aufbereitet und dabei die analoge Kiste bis zum Äußersten getrieben.
Das Ergebnis ist eine Sound-Bibliothek, die nicht nur die Klanggewalt des MiniBrute beeindruckend herausarbeitet, sondern sich auch in vielen elektronischen Stilen einsetzen lässt.
Roaar includes 12 presets by Marco Scherer and is available as an open SFZ format for use in the Zampler player. The sample pack is available to Beat Facebook fans.
Arturia has announced the launch of MiniLab, a USB bus-powered powerhouse, featuring 25 velocity-sensitive mini-keys alongside brand-new pitch and modulation touch-strip controls for maximising musical expression in a highly-portable package.
16 multifunction encoders — more than those found on any available comparably-sized USB/MIDI controller — ensure everything is at hand to program or perform, wherever life may take or lead you. And if that’s not enough to keep users entertained, two banks of brightly backlit performance pads can be easily assigned as pads, MIDI CC buttons, or program change switches for even speedier interactions with whatever device MiniLab is connected to (via its cleverly-recessed USB bus-power port and sustain pedal input).
Of course, music is where the heart is, and at the heart of MiniLab is the benevolently bundled Analog Lab software solution. With over 5,000 legendary classic keyboard and synth sounds carefully chosen from the Mini V, Modular V, CS-80 V, ARP2600 V, Jupiter-8V, Prophet 5, Prophet VS, Oberheim SEM V, and Wurlitzer V range of Analog Classic software instruments, Analog Lab offers speedy and simple editing with the most essential parameters for personalising presets available onscreen and for tweaking using the MiniLab controls. Notably, those TAE® (True Analog Emulation) synthesis-powered sounds are not sample-based, but are actually running the full synth engine behind the scenes, so offer unparalleled flexibility.
Yet there’s more: owners of those individual Analog Classics or the all-encompassing V Collection 3.0 bundle can open an Analog Lab sound, edit it in the original software instrument, then add it to their Analog Lab library, thereby taking their sound and workflow to a higher state of musical interactivity. Speaking of which, MiniLab is also compatible with Apple iPad and iPhone products (using a camera connection kit).
So, whatever way users choose to use it, musical life on the move’s just got a whole lot sweeter thanks to MiniLab, the world’s premier mobile keyboard solution!
25 note velocity sensitive mini keyboard.
16 pads (two banks of 8 pads/buttons).
Pitchbend/Modulation touch strip.
Recessed full sized USB jack.
Bus powered, Class compliant.
Works with iPAD (camera connection kit required).
Comes with Analog Lab software.
5000 sounds from the best synths and keyboards.
MiniLab will be available to purchase from the Arturia online store or any dealer for 99 EUR / $129 USD from mid-March 2013.