An amazingly powerful self-contained drum performance, sequencing, and production suite that combines synthesized and sampled drums in a deep, innovative interface. Make better beats, take control of your drums.
Tired of endlessly auditioning drum samples for your tracks?
Can’t get your beats to pop with the right effects? Drum programming going stale? Spark 2 will change the way you create drums, beats, and rhythms in your music forever.
Spark 2 offers you everything all under one roof, from contemporary drum sounds to sampled and physically modelled acoustic kits, classic drum machine reborn through advanced modelling, loop splicing and triggering, Spark 2 is ready to create the drums you always wanted. Enjoy hundreds of kits, thousands of sounds. Mix, effect, modulate, and reimagine. Give your drums the power, feel, and polished edge that will make your tracks release-ready.
Feel the Spark,
Not just a drum machine, not simply a sequencer, so much more than just a plug-in, Spark 2 is a true drum instrument. Let’s take a closer look at what makes this amazing drum software so unique:
Synth, acoustic, and sampled sounds
Combining our exclusive TAE and Phi technologies with awesome sample and REX loop compatibility, it’s never been easier to find your perfect sound, or create it from scratch using powerful modelling architecture. With Spark 2, you get meticulously recreated vintage drum machines, beautifully rendered acoustic kits, and the ability to load your own samples and loops.
All your beat-creation tools under one roof, from inspiration to the finished product, Spark 2 makes the process easy. Quickly flick between pages to edit your sounds, build your sequence, add effects, and adjust the levels. A self-contained beatmaker, Spark 2 will become your perfect partner in crime when it comes to drums, percussion, and rhythmic sequencing.
Plays well with others
Drag your sequences into your DAW as MIDI files. Drag your whole loop into your project as a WAV file. Sync it to your song and expand your DAWs drum capabilities. With update 2.4, Spark has been optimized to work beautifully on the latest systems and cutting-edge DAWs, with stable, robust performance to keep you focussed on the music. Want to get hands on? Pair it up with the Arturia SparkLE controller for a seamless hardware/software hybrid.
Easy to use,
a joy to explore
When you’re in the mood to create, you want nothing to stand in your way. We designed Spark 2 to encourage your inspiration, not hold it back.
To help you navigate the features and functions of Spark 2, the software features dedicated pages for specific functions. This approach is great for workflow, letting you focus on the matter at hand - whether it’s sequencing your pattern, adding effects, or editing instruments - so you features you’re not using right now don’t get in your way. Let’s have a quick look at the pages in Spark 2:
Instantly familiar to drum machine lovers, the main page is a classic drum machine interface, great for when you want to quickly play around with ideas, or use Spark 2 for live performance.
For when you want to really focus on your drum sequences and patterns, you can easily add and remove steps, change time signatures, resolution, and more with 32 steps on-screen. It also lets you control up to 15 different automation parameters per instrument.
The song mode lets you chain sequences together to create longer patterns with more depth and progression. Great for live use, as everything can be self-contained within Spark 2.
The studio page gives you deep access to effects and sound-shaping features within Spark 2, and apply a compressor, reverb, bit crusher, multiband EQ, chorus, delay, distortion, phaser, plate reverb, destroyer, flanger, space pan, limiter and sub generator.
For when you want to really explore the power of Spark 2, the modular page reveals just how deep the rabbit hole goes. Add and edit synth and sound modules to create sounds that are unique to you.
Get your kit balanced just right with a simple but effective mixer page. Adjust the volumes across your instruments, send levels, pan, and more with dedicated controls.
Want to import your own samples? Have a REX library that you want to dissect and rework? Find them here, load them into Spark 2, and have your wicked way with them.
The brains behind all the power. The preferences page lets you control the basic and advanced settings that keep things running behind the scenes.
Pristine quality sound engines including: TAE® analog synthesis, physical modeling, and multi-layered samples provided by our top-tier development partners
1900+ instruments / 180+ kits:
- Vintage drum machines: analog emulations of the TR-808, TR-909, TR-606, Simmons SDS-V, and Eprom-based Linn Drum, Drumtraks, DMX, Drumulator and more
- 10 emulations from Spark Vintage Drum Machines: CR-78, Mini Pops 7, Ace Tone FR-2L, Yamaha MR 10, Maestro Rhythm King MRK2, Boss DR-55, E-mu SP-12, Roland TR-727, Roland R-8, Casio VL-Tone and SK-1
- Electronic kits covering the most popular modern music styles: EDM, Dubstep, Hip Hop, RnB and Pop, etc., as well as experimental kits developed with our physical modeling engine
- Acoustic drum kits mixing physical modeling and samples for highly realistic sound
Shuffle and shift modes to humanize grooves
Advanced loop mode with Divide and Move functions
Choke groups to mute instruments naturally
16-tuning mode available from pads and Step buttons
Modular Drum synth editor:
- Create your own patches
- Edit existing patches
Create custom instrument macro control modules including:
- Multimode filter