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NAMM 2011: Arturia Announces Spark Drum Machine, The Laboratory Hybrid Synth

January 13, 2011

Arturia announced two new products: Spark, a drum machine, and Analog Experience The Laboratory, a hybrid synth.

Spark offers 480 instruments/30 kits, including analog re-creations inspired by the TR-808, TR-909, Simmons SDS-V, and more. It has a 16-track mixer with nine effects, including compressor, reverb, bit crusher, EQ, chorus, and more. It has a 16-key, 64-step sequencer and eight velocity-sensitive pads. There are 30 knobs for sound control. Spark will work as a universal MIDI controller with third-party software.

Analog Experience The Laboratory is a professional-grade MIDI keyboard combined with the powerful Analog Laboratory software. The 49-key keyboard controller is made for performance and maximum expression, with velocity and aftertouch in addition to a set of knobs, faders, and sensitive pads. Full connectivity on the back pannel includes breath-controller, MIDI in and out, as well as Pedal Expression, Sustain, and Aux.

Spark will list for $599. More information can be found at the Spark product page. The Laboratory will list for $399. More information can be found at its product page.

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