Arturia announces Syndrums vol.1 for its creative drum machine 22/09/11
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Arturia has announced the release of a free expansion pack for Spark, its creative drum
They tell us that Syndrums vol.1 includes no less than 4 powerful drum synthesizers, which deliver all
the warmth and punch of the hottest analog circuits by exploiting the power of the TAE
Arturia say that, combined with the tweaking possibilities of Spark's hardware, these new kits will bring
you tons of flexibility and take your beats way beyond the world of sampling. How Sinevibes describes the 4 virtual analog kits in Syndrums vol.1
Phatwerk: Phatwerk is a huge sounding kit built upon the structure of a modular drum
Every parameter from waveshape to noise and filter sweep is accessible to help you
shape fat bass drums, punchy snares, smooth hi hats...
To make it even more complete for your sequencing needs, the Phatwerk also integrates
5 different melodic synthesizers which are fully tweakable.
Micromatix: Micromatix is a minimal sounding beatbox of soviet inspiration that fits
perfectly the Minimal and IDM genres.
Crispy and dirty percussions are blended with laser toms and synths, bringing a superb
If you are looking for raw analog drums and sci-fi effects, this unit will bring you plenty of
Pulsator: Pulsator is a sophisticated hybrid drum machine delivering in-your-face
It uses sampled pulse waves to generate acoustic-styled attacks, and processes them
through virtual analog modules to beef the signal up. Its sharp attacks, solid low end, and
warm presence will nicely cut through the mix of any modern Hip Hop or Electro track.
Dirty-909: Our beloved TR-909 analog emulation just went under the knife of a crazy
scientist... The result of his heavy bend : a way more agressive tone, ultra-heavy audio
pressure and raspy tonal possibilities.
Be warned, the Dirty-909 is not for the faint-hearted!
Pricing and Availability:
This expansion pack is free for all registered owners of the Arturia Spark. More information: