Arturia has announced that the iSpark (€21,99) drum machine app for iOS devices is free to download from the App Store until April 30th, 2020.
iSpark is a virtual drum machine app for iOS devices. It is based on Arturia’s flagship Spark 2 (€149) virtual instrument available in VST, AU, and AAX plugin formats for desktop-based digital audio workstations. The iSpark app comes with 640 instruments and 40 unique kits, featuring a range of sounds from classic drum machines, electronic drum kits, and acoustic drums.
Based on a combination of analog synthesis and physical modeling, the iSpark drum machine can generate a variety of new and exciting drum sounds. It can emulate the sound of classic analog drum machines, but it performs equally well as a modern drum instrument for contemporary electronic music. Also, the app is fully compatible with the sounds created in the desktop version. As for sequencing and live performance capabilities, iSpark features a flexible 64-step drum sequencer designed for composing complex drum grooves.
Being that iSpark is based on synthesis rather than sampling, the user can tweak the generated drum sounds in real-time. In addition, the synthesized drum sounds can be further processed using a variety of built-in effects, making the iSpark somewhat of a sound designer’s dream drum machine. According to Arturia, “iSpark unites the multi-rewarded TAE® technology, with a modular engine, physical modeling, and crystal-clear multi-layered samples.”
Explore the exciting world of sequencing and synthesis right on your iPad. One of our fan-favorite iPad apps is now available for free, so you can fill your time with creativity at no cost at all. Create beats, tweak instruments, and sketch out your next hit.
On a related note, Arturia is offering its Pigments synthesizer plugin for free use from April 2nd to July 3rd. Anyone can try this next-gen virtual instrument completely free of charge during the time-limited offer. The company is also running a 50% OFF deal on the V Collection 7 instrument bundle until Apr 7t, 2020.
iSpark is normally priced at €21,99, but you can get it completely free of charge from the App Store until April 30th. Simply visit the product page with a compatible iOS device and download your free copy of the app. You will be able to keep it and use it on your device even after the offer expires.
More info: iSpark (iOS app, free until April 30th)